2017 DUMA Biennial artist, Erin Dragotto

Erin Dragotto, Dubuque, Iowa
Blue Barn, 2017, oil, 24×36

Born in Manhattan, Kansas, Dragotto is somewhat new to the visual art scene. She completed her Masters in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006, a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and a Minor in Art from Pepperdine University, Malibu, California 1999.  It was in California where she determined her method and medium of choice, transferring unique building structures from black and white photos to a collection of vibrant light, shadows, patterns, and shapes re-imagining the known subject.