Lives and works Western Australia.
Erin Coates is a visual artist and creative producer working across drawing, sculpture and film. Coates' practice is informed by her deep interest in the natural world, biology and genre film cultures. Her practice focuses on the limits of our bodies and physical interaction with and within given environments. In exploring bodily thresholds she draws from her own background in rock climbing and freediving. Recent work has centred on the underwater Gothic in relation to Australia’s unique marine and estuarine ecologies and presents hybrid forms that merge human elements with various endemic life forms. Referencing anthropogenic impacts on these organisms her work at times engages with a transgressive bodily aesthetic while proposing possible post-human futures.