erik lauritzen

american: 1953 - 2007

artwork in the collections of (selected)

UC Santa Cruz, Special Collections, "The Lauritzen Archives" - Santa Cruz, CA

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

Polaroid Corporation International Collection, Cambridge, MA

Getty Museum, Santa Monica, CA

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornel University, Ithaca, NY

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Skirball Museum and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Michigan State University, "Light Fantastic Permanent Collection", East Lansing, MI

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

Snell and Wilmer Collection, Phoenix, AZ

P.P.& G. Industries, Pittsburgh, PA
Oxford Development Company, Pittsburgh, PA

Rio Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Leonard and Marjorie Vernon Collection, Los Angeles, CA

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT

Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ

solo exhibitions (selected)

2008 NV Museum of Art, "Stop The Car Dad!", Reno, NV - Premiere Showing

2006 Special Collections Gallery, "DUET," UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

2004 Brigham Young University, "Under Construction" Provo, UT

2003 Sierra Arts Center, "Making Light of It" Reno, NV

2002 Plumas County Museum of Art, "Trainworks" Premier Showing, Quincy, CA

2001 Cui-ui Gallery, Reno, NV

2000 Sun Mt. Artworks, Virginia City, NV

1999 Mendleson Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

1998 South Suburban College, "Interstate 15," South Holland, IL

1997 Stone House Gallery, Fredonia, KS

1996 KNPB ArtBeat Gallery, Reno, NV

1995 Western NV Community College, Carson City, NV

1993 Nevada Museum of Art, "Under Construction," Reno, NV

University of California, "Backlot," Premier Showing, Berkeley, CA

1992 Southern Light Gallery, Amarillo, TX

Light Fantastic Gallery, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Second Street Gallery, Charlotte, VA

1991 LXS Gallery, Carson City, NV

1990 Stremmel Gallery, "Pittsburgh," Premier Showing, Reno, NV

1989 The Photography Gallery, Florida International University

1988 University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IO

Utah State University, Logan, UT
1987 Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

Rose Gallery, Austin, TX

Quincy College Gallery, Quincy, IL

1986 Orange Coast College, "Off The Wall," Premier Showing, Costa Mesa, CA

Napa Valley College, Napa, CA

1985 Harmony Gallery, San Louis Obispo, CA

1984 Greystone Gallery, NY, NY

1983 Frog Price and Company, "Portfolio One," Premier Showing, San Francisco, CA

1982 Photoworks, Richmond, VA

1981 Zenith Gallery, Washington D.C.

1980 Nexus Gallery,Pasadena, CA

1979 Mississippi Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1977 Orlando Gallery, Sherman Oaks, CA

1976 Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA


group/invitational exhibitions (selected)

2007-10 Nevava Touring Initiative; NV Museum of Art Photographic Exhibition, "Land Use Interpretations," Reno, NV
2005 Nevada Triennial Exhibition, NV Museum of Art, Reno, NV

2005-07 Nevada NOW, Three Year Touring Exhibition, NV Arts Council, Carson City, NV

2004 UC Santa Cruz Special Collection Exhibition, Santa Cruz, CA

2002 “Ansel Adams, Pirkle Jones, Erik Lauritzen, Edward Weston, Al Weber,” Special Collections Gallery, UC Santa Cruz, CA

2001 Johnnson Museum, Works From the Permanent Collection, Ithaca, NY

2000 Addi Galleries, Reno, NV

1999 Fellowship Artist Exhibition, Sierra Arts Foundation, Reno, NV

1995 Carnegie Museum of Art, “Contemporary Photographers See Pittsburgh"

"Ansel Adams, Erik Lauritzen, Joel Meyerowitz" - Pittsburgh, PA

1993 Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV

1991 Uihlein-Peters Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

1989 Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, NV

1987 Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT

1986 “Work from the Permanent Collection,” Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

1984 Governor’s State University, Park Forest, IL

1982 E.J. Bellocq Gallery, Lousiana Techical University

1980 Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA

1979 Conejo Valley Museum of Art, Conejo, CA

1977 Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA

1976 Cameravision, Los Angeles, CA

1975 Polaroid Corporation, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA

1974 Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA

1972 Visual Feast Gallery, Mendicino, CA

1972 Ross-Freeman Gallery, Northridge, CA


Grants * fellowships * awards (selected)

The Robert M. MacNamara Foundation Visual Artist Residency, Westport, ME 2007

Featured Guest Speaker, Making Light of It, "Shooting The West, 2007", Winnemucca, NV

