Education

08.2000 - 05.2003 / BFA / Otis College of Art + Design / Los Angeles, CA

06/1998 - 08.2000 / Carpentry Apprenticeship / John Hatlestad Woodworking / Grayslake, IL

17 years in various community ceramic studios in IL & CA

 

Exhibitions

3.2018 / Subversive Flower / NCECA 2018 / Nyia Page Community Center / Braddock, PA 

1.2018 / Faculty Show / Creative Arts Group / Sierra Madre, CA

10.2017 - 05.2017 / Traveling Exhibition / Solo Installation / Pasadena Public Libraries / Pasadena, CA

04.2017 - 05.2017 / Community In Blue / Solo Installation / American Museum of Ceramic Art / Pomona, CA

1.2017 / Faculty Show / Creative Arts Group / Sierra Madre, CA

07.2016 / Conversations In Clay: Classical And Contemporary Ceramics / OC Fair / Costa Mesa, CA

04.2016 / Contemporary Woman 10 / Chico Art Center / Chico, CA

11.2015 / With Love / Fifth Floor Gallery / Los Angeles, CA

09.2015 / INK & CLAY 41 / The Kellogg Art Gallery at Cal Poly / Pomona, CA

07.2015 / OTIS POP-UP / Fifth Floor Gallery / Los Angeles, CA

01.2015 / Faculty Show / Creative Arts Group / Sierra Madre, CA

05.2003 / ENVD03 Senior Show / Otis College of Art + Design / Los Angeles, CA

 

Collections

Works held in private collections in New York, Illinois, and California

Adali E. Stevenson High School Alumni Collection

 

Texts

"Kristen Erickson Pop-Up!." Shop Blog. Craft & Folk Art Museum. May 2014. Web. 28 Sept. 2014.

Fitzpatrick, Kyle. "Kristen Erickson Pottery At Fifth Floor." Los Angeles I'm Yours. N.p., Sept. 2011. Web. 26 July 2013.

Patrick, John. "Go West, Young Man: Organic Designer John Patrick’s Top Ten Discoveries in L.A." Vogue. Condé Nast. N.d. Web. 20 May 2013.

 

Teaching + Studio Experience

09.2016 - 05.2017 / Ceramics Instructor / AMOCA Studio / Pomona, CA

03.2015 - Current / Ceramics Instructor / Creative Arts Group / Sierra Madre, CA

01.2014 - Current / Ceramics Instructor + Studio Technician / Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge / La Cañada Flintridge, CA

02.2013 - 08.2013 / Ceramics Technician + Production Artist / Clay Nest Ceramic Collective /  Los Angeles, CA

 

Residencies

09.2015 - 12.2018 / Resident Artist / American Museum of Ceramic Art Studio / Pomona, CA

 

Awards + Grants

2015 / 2nd Place / Container Competition / ACS Design Chapter of Southern California / Arcadia, CA

2013 / Best Whimsical In Show / ACS Design Chapter of Southern California / Arcadia, CA

2004 / Honorable Mention / Exhibit Design / I.D. Magazine 50th Annual Design Review / National

2003 / 2nd Place / Residential Design Charette / Otis College of Art + Design / Los Angeles, CA

2001 / Honorable Mention / Furnishings Design+Build Competition / ArtShare LA / Los Angeles, CA

2001 / 1st Place / Retail Design Charette / Otis College of Art + Design / Los Angeles, CA

2000 - 2003 / Otis Educational Grants / Otis College of Art + Design / Los Angeles, CA

1996 / 3D Media Purchase Award / Adlai E. Stevenson High School / Lincolnshire, IL

 

Online Mentions

laimyours.com

designsponge.com

fifthfloorgallery.com