BFA - Parsons School of Design

MFA - San Jose State University

Lecturer - San Jose State University - 1998 - Present

 

Exhibition History

 

Solo Shows

"The Lights, The Sound, The Rhythm, The Noise", NIAD Art Center, Richmond, CA. Sep 15th - Oct 30, 2016.

Erik Friedman, “Final Dream Fringe” Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA. Nov 14th – Dec 20th, 2008

Erik Friedman “Hybrid Drawings”, 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA. March 2 – 27th, 2004.

M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, San Jose State University - Gallery 3, San Jose, CA. Nov 16 – 20th, 1998.

Unhappy Hour, San Jose State University – Gallery 2, San Jose, CA. Aug 27 – Sep 3, 1997.  

 

Two Person, Group, and Juried Shows

2019

“Interwoven Time” - Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, CA. May 1 - 17th, 2019.

2018

"50/50" - Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA. Aug 31st - Sep23rd, 2018.

2017

"Pictorial Faculty Exhibition" Natalie and James Thompson Gallery, San Jose, CA. Aug 30th - Sep 5th, 2017.

2016

Summer National Exhibition, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA. June 8th – July 17th, 2016.

2015

Drawing: A National Exhibition, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA. Oct 10th – Nov 27th, 2015

Headlands Center for the Arts 2015 Benefit Auction, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA, June 1rst, 2015. 

2014

Headlands Center for the Arts 2014 Benefit Auction, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA. June 1rst, 2014

2013

Pictorial faculty Exhibition – Natalie and James Thompson Gallery, San Jose, Ca. Jan 30th – Feb 23rd, 2013

2011

Tall Tales, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, Ca. Oct – Nov 6, 2011

Headlands Center for the Arts 2011 Benefit Auction, Herbst Pavillion, San Francisco, CA. June 1rst, 2011.

Things are Expanding, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA. Dec 11, 2010 – Jan 16th, 2011.

2010

Headlands Center for the Arts 2010 Benefit Auction, Herbst Pavillion, San Francisco, CA. July 2, 2010.

Secret Drawings, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA. June 20 – Sep 4th, 2010.

Pictorial Faculty Exhibition, Natalie an James Thompson Gallery, San Jose, CA. Jan 30th – Feb 23, 2010.

2008

Aqua Art Fair with Swarm Gallery, Miami, FL.

Sum of its Parts: Groupshow of Gallery Artists, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA. Aug 1 – Aug 30th, 2008.

2007

Red Dot Art Fair with Swarm Gallery, Miami, FL, December. Dec 14 – 16th, 2007.

Out of San Jose State, Heritage Bank Building, San Jose, CA. Nov 29th – Apr29th, 2007.

The Little Show: 75 Works by National Artists, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA. Nov 24 – Dec 23rd, 2007.

“2 x 2”, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA.  Oct 3rd – 20th, 2007.

Affair Art Fair with Swarm Gallery, Jupiter Hotel, Portland, OR. September 15th – 17th, 2007.

“Critical Chaos”, New Work by Erik Friedman and Ema-Harris Sintamarian Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA.. Aug 10th – August 26th, 2007.

“Housewarming”, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA. May 29th – Jul 20th, 2007.

“Overhung 3”, Boontling Gallery, Oakland, CA. Mar 2nd – April 1, 2007.

“Pictorial Faculty Exhibition” Natalie and James Thompson Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. Jan 30 – Feb 23, 2007.

2006

“Storm”- Installation, Erik Friedman and Ema-Harris Sintamarian, Project Space, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA. Oct 14th – Nov 21rst, 2006.

“Drawn: Anniversary Exhibition”, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA. Oct 4 – Oct 21rst, 2006.

 “Bay Area Currents”. Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA. Curated by Christopher Miles, Professor and critic for Artforum, Frieze, Art in America and the Los Angeles Times. May 17 – June 30th, 2006.

“Theory of Relativity”, Erik Friedman and Ema-Harris Sintamarian – Soap Gallery, San Francisco, CA. April 28 - May 28th, 2006.

“Project: Catch-22”, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA. March 2 – Apr 23rd, 2006. 

2005

“Mayhem”, Southern Exposure. San Francisco, CA. Selections by Julie Joyce, gallery Director of Luckman Fine Arts Complex, California State University, Los Angeles. Nov – 4 – Dec 10th, 2005.

“New Visions – Introductions 2005 “, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA. Selections by Catherine Clark and Jack Hanley, San Francisco Art Dealers. Aug 23rd – Oct 2, 2005.

2004

“Juried annual”, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA. Selections by Rene De Guzman, Curator, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA. Dec15th–Jan 23, 2004. 

“Epic”, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA. Selections by Magali Arriola, art critic and independent curator, Mexico City. Nov 12 –Dec 16, 2004.

 “Layered Language: Erik Friedman and Gabrielle Thorman”, Monterey Peninsula Art Gallery ,Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA. Nov 16 – Dec 16, 2004.

“Anti-Auction”, Roshambo Winery, Healdsburg, CA.  Sep 11 – Nov 6, 2004

“Windows and Chairs”, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA. July 9 – July 30, 2004.

“Made in California”, City of Brea Gallery, Brea, CA. Jan 16 – Mar 7, 2004. Selections by James Elaine, Curator, UCLA Hammer Museum Projects.

2003

 “Bay Area Currents”, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA. May 13 – July 5, 2003. Curated by James Elaine, Curator, UCLA Hammer Museum Projects.

“Filling Space”, A Street Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA. May 17 – July 12, 2003.

“Shikishi: Gifts of Art for the New Year”, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA. Nov 18t – Jan 5t, 2003.

2002

“73rd Crocker – Kingsley Exhibition”, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA. Oct 25 – Dec 1, 2002.

“Western States Small Works”, Sonoma Museum of Visual Arts, Santa Rosa, CA. Selections by Ralph Ruggoff, Curator, Wattis Art Institute, California College of the Arts. Jul 17 – Oct 6, 2002.

 “January Juried Show”, Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes, CA. Jan 10 – Feb 9, 2002. Selections by Meredith Tromble, Ediitor, Artweek Magazine.

2001

“Bay Area Art V”, Napa Valley College Fine Arts Gallery, Napa, CA. Selections by Rene De Rosa, De Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA. Nov 8 – Dec 14, 2001.

2000

“Pro Arts Juried Annual”, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA. Selections by Larry Rinder, Curator, Whitney Museum of Art, NY, NY. Nov 22 – Dec 30, 2000.

“BACA 2000”, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA. Selections by Clara Kim, Curatorial Assistant, SF Art Institute. Jul 16 – Aug 26, 2000.

“New Visions 2000”, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA. Jul 5 – Aug 12, 2000.

1999

“New Visions 99”, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA. Jul 8 – Aug 14, 1999.

“Out of State”, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA. June 28 – Jul 6, 1999.

“Art is Figurative”, A.C.C.I. Gallery, Berkeley, CA. Selections by Libby Lumpkin, Writer and Critc. Jun 25 – Aug 7, 1999.

1998

“Textwork”, Gallery OBOY, San Francisco, CA. Oct 6 – Oct 31, 1998.

1994

“Whatever – Grayish Drawings by Mike Terry and Erik Friedman”, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA. Aug 1994.

“Burly Parmesan Moon”, Alternative Space, Oakland, CA. Aug 1994

 

Fundraisers and Auctions

The Lab, Annual Auction, San Francisco, CA. April 2011

ICA Fundraiser, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose , Ca. Oct 2nd, 2010.

The Lab, Annual Auction. San Francisco, CA. April, 2010.

Big Deal – Somarts, San Francsico, CA. November 2010.

Big Deal – Somarts, San Francisco, CA. November 2009.

Holidayland – Blankspace Gallery, Oakland, CA. December 2008

Big Deal – Somarts, San Francisco, CA. November 2008

100/100 – Backwater Arts Gallery, San Jose, CA. March 2008.

Holidayland – BlankSpace Gallery, Oakland, CA. December 2007.

Big DealSomarts, San Francisco, CA, November 2007

Ripples, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA. May 2-6, 2007.

2006 Annual Auction, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA. December 2006.

Holiday land – Blankspace Gallery, Oakland, CA. December 2006.

Big DealSomarts, San Francisco, Ca. November 2006

8th Annual Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA. March 24, 2006.

Holiday Auction, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA. December 2005.

2005 Annual Auction, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA. December 2005

Big Deal – Somarts, San Francisco, CA. October 2005.

Holiday Auction, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA. December 2004.

2004 Annual Auction, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA. December 2004

Big Deal – Somarts, san Francisco, CA. October 2004.

2003 Annual Auction, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA. December 2003.

2002 Annual Auction, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA. December 2002.

 

Awards

First Place, “Made in California”,City of Brea Gallery, Brea, CA. 2004

First Place,” Filling Space”, A Street Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA. 2003.

Jurors Award, “BACA 2000”, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA. 2000.

New Visions Award, “New Visions 99”, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA. 1999.

 

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 “Swarm Gallery”, www.artbusiness.com. 11/14/08.

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