Karl Erickson’s artistic interests focus on motivational language, transcendental experiences, science-fiction, repetition and counter-cultures. His primary media are video, posters, collage and performance. In 2013 he was an artist in residence at The Arctic Circle and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space Residency on Governor’s Island. Recent exhibitions include Monotonic Surfaces: An Account of the Arctic Regions” at Center for Strategic Art and Agriculture, “Andrew Falkowski and and Karl Erickson: Architecture and Morality” at the Suburban, Oak Park, IL, and “A Study in Midwestern Appropriation” at the Hyde Park Art Center, curated by Michelle Grabner.
His videos have been in recent screenings as part of “Out to See” at New York’s South Street Sea Port, at Creon Gallery in New York and Parsons Hall Project Space in Holyoke, MA. He has latest performance art works have taken place at Kunsthalle Galapagos and Winter Shack (with Eric Lindley).
Erickson is currently working on a multi-part project titled “We Could Be Transcendent Apes.” He received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts and his BFA from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
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