Erin Rappleye

Instructor of Visual Arts (Metals), Interlochen Arts Camp

Assistant Professor of Art, Tulsa Community College

M.F.A. with Distinction, Jewelry and Metal Art, Minor in Printmaking, The University of Iowa; M.A., Jewelry and Metal Arts, Minor in Printmaking, The University of Iowa; B.F.A. with Honors, Jewelry and Metals, Minor in Spanish, The University of Iowa

Erin Rappleye is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. Erin’s artwork explores a psychological understanding of the self, both spatially and interpersonally. She creates hand-made wearables and objects, which she activates via performance in immersive installation environment. Erin attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City for both her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts. In 2015, she received an Master of Fine Arts with Distinction from the University of Iowa in Jewelry and Metal Arts and a minor in Printmaking. Following her MFA, Erin worked on and completed public art commissions. In Washington, Iowa, she hand-painted a three-story large-scale outdoor mural on the city's public library. She also prepared and finished several sets of cast bronze door handles designed by Architect Steven Holl for the new visual arts facility at The University of Iowa. This is Erin’s second summer teaching Jewelry and Metals at Interlochen Arts Camp. Currently, she is Assistant Professor of Art at Tulsa Community College, where she teaches Art Foundations, Sculpture and Metals.