Erica photographs people in their surroundings, their rituals and the manifestations of their interior lives.  Her work concerns recurring themes of identity, transformation, and the paradox of human existence condensed in a moment. 

     Erica's work explores the inner lives of her subjects, and how they manifest who they are or would like to be.  She is interested in themes of identity, of growing up, of putting on or casting off masks.  She uses intimate portraits, along with prosaic places and things, to layer time, creating images that are mysterious yet immediate.

      In addition to her photography work, Erica is a silversmith.  She lives with her two children, partner, and three dogs in her home town of Hollywood, California. 

 

      Exhibitions:

        The Onward Compe Competition, (2016)

        Darkroom Gallery, Vermont

               Seities and Selves (2015) - juried exhibition of self portraits from around the world.

        PDN Magazine

               FACES Competition Winner (2015), published online and in PDN Portrait Issue

        Los Angeles Center of Photography

Visual Mixtape: New Photography (2014)

Street Photography from Los Angeles and around the World (2013)

        Space 2531 Gallery, Los Angeles

                The House Party Exhibition (Volume 1), 2013

        Julia Dean Gallery, Los Angeles

        Alchemy & Entity: New Works, 2013

       Los Angeles League of Arts, Los Angeles

               Juried Exhibition, Twelve Artists Works, 2012

       The Perfect Exposure Gallery, Los Angeles

               The Next: Emerging LA Artists, 2012

       Backspace Gallery, Los Angeles

               4x5.25: Multimedia Artists, 2011

       LENSCRATCH, Online

                          Self Portrait, 2012

               Featured Artist, Black Rock City, 2015

                         End of Summer, 2016

 

     Publications:

        Superheroes, 2014

        American Girls, 2013

 

     Education:

     The Los Angeles Center of Photography, Fine Art Certificate, 2015

     The University of Chicago, the Law School, J.D., 1986

     The International Center of Photography, New York, 1981 -1982

     Amherst College, B.A. Geology, cum laude, 1981

     Hampshire College, Photography Program with Jerome Liebling, 1980 - 1981