Erin James is a multidisciplinary artist who seeks to dance the intersection between music, visual art and text through her work combining textiles and the violin. Erin holds a masters degree from the Royal College of Music in London, has performed on CBC Radio, at the Music By the Sea festival, with the Vancouver and Edmonton Symphonies and with the Vancouver Opera and Allegra Chamber Orchestras. She is pursuing her doctorate in violin performance as well as a degree in fashion design and her thesis work combining textiles and music has been fully funded by a Bombardier SSHRC grant. Erin is as passionate about transforming garbage into art as she is about transfiguring works from the classical music repertoire so that they are more vibrant and approachable. Erin is currently working as a student researcher on a SSHRC project at George Brown College where she alters second-hand clothing to make it accessible to people with limited mobility and income. She is inspired to use her artistic practice to create further awareness around clothing access and the barriers that people face. A Pocket Concert in Toronto is one of several upcoming performances and a Johann Strauss Foundation scholarship to pursue studies in Austria is the most recent in her collection of numerous scholarships and grants.
Follow Erin at @erinjamesdesign