Bio/CV

download CV

Erika Osborne
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Education
2005       MFA with Distinction, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
2000       BFA with Honors, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Gallery Representation
2013-present  Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO

Selected One-Person Exhibitions
2013      The Back of the Map, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
2012      Chasms and Other Site-Specific Paintings, Eugene Binder Gallery, Marfa, TX
              Imprinting Place, 707 Penn Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
              Re-Manifesting Destiny, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY
2010      Wood Work – Mesaros Gallery, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
2009     Symbiosis – Birke Gallery, Marshall University, Huntington, WV
2008     Woodwork – the LAND/an art site Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2007     Tree Drawings – Impost Art Space, Albuquerque, NM
2005    Seeing the Forest… and the Trees, Trevor Lucero Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2001    Landscape Paintings, Union Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
            Repetitive Nature, Oasis Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

Selected Two-Person and Group Exhibitions
2017   Art Rally: Koumi Japan, Koumi Kougen Museum of Art, Koumi, Nagano, Japan
           American Domain, Museum of Capitalism, Oakland, CA
           Broken Ground: New Directions in Land Art, Museum of Fine Art, Florida State University,
           Tallahassee, FL
        Globication: 20 Years of Artnauts, Willard Marriot Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
           and Benson Collection, UT Austin, Austin TX
2016   Ucross – A Portrait in Place, Lannan Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
        Globication: 20 Years of Artnauts, Redline, Denver, CO
           Zeitgeist, Greatmore Studios and Harare Academy of Inspiration, Khayelitsha, Capetown, South Africa
           Art and Resistance, Dar Al-Kalima University, Bethlehem, Palestine
           The Mountain and the Bumblebee, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA
           Soul Drift, Winter Festival Sarajevo, Museum of Natural History Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia/Herzegovina
           Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?, Winter Festival Sarajevo, Museum of
           Natural History Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia/Herzegovena
2015   Tahoe: A Visual History, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
           Diaspora of Being, Bethlehem, Palestine
           Identity, Place, Memory, Bogota Arte Contemporaneo Gallery, Bogota, Colombia, and 15 other venues in
           the following Colombian cities/towns, Villavicencio, Acacias, Granada, Leticia, Puerto Narino, San Jose 
           De Guaviare, Yopal, Mitu, Puerto Inirida, Puerto Carreno, Saravena, Tame, Arauca
           The Mountain and the Bumblebee, Media Arts Gallery, Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA, Schuylkill
           Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia PA, Space Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
2014   Answering Gauguin: Where Do We Come From? Who Are We? Where Are We Going?, Gallery of the
           Academy, Academy of Fine Arts, Sarajevo, Bosnia
           Moving Beyond Capitalism, Center for Global Justice, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
           Testing Ground, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
           Art and Poetics, Mahmoud Darwish Museum, Ramallah, Palestine
           The Mountain and the Bumblebee, Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
