Selected Public and Private Commissions
Kahului Airport Consolidated Rental Car Facility, Kahului, Maui (In progress)
Los Angeles County Department of Coroner, Los Angeles, CA (In progress)
Cumulus Facta (Accumulation of Deeds), East County Courthouse, Rockwood, OR (2011-2012)
Paene Insula, Ilwaco Middle/High School. Ilwaco, WA (2009-2010)
Letter Cloud, Wing Luke Museum, Seattle, WA (2007-2008) Collaborator: Susie Kozawa, sound artist.
Echoing Home, Wing Luke Museum, Seattle, WA (2007-2008) Collaborator: Susie Kozawa, sound artist.
Clearing, SeattleTacoma International Airport, Seattle, WA (2002-2004)
Umidori, Private yacht (2003)
Puyallup Public Library, Puyallup, WA (2001-2002)
Light Pylons, Tacoma Dome Area Streetscape Improvements, Tacoma, WA (2000)
Portolani (Pilot Book), Bainbridge Island City Hall, Bainbridge Island, WA (1999-2000)
Heartstring, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA (1998)
Temple of Music, Seattle Symphony Hall Transit Tunnel Entrance, Seattle, WA (1995-1998)
Installations / Solo Exhibitions
1999 Salt: a distant hunger. Mixed media installation. Bellevue Art Museum. Bellevue, WA
1999 Intimate Topography. Mixed media installation. Here and There Exhibition. CoCA. Seattle, WA
1996 Salt: a distant hunger. Mixed media installation. King County Art Gallery. Seattle, WA
1996 Hand Held. Collaborative installation with Ruth Marie Tomlinson. Seafirst Gallery. Seattle, WA
1995 Longing. Mixed media installation. Sense of Place Exhibition. Pauahi Gallery. Honolulu, HI
1995 Reading with a Fawnlike Elephant. Collaboration with Ruth Marie Tomlinson. Bellevue Art Museum.
1994 Object Not Sighted. Collaboration w/Ruth Marie Tomlinson. Green River Comm College. Auburn, WA
1992 Utsuroi. Mixed media installation. Security Pacific Gallery. Seattle, WA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2013 Matchbox Plus IX. Cedar Street Galleries. Honolulu, HI
2008 HotHouse – Expanding the Field of Fiber at Cranbrook. Reading Public Museum. Reading, PA
2007 HotHouse – Redefining Fiber at Cranbrook 1970-2007. Cranbrook Art Museum. Bloomfield Hills, MI
2006 Arts Parts. Gallery4Culture. Seattle, WA
8.5x5.5x7256. Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Design. Ann Arbor, MI
2001 Kustom Purse. Kuhlman. Seattle, WA
Debashery. Henry Art Gallery. Seattle, WA
2000 Millenium Art Project. Seattle Center. Seattle, WA
East of Eden. Henry Art Gallery. Seattle, WA
1999 Within. ArtSpace Gallery. Seattle, WA
Art 2 Go. Henry Art Gallery. Seattle, WA
1998 A Celebration of Women. A Women’s Gallery. Seattle, WA
1997 More Than Words Can Say. Soil Gallery. Seattle, WA
Five Artists / Five Works. The Contemporary Museum. Honolulu, HI
Alterations: Relationship Between Material and Memory. El dorado Gallery. Kansas City, MO
Art Works for AIDS. Seattle Center Pavilion. Seattle, WA
1996 Beyond the Rock Garden. Wing Luke Asian Museum. Seattle, WA
1995 New Directions. Hoffman Gallery. Portland, OR
West / Line / East / Space. Textile Arts Centre. Chicago, IL
Pacific Northwest Annual. Bellevue Art Museum. Bellevue, WA
Northwest International Art Competition. Whatcom Museum of Art. Bellingham, WA
1994 Pacific Northwest Annual. Bellevue Art Museum. Bellevue, WA
Fiber Exhibition. Curated by Yvonne Banks. Gateway Tower. Seattle, WA
1993 Summer Exhibition. Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Degree Show II. Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Cranbrook Fiber at University of the Arts. University of the Arts. Philadelphia, PA
The Body of Work. Pontiac Center for Creative Arts. Pontiac, MI
1992 Paper/Fiber XV. The Arts Center. Iowa City, IA
Michigan Fine Arts Competition. Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association. Birmingham, MI
1991 Perspectives from the Rim - the Next Generation. Jacob Lawrence Gallery. Univ of WA. Seattle, WA
Northwest International Art Competition. Whatcom Museum of Art. Bellingham, WA
Fiber Invitational. Parnasus Gallery. Seattle, WA
Group Show. Art Center Gallery, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
1990 Octagon Annual. Octagon Center for the Arts. Ames, IA
Art Planning / Curating / Consulting
2012-present Public Art Consultant. Honolulu, HI
2008-2009 Los Angeles County Department of Coroner. Design Team Artist. Los Angeles County Arts Commission
1999-2000 Tacoma Dome Area Streetscape Improvements. Arts Planner and Design Team Artist.
Cascade Design Collaborative for Pierce County Transit. Tacoma, WA
1999 Co-curator and grant writer. Here and There, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA.
1998-1999 Bainbridge Island City Hall. Design Team Artist. Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council.
Bainbridge Island, WA
1995-1996 Benaroya Hall. Design Team Artist. Seattle Arts Commission. Seattle, WA
Erin Shie Palmer is an artist and licensed architect. Her background in architecture, textiles, and theatre design combine in her explorations of space and objects in public artworks ranging from intimate to architectural scale.
MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art
MArch University of Michigan
BS Arch University of Michigan
2008 Jack Straw Artist Support Program (collaborative project with Susie Kozawa, sound artist)
2000 Artist Trust GAP Grant
1999 King County Arts Commission Special Projects Grant (collaborative project with AC Peterson)
1998 King County Arts Commission Special Projects Grant
1996 Artist Trust GAP Grant
1995 King County Arts Commission Special Projects Grant
1994 Allied Arts Foundation Grant
1994 Ruth Chenven Foundation Grant
1994 Pacific Northwest Annual Award
1992 Jack Lenor Larsen Scholarship
1992 Michigan Fine Arts Competition Award
1991 Perspectives from the Rim - the Next Generation. Award
1990 Octagon Annual. Best of Paper-as-Medium
1989 Commercial Real Estate Women Educational Research Grant
1987 Artists' Housing National Design Competition Award
1986 American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Austin Hall Renovation
American Stone Institute Award for Austin Hall Renovation
American Woodworking Institute Award for Austin Hall Renovation
1983 Massachusetts Energy Efficient Home Design Competition Award
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