Erica Geralds

Erica Geralds

Bergenfield, NJ, United States

About Erica Geralds

ARTIST STATEMENT
It was only a few years ago, that I received my BFA in Fine Arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology. What I found within that passage of time would change my painting forever. I had succumbed to an overwhelming need to escape my inhibitions when it came to applying paint to canvas. I began to experiment more actively with acrylic inks along with their interaction with other mediums. I was attempting to develop an uncontrolled style of painting that focused on process. The goal was to unveil something entirely primal inside of me to expose a childlike freedom in the application of paint. I wanted it to be something that could be matured and honed even in the process of pouring. As a result the work was evolving into an exploration of fluid movement of colors and textures aligned with a clarity that was not discovered until the completion of a piece. Literally, with the assistance of various pouring containers I cultivated techniques that unfolded these environmentally based paintings. Once a composition had manifested a strong image I sometimes introduce brush work or chopsticks dipped in ink when and where I thought necessary. My choice of palette was the only predetermined factor in my painting practices.

Education

F.I.T.
FIne Arts major Art History minor

Fashion Institute of Technology '13
Art History
Fine Arts

Fashion Institute of Technology '10
Fine Arts
Art History

Events

Exhibition titled Fabric of Time at the Oyster Point Hotel, Red Bank, NJ May 4th thru June 30th.

Information about my group show at the Whitney Biennial in New York City. The show is listed under this category at the museum: Debtfair (participating artist), a project of Occupy Museums, Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York. Address: 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014. It opens Friday, March 17th, 2017 . The show is open to see during regular museum hours Mon., Wed., Thur., Sun., 10:30am- 6pm. Fri, and Sat. 10:30am-10pm. Tuesday's closed. Show will run from March 17th through June 11th 2017. Discounted tickets: are purchased in advance until midnight before your visit. You may arrive up to thirty minutes after your visit and stay as long as you like to all exhibitions including the 2017 Biennial. Adults $22 Seniors and students $17 for discount. Same day tickets: Adults $25. Seniors and student $18 also stay as long as you like for all exhibitions including the 2017 Biennial. Closet subway lines to museum are the A,C,E and L trains.

I have four pieces in the show. My work that will be on digital display at the museum are listed below:
Spring Garden
Winter
Water Lilies
Stained Glass

Exhibitions

CURATED EXHIBITIONS
April 2015 “Metamorphosis” – Gotham Gallery at Bar Catalonia, NY
March 2014 “Ordered Chaos”- Gotham Gallery at Bar Catalonia, NY
Nov 2013 “Tradition” - Gotham Gallery at Bar Catalonia, NY
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
May 2014 “Ordered Chaos”- Gotham Gallery at Bar Catalonia, NY
Aug 2010 “Zen” – Lounge Zen, Teaneck, NJ
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
May 2017. "Fabric of Time" - Oyster Point Hotel, Red Bank, NJ
Mar 2017 Debtfair (participating artist), a project of Occupy Museums, Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York.
May 2015. “YAW Yonkers Anniversary Weekend”, NY
April 2015 “Metamorphosis” – Gotham Gallery at Bar Catalonia, NY
April 2015. “2 Year Anniversary Exhibit” – Torche’ Galerie, NJ
Jan 2015. “Jersey Artist Registry Exhibition #1” – Tides Hotel, NJ
Nov 2013 “Tradition” - Gotham Gallery at Bar Catalonia, NY
Aug 2013 “Strange Fruits” - Gotham Gallery at Bar Catalonia, NY
Oct 2012 “NYC Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Semi Finalist”- Rush Arts Gallery, NY
May 2012 “Enough”- Fashion Institute of Technology, NY
Nov 2011 “Framework Exhibition”- M55 Gallery, NY