Erica Schreiner is an experimental video and performance artist. Based in New York City, she shoots on VHS, while performing before the camera. Erica creates allegorical, ethereal video art that combines feminine and anarchistic themes, ritual and sensuality. Manipulating existing objects, or building sets to perform in and film, Erica creates surreal, intimate worlds on VHS video, employing her clearly defined style.

Erica received a Bachelor degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Portland. Once in New York, she attended the School of Visual Arts Lens and Screen Art’s Residency Program with a full scholarship, and went on to study performance art under the direction of Marina Abramović at MoMA PS1.

Erica Schreiner has completed more than 100 performative video art pieces, including two feature films and several music videos. In 2021, Erica received a New York City Artist Corps Grant for her second feature film, The Special People.

Erica’s work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and film festivals, including The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, The Bill Hodges Gallery in NYC, Nick Knight's SHOWstudio, Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin, The Portland Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and Performance Space New York.

Erica's film The Special People was awarded *Best Experimental Feature Film* at Dream Machine Film Festival in Los Angeles. Her film Quarantine won the award for *Best Performance in an Art Film* at Bump'n'Grind Film and Performance Festival. Quarantine was also nominated for *Best Performance Art Film* in the Berlin Underground Film Festival.

Erica is a member of the New York Film-makers' Cooperative (est. 1961) and is on the curatorial committee at Millennium Film Workshop (est. 1967). She is currently a Soho House fellow (2024).

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