Art by Virginia Erdie
Virginia A. Erdie
Born 1958 in Fairmont, WV.  Graduated BFA from The Maryland Institute,
College of Art 1986.  Graduated The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1989.  Exchange student on scholarship - Central School of Art and Design,
London, UK 1984-1985.

Virginia Erdie has been creating fine art for over 30 years. Her earlier,
surreal portfolio focuses on crooked politics, sociological underpinnings that
affect the individual, and dark experiences from
her years as an art therapist with the
criminally insane in locked, psychiatric settings.

Also included in her large portfolio of work are paintings mimicking "The
Trickling Down Effect", including a larger-than-life penis with bullets, sitting
atop a map of the world with bullets also lodged in areas where the United
States has bombed repeatedly.

Later, she steps down from her political and satirical works to observe the
beauty in nature and science, creating a portfolio of abstract paintings
appreciated by designer and collectors.

She also practices art therapy and teaches art to
children and adults.  For these purposes, she views the process of creating
art to be of equal importance as the final product.
Photo taken in
Chicago circa
1989, outside
Heffner Hall.