This is the studio section of my website, which details a selection of travel, editorial, and commercial photography work. I have been working professionally with the medium, in varying and sometimes divergent degrees, for well over a decade.


To refer to my fine art practice, please visit erikboker.com


Somewhere at the intersection of the photographic image, museum structures, cultural artifact, language, and absurdity, a photographer in the field of photography and non-photography, an artist in the field of art and non-art objects, explores ways to blur these distinctions and exaggerate that push/pull, with the aim of expanding the possibilities and limitations of authorship.


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 Finalist

2008 Backlight Photography Triennial, Exhibition Award

2008 Photographer’s Showcase, photo-eye Gallery

2008 Review Santa Fe Selectee/Participant

2008 Photolucida Selectee/Participant

2008 Flash Forward Emerging Photographer Award, Magenta Foundation

2007 Flash Forward Emerging Photographer Award, Magenta Foundation

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

1996 Hamblett Fellowship Finalist (Art award for non-art major)

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 The Static Also Is Electric, deSERVICEGARAGE, June 22-July 5, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012 Inexactly This, Kunstvlaii 2012, Nov 23-Dec 2, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012 The Other, in collaboration with Nick Aikens, Assistant curator van Abbemusem, Show Hall Den Bosch, The Netherlands

2011 FRESH 2011 Online exhibition — curated by W.M.Hunt and Darren Ching, Klompching Gallery, July 20—Aug 13

2010 Framed Stories, New Puppy Gallery & drkrm gallery, May 1st -May 30th, Los Angeles

2010 Photography: Next Generation, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Mar 19- April 30, Athens, Greece, curated by Lina Bertucci

2010 New Visions, Center for Fine Art Photography, Jan 15-Feb 13, Fort Collins, CO

2009 Annenberg Space for Photography, Slideshow Night, April 9th, Los Angeles, CA

2009 ARTribe Benefit Exhibition: Photography for the Next Generation, Swiss Institute, Dec 21, NY, NY

2009 Lonely Images, Lasting Impressions, Samek Study Gallery, Aug 20-Oct 9, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

2009 ITS#EIGHT Finalist Show, July 10-13, Trieste, Italy

2009 Lonely Images, Lasting Impressions, IIC, May 28-June 2, Delhi, India

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

2009 Magenta Flash Forward Exhibition, The Griffin Museum of Photography, April 19-May 8, Boston

2009 Magenta Flash Forward Exhibition, Galerie Art Mur, Jan 14-Feb 15, Montreal

2009 Showcase Artists Show, photo-eye Gallery, March 20-May 7, Santa Fe, NM

2009 GROUP SHOW NO. 28, humble arts foundation

2009 photoLA, 18th Annual International LA Photographic Art Exposition, Barker Hangar, Jan 8-11, Los Angeles

2008 Photo Miami, International Contemporary Art Fair, Dec 3-7, Miami

2008 Magenta Flash Forward Exhibition, Lennox Contemporary, Oct 9-26, Toronto

2008 Backlight- 8th International Photographic Triennial, Sept 13-Oct 13, Wolkersdorf, Austria

2008 Shedding Light, McCrory Galleri, April 30-May 4, 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

 

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

BFA, Fine Art, Photography

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1992-1996

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY - Nashville, TN

BA, Anthropology