Erik Deerly is Associate Professor of New Media at Indiana University Kokomo. Erik is a multidisciplinary artist whose diverse range of works include sound, installation, video, instruction-based art, photo, and Net.art. His work has exhibited across the US and in Asia and Europe. Reviews have been published in The Chicago Tribune, with features in ArtAscent, and Émigré. Awards include a SXSW 1st Place National Interactive Design Award, a Webby nomination, and a 2016 New Frontiers of Creativity and Scholarship Grant from Indiana University. 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.
2016 - New Frontiers of Creativity and Scholarship Grant, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
2015 - Art Students League of Denver Biennial National Juried Exhibition, Merit Award, Denver, CO
2013 - Graphic Design USA, American Graphic Design Award, New York, NY
2011 - Whitewater Art Exhibit, Top Ten Merit Award, Indiana University East, Richmond, IN
2002 - SXSW (South by Southwest), First place National Interactive Design Awards, Austin TX
1989 - The Addy Awards, print advertising winner, Chicago, IL
1988 - The Addy Awards, print advertising winner, Chicago, IL
2017 Objectified, International Juried Exhibition, CICA Museum, South Korea 2016 Abstract Mind, International Exhibition on Abstract Art, CICA Museum, South Korea 2016 tXtMe, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA (juror: Leisa Austin) 2016 A4 O2O Project: Instruction-based Art, CICA Museum, South Korea (juror: Leejin Kim) 2016 Union Street Gallery Grand Opening, Indiana University Kokomo Union Street Gallery, Kokomo, IN 2016 Up Next, 1st National Juried Exhibition, NEXT Gallery, Denver, CO (jurors: Thadeaous Mighell, Amber Cobb) 2016 5th Annual Juried Exhibit, JF Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL 2015 Generations, 40 Hues Between Black & White, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art with Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association, Santa Ana, CA (Jurors: Dinh Q. Lê, Stephen Anderson) (catalog) 2015 Unexpected, International Juried Exhibition, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (juror: Zsolt Bátori) (catalog) 2015 CONCEIVE, A Group Exhibition, the HUD Gallery, Ventura, CA (juror: Yessíca Torres) 2015 Providence Art Club 2015 Nationwide All Media Open Juried Exhibition, Providence, RI (juror: Allison Lee Newsome) 2015 Biennial National Juried Exhibition, Art Students League of Denver, Denver CO (juror: Christoph Heinrich,PhD) (merit award) 2014 Annual Juried Exhibit, Delaplaine Visual Arts Center Frederick MD (juror: Margaret Winslow) 2014 The Video Show — 3rd International Juried Exhibition of Video and Media Installation, North Branch, NJ (jurors: Josh Azzarella, Lydia Grey, John Harford, Kelly Oliver, Ann Tsubota) 2014 Providence Art Club 2014 Nationwide All Media Open Juried Exhibition, Providence, RI (juror: Claudia Seymour) 2014 Terminal Physical Space, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN 2013 Small Works - Big Talent, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA (juror: Lori McBride) 2013 6th Annual Juried Show, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA (juror: Sylvia White) (catalog) 2013 EXPOSURE, See Exhibition Space, Long Island City, NY (catalog) 2013 Figurative Art Exhibition, The Light Space & Time Virtual Gallery (juror: John R. Math) 2013 Irvington Presents, Bona Thompson Memorial Center, Indianapolis, IN (juror: Mitch Eckert) (catalog) 2012 Annual Juried Exhibit, Delaplaine Visual Arts Center Frederick MD (juror: Sue Spaid) (catalog) 2012 Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA (jurors: Peter Frank, Rex Bruce) 2012 Small Works NYC: A Juried Exhibition, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, New York, NY (juror: Jeffrey Leder) 2012 The Art of Remembrance, The Gallery @ AUP, Greenfield, IN (jurors: Elizabeth Hofmann, Brian Noffke) 2011 Whitewater Juried Art Exhibit, Indiana University East, Richmond, IN (juror: Katherine Sherwood) (catalog) (merit award) 2010 Parallel Universe, Gorilla Tango Theatre, Chicago, IL 2008 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL (catalog) 2008 Breaking Away, Gallery 37 Center for the Arts – CenterSpace, Chicago, IL 2007 All About Time, La Lumiere School, LaPorte, IN 2006 Controlled Substances, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL 2006 Image Unit, Hot House, Chicago, IL 2005 Standing Waves in Shoaling Water, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL 2005 Morph-olio, Metal Works Gallery, Chicago,ILBibliography(Reviews/Articles/Catalogs/Interviews)
"Distinguished Artist." ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal. 16 (2015): 36-41. Anderson, Stephen. Generations: 40 Hues Between Black & White. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2015): 24-25. "Distinguished Artist." ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal. 8 (2014): 62-65. “2012 One Life Catalog.” New York: Photo District News, 2012. Connor, Michael. “SXSW 2002 WebAwards,and the Winners Are.” Austin Chronicle 2002, sec Vol. 21, No. 28: 63. Rudy Vanderlans, Zuzana Licko. Emigre: Graphic Design Into the Digital Realm. 1994. 83-86. Rothschild, David. “Home Front.” Chicago Tribune 1993. 62. Rothschild, David. “Home Front.” Chicago Tribune 1992, sec A&E: 81. Rudy Vanderlans. “Sound Design.” Émigré 16 (1990): 20-22.
Woodward, Kristen T. “The American Dream Ensemble.” 2014. Artists2artists. <http://www.artists2artists.net/photo/the-american-dream-ensemble?context=featured>.
University of Chicago, Interview, WHPK Radio, Chicago, IL, April 3, 1998. Jonathon Brandmeier, Interview, WLUP Radio, Chicago, IL, December 9, 1994.
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