Los Angeles, b.1965

Erika Ranee

Erika Ranee received her MFA, with a concentration in painting from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the recipient of a NYFA Fellowship in Painting and has attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She was a 2009 AIRSpace resident at the Abrons Arts Center and was awarded a studio grant from The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, 2011. Her work has been shown in several group exhibitions: at the Bronx Museum, in The Last Brucennial, at The Parlour Bushwick and at BravinLee Programs; at Tiger Strikes Asteroid (TSA/NY) and at David & Schweitzer Contemporary. Recent exhibition venues include the Southampton Arts Center, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery and Freight+Volume Gallery in NYC; several solo exhibitions at BRIC Project Space, Ground Floor Gallery and Lesley Heller Gallery in NYC....

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Biography

Erika Ranee received her MFA, with a concentration in painting from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the recipient of a NYFA Fellowship in Painting and has attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She was a 2009 AIRSpace resident at the Abrons Arts Center and was awarded a studio grant from The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, 2011. Her work has been shown in several group exhibitions: at the Bronx Museum, in The Last Brucennial, at The Parlour Bushwick and at BravinLee Programs; at Tiger Strikes Asteroid (TSA/NY) and at David & Schweitzer Contemporary. Recent exhibition venues include the Southampton Arts Center, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery and Freight+Volume Gallery in NYC; several solo exhibitions at BRIC Project Space, Ground Floor Gallery and Lesley Heller Gallery in NYC. She lives and works in New York.

Artworks

3

The Brine Lake, 2019

RELATED CATEGORIES

21st Century Art / Abstract Painting / Abstraction / Acrylic Paint / Acrylic Painting / American Art / Art of the 2010s / Collage / Contemporary American Art / Daily Life Experience / Dense Composition / Gouache Paint / Individual and Society / Los Angeles / Mixed Media Painting / Multiple Colors / New York / Painting / Rough and Brave Brushstrokes / Shellac / Smooth and Flat Surface / Spray Paint / Surrounding Environment / Using Unusual Tools and Materials / Women Artists

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • 1993

    M.F.A./Painting, University of California, Berkeley, CA

  • 1991

    B.F.A., School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

  • 1987

    B.A., Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    PSYCHEDELIC GALACTICA, Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2018

    GREEN ROSE, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (solo)

  • INSIDE/OUTSIDE, curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, BRIC Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    WAKING DREAM, curated by Nick Lawrence, Freight+Volume Gallery, New York, NY

  • HYPERACCUMULATORS, curated by Alexandra Rutsch Brock, Pelham Arts Center, Pelham, NY

  • DOLOR DE CABEZA, curated by Janice Sloane, Ladron Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

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Education

  • 1993

    M.F.A./Painting, University of California, Berkeley, CA

  • 1991

    B.F.A., School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

  • 1987

    B.A., Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    PSYCHEDELIC GALACTICA, Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2018

    GREEN ROSE, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (solo)

  • INSIDE/OUTSIDE, curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, BRIC Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2017

    ZIP-A-DEE-A, Mazmanian Art Gallery, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

  • 2016

    THESE KIND, Dadu, Nashville, TN (solo)

  • GASOLINE RAINBOWS, LMAKgallery, New York, NY (solo)

  • 2015

    CONVERSATIONS: with Carlos Rigau, LMAKgallery, New York, NY (Two Person Exhibitions)

  • 2010

    SWEET TALK, Slate Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (solo)

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    WAKING DREAM, curated by Nick Lawrence, Freight+Volume Gallery, New York, NY

  • HYPERACCUMULATORS, curated by Alexandra Rutsch Brock, Pelham Arts Center, Pelham, NY

  • DOLOR DE CABEZA, curated by Janice Sloane, Ladron Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

  • INSIDE OUT, C’mon Everybody Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2018

    BE STILL LIFE, curated by Sue and Phil Knoll, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

  • SEVEN SAMAURI, curated by Sue and Phil Knoll, Platform Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

  • SUMMER OF LOVE, Freight & Volume Gallery, New York, NY

  • EMOJI SHOW, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY

  • CHROMALICIOUS, curated by Sue and Phil Knoll, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

  • SAID BY HER, Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY

  • AMONG FRIENDS, curated by Alexandra Rutsch Brock, DUMBO/Brooklyn, NY

  • LREI Invitational Art Auction, Pace Gallery, New York, NY

  • NUT II: Publication Release, curated by Liza LaCroix and Alli Melanson, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • A RADICAL VOICE: 23 Women, curated by Janet Goleas, Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY

  • OUR NOW, curated by Olympia and KNC, Chinatown Soup, New York, NY

  • 2017

    SQUARED x2, curated by Phil and Sue Knoll, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

  • 2017 BRIC Gala/Fall Auction (invitational), BRIC Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

  • ELSEWISELY curated by Paul D’Agostino, Centotto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • SPOOKY SHOW curated by Fran Holstrom/Neesh Projects, Aquarius Gallery, Queens, NY

  • TRUE BELIEVERS, curated by artist Daniel John Gadd, hosted by David&Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY

  • BROAD STRIPES and BRIGHT STARS PART II, Branford College/Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • WHERE EAGLES DARE, Neesh Interactive, Aquarius Gallery, Queens, NY

  • GUMBO, curated by Mason Saltarrelli, MAW Gallery, New York, NY

  • BROAD STRIPES and BRIGHT STARS, The Ely Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT

  • VIVE benefit show, Honey Ramka Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • GIVE VOICE, curated by Eileen Jen, LMAKbooks+design, New York, NY

  • SPACES, curated by William Crump, Station Independent Projects, New York, NY

  • jux*ta*po*si*tion, Rosenberg Gallery/NYU, New York, NY

  • 2016

    PUSSY POWER, curated by Jennifer Samet and Michael David, David&Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY

  • FLAT FILES: YEAR FOUR, Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery (TSA), Brooklyn, NY

  • ELECTRIC CARESSES, curated by Diana Buckley, Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, NY

  • ALOE, curated by Larry Qualls, FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • THE TIDE IS HIGH, curated by Christopher Joy, Silvermine Arts Center, Colonels Row/Governors Island, NY

  • BLACK and BLUE PLUS ORANGE, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

  • AFTER POP LIFE, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA

  • NOMENColorATURE II, Centotto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • NOMENColorATURE, Studio 10 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • PAPERED STORIES, LMAKgallery, New York, NY

  • INTROSPECTIVE, BravinLee programs, New York, NY

  • TIMELINE, Steinhardt/NYU faculty exhibition, Barney Building, New York, NY

  • HEPTADEAGON: SOIL INVITATIONAL, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA

  • 2015

    THE HAND THAT CREATES THE I: David Humphrey, Carol Bruns and Melanie Smith, The Parlour Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

  • AMSTERDAM DRAWING, 2015/Contemporary Art on Paper, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • IMPROVISED SHOWBOAT #9/EYE CONTACT, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2014

    NURTUREart Invitational, The Boiler/Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • CONCRETE MUSE, curated by Krista Saunders, DUMBO Arts Festival, NY

  • PERPETUAL SYSTEMS, curated by Hugh O’Rourke, NYU Steinhardt School/Art & Art Professions, Barney Building, New York, NY

  • ROOTED MOVEMENTS, LMAKprojects, New York, NY

  • THE LAST BRUCENNIAL, New York, NY

  • 2013

    TOONSKIN, Artspace, New Haven, CT

  • 2012

    40th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY

  • MARIE WALSH SHARPE OPEN STUDIOS, Brooklyn, NY

  • ITSA SMALL, SMALL WORLD: guest curator Hennesey Youngman/A Marilyn Minter Virgin Production, Family Business Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2011

    DIE LIKE YOU REALLY MEAN IT, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY

  • THE ART OF COLLECTING, Flint Institute of Art, Flint, MI

  • CLIFFORD CHANCE Space, curated by Jacob Robichaux: Deana Lawson, Brendan Fernandez, Yashua Klos and Wardell Milan, New York, NY

  • 2010

    SINGLE LADY, curated by Candice Madey, Kate Gilmore and Jenny Salomon, Salon 422 Washington St., Brooklyn, NY

  • APOLOGUES, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY

  • Group Show: Cheol Yu Kim, Karen Margolis, and Taney Roniger, Slate Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • AIRSpace, artists-in-residence exhibition, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY

  • VES*SEL, curated by Kenya Robinson, The Brennan Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

  • 2009

    ELSEWHERE, curated by Shinique Smith: Jennie C. Jones, Sean Ryan, Christine Bailey and Mickalene Thomas, SALTWORKS Gallery, Atlanta, GA

  • AFRICAN AMERICANA, curated by Kenya Robinson: Mike Cloud, Rashaad Newsome, and Hank Willis Thomas, The Brennan Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

  • 2008

    YES, WE'RE OPEN, Yes! Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • SHE'S SO ARTICULATE, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

  • BLACK: A CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART SACRAMENTOAREA COLLECTIONS, 40 Acres Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA

  • 2006

    COOPER UNION RESIDENCY EXHIBITION, Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY

  • 2003

    AFRICAN-AMERICAN ART AND ARTIFACTS, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

Grants & Awards

  • 2015

    Nominated/Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant

  • 2014

    Nominated/American Academy of Arts and Letters

  • 2012

    Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, The Space Program, NY (2011 - 2012)

  • 2011

    Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Grant

  • 2010

    AIRSpace, Studio Residency, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY (2009 - 2010)

  • 2009

    Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

  • 2006

    Cooper Union Residency Program, New York, NY

Collections

  • MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated

  • Enrique de la Cruz and Leslie Carmin, Head of Branford College/Yale University

  • Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

  • Peggy Cooper Cafritz

  • Dr. David C. Driskell

  • Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

Lectures/Talks

  • 2013

    Visiting Artist/Studio Visit with Linda Geary, California College of Arts

  • 2011

    Visiting Artist/Lecture, Steinhardt School/Art and Art Professions, NYU

  • 2007

    Visiting Artist/Lecture, Steinhardt School/ Art and Art Professions, NYU

  • present adjunct professor, Steinhardt School/ Art and Art Professions, NYU

Publications

  • Colour I, a NUT Publication, October 2018.

  • Summer of Love, exhibition catalog, Freight & Volume Gallery, Nick Lawrence publication, 2018.

  • Fired Up! Ready to Go! Finding Beauty, Demanding Equity: An African American Life in Art, The Collections of Peggy Cooper Cafritz, Rizzoli Electa, (page 195), 2018.

  • NUT II Publication, 2nd annual edition of works on paper, March 2018.

  • Artists to Artists, Vol. 2, Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program 25th Anniversary publication, 2016.

  • Black: A Celebration of African-American Art Sacramento-Area Collections, exhibition catalogue (back cover photo), 40 Acres Art Gallery, 2008