Satellite Beach, FL, United States
About Erika Masterson
Bio Erika Masterson Erika Masterson is a fine art photographer in Satellite Beach, fl. After receiving her degree in photography from the Southeastern Center for Photographic studies in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1990, she has been working as a commercial portrait photographer for the past 20 years in California and Florida. In recent years Erika has expanded her Art including many exhibits and awards. Amongst her many accomplishments, her quiet and soulful images have been published in numerous magazines such as Black and White Magazine, Silvershotz Magazine, Shots Magazine, 5x5 Magazine, Victoria Magazine 2016, Raine and In-Style Magazine. “In my work, I revisit our relationship with nature. I am attracted to the vulnerability of the human spirit and the spiritual trials we all go through which some of us know we are in and some do not. I am intrigued by the inner battle of complete submission of losing ourselves and our physical trappings to this world and gaining a new life. I am fascinated by the power and beauty of life physically and spiritually. And even when we physically leave this earth our legacy remains.” Erika lives in Satellite Beach, Florida with her husband and their four children who are often seen in her creative work. View more of Erika’s work on www.erikamasterson.com
Degree in Photography from the Southeastern Center for Photographic Studies, Daytona Beach, FL 1988-1991
2016 Black & White Magazine spotlight winner “Sara’s Sojourn” Portfolio published in April 2017
2016 SE Center for Photography “Looking for Signs” Portal Exhibition
2016 Palm Bch. Photographic Center juried show, “secret Garden” & “Ashlyn”
2016 Nave Gallery Cyanotype Exhibition, 2 images exhibited & traveling, “Falling Awake” & “Beauty Berry”
2016 Center for Fine Art Photography Black & white w/Rodney Smith “Rest”
2016 Photoplace gallery “Black & White” “Secret Garden” chosen
2016 Photoplace Gallery Animalia, “Refuge” chosen for on-line exhibition
2015 Photoplace Gallery Stories and Secrets exhibition, “looking for Signs” Chosen
2015 Santa Cruz Art League Beasts on Broadway , Honorable Mention “Keeper”
2015 Palm Beach Photographic Center. Honorable Mention “Flower Shower”
2015 June-July Southeast Museum of Photography Alumni Exhibit
2015 May. AE Backus Museum “Best in show” & 2nd place. Parts of the Earth “Foundation” and “Sanctuary”.
2015 April The New York Center for Photographic Art Juror's Selection. "Eyes to see" On Display at the New Century Artists Gallery NY, NY in April 2015
2015 Vero Beach Museum of Art. First Place "Refuge", second place "Keeper" Featured in Feb 2015 Vero Beach Magazine
2014 Darkroom Gallery Mirror Mirror Exhibit: 2 images chosen
2014 May The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. Black and White exhibit with Jason Landry, image “The Mask”.
2014 First Place "Refuge" Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard November 2014. On display at the King Center
2013 Nov. Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA. “Fruit of the Vine” Exhibited
2013 July-Sept. 3rd place Artist, Florida Museum for Women Artists Juried Exhibition, “Dream Synergy” Series
2013 May-July Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Fl. Image “Fruit of the Vine” chosen for 62nd Annual “All Florida” Juried Exhibit.
2013 April-May. Art Gallery of Viera’s “Black and White and Art all over” exhibit. Vanishing Blooms series.
2013 March-April. Art Gallery of Viera Exhibit “Exposure” 2 images from “Dream Synergy” series.
2013 March-April. EGAD Art Labs Pollen8 Exhibit. Featuring 10 Images from series “Bella Flora” and “Vintage Flower Series”
2017 April Black & White magazine spotlight winner “Sara’s Sojourn”
2017 Palm Press Greeting Cards, “She just couldn’t keep up” chosen for national print run in retail shops.
2016 Dec. The Sun Newspaper, London feature “Parts of the Earth”
2016 Dec. Featureshoot.com feature “Parts of the Earth”
2016 Nov. Shadow & Light Magazine feature “Sara’s Sojourn”
2016 Jan “Victoria” Magazine Feature story on series, “A Message for my Daughter”
2015 Shadow and Light Magazine. Dream Synergy images featured
2015 Monovisions Best black and white Fine Art for “Dominion”
2015 July On View Magazine Feature “Flower Shower”
Sept 2014 Silvershotz Magazine Portfolio and Interview feature of "Dream Synergy" series
2015 Vero Beach Magazine First Place "Refuge", second place "Keeper" Indian River Photo Club. 1 mo. display in Vero Beach Museum of Art.
2014 June issue Black and White Magazine Portfolio Contest winner. One of 24 chosen to have “Dream Synergy” portfolio featured in June 2014 issue.
2013 July, 5x5 Magazine. “Dream Synergy” Portfolio Artist and interview featured.
2013 Shots Magazine Summer issue, “Fruit of the Vine” featured.
Lectures and Speaking Engagements
2015 Speaker Southeastern Center for Photographic Studies Daytona Beach, Fl
Discussed with class my artwork and business strategies.
2015 Official Judge Camera Club of Brevard Annual Photography Competion, 200 members
2015 Speaker Indian River Photo Club, Vero Beach, Fl
Spoke to large group about latest series “Parts of the Earth”
2013 Official Judge Camera Club of Brevard annual Photography competition
2012 Guest speaker Camera Club of Brevard on “Vintage Nostalgia” to over 200 members
2012 Official Judge for Camera Club of Brevard’s annual photo competition with over 200 members