Sinking Feeling: Artist Talk
with Eddie Arroyo and Erin Thurlow led by curator Heather Diack

March 16, 2023

Artist conversation with Eddie Arroyo and Erin Thurlow led by curator Heather Diack.

The artist’s conversation will explore key themes within the Sinking Feeling exhibition, namely the inseparability of the actualities of the climate crisis from everyday lived realities and formative histories.

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Participant Bios

Eddie Arroyo received his BFA in Painting from Florida International University in 2001. Solo exhibitions of his work have been staged at the Bakehouse Art Complex, Swampspace, and the Haitian Heritage Museum. Arroyo has presented at group exhibitions including the Whitney Biennial (2019), CAC New Orleans, Arsenal Contemporary Art New York, the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Spinello Projects and the Little Haiti Cultural Complex. In 2018, he was the recipient of the 2018 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowship and lectured at New York Academy of Art and Florida International University.



Erin Thurlow (BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, MFA, Rutgers) lives and works between Qualicum Beach, BC and Miami, FL. Solo exhibitions include Dimensions Variable (Miami) and Mercer Union (Toronto). Group exhibitions include Phraseology at the Bass Museum (Miami Beach), After the Fire at Centre Skol (Montreal), and Heat Island at Smackmellon (Brooklyn). He has received grants and other funding from Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, Joan Mitchel Foundation, the N.E.A., Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council. Fellowships and residencies include Banff Center (AB), the Atlantic Center for the Arts (FL), three-walls (IL), and the Millay Colony (NY).



Heather Diack is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and History of Photography at the University of Miami. She holds a PhD from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Diack is the author of Documents of Doubt: The Photographic Conditions of Conceptual Art (University of Minnesota Press, 2020) which was awarded a Photography Network Book Prize (2021) and co-author of Global Photography: A Critical History (London: Routledge, 2020), Diack was previously the Terra Foundation Visiting Professor at the John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität in Berlin (2016).