ERICA SHIRES
b. Detroit MI, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY erica@ericashires.com www.ericashires.com

EDUCATION

2021     MFA, Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice, The City College, CUNY, New York, NY 2001
BFA, Photography w/ Art History Minor, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2000    Wet-plate Collodion Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY,

SCREENINGS

2021    Black Movement Library: Movement Portraits, Outdoor Performance and Projection, Brooklyn Central Library Plaza, Brooklyn, NY
Master’s Thesis Exhibition, City College of New York CUNY, New York, NY 2020 ScreenDance Festival, Dansmuseet, Stockholm, Sweden
2017    TIFA, Projection, ICA Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2014    Rising Waters 2.0, Slideshow, The City Museum of NY, New York, NY

EXHIBITIONS

2022 DIAP++, Compton-Goethals Gallery, City College, New York, NY
2021 Ghosts Disappear Like Light, Solo Exhibition, El Nido Art Space, Los Angeles, CA 2020 In Your Absence Something Can Be Born, El Nido Art Space, Los Angeles, CA

Agent of Ordinary Pleasures, The Lodge, Los Angeles, CA 2019 The Analog Moment, Elsa Art Space, Bielefeld, Germany

FotoFever, Casa Regis, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
2018 Art Elevated, Garment District, New York, NY
2017 Negative Space, Brooklyn Grain, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Inconvenient Youth, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, Detroit, MI 2009 The Foto8 Summer Show, HOST Gallery, London, UK

BOVA Images Festival, Palazzo Mesiani-Mazzacuva, Bova, RC, Italy 2007 Options within Realism, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York City, NY 2006 Topography of Light, Gallery Sakiko, New York, NY

Chick Flick, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA Women in Perspective, Bredene, Belgium
Depth of Field, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY

2005 Foto2005 Antwerp, windows along Kammenstraat, Antwerp, Belgium Women in Perspective, Ravenstein gallery, Brussels, Belgium Recontres d’Arles, Hype Gallery, Arles, France
Fotofestiwal, LDK, Lodz, Poland

Brooklyn Underground Film Festival, Brooklyn Lyceum, Brooklyn, NY

RESIDENCIES

2019 Casa Regis, Mosso Santa Maria, Italy, July
2017 Visiting Artist, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY, March 2017 – January 2018

AWARDS

2021 European Heritage Award, Special Mention Research, Thingstätten | The Relevance of the Past for the Present, Germany

2020 Connor Merit Scholarship, City College (CUNY)
Connor Fellowship, City College (CUNY)
Official Selection ScreenDance Festival, Laurels for 1 Minute video

2019 Connor Fellowship, City College (CUNY)
Official Selection ScreenDance Festival, Laurels for 6 Animated GIFs

2018 Official Selection ScreenDance Festival, Laurels for 5 Animated GIFs 2014 Grand Prize and Curator’s Choice for Video, Maine Media, Rockport, ME

LECTURES

2014 Pratt Institute, Panel Discussion, Brooklyn, NY 2011 FH Bielefeld, Lecture, Bielefeld, Germany

UC Santa Cruz, Lecture, Santa Cruz, CA
2009 Pratt Institute, Lecture, Brooklyn, NY
2007 Columbia College, Lecture, Chicago, IL
2006 PDN 30, Panel Discussion, School of Visual Arts, NYC

PUBLICATIONS

Bosse, Katharina, ed. Thingstätten | The Relevance of the Past for the Present, Germany: KERBER Verleg, June 2020

PHOTONEWS: Zeitung Für Fotografie, May 2019
Unvael Journal, Issue 4, November 2018
Communication Arts, Menlo Park, CA, January 2014
Portfolio ShowCase Volume 5, Center for Fine Art Photography 2012
American Photography #26, #24, #21, Amilus Inc., New York, NY 2010, 2008, 2005 Foto8, London, UK, pp 48-61, Nov 2009

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2022 Adjunct Assistant Professor, The City College of New York, CUNY, New York, NY 2021 Mentor SYEP participants, Hunter College of New York, CUNY, New York, NY 2020 TA, Color Photography, The City College of New York, CUNY, New York, NY 2017 TPW, Workshop – Photography/Video, Letting Go, Tuscany, IT

2014-16 Board Member, Newburgh Preservation Association, Newburgh, NY 2001-19 Freelance Fashion and Advertising Photographer, New York, NY