Erin Kirchner is a Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate in Fiber at the Maryland Institute College of Art (M.I.C.A.). Kirchner is a Digital Fabrication Technician for the Digital Fabrication Studios at M.I.C.A. and was a Design Intern for the Shima Seiki Haute Technology Laboratory run by Genevieve Dion at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Other accomplishments include being a 2017 Biodesign Challenge Representative for MICA and a 2016 Barbara L. Kuhlman Foundation scholarship recipient.
Kirchner strives to make sculptural objects and performative work that exists at the cross-sections of traditional fiber techniques, digital fabrication, design, and sustainability. Kirchner’s work focuses on the concept of empathy and its relationship to bodies and objects considered “anti-human”. Kirchner hopes that this interdisciplinary practice expresses an inherent desire for innovation and personal revelations. Kirchner also hopes that one day, they can proclaim that they have attended a baseball game at every MLB stadium in North America.