Erin Milan

“I’m caught in this curling energy. Your hair.”, oil on linen, 32″ x 70″, 2017

“Ellen on her Bed” , oil on canvas, 40×40, 2020

Erin Milan grew up in a small Kansas town. She studied painting at Azusa Pacific University in Los Angeles and received a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in studio art.

Milan’s high realism figurative oil paintings explore desire, nourishment, and loss, and what it feels like to be human. Her work has recently been exhibited at RJD Gallery in New York, the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Abend Gallery, the Salmagundi Club, as well as Suzanne Zahr near Seattle for a solo exhibit.

solo exhibits

2018        “Vanitas”, Suzanne Zahr, Mercer Island, WA   

selected group exhibits

2019      Annual Holiday Miniatures Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

2018      Annual Open Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

2018      “Painting the Figure NOW”, Wasau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wasau, WI

2018      Winter Collective Group Exhibition, Sirona Fine Art, Hallandale Beach, FL

2018      “WTF”, Art Palm Beach, Booth curated by PoetsArtists, Sirona Fine Art, Palm Beach, FL

2017      Annual National Juried Art Exhibition, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wausau, WI

2017      “In the Mix” 8th Annual Hamptons Juried Art Show, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY


2003      Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA- Bachelor of Fine Art, Studio Concentration

Graduated Summa Cum Laude


2018     Finalist; 13th International ARC Salon, Art Renewal Center


2017 PoetsArtists, The Family Edition, Issue 88, Curated by David Jon Kassan and Shana Levinson

2017 PoetsArtists, The New Nude, Issue 86, Curated by Walt Morton


2016      Lee Price, Painting Workshop