San Jose State University, San Jose Ca (B.F.A Pictorial Arts)
California College of Art (Master's)
Erik M. trusts in the creative gesture which associates a concrete act with intellectual speculation. Initiated by chance, courting the improbable, the accidental for him becomes a commonality while he endeavors to stumble upon new and innovative possibilities. Erik sees his work acting as a transition from an art of representation to that of an art of sheer perception.
Erik is a San Francisco Bay Area artist who has studied at the University of Toledo and has received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from San Jose State University and his Master of Fine Arts degree from the California College of the Arts. He has exhibited his work at The Toledo Museum of Art, The Janet Turner Print Museum, The Institute for Contemporary Art and Artist’s Space, New York.
Graduate and Undergraduate at the California College of the Arts, Adjunct Lecturer in Printmaking at the California College of the Arts. Art history, a drawing, painting, expressive drawing, sculpture, photo, video, performance, installation and ephemeral art.
Erik has a wide knowledge base and can be of great assistance whether helping prepare you for a college portfolio, your next (or first ) exhibit, He can give you insight and research about what schools are better fit per individuals technical field as well as what their aspirations are for after school. He can help guide a student into finding parts of their work that overlooked but could hold a key for new investigation into subjects, materials, influences and try to prepare that student via critiques to exercise their critical thinking about their own work before they enter school - a primer with lots of feed back, encouragement and challenges that will aid you in your inoculation into the college art world. Erik M. trusts in the creative gesture which associates a concrete act with intellectual speculation. Initiated by chance, courting the improbable, the accidental for him becomes a commonality while he endeavors to stumble upon new and innovative possibilities. Erik sees his work acting as a transition from an art of representation to that of an
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I have two degrees in art and have taken over 11 college level drawing classes and have taught teens as well university level classes.
I have painted and used painting techniques for over 20 years in my practice. I am experienced in oil, acrylic, watercolor, spray paint and ink. I believe each material is unique and offers different avenues to explore techniques and expression.