Erin Pankratz is a visual artist living and working in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Pankratz was the 2013 & 2016 recipient the Innovation in Mosaics Award for the juried group exhibition Mosaic Arts International. In 2015 she exhibited her solo exhibition Recollections at Enterprise Square Galleries, part of the University of Alberta Museum Galleries, in downtown Edmonton, Alberta. Her numerous group exhibitions include “11e Rencontres Internationales de Mosaïque” at Chapelle du Lycée Fulbert, Chartres, France and “Trans-Position: An Ancient Medium in a Contemporary World” at Inscape Arts, in Seattle, Washington, USA. She has exhibited her works in Italy, France, Japan, Argentina, and the USA. Her work is in private collections in Canada, USA, Argentina, Brazil, and Italy. In 2011 she created a large mosaic mural for the Edmonton International Airport. More recently she won an International Public Art call for a large exterior work for the Edmonton light rail transit expansion that is currently in progress. She was invited to show her work, along with 11 other Canadian artists, at Saint-Nicolas tower, in Paray le Monial, France in 2020.
The Mosaic Experience- International Contemporary Mosaic Biennial- Invitational exhibition at Chapelle du Saint-Esprit in Auray, France.
MUSIWA18 Contemporary Art and Mosaic- Invitational exhibition at the Galleria Medicea delle Carrozze / Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence, Italy.
Musiv.AR17- Invitational exhibition and International Festival of Mosaic Art in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Kyoto Mosaic Exhibition- Invitational contemporary mosaic exhibition in Kyoto, Japan.
Tesserae 2016- International Mosaics_Smart Edition, Clauiano, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy.
Prix Picassiette- 11th International Mosaic Encounter at Chartres 2016, Chartres, France.
Mosaics Arts International - Juried Exhibition of the Society of American Mosaic Artists, in San Diego, CA.
Recollections: An Imperfect Schematic - Solo Exhibition - Enterprise Square Galleries, part of the U of A Museum Galleries.
Trans-Position: An Ancient Medium in a Contemporary World, Invitational Exhibition, Inscape Arts, Seattle, WA.
Mosaics Arts International - Juried Exhibition of the Society of American Mosaic Artists, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA.
Awards & Grants
Innovation in Contemporary Mosaic Award for my piece Defrag (Undone) in the Society of American Mosaic Artists’ 2016 Mosaic Arts International Exhibition at the Women’s Museum of California at Liberty Station in San Diego, CA.
Alberta Foundation for the Arts- 2015 Art Production grant- for my exhibition, Recollections: An Imperfect Schematic, at Enterprise Square Galleries, part of the U of A Museum Galleries.
Edmonton Arts Council grant to attend Verdiano Marzi’s course “Modern Expression” in Chicago, August 2014.
Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grant to attend Rachel Sager's “What Lies Beneath Our Feet: Contemporary Mosaic in a Geologic Medium”. August 19-23, 2013.
Innovation in Contemporary Mosaic Award for my piece "Penance" in the Society of American Mosaic Artists’ 2013 Mosaic Arts International Exhibition at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA. (AFA Cultural relations grant to attend.)
Davies Station LRT Ramp- Edmonton Arts Council (International Art Call).
“Spring is Sprung, the Grass is Riz”- Dermott Park Bench Wall RFP- Edmonton Arts Council- Installation July 2018. Park opening 2019.
"Everything Flows, Nothing Stands Still"- Mixed media wall mosaic at the Edmonton International Airport (Local Art Call).
Shortlisted Public Art Calls
Invitational public art call for exterior sculpture for local commercial district in Edmonton.
Invitational public art call for West Edmonton Mall transit shelter.
Collaborative mural, Porto Alegre, Brazil: A collaborative mural installation between Cátia Usevicius Maia (Brazil), Christian Pérès Gibaut (Argentina), and myself, located at Mosaika Escola de Arte. 135 cm x 520 cm (53" x 205").
Residential, Edmonton, AB: Custom hand-cut limestone floor in contemporary traditional design, 6’ x 9’ oval.
Residential, Kona, Hawaii: Fantastical Tree of Life in powder room.
Commercial, Edmonton, AB: The End of the Beginning wall panel mosaic for the new Alberta Treasury Branch (ATB) Headquarters.
Commercial, Edmonton, AB: Italian Centre Shop exterior mosaic mural, designed by Theodora Harasymiw and executed collaboratively.
Society of American Mosaic Artists Mosaic Summit 2016 in San Diego, CA. The art of Pricing Panel Discussion Panelists: Sonia King, Erin Pankratz, Tami Macala, Katherine England
Society of American Mosaic Artists Mosaic Summit 2015 in Philadelphia, PA. Beyond Technique: That Elusive “Something More” Panel Discussion. Panelists: Kelley Knickerbocker, Erin Pankratz, Kate Jessup, and Jo Braun
Society of American Mosaic Artists Mosaic Summit, Tacoma, WA. The Making and Management of a Mural, “Everything Flows, Nothing Stands Still”
Media & Publications
“Everything Flows, Nothing Stands Still” featured in Episode 9 of CBC TV’s- Jet Age- The show Jet Age considers the evolution of airports from generic atriums into bonafide art galleries that surround and engage their visitors with stunning sculptures, architecture, and paintings.
Anticipation was selected for the front cover of the 2nd printing of the catalogue for the 11th International Mosaic Encounter at Chartres 2016- Recontres Internationales de Mosaïque à Chartres
Included in “Mosaïque Magazine” #13, January 2017, in the article- “International Mosaic Symposium in Sardinia 2016”.
Featured in Article by Ross Bradley- “From Custom Work to Commissioned Art” in the magazine “Studio- Craft and Design in Canada” Fall/Winter 2016-2017
Featured in “Mosaïque Magazine” #12 July 2016, in the article- “Mosaic Arts International exhibition #15”.
Featured in “Mosaic Art Now” article “SAMA's Best- Mosaic Arts International 2013”.
2.5 week International Symposium of Contemporary Mosaic in Ploaghe, Sardinia, Italy. One of 10 international mosaicists invited by Giulio Menossi.
2.5 week International Symposium of Contemporary Mosaic in Udine, Italy. One of 7 International artists invited by Giulio Menossi.
1995 - 1997
Alberta College of Art & Design- Sculpture.