           International Drawing Exchange, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales
           International Drawing Exchange, Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
           Watershed Bounding, Albuquerque Open Space Visitors Center, Albuquerque, NM
           Identity, University of the Andes, Bogota, Colombia
           Drawing on Nature, Dean Schmidt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2013   Boundless Horizons, Boundless Horizons, Kruglak Gallery, MiraCosta College, Oceanside, CA
           AAP Annual, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
           Changing Perspectives of the American Landscape, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
           Contemporary Couples, Chautauqua Institution Gallery, Chautauqua, NY
           A Sense of Place:  The West Virginia Sesquicentennial Artist Invitational, Huntington Museum of Art,
           Huntington, WV
2012    Object Migrations, Proteus Gowanus Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
           Miami International Performance Festival, Miami, FL
           Gallery Divided, Clay Center for the Arts, Charleston, WV
2011    pART and Parcel, The Dairy Barn, Athens, OH
           Pittsburgh Biennial, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
           Reflections: Homage to Dunkard Creek, traveling exhibition
           Inside/Outside, GoogleWorks Center for the Arts, Redding, PA
2010   Rock Paper Scissors, Fe Gallery and Art Image Resources, Pittsburgh, PA
           24th International Juried Exhibition, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ (exhibition juried by
           Susan Kismaric, Curator at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY)
2009   Awareness – FestivALL, Charleston, WV
           Dispersal/Return – UNM Museum of Art, Albuquerque, NM
           Trees I Have Known – Lawrence Percolator, Lawrence, KS
2008   Given Take – The LAND/an art site, Mountainair, NM
           Take Back – The LAND/an art site Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2007   Weather Report: Art and Climate Change, Boulder Art Museum, Boulder, CO (exhibition curated by Lucy
           Lippard)
           Our Terrain, Greenleaf Gallery, Whittier, CA
2006   Biennial Southwest, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM (exhibition juried by Neal Benezra,
           Director of the San Francisco MOMA)
           Bodies in Motion and at Rest, Ingham Chapman Gallery, Gallup, NM
           Wild Lands, Albuquerque Art Alliance Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2005   Transitions: Albuquerque Contemporary 2005, 516 Art Space, Albuquerque, NM (exhibition juried by Laura
           Steward Heon, Director of Site Santa Fe)
           Pulse: Performance Art, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
           Land Arts of the American West 2004, Creative Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin,
           Austin, TX
2004   Land Arts of the American West 2004, John Sommers Gallery at the University of New Mexico,
           Albuquerque, NM
           Albuquerque Contemporary 2004, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
           Lay of the Land, No Mans Land Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
           Illustrious, Magnifico Artspace, Albuquerque, NM
           21 Rising Stars, Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel, Steamboat Springs, CO
           Land Arts of the American West 2003, Creative Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin,
           Austin, TX
2003   Land Arts of the American West 2003, John Sommers Gallery at the University of New Mexico,
           Albuquerque, NM
           Mappings, Colomo, Marfa, TX
           Southwest Artists to Watch, Denver International Airport, Denver, CO
           Southwest Artists to Watch, The Depot Art Center, Steamboat Springs, CO

