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, and more. Though classically trained as a printmaker, she favored monotypes, which is a painting process on plexi-glass and paper, rolled through a printing press. She journeyed onto painting and is now an abstract/fantasy painter. Her paintings and illustrations are admired by adults and children because of their whimsical quality.
Virginia exhibits frequently. Among some of the exhibits are 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 LondonPost, 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, Cure for Aids, and “Grapes for Grades” for scholarship money to children in need.
Her interest in children’s art inspired her to be Production Designer for Classic Children’s Theatre Project “Don Coyote” at the Acorn Civic Theatre on Miami Beach and to teach art to mentally disabled children and young adults.
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 great artists.
See more about Virginia and her artworks by visiting her official web site at the link below…