Erik is Assistant Professor of New Media Communication within the Department of Humanities at Indiana University Kokomo. He is an interdisciplinary artist, composer, and designer. He works with still and moving images, sound, and text to create visual and interactive work for print, web, performance, and installation. He also scores soundtracks for film, dance, and video.
Erik is co-founder of Burrdowning Press, an independent book & paper arts venture based in Indianapolis, Indiana. His work in art and design has earned a Webby nomination (1999), two Addy Awards (1988 & 1989), and a South by Southwest National Interactive Design Award (2002, first place). Erik’s visual art has been shown and reviewed nationally; his interactive and audio work has been seen and heard world-wide.
Erik holds a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts & New Media from Columbia College Chicago and a Bachelor of Music in Composition from Northern Illinois University. He teaches courses in new media and advises the design team for the student-run literary arts magazine, From the Well House.
"IRVINGTON PRESENTS 2012: A Juried Art Show." November 10, 2012 – January 5, 2013, Bona Thompson Memorial Center, Indianapolis, IN
"Los Angeles Center For Digital Art: Electron Salon." A Group Show, November 10 – December 1, 2012, Los Angeles, CA
"SMALL WORKS NYC: A Juried Exhibition." September 23 - November 3, 2012, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, New York, NY
"Annual Juried Exhibit." Peer reviewed gallery exhibition. June 2-July 22, 2012, Delaplaine Visual Arts Ctr., Frederick MD
"The Art of Remembrance." Peer reviewed gallery exhibition. Honorable Mention Recipient for work: “Refuge of the Incompetent” (Giclée Print on Watercolor). January 13-February 4, 2012, The Gallery @ AUP, Greenfield, IN
"2011 Whitewater Art Exhibit." Peer reviewed gallery exhibition. Top Ten Merit Award Recipient for work: “Force” (Giclée Print on Watercolor). October 26-December 9, 2011, Indiana University East, Richmond, IN
“From the Well House: Live." Gallery installation, September 7-October 15, 2011, Indiana University Kokomo
"Parallel Universe." Original film score, title design, post-production. Premiered December 18-21, 2010, Gorilla Tango Theatre, Chicago, Internationally distributed, Rujanee In Space Studios (2010)
"Time, Through Windows." Reviewed gallery installation, April 4-24, 2008, Columbia College Chicago
"Breaking Away." Reviewed gallery installation, March 31-April 14, 2008, Gallery 37 Center for the Arts – CenterSpace, Chicago, IL
"All About Time." Reviewed public installation, screened June 19, 2007, La Lumiere School, LaPorte, IN
"Image Unit." Publicly screened works by Erik Austin Deerly, Diane Derr, Todd Kephart, Mel Racho, Josh Siegal, and Liz Wuerffel. April 30, 2006, Hot House, Chicago
"Controlled Substances." Installed and screened March 1, 2006, Columbia College Chicago
"Morph-olio." Exhibition & readings by Erik Austin Deerly, Angelique Williams, Karen Wolf, Michele Fitzsimmons, Cristina Lawrence, Andrew Micheli, Casey Murtaugh, July 23, 2005, Metal Works Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Standing Waves in Shoaling Water." Screened January 21, 2005, Columbia College Chicago