Photo cred: Courtney Little, @fmlivenow

Photo cred: Courtney Little, @fmlivenow

an artist & educator in chicago, Illinois.


 a professional artist and Teacher
















"The work that I do as an art educator and visual artist is critically important in providing an example of black professionalism in fields that are predominately white. Existing as an educated black woman teaching in this system is a powerful form of education in itself." 

           Originating from Birmingham, AL, Erin Mitchell moved to Chicago in 2007 to pursue her passion for art at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011. Her interest in teaching and continued passion for art led Mitchell to Columbia College Chicago, where she graduated with her Master of Arts in Art Education in 2016. Mitchell has worked with Chicago youth in Chicago Public Schools and non-profit organizations throughout the city, showing work and facilitating programing. As a former resident artist of AMFM Gallery in Chicago, IL, Mitchell exhibited her solo show, “Black Sauce” featuring works centered in black portraiture.


Time Out Magazine

June 2017 issue

Photo cred: Jackie Rivas


Kerry James Marshall is a fan of KINSHIP!  AIC Chicago, '18

I think we need to remember...that a lot of energy was put into changing things to get us to the point where we are now. But being where we are now doesn’t mean that we don’t have to put in the same kind of energy to get us to a place where we ought to be.”
-Kerry James Marshall