Todd Merrill Studio has represented New York artist Erin Sullivan since 2013. Sullivan works primarily in bronze to create unique, material-driven studio pieces inspired by landscape and organic, undomesticated life forms. The concepts of time and memory initially attracted Sullivan to bronze as a medium. The material’s ability to survive several millennia brings poetic potency to Sullivan’s process.
Under the representation of Todd Merrill Studio, Sullivan creates customizable sculptural furniture pieces using a complex process of three-dimensional assemblage and sculpting. Employing advanced casting techniques, Sullivan constructs exquisite, realistic bronze interpretations of her organic subject matter.
At once functional objects and works of art, Sullivan’s pieces are defined by their intricate surfaces and the versatility of their forms; a solid bronze table base may be used as a decorative pillar, a console, a low table base, or a freestanding sculpture. Her repertoire presents a visual, elegant equilibrium between artifact and nature and art and design.
Sullivan holds degrees from Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied religion, movement, and aesthetics, and from the University of Chile, where she studied fine arts. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and private collections around the world. Sullivan currently lives and works in New York City.
As the artist is available on a commission basis, custom works may be requested.