Erin Solomons’ artworks have a photographic core that at times extends into other mediums, such as performance and sculpture. Throughout her practice, she persistently researches the painful and self-deprecating effects of continual, domestic trauma in childhood. Specifically, she concentrates on behaviors and feelings that are tied to living with an insufficient boundary between the inside of a body and the world outside of it.

Her research has been presented in conferences at Cambridge University, University College London, amongst other academic institutions. Solomons received the Wood Institute Travel Grant (2017) as a means to utilize the archives and museum catalogues at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and Mütter Museum. Her artworks have won awards, such as a Magnum Photo Graduate Award, First Place Book Award at ESPY Photo Awards, and Warden’s Purchase at Goldsmiths College, London. Solomons' work has exhibited across the United Kingdom, Europe, New York, and Brazil.

She is currently finishing her Practice – Based PhD in Photography at the University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, and working towards the exhibition of her research work at the Nunnery Gallery, London.

Selected Grants & Residencies

(November 2016)

Wood Institute Travel Grant

College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA, USA

(August 2014)


Earthskin Muriwai

Auckland, New Zealand

Selected Conferences

(July 2017)

Fifteenth International Conference:

New Directions for the Humanities

Common Ground Research Network

Imperial College

London, UK

(June 2017)

Curiosity and Cognition:

Embodied Things 1400-1900


University of Cambridge

Cambridge, UK

(September 2016)

Photography + Con(text)

Institute of Archeology

University College London

London, UK

(August 2016)

WEI International Academic Conference

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA, USA

(July 2016)

Ninth Global Conference

Probing the Boundaries: Madness

Interdisciplinary Press

Mansfield College

University of Oxford,

Oxford, UK



2015 - present

            PhD in Photography, Practice-Based

            University for the Creative Arts

           Rochester, UK


2015  MA in Photography,

           Royal College of Art

           London, UK


2012  BA (Hons) in Art Practice,

           Goldsmiths College,

           University of London

           London, UK


2012  BFA in Visual Communications,

           Magna cum laude

           American Intercontinental University

           London, UK


2012   BA (Hons) in Visual Communications,

            London South Bank University

            London, UK

Selected Publications & Press

(December 2015)

Featured Graduate Photographer

Source Magazine

Online and Print

(May 2015)

Exit Strategies

Black Dog Publishing 

London, UK

Selected Awards

(August 2017)

First Place Winner

Swansea College of Art Book Awards

ESPY Photo Awards

Elysium Gallery

Swansea, UK

(May 2016)

Graduate Award Winner

Magnum Photo Agency

Photo London

London, UK

(September 2012)

the Towry Award for ‘Best Installation’

National Open Art Competition

Chichester Art Trust

Chichester, UK

(September 2012)

Finalist in Photography

Celeste Prize

Celeste Network

Rome, Italy

(June 2012)

Warden’s Purchase

Goldsmiths College

London, UK

(July 2011)

Commended New Blood

D&AD New Blood 2011

London, UK