Permanent Collections
2014-2015   Artnauts, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas, Austin, TX
2015      General Collection, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
2013      Erika Osborne Artist Archive, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
2010      The LAND/an art site Archive, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
2009      Land Arts of the American West Archive, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
 
Articles and Reviews
2016   Weidman, Paul, “Ucross: A Portrait of Place at the Lannan Foundation Gallery,” Santa Fe New Mexican,
           Pasatiempo, Art Review, November 25,2016
           Shaw, Kurt, “Space Gallery’s Eco-Art Exhibit Takes on Sublime, Sacred Issues,” Pittsburgh Tribune
           Review, Art and Entertainment (online and in print), January 10, 2016
           Guiden, Mary, “Sustainability Education Through Art, CSU Source, February 18, 2016,
           http://source.colostate.edu/sustainability-education-through-art/
2015   Turner, Cherie Louise,“Report: Reno/Tahoe,” Art Ltd., November 2015 online and in print
           Bender, Alison, “The Lake of the Sky Throw Many Eyes,” Tahoe Quarterly, Summer, 2105, print and
           online
           Cervi, Juilianna, “The Fine Art of Sustainability,” The Coloradan, @Colorado State U, Vol 3, Issue 3, pg 4,
           November, 2015
2013   Armitage, Diane, “Critical Reflection: Changing Perceptions of the Western Landscape”, THE Magazine,
           Santa Fe, NM, August, 2013
           Bannon, Anthony, “Together or Apart? VACI’s ‘Contemporary Couples’ Troublesome on the Whole, But
           Features Stellar Individual Work”, The Chautauquan Daily, July 20, 2013, Visual Arts Section
           Steinberg, David, “Change Your Perception”, The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, NM, May 12, 2013,
           Arts Section
           Thomas, Mary, “Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual Show Leaner and Edgier”, Pittsburgh Post
           Gazette, Art and Architecture Section, May 22, 2013
           Shaw, Kurt, “Variety Spices Up Associated Artist’s 102nd Annual Exhibition at Carnegie”, Pittsburgh
           Tribune-Review, Sunday Art Section, May 4, 2013
2012   Staff Writer, “Two One-Person Exhibitions at Eugene Binder”, The Big Bend Sentinel, Marfa, TX, Vol 79
           No. 27, October 4, 2012, pg. 11 and 13
           Raczka, Robert, “Erika Osborne’s Work Explores Place as a Concrete Manifestation of Nature”,
           Pittsburg City Paper, September 26, 2012
           Ailanthus, Caroline, “Connecting to Our Landscape Through Art – Whole Terrain Interviews Erika
           Osborne”, Whole Terrain: Reflective Environmental Practice Blog, July 14, 2012, (link)
           Payne, Ann, “Dunkard Creek: Developing an Exhibit”, GNSI Journal of Natural Science Illustration, 2012
           no.3
2011   Watson, Della, “Artists on the Life and Death of a Creek”, Sierra Club News – Greenlife, Nov 2, 2011      
           Jacqueline Ruyak, “In Review, Rock Paper Scissors”, Surface Design Journal, Summer, 2011
           Shaw, Kurt, “Massive 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial Showcases Works of Artists with Connections to Region”,
           Pittsburgh Tribune, June 22, 2011
2010   Wheeler, Hanna, “Connecting to Our Landscape Through Art: Whole Terrain Interviews Erika
           Osborne”, Whole Terrain Journal, October 20, 2010, online
           Olson, Kristina, “Rock, Paper, Scissors”, Art Papers, July/August 2010, pg. 42-43
           Thomas, Mary, “Last Chance”, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Wednesday, May 19, 2010, Arts and Architecture
           section
           Fleming, Lindsay, “Arts Mon turns “Earthbound’ for inspiration”, The Dominion Post, Thursday, April 8,
           2010, Section C
2009   Mandeville, Julia, “A Natural Bond”, The Alibi, Volume 18, Number 39, September 24 – 30, 2009
2008   Leigh, David, “White Cube – TAKE BACK at the Land/Gallery”, The Alibi, Volume 17, Number 35,
           August 28 – September 3, 2008
2005   Fox, William, “Land Arts of the American West”, Sculpture Magazine, October, pg 80
           Davis, Kathryn M., “Transitions: Albuquerque Contemporary 16th Annual Juries     Exhibition,” THE
           Magazine, September, 2005, pg 49
           Ford, Janet Long, “’Desert Dada’ Tells Strange Story,” ABQ Arts, September, 2005, pg 5 and 23
           Salem, Nancy, “Desert Dada,” The Albuquerque Tribune, Arts section, August 19, 2005, pg C3
           Carver, Jon, “Reviews: Santa Fe,” Art Papers, May/June, 2005, Reviews section, pg 54
           Arnold, John, “Interactive Art,” Albuquerque Journal North, January 14, 2004, The Arts section, S8
           Dewalt, Robert and Nate Gutierrez, “Performance Art that Pulsates”, Pasa Tiempo, The New Mexican’s
           Weekly Magazine of Arts, Entertainment and Culture, January 14 – 20, 2005, pg 30 – 33
2004    Phillips, Autumn, “21 Under 31,” Steamboat Today, March, Points section, pg 8-9
2003    Fauntleroy, Gussy and Bonnie Gangelhoff, “21 Under 31,” Southwest Art Magazine, October, pg 124-137
2002    “Artists to Watch,” Southwest Art Magazine, October, pg 32

