Erika deVries is a performance, photo and video based artist, whose work investigates the realities of girlhood, womanhood and motherhood, and it’s cycles of absence and presence. She has had solo exhibitions at venues which include Buzzer Thirty Arts Space, M.Y. Art Prospects, The Queens Theatre In the Park and Point Of View Gallery. She has also participated in group exhibitions in New York at Schroeder Romero Gallery, M.Y. Art Prospects, Franklin Furnace at The Knitting Factory, FiveMyles Gallery, 450 Broadway Gallery, Arena @ Feed, Goliath Arts Space, The Bronx Museum of Art, and Eyebeam Atelier. Other group exhibition venues include Aratoi Museum, New Zealand; ARC Gallery, Chicago; The LAW Office, Chicago; LACPS in Los Angeles; Eye Gallery and Ampersand Gallery, San Francisco; and the Berlin Kunst Projekt, Berlin, Germany.
DeVries has created a special edition for CMA’s 2017 Art Auction. Based on the concept of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beloved Community,” deVries has been working on a project that encourages recognition and empathy for poverty, hunger and homelessness. By collecting handwritten transcriptions of the word “beloved,” deVries hopes to replace racism and discrimination with an all-inclusive spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood. The Beloved for CMA’s edition was written by Erika's son Zane. This work is an edition of ten - please contact CMA if you are interested in purchasing another edition of the work.
Signature: COA will be provided
Image rights: Courtesy of the artist & LiteBrite Neon