'Poetry of place' -- a personal philosophy that grounds this body of work -- examines the relationships that exist between humans and the land. In these paintings, Schalk strives to record memories of place (i.e. past homes) with increased sensitivity to the natural and manmade materials she uses, hoping to bring about harmony between both.
Erin Schalk is a visual artist, writer, and educator who lives in the greater Los Angeles area. She graduated with her MFA in Studio from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017, and she has exhibited her art throughout the United States, as well as in the United Kingdom and Japan. Both her poetry and visual art have been published in a variety of journals; highlights include The MacGuffin, The Woven Tale Press, Parentheses International Literary Journal, Willawaw Journal, and others.Today, Schalk also is a guest poetry and visual art reviewer and interviewer for Aji Magazine.
Schalk holds a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Oklahoma, a BA in East Asian Studies from the University of Maryland Asia, and a Master of Arts in Art from the University of Dallas.