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Education

2014            Virginia Commonwealth University, MFA Fiber

2000            Rhode Island School of Design, BFA Sculpture

1998            Edinburgh College of Art, Independent Study/Exchange


Residencies & Awards

2016            ABK Weaving Center Artist Residency, Milwaukee, WI

2016            STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise, Fiber Artist in Residence, Star NC

2015            Regional Artist Project Grant, Arts & Science Council, Charlotte, NC

2014            VCU Arts Graduate Research Grant, VCU, School of the Arts, Richmond, VA

2013-2014   Departmental Graduate Teaching Assistantship Award, VCU, School of the Arts, Richmond, VA

2012-2013   Departmental Graduate Teaching Assistantship Award, VCU, School of the Arts, Richmond, VA

2011            Affiliate Artist, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

2006            Affiliate Artist, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

2006-2010   Artist-in-Residence, Little Italy Peninsula Arts Center, Mount Holly, NC

2008            Cultural Project Grant, Arts & Science Council of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, NC

1996-2000   RISD Alumni Scholarship, RISD, Providence, RI

1998-1999   Leslie Herman Young Scholarship, RISD Sculpture Department, Providence, RI

1998            India Point Park Sculpture Competition, Award Winner, India Point Park, Providence, RI


Solo Exhibitions

2017           Staying Alive: Tapestries by Erika Diamond, Strohl Art Center, Chautauqua, NY

2016            Erika Diamond: Emergency Tapestries, Jazz Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

2014            Erika Diamond: Crush ~ Keep, Black Iris Gallery, Richmond, VA

2013            Erika Diamond: Diamond Is Forever?, Hawthorne Gallery, Craft/Material Studies Department,

                    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2011            Erika Diamond: Enduring Impermanence, Ross Gallery, Central Piedmont Community College,

                    Charlotte, NC

2007            Erika Diamond: Reconstructing Nature, Red Saw Art Gallery, Newark, NJ

2006            Epidermis II, Winthrop University, Rutledge Windows, Rock Hill, SC

                    Epidermis, Curated by McColl Center for Visual Art, Transamerica Building, Charlotte, NC

2005            Hair Drawings, The Queen’s Beans Gallery, Charlotte, NC


Group Exhibitions

2017            Studio Party, McColl Center for Art & Innovation, Charlotte, NC

2016            Elements: Warped Milwaukee, Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

                    Touch: Interactive Craft, juried by Emily Zilber, Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2015            InLight, curated by 1708 Gallery, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

                    Warped Milwaukee, Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

                    Monster Drawing Rally, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

                    I don’t like the way you’re not looking at me., Ruffin Gallery, University of Virgina, Charlottesville, VA

                    New Waves, Juried Exhibition, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA

2014            VCU Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond, VA

                    American Craft Council Exhibition, VCU, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD

2013            FO/MENT, VCU Crafts Candidacy Exhibition, Artspace, Richmond, VA

2012            Studio 12, McColl Center for Visual Arts, Charlotte, NC

                    GRASS Exhibition, Dalton Gallery, Center for the Arts, Rock Hill, SC

2011            Affiliate Artist Exhibition, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

                    CPCC Visual Arts Department, Pease Gallery, CPCC, Charlotte, NC

                    Spring Fling, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

                    Showdown (Winner Best In Show), Hart Witzen Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2010            Palate to Palette, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

                    Surface, Lark & Key Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2009            Approaches ll: Exchange between the Two Mecklenburgs, Max L. Jackson Gallery, Queens University, Charlotte, NC

                    52nd Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Bridge Gallery, Strohl Art Center, Chautauqua, NY

                    Garden of Earthly Delights, Rahway Arts Guild, Rahway,NJ

2008            Approaches: Exchange between the Two Mecklenburgs, Forum Historiches-U, Pasewalk, Germany

2007            Redsaw In Rahway, Rahway Arts Guild, Rahway, NJ

                    Lucky Draw, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY

2006            Invitational Group Show, Red Saw Art, Newark, NJ

                    Affiliate Artist Exhibition, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

                    High Fiber: Transforming Materials, Curated by Lassiter Gallery, Bank of America Plaza, Charlotte, NC

2004            Annual Members Exhibition, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC

2003            The Female Perspective II, Hart Witzen Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2002            Soul Surreal, Star Shoes, Los Angeles, CA

                    Alumni and Faculty Triennial Sculpture Exhibition, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

                    Big Wave IV, Andrew-Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2001            (pARTy), Loft at 55 South 11th, Brooklyn, NY

2000            RISD Senior Sculpture Exhibition, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

1999            RISD Invitational Sculpture Biennial, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

1999            Inside Out, Providence Arcade, Providence, RI


Costume Commissions & Runway

2014            Dance Salon – Runway/Recycle, Costumes for Charlotte Ballet, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY

