Karl Erickson makes videos and audio/visual-performances about language, transformative experiences, self-betterment and environmentalism. His screen-based work takes place in galleries, museums, film festivals and music venues. He is particularly interested in how communication and kinship can be made across different entities, plants to humans, machines to animals.   

Recent exhibitions include “Language as Shapes” (with Andrew Falkowski) at The Suburban, Milwaukee, WI, “Learn Sing Plants Counting Monsters Colors Alphabets” at Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, “Another Dimension: Digital Art in Memphis” at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN, “Are You Connect?” at the Electronic Arts Gallery of Colorado State University, “Time For Something Else” with Laurie Nye at Day & Night Projects, Atlanta, "We Could Be Transcendent Apes" at Field Projects Gallery in New York City, “2020 Megalith'' at The Wrong Biennial,  and “Screen2019: Climates” at UMASS, Amherst, MAHe has been an artist in residence at The Arctic Circle, Plyspace and Signal Culture. He received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts and his BFA from Wayne State University. He is an Assistant Professor of Digital Art at Rhodes College, Memphis, TN.

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