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Resume

Erin L. Shafkind                                                  printable version: ShafkindResume_2015

Born: 1970  Los Angeles, CA

Education

2010 MFA in Visual Art, Lesley University College of Art and Design – Boston, MA

1997 Teaching certificate in Art, California State University – Arcata, CA

1993 BA degree in Studio Art, California State University – Arcata, CA

Emphasis on ceramics, drawing, photography, and printmaking

Selected Solo Shows and Curation

2015

  • studio e – The Vatican Mini-Gallery, Seattle, WA

2012

  • “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” – The Firm, Seattle, WA

2011

  • “Will You Play with Me? Community, Connections and Belonging at the Sears Portrait Studio” – South Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA

2010

  • Xanadu: A Stately Pleasure Dome – Curated by Erin Shafkind for SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Gallery 40 – Curated by Todd Jannausch, Seattle, WA

2009

  • Cupcake Royale – Curated by Joey Veltkamp, Seattle, WA

2007

  • Grey Gallery – Mural photograph on Outside windows – Seattle, WA
  • Richard Hugo House Gallery – Seattle, WA

2006

  • Joe Bar Coffee and Art – Curated by Jess van Nostrand, Seattle, WA

2005

  • The Hotel Max Permanent Installation – Seattle, WA

2004

  • Emerald City Medical Arts – Seattle, WA
  • Victrola – Seattle, WA

2003

  • Bluebottle Art Gallery – Seattle, WA

2002

  • Victrola – Seattle, WA

2000

  • Annex Theatre Gallery – Seattle, WA

 

Selected Group Shows

2015           

  • “The Public Arena Exhibition” – North Seattle College, Curated by Amanda Knowles, Seattle WA

2014           

2013

  • “Hybrids and other Strange Amalgamations” – Seattle Art Museum Gallery, curated by Barbara Shaiman – Seattle, WA

2012

  • “Photography Show: People”  Vermillion, curated by Diana Adams – Seattle, WA
  • “Outside the Box”  LxWxH Gallery – curated by Sharon Arnold, Seattle, WA
  • “Small Voids” Curated by Todd Jannausch, Seattle, WA
  • “SOIL Art Auction Invitational” – Seattle, WA
  • “Red Currant” – Roq La Rue, curated by Sharon Arnold – Seattle, WA
  • “Lens 2012” – Perspective Gallery Photography Invitational curated by Catherine Edelman – Chicago, IL
  • “Text Editor” – SOIL Gallery, curated by Sharon Arnold – Seattle, WA

2011

  • LengthxWidthxHeight – A subscription art project curated by Sharon Arnold – Seattle, WA
  • “Breadth: Seattle Portraits” – Gage Academy of Art  curated by Lauren Klenow– Seattle, WA
  • “A Good Line: Artists on Poems” – Richard Hugo House Gallery, curated by Jennifer Borges Foster – Seattle, WA

2010

  • “Picture Us” – Photographic Center Northwest faculty Exhibition – Seattle, WA
  • “Photo Alchemy” – Vermillion Gallery – Seattle, WA
  • Gage Academy of Art – Educators Exhibition – Seattle, WA
  • Art Institute of Boston MFA Graduate Exhibition – Boston, MA
  • “You’re So Cool” Collaboration with Julie Alpert at OHGE Ltd. Seattle, WA
  • “Meet Greet Rinse Repeat” Collaboration with Troy Gua at Monarch Contemporary – Seattle, WA

2009

  • SOIL Art Auction Invitational – Seattle, WA
  • Camel Art Space – Brooklyn, NY
  • “Inspired by Light” Arts West – Seattle, WA
  • “Strange Coupling” in conjunction with the University of WA– Seattle, WA

2008

  • Photographic Center Northwest Member’s Juried Exhibition (Juror: Scott Lawrimore) – Seattle, WA
  • Smoke Farm Arts Festival – Arlington, WA
  • Slideluck Pot Show – Seattle, WA

2007

  • Plush You – group show at Shmancy in Seattle, WA
  • Henry Art Gallery Auction – Seattle, WA
  • Medical Experiments in Plush – Ashville, NC
  • Artist Trust Auction InvitationalSeattle, WA

2006

  • Joe Bar Coffee and Art Group Show– Seattle, WA
  • Plush You – group show at Shmancy in Seattle, WA
  • Me and My Character – Group show in Amsterdam, Netherlands

2005

  • Camera Club of New York, 3rd place winner (juror: Sylvia Plachy)– NY, NY
  • All City – Collaborative Drawings w/ Robert Hardgrave – Georgetown, WA
  • Stuffed – Group show in Newcastle, Australia
  • Plush You – group show at Shmancy in Seattle, WA
  • Plushtastrophe – group show, SF, Toronto, Chicago, and Los Angeles
  • Artist Trust Auction InvitationalSeattle, WA

2004

  • Photographic Center Northwest Juried Show (juror: Anne Wylkes-Tucker)–Seattle, WA
  • Soil Art Auction Invitational – Seattle, WA

2003

  • Frye Museum – Contemporary Northwest Women in Photography – Seattle, WA
  • Artist Trust Auction InvitationalSeattle, WA

2002

  • Bemis Building – Seattle, WA

2001

  • Secluded Alley Works – Seattle, WA
  • Photographic Center Northwest volunteer show -Seattle, WA

2000

  • Kirkland Arts Center SPF 30 – Kirkland, WA
  • Robbie Mildred Gallery – Seattle, WA

