Erin Mushalla, originally from Brooklyn, New York, studied photography at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Her work is a part of the permanent collection at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Center and has been exhibited at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, the Focal Point Gallery in New York, and the Delurk Gallery in North Carolina, among other venues. Her work is influenced by the symbolism and aestheticism of still life oil painting. She currently resides in Illinois.