Author Profile
Erin L. Shafkind

Erin L. Shafkind is an artist and educator living in Seattle. She studied art and earned a BA and teaching certificate at California State University in Arcata, and received an MFA from Lesley University’s College of Art and Design in Boston. She’s been teaching art in Seattle Public Schools since 1998. She has a studio practice and seeks to collaborate whenever possible. She works in variety of mediums, has produced site-specific temporary public art installations, created performances, and writes the occasional art review. 


What follows are some highlights from two evolving conversations with Courtney M. Leonard and Paul S. Briggs as they grapple with our roles as makers, educators, and culture shifters in this time of COVID-19, civil uprisings, and an impending election.