Erika deVries

Biography

Erika deVries is a performance, photo and video based artist. She has had solo exhibitions at venues which include Buzzer Thirty Arts Space, M.Y. Art Prospects, The Queens Theatre In the Park and Point Of View Gallery.  She has also participated in group exhibition in New York at Schroeder Romero Gallery, M.Y. Art Prospects, Franklin Furnace at The Knitting Factory, FiveMyles Gallery, 450 Broadway Gallery, Arena @ Feed, Goliath Arts Space, The Bronx Museum of Art, Eyebeam Atelier. Other group exhibition venues include Aratoi Museum, New Zealand; ARC Gallery, Chicago; The LAW Office, Chicago; LACPS in Los Angeles; Eye Gallery and Ampersand Gallery, San Francisco; and the Berlin Kunst Projekt, Berlin, Germany.  Residencies and fellowships include: Artist in residence, The Montana Artist’s Refuge; Education Artist In Residence, Eyebeam Digital Atelier, NYC; Christian A. Johnson Artist in Residence,Middlebury College Department of Art, Middlebury, VT; Visiting Artist at the Gemachtschule Universitaet Kassel, Germany;  Brooklyn Cable Access Television and Rotunda Gallery Artist in Residence;  CAA New York City Artist's 9/11 conference fellowship; The Bronx Museum of The Arts, Artist In The Marketplace Fellow; Visiting Artist Pelham Arts Center Pelham, NY and Illinois ArtsCouncil Fellowship in Photography finalist award. Reviews and photographs have appeared in Playboy magazine, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Reader, The New Art Examiner, Time Out New York and the book Why We Knit.   Erika has work in the collection of The Center for Creative Photography. She has taught college level art courses at Middlebury College and Pratt Institute, and multigenerational art courses in New York City Public Schools, at Eyebeam Atelier and with the Tucson Pima Arts Council.

Education

B.F.A., San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago