Erin Kirchner (b. 1995, Atlanta, GA) earned their Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fiber, Cum Laude from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2018. Kirchner was a 2018 Nike AIR MAX Material Design Intern and will be in her first museum show, Art's Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures in Fall 2019 for their collaboration Kerasynth

Kirchner's textiles-based practice concerns itself with the ethics of developing technologies, sustainability, and facilitating empathy for bodies considered "other" in Western society. By approaching these topics through the lens of "fibers", Kirchner hopes to change how bodies and systems in power occupy and operate in the physical/digital world and to create space for marginalized bodies and experiences. 

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