Visual Artist Fellowship, Nevada Arts Council, Carson City, NV 2004

Ilford Photographer’s National Fellowship: One of Four Awarded Nationally, 2004

Jackpot Grant, Nevada Arts Council: 2002, 1998, 1994

Visual Artists Fellowship, Sierra Arts Foundation, Reno, NV: 2004, 2001, 1996

Nevada Photographer of the Year, 1999: “Shooting the West,” Winnemucca, NV

Commissioned Artwork, Rio Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas: 1996

Biennial 96, 94, 92, 90, 88 “Best of Show and/or Purchase Awards, NV Art Museum, Reno, NV

Visual Artist Materials Fellowship, Polaroid Corporation

Visual Artist Materials Fellowship, Ilford Corporation

NEA Regional Artist Fellowship, Western States Arts Foundation

Purchase Grant, Kresge Art Museum, Lansing, MI

Design Award of Distinction, American Association of Museums

Outstanding Senior Extension Instructor, ULCA, CA

National Excellence in Teaching Award, NISOD, Austin, TX

Outstanding Full-time Faculty Member, Truckee Meadows Comm. College, Reno, NV


Reviews * interviews* published artworks * articles (selected)

"Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age" Robert Hirsch: Three iris prints and text included, Focal Press

"Ears on the Arts", 2 hour Radio Interview, NPR/KCPX, "DUET" at UC Santa Cruz, Cal Poly., San Louis Obispo, CA

Who’s Who in American Art

Who’s Who in the West

A Conversatiion with the Artist - Lexture, "DUET - An Exhibition of Silver Gelatin and Digital Color Pigment Prints," UC Santa Cruz, CA

Featured Speaker, Society for Photographic Education Conferences – 2003, 1988, 1986

Exploring Color Photography, by Robert Hirsch: "Chromogenic Color Photographs published in editions #1- #4: Wm. C. Brown Pubisher

Ilford Photo Corporation Film Series, “Contemporary Color Photographers of the 1990’s”

Reno Gazette Journal: Exhibition Reviews Published

Las Vegas Review Journal, Exhibitions Reviews Published

NEON Magazine, NV State Arts Council – artwork published in 10 issues

KUNR Public Television – “Artbeat” Interview with Kurt Daniels about my career as an artist

SNCAT Reno – Feature 30 minute documentary about my photographic career as an artist

Ilford Instructor Magazine – 10 articles published between1990 – 2004

Encore Magazine, Sierra Arts Foundation Publication, Reno, NV – six articles about my work

KNPB Radio Interview: "The Big Picture" Photo Project, Washington, DC Office - National Radio Interview

California Arts Commission Panelist for State Artist Grants
Arizona Commission on the Arts Panelist for State Artist Grants

Nevada Commission on the Arts Panelist for State Artist Grants

Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies: Curator 1986-1987: Board of Directors: 1985-88

KNBC Television Interview: “The Big Picture,” Photo Project, Lincoln County, NV


Workshop Instructor at ...

Maine Photographic Workshops: Resident Instructor: 1985 – 87

Resident Faculty Member: Friends of Photography Member’s Workshops, 1984-86

Sun Mountain Photography Workshops,: Virginia City, NV, 1996 – 2002

Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA; Workshop Assistant to Al Weber, 1974-75



Assistant to Morley Baer, Photographer, 1980-85, Carmel, CA

Teaching Assistant to Pirkle Jones, Photographer, San Francisco Art Institute, 1975-77

Professional Printer to Ruth Bernhard, Photographer, San Francisco, CA, 1975-77; printer of her "Portfolio One" sequence of silver gelatin prints

Workshop Assistant to Ansel Adams: Ansel Adams Carmel Workshops at Friends of Photography, CA 1979-80

Workshop Assistant to Oliver Gagliani, Photographer, Virginia City, NV, 1974


Photographs Published in ...

Exploring Color Photography, Robert Hirsch 1st – 4th Edition; Wm. C. Brown Publisher

Color Quicktime, Robert Hirsch, Wm. C. Brown Publisher

Pioche: Boom and Bust by Martha M. Lauritzen - Editor/Designer: Erik Lauritzen

The History of American Ceramics by Elaine Levin, Abrams Publishe: photographer for all artwork in book

The Craft and Clay of Maija Grotel, Am. Ceramic Aritst; Prentice Hall; photographic documentation of artwork

Retrograde: Greggo Poozo: The Artist, The Man, The Photographer, by Lea Sidford

Edited and designed by Erik Lauritzen (forthcoming 2009)

"JAZZ" Magazine, Los Angeles, CA - 4 photographs included