Erika Blumenfeld

Visual Arts, 2000

Erika Blumenfeld is visual artist and Guggenheim Fellow with a BFA from Parsons School of Design. Blumenfeld has chronicled a range of subjects including atmospheric and astronomic phenomena, bioluminescent organisms, wildfires and Antarctica. Blumenfeld has collaborated with science institutions such as the McDonald Observatory, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the South African National Antarctic Program. She has exhibited widely in the US and abroad, including the Albright Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, New York), TATE Modern (London), Fondation EDF Espace Electra (Paris) and Kunstnernes Hus (Norway). She has been awarded residencies with Cape Farewell (Scotland), SANAP/ITASC (Antarctica) and Ballroom Marfa (Texas). Blumenfeld’s work has been featured in Art In America, ARTnews and many books, including The Polaroid Book (Taschen 2005 & 2008) and Arte da Antarctica (Goethe-Institut, 2009). Her work is in the permanent collections of Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Lannan Foundation, Houston MFA, New Mexico MFA, Scottsdale MCA and UT.

Awards and Accomplishments


Blumenfeld presents with Creative Capital at IdeaFestival in Louisville, KY

2009: Blumenfeld joins the South African National Antarctica Program and is artist-in-residence of the research team ITASC (Interpolar Transnational Art Science Constellation)

2008: Blumenfeld receives John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship

2004: Blumenfeld receives inaugural residency at Ballroom Marfa in Texas

2002: Blumenfeld receives exhibition grant from Kultusministerium, Land Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany