Deanna Erdmann

Deanna ErdmannArtist’s Statement

My work engages perception and transformation, addressing the politics of place, class and the body. Through the reconfiguration and denaturalization of image, time and sound, my work seeks out the invisible within the visible. I start with the still image as a foundation for contemplation. Using transitory, repeated, and improvised gestures I propose new strategies for viewing that challenge habitual engagement and perception. The resulting combinations of images, movement and sound coalesce, creating visceral and meditative experiences.

Website: deannaerdmann.com

Biography

Select Solo Exhibitions 2009-2013

2012
Quartet For The End of Time, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro

2011
Three New Works, Luis de Jesus, Los Angeles

2009
Donut, Patrick Painter, Los Angeles

Select Group Exhibitions 2009-2013

2013
All That is Solid, Images Festival, Toronto Canada

2012
Tilt-Shift LA: New Queer Perspectives on the Western Edge, curated by Darin Klein, Luis de Jesus, Los Angeles
Dirty Looks: Long Distance Love Affairs, curated by Darin Klein and Bradford Nordeen, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and Yale University, New Haven

2011
Adult Contemporary – Family Romance, Kavi Gupta Berlin

Fellowships and Awards 2009-2013

2012
Center for Cultural Innovation, Artists’ Resource Completion Grant

Community Activities/Works

2013
Models of Pride – Organizer, USC, Los Angeles

2010/12
Youth Arts and Media Festival – Lead Organizer, Los Angeles

2011
Shipping and Receiving – Workshop and Exhibition, Venice Arts Gallery, Los Angeles

EDUCATION

M.F.A., 2008
University of California San Diego

B.A., 2002
University of California Irvine