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Elaine Erne, co-founder and co-director of Star Wheel Printers, received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Erne’s drawings and prints have been featured in numerous invitational and juried national exhibitions. She has had multiple solo exhibitions:

  • They See All, IA&A at Hillyer, Washington DC
  • Small Drawing and Prints, The Study, Philadelphia, PA
  • Lives and Traumas of Stuffed Animals, Artworks, Center for Contemporary Art, Loveland, CO
  • Lanie Doll and Friends, House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Mr. Bunny Misses His Friends, Nexus, Foundation for Today’s Arts, Philadelphia PA
  • Elaine M. Erne: Drawing and Prints, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
  • Mr. Bunny and Friends, Nexus, Foundation for Today’s Arts, Philadelphia PA
  • The Lives and Traumas of Stuffed Animals, BahdeeBahdu Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Wind Challenge Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
  • Community Gallery Solo Exhibition, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA.

Erne is a recipient of a Dene M. Louchheim Faculty Fellowship, Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, and a Career Development Fellowship with the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia. She was one of 25 artists selected by the Center of Emerging Visual Artists to represent them in their 25th-year anniversary exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Erne won the Jane Friend Purchase Award in the Brand Associates' 43rd Annual Works On Paper National Juried Exhibition in Glendale, CA. She is currently on the faculty at Drexel University, Moore College of Art & Design, University of the Arts, and Fleisher Art Memorial, all in Philadelphia.