Virginia Erdie, Hollywood Member Since July 2010 Artist Statement Virginia Erdie is a classically trained fine artist who graduated from The Maryland Institute, College of Art and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, bachelors and master's degrees respectively. She spent time in London as an exchange student, after being awarded the Jules Bodarky Scholarship and the E. A. Navaretta Scholarship through the Maryland Institute, College of Art. Her studies included travels across Europe, where she frequented the Louvre, The Pompidou, the Tate, The Rijksmuseum Museum, and more. Though classically trained as a printmaker, she favored monotypes, which is an immediate painting process on plexi-glass and paper, rolled through a printing press. She journeyed onto painting and is now an abstract/fantasy painter.
Virginia exhibits frequently. Among some of the exhibits are Art Basel Miami Beach at the Betsy Hotel, CityLoftArt in the Miami Design District, where she was one of 3 artists sharing a beautiful space in the heart of the Art Basel Design District Events; International juried exhibit at SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco; Ward-Nasse Art Gallery's Salon Show in SoHo NYC; Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, etc. Among other prestigious invitations were the Revolution Art Expo 2010 in Shanghai and the International Festival of Plastic Arts in Tunisia.
She has been published in art publications and her work has been represented in articles in the London Post, examiner.com, Helsinki FM, ArtCircuits Miami, New Times Broward-Palm Beach, Delray Beach Times, Indie Arts, Santa Fe Artworld Collector's Choice Awards, Soul of Miami and more. Her work has been auctioned for such causes as Susan G. Komen cure for cancer and "Grapes for Grades" for scholarship money to children in need. She is listed in the 2011 Art in America Guide.
She resides in Hollywood, Florida with her husband, where their home is considered the Dewey Street Museum of Art, filled with her own artwork and paintings and sculptures from other international artists. .