Alison Erazmus

alisonerazmus3@gmail.com 


EDUCATION

2008 

Master of Fine Arts in Photography, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 

2005

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL


AWARDS/GRANTS/RESIDENCES

2016

Curatorial Fellow, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI 

2015

Artist-in-Residence, Osage Arts Community, Belle, MO 

2014

Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions, National Endowment for the Humanities, $6,000 

2013 

Contemporary Native Arts Program Grant, Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, $330,000 
Special Projects Grant, South Dakota Arts Council, $2,000 

2011

Innovative Teaching Grant, University of South Dakota, $3,000 

2009 

Juror’s Prize, South Bend Museum of Art’s 2009 Biennial, Juror: William Lieberman, owner/director of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, South Bend, IN 

2004

Honorable Mention, Gretchen Charleton Gallery Juried College Art Exhibition, Kankakee, IL 


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Kevin Boucher, “Wanderlust” by Alison Erazmus is on display through June 19th,” WSIU Public Broadcasting, Carbondale, IL (June 5, 2015)

Roger McBain, “Feminist art in focus in New Harmony this week”, Evansville Courier & Press (February, 21, 2010) 

Studio Visit Magazine vol 7 (June 2010) 

Evan Gillespie, “Size Matters at SBMA”, South Bend Tribune (July 5, 2009)


TECHNICAL SKILLS 

Advanced proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Dreamweaver as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Advanced proficiency in collections management software, PastPerfect and Embark. Extensive professional experience with film and digital SLR cameras, 4 x 5 film cameras, medium format digital backs, and alternative processes such as cyanotypes, Van Dyke Browns, and Liquid Light. Extensive professional experience with high end digital film scanners and large format inkjet printers. Expertise in handmade bookmaking, both design and construction.

EXHIBITION RECORD (solo and two person exhibitions marked with asterisk)

2017

7th Annual Holga & Friends Out of the Box, Tammy Cromer Photo Gallery, Dallas, TX
Travel & Discovery, Juror: Ashley KauschingerLight Leaked, August publication: http://www.lightleaked.com/exhibition-travel--discovery.html
Circles/Squares, Soulard Art Gallery, Saint Louis, MO 
A Curated Life, Clemens Fine Arts Center Gallery, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Paducah, KY 
Of Memory, Bone & Myth, Juror: Aline Smithson, Colonel Eugene Myers Gallery of Art, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 

2016

Framed: Shadow and Light, Black Box Gallery, online annex exhibition 
In Stillness, Juror: Diane Gabriel, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT 
*Motion Work by Alison Erazmus and Rachel Wagner, Art Center Gallery, Osage Arts Community, Belle, MO 

2015

*Wanderlust, Silverspace, The Asheville Darkroom, Asheville, NC
Back Home Again: Recent Works by Former Art Faculty, McCutchan Art Center, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
*Wanderlust, Corridor Gallery, Carbondale Community Arts, Carbondale, IL

2014

Regional Juried Exhibition, Juror: Hannah and Blake Sanders, Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Cape Girardeau, MO
Landscape and Architecture, Black Box Gallery, online annex exhibition

2013

Alter Ego, Juror: Stephen Sheffield, The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA
South Dakota University and College Art Faculty Exhibition, Juror: John E. Rychtarik, South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD
2013 Midwest Center for Photography Juried Exhibition, Juror: Linda Robinson, Wichita, KS

2012 

The Unreal, Juror: Ken Rosenthal, The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA
Researching the Creative Photographic Potential of the Nineteenth Century Kallitype Process of Sir John Herschel, W.H. Over Museum, Vermillion, SD
Corroborations, I.D. Weeks Library, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 

2010

East/West/North/South: A Collaboration, Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN
Feminist Art of Indiana, Juror: Esther Adler, curatorial assistant in the Department of Drawings, MoMA New York, NY, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN

2009

Print Invitational, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN 
South Bend Museum of Art’s 2009 Biennial, South Bend Museum of Regional Art, South Bend, IN
*Reside/Rewind, The Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque, NM

2008

*Bringing to Light: Illuminations of the Unconscious, The Surplus Factory Gallery, Carbondale, IL 
*Reside, Inheritance Valley Vineyards, Cobden, IL

2007

Cedarhurst Student Exhibition, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL

2006

Cedarhurst Student Exhibition, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL

2005

BFA Thesis Exhibition, Jack Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL
ARS Nova Juried Student Exhibition, Jack Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL

2004

Gretchen Charleton Gallery Juried College Art Exhibition, Gretchen Charleton Gallery, Kankakee, IL

2003

 ARS Nova Juried Student Exhibition, Jack Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL

SELECTED CURATORIAL WORK 

2016

Music for Elephants, work by Jenny Kendler, ArtPrize 8, Grand Rapids, MI 
Double Take: A Photographic Survey, The University Museum, Carbondale, IL 

2015

Celebrity and Scintillation: Andy Warhol’s Party, The University Museum, Carbondale, IL 

2014

Borderlands (work by Kai Margarida-Ramírez de Arellano and Rigoberto A. Gonzalez), John A. Day Gallery, Vermillion, SD 
DeTerritorialization, featuring work by Kim Beck and Jenny Kendler, John A. Day Gallery, Vermillion, SD 
Wound-Wound, featuring work by Anila Quayyum Agha, John A. Day Gallery, Vermillion, SD 
Masquerade Parade: Masks from the UAG collection, Gallery 110, Vermillion, SD 

2013

Rituals, Visions, and Spirits: Paintings by Oscar Howe, Oscar Howe Gallery, Vermillion, SD 
The Written Word, John A. Day Gallery, Vermillion, SD 
Dust, Metal, and Stone: The Graphic Arts of the 1930s, John A. Day Gallery, Vermillion, SD 
Animal Shades by Karen Bondarchuk, John A. Day Gallery, Vermillion, SD 
Work by Dyani White Hawk, Gallery 110, Vermillion, SD 

2012

Picturing Native: Photographs by Edward S. Curtis, Horace Poolaw, and Zig Jackson, John A. Day Gallery, Vermillion, SD 
How To Catch A Moth’s Shadow: New Work by Laleh Mehran, John A. Day Gallery, Vermillion, SD 
Utopian Visions: Illustrations from the Mid 20th Century, John A. Day Gallery, Vermillion, SD 
Work by Carrie Elizabeth Thompson, Gallery 110, Vermillion, SD 

2011 

Kristina Estell, Generalizing From Rare Examples, John A. Day Gallery, Vermillion, SD 
PullSpeedCrashPunch: An Exhibition About Violence, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN 

2010 

Contemporary Glass by Jiyong Lee, Carmen Lozar, Amy Rueffert, and Matt Urban, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN 

2008

Difficult Nature: Photographs by Robin Dru Germany, Gallery 1101, Carbondale, IL 
Dwelling: Expressions of Time. Photographs by Janet Pritchard, Gallery 1101, Carbondale, IL 

2007

Constructing the Exotic: Photographs by Michael Bühler Rose, Gallery 1101, Carbondale, IL  

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