Info

Born 1982 in Bismarck, North Dakota

erikhougen (at) gmail (dot) com

Education

2008 - MFA - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY

2006 - BFA - Minnesota State University Moorhead

Awards, Residencies 

2013 - Visiting Artist Resident - Brooklyn Art Space, Brooklyn NY

2011 - 2015 - Artist in Residence - Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn NY

2011 - S.I.P. Fellowship - Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York City NY 

2011 - Artist in the Marketplace Program - Bronx Museum, Bronx NY 

2010 - Residency - I-Park, East Haddam CT 

2010 - Professional Development Grant - National Endowment for the Arts, NY State 

2008 - Excellence in Academic Achievement (Pratt Institute)

Solo Exhibitions 

2016 - Criminal - Francis Colburn Gallery, University of Vermont, Burlington VT 

2015 - Twenty Miles in Eight Hours - Sugarlift, Brooklyn NY 

2014 - Overland (two-person show with Victoria Haven) - Planthouse, New York City NY 

2012 - Removing the Stone - Vaughn Massey Projects, New York City NY 

2012 - How to Bury Your Own Dead Body - Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn NY (catalog) 

2010 - Portraits - chashama 112, New York City NY 

2008 - Watercolors - Vaughn Massey Projects, New York City NY 

2008 - Kartafla - Steuben Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY 

2006 - Trailer - Roland Dille Gallery, Minnesota State University, Moorhead MN

Selected Group Exhibitions 

2016 - Victory Garden - Planthouse, New York, NY

2016 - Plus One (Curated by Melissa Steiger) - Trestle Contemporary Art Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2016 - Printers Printer - Blackburn 20 | 20 Gallery, New York NY

2016 - Affordable Art Fair (with Sugarlift) - New York NY

2016 - Spring | Break Art Show, included in the exhibition "Portable Minds", curated by Margaret Lanzetta - New York, NY

2015 - Somewhere In-between (Curated by Julie McKim) - ArtHelix, Brooklyn NY 

2014 - Somewheres & Nowheres (selected by Nicola Lopez) - International Print Center New York, New York, NY 

2014 - Faraway Nearby - Masters Projects, Brooklyn NY 

2014 - Current: Gowanus (Curated by Benjamin Sutton) - Arts Gowanus, Brooklyn NY 

2013 - Published by the Artist - International Print Center New York, New York, NY 

2013 - 6x9' (Curated by Vaughn Massey and Max Teicher) - National Arts Club, New York, NY 

2013 - The Ex-Photo Show - Praxedis Guerrero, New York, NY 

2013 - After Hours - Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn NY 

2013 - How You Gonna Get Back to Jersey? - Planthouse, New York, NY 

2013 - New Narratives (selected by Andrew Raftery) - International Print Center New York, New York, NY 

2013 - The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition - National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. 

2012 - One Year Later: Part II 20|20 Gallery at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY (catalog) 

2012 - Legacy (curated by Shelia Goloborotko) - Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Branchburg, NJ 

2012 - Double Reverse (curated by Seamus Liam O'Brien) - TNC Gallery, New York, NY 

2012 - Published by the Artist - International Print Center New York, New York, NY 

2011 - Bronx Calling, the First AIM Biennial - Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, NY (catalog) 

2011 - The Devil in the Ink - Firehouse North, Berkeley CA 

2011 - New Prints 2011/Winter - International Print Center New York, New York, NY 

2010 - Profile New York: Art and the Aesthetic Experience - Space Gallery, Burlington, VT 

2007 - The Etching Salon 2007 (Curated by David Kiehl) - The National Arts Club, New York, NY 

2007 - Gimmie Metal (Curated by Dennis McNett) - KCDC, Brooklyn, NY 

2007 - UNDERCURRENT (Curated by Julie McKim) - White Box Annex, New York, NY 

2006 - It Was Now - Plains Art Museum Annex, Fargo, ND 

2006 - Art Show! - Ice Box Boner-Teeth Skate Ramp, Fargo, ND

Press / Articles 

ArtSpace, interview with Loney Abrams, November 2, 2016

Lawfully Chic, feature by Annelein Bruins, April 1, 2016

The Common, November 14, 2014 

Atlas - Review by Jeff Bergman for Overland 

Paddle 8 - What Make Editions Unique (video), June 19, 2013 

The L Magazine - A Crash Course on the Brooklyn Art Scene, June 19, 2013 

Art Vetting - March 2013 Jamestown Sun, January 10th, 2013 

National Portrait Gallery Blog, January 3rd, 2013 

Fargo Forum, October 22nd, 2012. 

Hyperallergic for Bronx Calling 

Art Fag City for Bronx Calling 

NY Times for Bronx Calling 

Tiny Fortress for Kartafla Visiting Artist 

Lectures, Talks 

2016 - Alternative Narratives: An exploration of hybrid creative practices, with Angel Otero, and Larry Ossei-Mensah, organized by Ayesha Williams - NADA Art Fair, New York NY

2016 - Artists and their Relationship with Collectors, with Lizzie Gill, and Guno Park, organized by Wright Harvey - Affordable Art Fair, New York NY

2014 - New York Academy of Art, New York, NY (with Jeff Bergman) 

2013 - Brooklyn Art Space, Brooklyn, NY 

2013 - New York University, New York, NY 

2012 - Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead MN 

2011 - Clarion University, Clarion PA

Curatorial Projects 

2016 - American Road Trip - Site: Brooklyn (Juror)

2015 - Published by the Artist - International Print Center New York

2012 - New Prints 2012 / Autumn - International Print Center New York (Juror) 

2012 - Ocean Size - Kunsthalle Galapagos 

2011 - No Land - Kunsthalle Galapagos 

2011 - Gimme Shelter - Kunsthalle Galapagos 

2011 - Muertes Temporales - SHO Gallery 

2011 - Show Me Some Skin...Prints from NYC and Beyond - SHO Gallery 

2010 - Waal-Boght - SHO Gallery 

2009 - Get the Led Out - SHO Gallery 

Experience 

2012 - present - Visiting Assistant Professor. Pratt Institute, New York City NY 

2011 - present - Artistic Director and Master Printer. Lower East Side Printshop, New York City NY 

2009 - 2011 - Studio Assistant to Takashi Murakami. KaiKai Kiki LLC, Long Island City NY 

2007 - 2009 - Printer at Pace Editions / Watanabe Press. Brooklyn NY