1998

  • Photographic Center Northwest Juried Show (juror: Keith Carter)–  -Seattle, WA

Performances, Installations and Festivals

2014       

  • “Sweet Spot” part of Winterfest 2014 – Collaboration with Will Gundy working as The Cabbage Tree Mob, chosen from Site-Specific Emerging Artist Roster by Seattle Center and the Office of Arts and Culture. Seattle, WA
  • “Hi, I’m Not Home Right Now” part of Art Interruptions –– Collaboration with Will Gundy working as The Cabbage Tree Mob. Site Specific commission and Installation through the Office of Arts and Culture, Seattle, WA
  • “Ready, Set, Assemblage,” Engaging performance for REMIX at Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
  • “Ad-Hoc-a-Loogie” – Performance Collaboration with Will Gundy at Smoke Farm, Arlington, WA

2013

  • “Lo-Fi”  Smoke Farm Arts Festival: Must Be Present to Win, collaboration with Will Gundy– Arlington, WA

2012

  • Remix: Elles – Seattle Art Museum – Reprise for The Department of Artistic Licensing – Seattle, WA
  • “Lo-Fi”  Smoke Farm Arts Festival: Farm Time, collaboration with Will Gundy– Arlington, WA

2011

  • “The Universal Artistic License” – Performance/Installation in Occidental Square Park, Seattle, WA grant funded by 4Culture, Seattle Parks and Rec and The Mayors Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs

2010

  • “Growing Up and Other Mathematical Problems” with Paul Pauper at NEPO House, Seattle, WA
  • “My Life in Pictures” a live performance piece presented at 12 Minutes Max, On the Boards, Seattle, WA

2009

  • “Redux” Kirkland Art Center Auction Invitational, Kirkland, WA
  • “Ambient Film Festival” Canoe Club, Curated by Daniel Thornton, Seattle, WA
  • “Outlaws, Outtakes, Outcasts” Kirkland Art Center curation for Brutube, Kirkland, WA
  • “Lo-Fi”  Smoke Farm Arts Festival – Arlington, WA
  • “Cell Everything” – Curated by Greg Lundgren – Vermillion Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • “Friends of Little Roy” Artist Trust Invitational Auction – Seattle, WA
  • “Friends of Little Roy” Grey Gallery Anniversary Party – Seattle, WA

2008

  • “Friends of Little Roy” @ Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival – Seattle, WA
  • “Friends of Little Roy” @ Ball and Bones Festival – Bainbridge Island, WA
  • “Friends of Little Roy” @ Smoke Farm Arts Festival – Arlington, WA
  • “Friends of Little Roy” @ SubPop Anniversary Music Fest – Redmond, WA
  • “Friends of Little Roy” @ Brooklyn, NY
  • “Friends of Little Roy” @ Boston, MA
  • “Friends of Little Roy” @ Grey Gallery Grand Opening – Seattle, WA
  • “Friends of Little Roy” @ Neumo’s Music Club – Seattle, WA
  • “Friends of Little Roy” @ Yosemite Valley and Bay Area – California

2007

  • “Friends of Little Roy” @ First Thursday Art Walk – Seattle, WA
  • “Friends of Little Roy” @ Chicago famous spots – Chicago, Ill
  • “Friends of Little Roy” @ New York City famous spots – NY, NY
  • “Friends of Little Roy” @ Corduroy Appreciation Club on 11/11 – Brooklyn, NY
  • Little Roy Nite – Seattle, WA
  • Plush You group show – Seattle, WA
  • Performance Grant from The Hideout – Seattle, WA
  • “Pataphysical NewYear” Smoke Farm Arts Festival – Arlington, WA

Awards, Collections and Artist Rosters

2014 Emerging Artist Roster for 2014|2015 Sited Projects

  • Grant received for Winterfest 2014 through artist’s roster
  • Grant received for Art Interruptions – Office of Arts and Culture, Seattle, WA

2013 King County Portable Works Collection Purchase

2011 “Department of Artistic Licensing” – Occidental Square Park, a grant from ARTSparks, Seattle, WA

2005  3rd Place in Juried Exhbition through Camera Club of New York – juror: Sylvia Plachy

Bibliography

2014           

2013           

2012

2010

  • Contributor to City Arts Blog: Erin Shafkind’s Illustrated Studio Visits
  • Essay in Print for City Arts Magazine: Xanadu – Kissed by a Muse by Erin Shafkind
  • The Stranger Slog by Jen Graves: Jan 2010 Currently Hanging photography by Erin Shafkind
  • The Stranger Slog by Jen Graves: August 2010 Currently Hanging painting by Erin Shafkind

2009

2008

2007

  • Time Out New York Blog
  • Photographic Center Northwest in Print – inside photographs
  • Plush You – book by Kristen Rask of Schmancy

2006

  • Interview by Bre Pettis on Craftzine Blog
  • Swivel Literary Magazine – Cover and inside photographs
  • Joe Bar – Catalogue of artwork

2005

  • From the Ground Up – Cover photograph
  • Letter X magazine – Inside illustrations
  • Maximalism – Art catalogue for Hotel Max
  • Plush You – Catalogue of “Plush You” Exhibit

2003

Teaching and Lectures

  • 2015- Public Art Boot Camp – The Cabbage Tree Mob presented for the Office of Art and Culture
  • 1998 – present – Seattle Public Schools – Arts Education
  • 2008-2012 Seattle Art Museum – Family Fun Day projects for youth and parent
  • 2014 – California State University, Humboldt – Artist Lecture and presentation for Art Ed Students
  • 1998-2011 Gage Academy of Art – Youth Programs Art Instruction
  • 2009 – Seattle Pacific University – Lecture for Art Education Students
  • 2009 – Seattle University – Artist Salon Series, curated by Joey Veltkamp
  • 2007-2009 Photographic Center North West – Youth Instruction Black/White Photography