                    At What Cost?, Costumes for Charlotte Ballet II, UNCC, Charlotte, NC

2011            VitaminWater Design Competition, The Metropolitan, Charlotte, NC

                    Charlotte Fashion Week, The Pavillion, Charlotte, NC

                    Passport for Fashion, Reelworks, Charlotte, NC

2010            Innovative Works – Runway/Recycle, Costumes for Charlotte Ballet, Knight Theater, Charlotte, NC

                    Dance Salon – Runway/Recycle, Costumes for Charlotte Ballet, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY


Professional Experience

2017            Adjunct Instructor, Craft/Material Studies Dept., Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

                    Visiting Artist/Symposium Coordinator, Craft/Material Studies Dept., VCU, Richmond, VA

2016            Research Assistant, Susie Ganch, John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry Program Kohler, WI

2014-2017   Assistant Director, Galleries at Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY

2015            Freelance Artist Assistant, Richmond, VA - Susie Ganch, Susan Iverson, and Wonjung Choi

2013            Teaching Assistant to Sonya Clark, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

2012-2014   Artist Assistant, Sonya Clark, Richmond, VA

2010-2012   Gallery Facilitator/Co-coordinator, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC

2001-2015   Art Preparator: Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC; Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC; Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts & Culture, Charlotte, NC

2010            Juror, Annual Student Juried Exhibition, CPCC, Charlotte, NC

2009            Artist Talk, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

2006            Artist Talk, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

2001-2002   Prop Fabricator & Set Dresser - Stewart Haase Art Directors, Los Angeles, CA

2000-2001   Artist Assistantships, New York, NY – Lesley Dill, Sandy Skoglund, Kristin Jones/Andrew Ginzel


Bibliography

Elizabeth Vogt, Erika Diamond - Weaver, Riverwest Currents, December 2016

Nicole Fisher, Shine a Light: Regional Grants Grow Artist Orbits, Charlotte Viewpoint, February 3, 2015

Cortney Linnecke, Thinking Green: Chautauqua Dance Salon debuts interpretive, environmental, conservation-themed dances, The Chautauquan Daily, June 25, 2014

Andrew Cothern, FO/MENT at Artspace Gallery, Style Weekly, April 23, 2013

TV Interview with Rob Craig, Charlotte Arts – Erika Diamond, CPCC TV, November 2, 2011

Barbara Schreiber, Object Lessons, Creative Loafing Charlotte/Point 8 Blog, October 24, 2011

Linda Louise Brown, Lots to crawl about tonight, Charlotte Observer, October 7, 2011

Zabeth Chang, Remodel Designers, Elevate Lifestyle Magazine, September 14, 2011

Carmella Jarvi, Don’t Miss These Artists Before They Go, KnightArts.org, August 8, 2011

Jesse Whitman, A Night of Fashion Featuring Local Designers and Models, Charlotte Viewpoint, August 6, 2011

April Denee, Erika Diamond Makes Art from Recyclables, Charlotte Viewpoint, July 19, 2011

Hannah G., Q & A with Erika Diamond, McCollCenter.org, June 20, 2011

Rachael Sutherland, Local Designers Compete for $1000, Charlotte Observer, June 14, 2011

April Denee, She’s Tops in Dressing Up Recyclables, Charlotte Observer, May 22, 2011

Renee Kazmann, Erika Diamond’s Moving Art, Eco-Artware-Notes.com, October 24, 2011

Alessandra Salvatore, Guide to the Galleries, Uptown Magazine, January 29, 2010

Steven Brown, Dance finds poetry and drama in going green, Charlotte Observer, November 2010

Steven Brown, NCDT Brings it Down to Earth, The Charlotte Observer, November 5, 2010

Lisa Moore, On the Cover, Awakening Charlotte Magazine, September 2010

Anthony Bannon, A Salon-like Salon with a Green Agenda, The Chautauquan Daily, July 4, 2009

Cristina Stavale, Dance Salon Goes Green, The Chautauquan Daily, July 2, 2009

Barbara Schreiber, Peregrinations in the Burbs, November 10, 2009

Silke Voß, Annaherungen an Charlotte, Nordkurier, Germany, November 19, 2008

Andre Gross, Bilhauerin kurbelt USA-Kontakte an, Nordkurier, Germany, October 13, 2008

Paulina Jasmer, Ausstellung mit der Parnetregion, Nordkurier, Germany, October 7, 2008

Museums & Galleries, The New York Times, June 3, 2007

Buby, Erika Diamond at the Red Saw Art Gallery, BTBGTFXXX.com, June 2, 2007

Sunita Patterson, A Room of One’s Own, Fiber Arts Magazine, Summer 2006

Tom Starland, Trizec Properties…Exhibition at Bank of America Plaza, Carolina Arts, March 2006

Linda Louise Brown, Spring Forward, Creative Loafing Charlotte, April 5, 2006

Celeste Smith, Piping Hot Pictures, Charlotte Observer, June 12, 2005