Catalogs and Books
2017   Broken Ground: New Directions in Land Art, Museum of Fine Art, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
           (cover image and images/text on pages 11, 13, 48-49, 68-70
2015   Tahoe: A Visual History, Skira Rizzoli, New York, NY, 2015, (art work and description can be found on
           pages 412, 428-429).
           Studio Visit Magazine, Vol. 29, Open Studio Press, pg. 138
2014   The Mountain and the Bumble Bee, exhibition catalog, Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania,
           2014
           Drawing From Here and There, exhibition catalog, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales, 2014
2013   New American Paintings, No. 106, Southern edition, (Editor’s Selection)
2012   Making the Geologic NowResponses to Material Conditions of Contemporary Life, Punctam Books, Brooklyn,
           NY, 2012 (I contributed a photo essay titled, “Exposing the Anthropocene: Art and Education in the
           ‘Extraction State’”)
2011   Boundaries – Whole Terrain Journal, Volume 18, Antioch University, New England, 2011 (my work can be
           found on page 24)
           Pittsburgh Biennial, exhibition catalog, Pittsburgh Cultural Alliance, Pittsburgh, PA
2010    Radius Books, Land/Art New Mexico, Radius Books, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2009 (my work can be found
           on pages 38-39, 163)
           Moore, JS, Rooting Branches, Outskirts Press, Denver, Colorado, 2010 (my work can be found back cover of
           book and page 136, 173-174)
2009    Taylor, Chris and Bill Gilbert, Land Arts of the American West, University of Texas Press, Austin, Texas,
           2009 (my writing, artistic work and images are highlighted on pages 36-37, 46, 196-197, 256, 264, 308, and
           358)
2008    Given Take, exhibition catalog, The LAND/an art site, Mountainair, NM
2007    Weather Report: Art and Climate Change, exhibition catalog, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art,
           Boulder, CO
2006   Biennial Southwest, exhibition catalog, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
2005   Seeing the Forest and the Trees, exhibition catalog, Trevor Lucero Studios,Albuquerque, NM
           Transitions: Albuquerque Contemporary 2005, exhibition catalog, 516 Art  Space, Albuquerque, NM
2004   Albuquerque Contemporary, exhibition catalog, Magnifico, Albuquerque, NM
           Illustrious, exhibition catalog, Magnifico, Albuquerque, NM

Awards, Grants and Residencies
2016-2018  Research Fellow, Center for Art and Environment, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno,  NV
2014    SoGES Research Fellow, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, CSU, Fort Collins, CO
2013    Editor’s Pick, New American Paintings, No. 106, Southern Edition
           Ucross Foundation Residency, Ucross, WY
           Senate Research Grant, Faculty Senate, West Virginia University
           Tillie Speyer Memorial Award, Tillie Speyer Memorial Fund, Pittsburgh, PA
2012   Myers Distinguished Research Award, School of Art and Design, West Virginia University,
           Morgantown, WV
           Faculty Development Grant, College of Creative Arts, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
2011   Senate Research Grant, Faculty Senate, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
           Professional Development Grant, West Virginia Department of Culture and History, Charleston, WV
           Myers Distinguished Research Award, Division of Art, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
           3rd Prize, Inside/Outside juried exhibition, GoogleWorks, Redding, PA
           Faculty Development Grant, College of Creative Arts, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
2010   Myers Distinguished Research Award, Division of Art, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
           College of Creative Arts Development Grant, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
2009   Center for Land Use Interpretation Artist-in-Residence, CLUI, Wendover, UT
           Art Interview-Online International – Honored Artist, Berlin, Germany
           Myers Distinguished Research Award ($3000), Division of Art, West Virginia University, Morgantown,
           WV
2008   Faculty Development Grant, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
           College of Creative Arts Development Grant, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
2007   Land Arts of the American West Post MFA Grant, University of New Mexico/Lannan Foundation
2005   Juror’s Award, Transitions Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
           GRD Grant, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
2004   RPT Grant, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
2001-2003       Artist in Residence, Studio Group, Helper, UT

Curator
2017    Case Study – Weld County, David Brooks, Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, Colorado State University,
            Fort Collins, CO
2014    Boundless Horizons, Hatton Gallery, Fort Collins, CO
2011    Reflections on Dunkard Creek, Monongalia Arts, Morgantown, WV
2008    Given Take, the LAND/an art site, Mountainair, NM (an on-site exhibition project on 40 acres in the
           Manzano Mountains of New Mexico)
           Take Back – the LAND/an art site Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
           Land Arts of the American West, [AC]2 Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2007   Wilderness Studio (Cont.), John Sommers Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
           Land Arts of the American West, AC [2] Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2006   Wilderness Studio (Cont.), John Summers Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
           Land Arts of the American West, John Summers Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
2001   Oasis Arts Festival, Salt Lake City, UT

