"I see myself as a photographer in the field of photography and non-photography, an artist in the field of art and non-art objects, exploring ways to blur these distinctions." - Willie Nelson



AWARDS

2012-13 AKV / St. Joost Akademie – Bursary/scholarship

2011 FRESH 2011 Selectee — curated by W.M.Hunt and Darren Ching

2010 Exhibition Award, New Visions, Center for Fine Art Photography

2010 ARTWORKinternational Artist Career Development Grant Finalist

2009 ITS#EIGHT International Photography Selectee

2008 Backlight Photography Triennial, Exhibition Award

2008 Photographer’s Showcase, photo-eye Gallery Selectee

2008 Flash Forward Emerging Photographer Award, Magenta Foundation, Product Dissections

2007 Flash Forward Emerging Photographer Award, Magenta Foundation, Landgrace

2005 International Photography Awards: 2nd Place Portraiture Series

2005 International Photography Awards: Honorable Mention Fine Art

2005 International Photography Awards: Honorable Mention Editorial

2005-06 Dean’s List, Art Center Merit Scholarship

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Upcoming: S/ash Gallery Worm, Rotterdam, NL

2016 Slideshow Night, Studio Sweger, Brooklyn, NY

2015 Wat je bewaart, bewaart je, De Paviljoens, Amersfoort, NL

2013 The Static Also Is Electric, deSERVICEGARAGE, Amsterdam, NL

2012 Inexactly This, Kunstvlaii 2012, Nov 23-Dec 2, Amsterdam, NL

2012 The Other, in collaboration with Nick Aikens, Assistant curator Van Abbemuseum, Show Hall, Den Bosch, NL

2011 Face OFF, Masters of Fine Art from AKV St.Joost, initiated by Rob Scholte, 's-Hertogenbosch, NL

2011 FRESH 2011 Online exhibition — curated by W.M.Hunt and Darren Ching, Klompching Gallery, NY

2010 Framed Stories, New Puppy Gallery & drkrm gallery, Los Angeles

2010 Photography: Next Generation, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, curated by Lina Bertucci, Athens, Greece

2010 New Visions, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

2009 Annenberg Space for Photography, Slideshow Night, Los Angeles, CA

2009 ARTribe Benefit Exhibition: Photography for the Next Generation, Swiss Institute, NY

2009 Lonely Images, Lasting Impressions, Samek Study Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

2009 ITS#EIGHT Finalist Show, Trieste, Italy

2009 Lonely Images, Lasting Impressions, India International Centre, New Delhi

2009 Fotofestiwal 09: Tickle Attack: Backlight- 8th International Photographic Triennial, Lodz Art Centre, Lodz, Poland

2009 Magenta Flash Forward Exhibition, The Griffin Museum of Photography, Boston

2009 Magenta Flash Forward Exhibition, Galerie Art Mur, Montreal

2009 Showcase Artists Show, photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2009 GROUP SHOW NO. 28, humble arts foundation

2009 photoLA, 18th Annual International LA Photographic Art Exposition, Barker Hangar, Los Angeles

2008 Photo Miami, International Contemporary Art Fair, Miami

2008 Magenta Flash Forward Exhibition, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto

2008 Backlight- 8th International Photographic Triennial, Wolkersdorf, Austria

2008 Shedding Light, McCrory Galleri, Columbia, SC

2007 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Recycle Bin Project, Toronto

2006 ACCD Graduate Gallery, Graduate Show, Los Angeles

2005 Camera Press Gallery, Ian Parry Scholarship Exhibition, London

2005 Hangar 1018, MAX Show, Los Angeles, CA

2002 TIVAC Gallery, Artificial Flavorings, Taipei, Taiwan

2002 River Gallery, Artificial Flavorings, Chungli, Taiwan

 

PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEWS

2008 photo-eye Gallery Showcase Selectee

2008 Review Santa Fe Selectee

2008 Photolucida Selectee

 

ART FAIRS

2013 Art | Warehouse, 2013, Fenixloodsen, Rotterdam, NL

2009 photoLA, 18th Annual International Photographic Art Exposition, Barker Hangar, Los Angeles

2008 Photo Miami, International Contemporary Art Fair, Miami

 

ARTIST TALKS

2012 (Un)Translatability, Text, Language, & Image, Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam, NL

2009 Lonely Images, Lasting Impressions, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

 

CATALOGS

2009 Backlight Photo Triennial Catalog

2009 ITS#EIGHT, Exhibition Catalog of Finalists

2009 Fotofestiwal, Lodz , Poland, Exhibition Catalog

2008 Flash Forward 2008, Magenta Publishing for the Arts

2007 Flash Forward 2007, Magenta Publishing for the Arts

2006 International Photo Awards Photo Annual

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

OK Periodicals 7, Thriller Issue, 2011

Art Park Journal, Issue I, 2011

MOSSLESS – mini interview on e-magazine blog

Creativity Magazine, Peeling Back the Skin of Consumerism, 2009

Fecalface.com “Mini Interview – Erik Boker”

Fishwrap Magazine 

That Magazine (Taiwan)

Conscientious, Iheartphotograph, Shoot the Blog, Lenscratch, Crashpop, and others...

 

EDUCATION

2011-2013

AKV / ST JOOST ACADEMIE – s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

MFA, Fine Arts

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2003-2006

ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN - Los Angeles, CA

BA, Fine Art Media, Photography

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1992-1996

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY - Nashville, TN

BA, Anthropology