Erin Leigh Pasternak, B.FA
Multidisciplinary Artist
b. 1986, Calgary AB
Lives and Works in Vancouver BC


2006-2009 Emily Carr University of Art + Design; B.Fa, Photography (Vancouver BC)

2004-2006 University of Calgary; Fine Arts/General Studies (Calgary AB)

2001-2004 Sir Winston Churchill High School; International Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Arts (Calgary AB)

1996-2004 The Royal Conservatory of Music; Advanced Rudiments and Grade 8 Practical (Calgary AB)


Gropp’s Gallery Collective; Vancouver Mini Makerfaire (Vancouver BC)
Gropp’s Gallery Collective; Summer Special (Vancouver BC)
Gropp’s Gallery Collective; Blood & Culture II (Vancouver BC)

Gropp’s Gallery Collective; A Very Prairie Christmas (Vancouver BC)
The Little Mountain Gallery; The Free Print Show III (Vancouver BC)
Gropp’s Gallery Collective; SWARM2012 (Vancouver BC)

The Little Mountain Gallery; The Free Print Show II (Vancouver BC)
Gropp’s Gallery Collective; SWARM2011 (Vancouver BC)
Chapel Arts; Good Old Boys (Vancouver BC)
The Little Mountain Gallery; The Free Print Show I (Vancouver BC)

Gropp’s Gallery Collective; Blood & Culture (Vancouver BC)

The Ayden Gallery; Gropp’s Gambit (Vancouver BC)
HOTEL Gallery; Wet/Dry (Vancouver BC)
Emily Carr University; 2009 Graduation Exhibition (Vancouver BC)
Gropp’s Gallery Collective; Retrospectacles (Vancouver BC)
Gropp’s Gallery Collective; The Main Street Beat (Vancouver BC)
Emily Carr University, Analog: Panchromatic Pleasures (Vancouver BC)

Gropp’s Gallery Collective; The Low Down Show Down, (Vancouver BC)

The Hilksom Gallery; The Rigs (Calgary AB)

The Little Gallery, University of Calgary; Post Miniature Show (Calgary AB)

Sir Winston Churchill; IB Graduate Exhibition (Calgary AB)


2017 CMHC Granville Island Public Market Day Vendor Program Adjudication; (Juror)
2016 Mount Pleasant Heritage Group; Heritage Heart Look & Find (Photography & Installation)
2009-2014 Gropp’s Gallery Collective; (Member, Artist in Residence 2012-2014)
2013 League League; Bean Race 2013 (Participating Artist)
2013 Gropp’s Gallery Collective; Hidden Worlds (Co-curator)
2012 Vancouver Draw Down; Wish Flag Workshop Facilitator (Co-artist with Zee Kesler)
2012 Gropp’s Gallery Collective; The Ghosts We Know, featuring Artist Sean Karemaker (Co-curator)
2011 The Lion’s Den; (Artist in residence, March-November 2011)
2010 Rare Earth Society; Full Circle Artist Residency, feat. Artist Amanda O’Keefe (Project facilitator, adjudicator & co-curator)
2009 HOTEL Gallery; Wet/Dry (curator)


Mitchell, Ryan. Tiny Houses Built with Recycled Materials: Inspiration for Constructing Tiny Homes Using Salvaged and Reclaimed Supplies. Avon, Massachusetts: Adams Media, 2016. Paperback, Pages 83-88.

Griffin, Kevin. “Discovery part of Emily Carr University grad exhibition.” The Vancouver Sun. 01 May 2009: Print.


2016 Appreciation Award, Dept. of Justice
2013 Vancouver Foundation, Neighbourhood Green Grant
2007, 2009 Vancouver Foundation Bursary
2008 Gwyn and Aileen Gunn Bursary
2004 F. Margaret Milligan Scholarship
2004 Alexander Rutherford Scholarship
2004 The Glenbow Museum Significant Treasure Award


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My art practice is my side project these days. I do it cause I love it. I am currently working full time as a public servant – I’m an Executive Assistant at the Department of Justice. My career is on an interesting path…. where will it lead? My full resume and CV is available upon request.