Erin Lee Antonak

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Erin Lee Antonak is a visual artist and a curator. She is a proud Wolf Clan member of the Oneida Indian Nation of New York. Erin is a graduate of Bard College and SUNY New Paltz and has studied at Lacoste School of the Arts and at Vermont Studio Center. While currently working as an independent curator, Erin has held curatorial positions at both The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum (Biloxi, MS), The Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans, LA), and has been the Board Chair of The Indigenous Women’s Voices Summit (Hurleyville, NY). She has also developed and curated visual art shows in Europe, Asia, and North America. 
Erin’s own visual artwork fuses Iroquois sensibilities and traditional craft techniques with contemporary materials and concepts. Working in this way, she creates a link between herself, and her ancestors, claiming her place in the chain of Iroquois women before and after her and paints a portrait of a modern Iroquois woman.
Erin currently lives in New Orleans with her husband, Brian, and their children, Calder and Archer. She is interested in time travel, world travel, metal detecting, ceremonial dress, and coffee.
Her artwork can be viewed here: