We had the good fortune of connecting with Erin Remington and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Erin, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
For me I find art and creativity in everything. As an Art Curator, bringing together the visual and storytelling is essential in my life. As a kid I have always enjoyed art and creativity. Going into a creative career was enticing because art has the ability to connect with people from all walks of life. I have always been interested in visual storytelling whether it came from movies, fashion or art. Creativity is what grounds me in the day-to-day, while allowing me to keep dreaming for a better future.
What should our readers know about your business?
My deep passion is for art and visual storytelling. I am an Art Curator and Art Advisor. I started with getting my degree in Art History while studying in Paris and then continue with receiving my Masters in Modern Art History. Art has the ability to inform, inspire, educate, and change how we view the world around us. As a curator my goal is to expose those stories unapologetically. I have had the pleasure to curate a couple of shows even among gallery closure due to COVID and what I have found with working with artists that despite the challenges of 2020, there has been a resurgence of such creativity and getting back to the roots of why they became an artist to begin with.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
LA is full of some of the best places to visit. A day in the city would be best started at Runyon Canyon, hiking with a view of the city. Visiting some of the best galleries- Regen Projects, David Kordansky Gallery, and Kayne Griffin Corcoran. Kensho, a Japanese-French fusion restaurant is situated perfectly in the Hollywood Hills, right in front of the Hollywood Sign. And of course going to LACMA when it is open to visit my favorite room with the Mark Rothko painting. LACMA has a great collection of works that span all different styles and genres of art. It is the perfect place to just pop in and see a few rooms, or spend hours roaming from building to building. Some of my favorite shows in recent years have been the Calder, David Hockney, and Chagall exhibitions.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Along the way I have had many mentors and inspiration in may career. Starting with my grandparents who exposed me to art at a young age and bringing me to many art museums. When visiting a new city, the art museum was one of the first places we would visit. During my years at University during my studies I had many important professors that helped guide me in my love and appreciation for art. And then early in my career as a curator, Diane Lindquist, founder of GURLMuseumDay has been so supportive in my business and career development. Along with many others along the way I have received such kind advice.
Photos by Nikki Mata Photo