All posts by Erin Devine, Ph.D.

Erin Devine received her Masters in Humanities from the University of Louisville and her Ph.D. in Art History from Indiana University. She has been active in a variety of roles in exhibitions planning, including the Curatorial Associate for the School of Fine Arts Gallery at IU, Exhibitions Manager for the Louisville Visual Art Association, and Director of Erin Devine Gallery in Louisville. She has juried numerous exhibits and competitions, while also exhibiting her own work in painting, installation, and performance art both regionally and internationally. In 2012, she was an Artist in Residence at Cite Internationale des Artes in Paris. As a scholar Erin has been published in the International Journal of the Arts in Society and Woman’s Art Journal (forthcoming), written exhibition reviews for The Berkshire Review and New York Arts online, and has presented a number of papers on race, gender, and postcolonial issues in contemporary art at several conferences in the U.S. Erin is currently Assistant Professor of Humanities at Northern Virginia Community College and lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia where she continues to pursue her scholarship, new media and performance projects addressing activist concerns, and a manuscript of her dissertation From Translation to Transgression: The Feminism(s) of Shirin Neshat.

The Quiet is Loud

Sculptor Suzanne Faris developed this installation site-specifically for The Gallery at NOVA-Woodbridge. Faris, an Associate Professor of Sculpture at Colorado State University, has shown work at a number of museums and universities across the globe and her work utilizes spatial contexts to explore the relationship of people to place as affected by memory and individual perception.


The installation accommodates two or more people, with additional participants in “bleacher seating.” Embroidered panels display texts suggesting or implying intimacy. The synthesis of text, sound, corresponding structures, inclusion and positioning of the viewer [as determined by the viewer] and the inability for the space to be private will create a unique dialogue fabricated by the viewer/ voyeur outside of the gallery space and manipulated by the viewer/ participant within the gallery space.


Professor Rosemary Gallick and Provost Sam Hill take a view.


Opening of the Faculty Exhibition

The first Art Faculty exhibition in the new gallery at NOVA-Woodbridge is currently on view until November 16.   The artists featured are both adjunct and full-time faculty teaching art and art history at NOVA-Woodbridge, and include: Erin Devine, Rosemary Gallick, Eric Garner, Zac Jackson, Lauren Jacobs, Allison Long, Elizabeth Lynch, Fred Markham, Matt Pinney, and Gail Rebhan. Alongside traditional works of art in painting and photography, professor Erin Devine made a video installation of the From the American Landscape Series as she drove 5,463 miles across America. Professor Zac Jackson Residue created cast plastic resin chair as an analogy for social stress and anxiety. Professor Lauren Jacobs’s Migration of Leaves uses mixed media to relate how material substances coexist in the natural world.  In addition to the Gallery, works by faculty are also on exhibit in the Atrium Gallery, located on the Fourth Floor of the Seefeldt Building.

Hours for The Gallery at NOVA-Woodbridge are Tues – Thurs, 11am – 4pm.  For more information, contact Erin Devine at

Noor Shah – Gallery Attendant




Inaugural Opening of The Gallery at NOVA-Woodbridge

Opening with the new academic building, The Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of works by students and faculty, as well as special exhibitions of emerging and established artists both nationally and internationally.  The inaugural exhibition, Cross Culture: Transnational Identity in Recent Video Art, introduces viewers to the gallery’s commitment to the promotion and education of contemporary art that enhances our curriculum and honors the diversity of the students we serve.  The exhibition runs August 27 – October 4, with an opening reception Thursday, August 29, 4 – 6pm.

Coinciding with Cross Culture is a public exhibition of video art in collaboration with Renegade Communications and Stone Bridge Town Center, located near campus. Throughout the month of September, 90sec: Brief Works by Emerging Video Artists  videos by juried artists from around the country will run on a large outdoor screen, interjected into the existing consumer media space.

Hours for The Gallery at NOVA-Woodbridge are Tues – Fri, 11am – 4pm.  For more information, contact Erin Devine at