Artist Lectures and Presentations
2017   Interdisciplinary Models for Place: based Creative and Critical Arts Pedagogy, Art Department, Florida State
           University, Tallahassee, FL
2016   Artist Lecture, Visual Environmental Communication, Colorado College, CO
           Artist Lecture and workshop, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
2015   ArtBites Lecture Series, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
           Artist Lecture, “Art and Science Converge: Emerging Opportunities, at NSF funded workshop on Global
           Networks of Long-term Observatories on Mountain Social Ecological Systems, Gothic, CO
           Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Western Macedonia, Florina Greece (via Skype)
2013   ArtBites Lecture Series, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
2012   IVSA (International Visual Sociology Association) Conference – Presenting in session titled “Exit Cities”,
           Brooklyn, NY
           Art and Science Lecture Series, Clay Center for the Arts, Charleston, WV, March 8, 2012
2011   Ohio University, Foundations Visiting Lecture, Athens, OH
2010   West Virginia University, Artist Lecture Series, Morgantown, WV
           SECAC – presenting “Drawn to an Interdisciplinary Practice”, Richmond VA
           SECAC – co-chair of panel “Synergy: Collaboration Between Art and Science”, Richmond, VA
2009   SECAC – presenting on “The Art of Ecology”, Mobile, Al
           Marshal University, Artist Lecture Series, Huntington, WV
           Charleston Cultural Center, as part of the Art Series Lectures, Charleston, WV
2008   the LAND/an art site, as part of exhibition events, Mountainair, NM
2007   Whittier College, as part of exhibition event, Whittier, CA

Teaching Experience
2016-2017     Associate Professor of Art, Department of Art and Art History, Colorado State University.
                      Courses taught –Art and Environment, Advanced Painting, Painting I, Methods and Materials in
                      Painting, Graduate Painting
2015-2016     Associate Professor of Art, Department of Art and Art History, Colorado State University.
                      Courses taught –Painting I, Methods and Materials in Painting, Graduate Painting
2014-2015     Assistant Professor of Art, Department of Art and Art History, Colorado State University.
                      Courses taught – Art and Environment, Painting I, Methods and Materials in Painting, Advanced
                      Painting, Graduate Painting
2013-2014     Assistant Professor of Art, Department of Art, Colorado State University. Courses taught –
                      Painting I, Painting II, Advanced Painting, Graduate Painting
2012-2013     Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing, Division of Art, West Virginia University.  Courses
                      taught – Art and Environment, Place:Appalachia, Painting I, Advanced Painting, Senior Projects
                      Painting and Graduate Painting
2011-2012    Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing, Division of Art, West Virginia University.  Courses
                      taught – Art and Environment, Place:Appalachia, Advanced Painting, Advanced Drawing, Senior
                      Projects Painting, Graduate Seminar and Graduate Painting
2010-2011    Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing, Division of Art, West Virginia University.  Courses
                      taught – Art and Environment, Advanced Painting, Advanced Drawing, Senior Projects Painting,
                      Graduate Seminar and Graduate Painting
2009-2010     Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing, Division of Art, West Virginia University.  Courses
                      taught – Art and Environment, Place: Appalachia, Advanced Painting, Intermediate Painting,
                      Advanced Drawing, Senior Projects Painting, and Graduate Painting
2008-2009     Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing, Division of Art, West Virginia University.  Courses
                      taught – Advanced Painting, Advanced Drawing, Senior Projects Painting, Graduate Seminar, and
                      Graduate Painting
2007-2008    Co-Director, Land Arts of the American West, Art Department, University of New Mexico
2006-2007    Co-Director, Land Arts of the American West. Instructor, Wilderness Studio, Painting I – Art
                      Department, University of New Mexico
                      Instructor, Painting Concepts course and From Here to There (outdoor drawing workshop),
                      Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM
2005-2006    Co-Director, Land Arts of the American West. Instructor, Wilderness Studio, Painting II – Art
                     Department, University of New Mexico.