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Artist Profile

Luke Erickson

b. 1969

Luke Erickson was born in 1969 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After earning a bachelor’s degree in studio art and art history from the University of Redlands, he received a master’s degree in the history of art and architecture from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Erickson has developed a photographic style characterized by documentary black and white images depicting the natural environment and its transformation over time. His work often contains undertones of environmental decay and man-made encroachment. Beyond photography, Luke Erickson also teaches at the University of St. Thomas and works as an art curator and photography curator for the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography.

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Work

Works in Our Collection

Luke Erickson
L.A. River: 101 and 110 Freeways
Photograph, gelatin silver print, 1999
11 x 14 inches
Gift of Monica J. Shilling
2014.004.005

Luke Erickson
L.A. River: A Framed View – Japonism
11 x 14 inches
Gift of Monica J. Shilling
2014.004.004

Luke Erickson
L.A. River: A Framed View
Photograph, gelatin silver print, 1999
11 x 14 inches
Gift of Monica J. Shilling
2014.004.002

Luke Erickson
L.A. River: Remains of a Flood
Photograph, gelatin silver print, 2000
11 x 14 inches
Gift of Monica J. Shilling
2014.004.003

Luke Erickson
L.A. River: Remains of a Flood in Shadow
Photograph, gelatin silver print, 2000
11 x 14 inches
Gift of Monica J. Shilling
2014.004.001