Curriculum Vitæ

Artist Statement

Erica Schreiner is an experimental writer, video and performance artist, living and making art in New York City. Born in Grants Pass, Oregon, Erica moved to Portland in 2002 to attend the Art Institute where she received her BS in Graphic Design.

In 2005, Erica turned a VHS camera inward and the collaborated on The Skye Project (2006-2008) with Christopher Tenzis.

Erica still uses the same camera - a 1984 VHS camera - to film herself while simultaneously performing before the camera. She edits her material without altering the original footage.

Erica Schreiner has completed more than 60 video and performance pieces, including Satori: a feature length film. She’s created music videos for: Soft Metals, Reba Hasko, JF Robitaille, The Crash Engine, and American Anymen.

In 2009, Erica moved to ‘the woods’ on the Peninsula of Washington where she spent time on a commune and lived in near isolation. After completion of her script, entitled Salad Days, she drove across the country and moved to New York. She had her first art show in 2010 at The Bill Hodges Gallery on 57th Street, NYC.

Erica Schreiner has had solo exhibitions of her art at the Bill Hodges Gallery, The Living Gallery in Brooklyn, and Eckhaus Gallery in Kutztown. She is a regular contributor to Nick Knight's London based SHOWstudio, where she shows her video and performance art, has curated the SHOWstudio blog & has an original, wearable art piece available in the SHOWstudio store.

Schreiner received a scholarship to the School of Visual Arts Summer Residency Program with a focus on video art. She was selected to join Summer School 2012 at MoMA PS1 under the direction of performance artist, Marina Abramović. Upon completion of the program, Marina Abramović, Erica Schreiner, and the 11 other artists shared a final performance at MoMA PS1.

Additionally, Schreiner has shown at SOIL Gallery in Seattle, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts ArcheTime Film Festival, and The Olympia Film Festival, SpliceLIT, PoemFest, Con Artist Collective Gallery in NYC, Holocene in Portland, Oregon and Cinema 21 also in Portland, Oregon and was a winner of 2012 The Biennial Project.

In 2013, Erica moved to Bushwick and soon wrote her second book of short stories, Arrows, illustrated by Nyssa Frank. Erica has several publications, which include Hellos & Goodbyes, her first collection of short stories (2008), Satori: The original Screenplay, MOONFLOWER, and The Way Things Used to Be. Her writing has been published under her own label: Analog Cinema, and Nashville based: Lost & Found Fiction.

She has given readings and/or talks at Portland State University, The Portland Central Library, Powell’s City of Books, The Community College of Baltimore County, New York’s Medicine Cabinet Theatre, The Living Gallery, Molasses Books, The Experiment Comedy Gallery, and Secret Project Robot Art Experiment in Brooklyn.

Erica currently lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn where she shoots video and writes daily. She can be found showing her work and performing her latest pieces at neighboring venues. Come say hi.

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