erica barajas

Richmond, CA 94805 - (269) 270-9423 - ebarajas23@gmail.com

www.ericabarajas.com

 

education

Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Printmaking (December 2014)

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

 

Master of Arts, Education (July 2005)

California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential: Biology and Geosciences

University of California, Santa Cruz

 

Bachelor of Arts, Evolution and Ecology, Studio Art Minor (March 2002)

University of California, Davis

 

Nepal Wildlands Studies, San Francisco State University Program (October-November 2000)

 

exhibitions
2017
  • Under Pressure, WMU Frostic School of Art, Kalamazoo, MI
2016
  • Raw/Cooked, Bankhead Theater Visitor Center, Livermore, CA
2015
  • Small Works Exhibition, ROY G BIV Nonprofit Gallery for Emerging Artists, Columbus, OH

  • Steamroller Print Fest, Art Walk Livermore, Bothwell Downtown Art Studios, Livermore, CA

  • Tree Sweater Forest, Public Art Installation, downtown Livermore, CA

  • Poets in Print, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Park Trades Center, Kalamazoo, MI

  • ARTspace Original 2015 International Print Exchange, Chatham, Ontario

  • Wish You Were Here, the Lion's Nest, Austin, TX

  • Downtown Bothwell Group Exhibition, Bothwell Downtown Art Studios, Livermore, CA

  • Coming & Going, Bothwell Downtown Art Studios, Livermore, CA (Solo)

  • Printmaking: A Juried Exhibition, Lee County Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL

  • Print | Works, DeVries Student Gallery, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Shock Print National Exhibition, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS

2014
  • amalgamation: interwoven realities, Senior BFA Exhibition, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Face Everything And Recover, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Re:solution- Envisioning Sustainability, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Contiguity, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Park Trades Center, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Poets in Print, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Park Trades Center, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Art Prize, WMU-Grand Rapids Venue, Grand Rapids, MI

  • PUSH AND PULL, Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA

  • 32nd Annual The Print Exhibition, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Figure & Form: The Contemporary Printmakers Society Spring Exhibition, Park Trades Center, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Frostic School of Art Annual Student Exhibition, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Making Meaning, S. Kohrman Hall, Gwen Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Black, White and Read All Over- Print | Works, DeVries Student Gallery, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Divided by Definition, Saniwax Gallery, Park Trades Center, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Annual Foundations Student Show, DeVries Student Gallery, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Embodiment and the Medical Gaze, Park Trades Center, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Frostic School of Art Annual Student Exhibition, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Re/trans, S. Kohrman Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Print | Works, DeVries Student Gallery, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

 

scholarships and awards
  • Community Grant, Livermore Cultural Arts Council (August 2015)

  • Enrichment Grant, Western Michigan University (Fall 2014)

  • Third Place, 32nd Annual The Print Exhibition, Ann Arbor Art Center (May 2014)

  • College of Fine Arts Grant, Western Michigan University (2014-2015)

  • DeVries Professional Immersion Fund, Gwen Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University (Summer 2014)

  • Presidential Scholar, Gwen Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University (Spring 2014)

  • College of Fine Arts Grant, Western Michigan University (2013-2014)

  • Enrichment Grant, Western Michigan University (Fall 2013)

  • Angie Gayman Carmer Art Scholarship, Western Michigan University (Spring 2013)

  • Cornelius Loew Young Artist Scholarship, Western Michigan University (Spring 2013)

 

collections
  • Western Michigan University Art Collection

  • Gwen Frostic School of Art Student Print Archive

  • Various private collections

 
curatorial
  • Print | Works, DeVries Student Gallery, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI (Co-curator, January 2015)

  • Face Everything And Recover, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI (collaboration, November 2014)

  • Figure & Form: The Contemporary Printmakers Society Spring Exhibition, Park Trades Center, Kalamazoo, MI (April 2014)

  • Black, White and Read All Over (Print | Works), DeVries Student Gallery, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI (Co-curator, January 2014)

 

professional artist workshops

Jorge Pineda, Western Michigan University (October 2014)

  • assisted with printing of edition of "Nina Roja."

 

Patricia Belli, Western Michigan University (March 2014)

  • Sculptural exercises in emphasizing the inherent characteristics of objects and spaces.

 

Michael Schneider, Western Michigan University (October 2013)

  • Moku Hanga printmaking practice, including a collaboration on a large scale print and performance.

 

Willie Cole, Western Michigan University (February 2013)

  • Deconstructing/reconstructing objects to use drawing and sculpture to keep the eye and mind open to new ways of analyzing form.

 

fellowships/apprenticeships
  • Intern, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Kalamazoo, MI (April-August 2014)

  • Woodworking Apprentice, Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University (Fall 2013)

  • Fellowship to Advance Racial Equity, Kalamazoo Community Foundation (2011-2012)

 

relevant work experience
  • Visitor Center Supervisor, Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, Livermore, CA (Dec 2015-present)

  • Printmaking Instructor, Bothwell Arts Center, Livermore, CA (Dec 2015-present)

  • Printmedia Technician, Western Michigan University, Gwen Frostic School of Art (Jan-Dec 2014)

  • Art & Film Instructor, YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo (2009-2010)

  • Logo & Web Designer, self-employed (2009)

  • Muralist and Natural Resources Volunteer, United States Peace Corps, Bolivia (2007-2008)

  • Studio Assistant for Cuauhtemoc (Temo) Moreno, Davis, CA (2002)

 

memberships
  • California Society of Printmakers (2015-present)

  • SGCI (2015-2016)

  • Mid-America Print Council (2014-2015)

  • Treasurer, Contemporary Printmakers Society, Western Michigan University (2013-2014)

  • Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (2010-2014)

  • Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo (2010-2014)

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