Wooster, Ohio based artist Erin Phillips employs formal elements not to remain at an emotional distance, but to lend credence to the poetic significance of the ordinary. She received her Bachelor’s in Fine Art at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. She is on permanent collection at Minot State University and had a solo exhibition at Glass Gallery Lamar Dood School of Art. She has attended six artist residencies. In her work, she is captivated with the human need for relationship and the ways we choose to relate to each other.