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MICA Alumni Awarded Grant by Oregon Arts Commission

Alumni Erik J. Geschke '01 Was One of 10 Artists to Receive a Career Opportunity grant

Posted 07.12.11 by MICA communications

Erik J. Geschke '01, “Untitled (Social Engineering),” 2010, mixed media.

MICA alumni  Erik J. Geschke '01 (Rinehart School of Sculpture) received a $1,000 grant from the Oregon Arts Commission to help mount his solo sculptural exhibition in the Pratt Fine Arts Center's Pratt Gallery in Seattle.  He received a $675 Professional Development Grant from the Regional Arts Council for this exhibition as well.

Geschke is a sculptor/mixed-media artist who has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Venues include the UCLA Hammer Museum of Art in Los Angeles, ZieherSmith and Knoedler & Company in New York, The Navy Pier in Chicago, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut, FIAC Contemporary Art Fair in Paris and Zaum Projects in Lisbon, Portugal.  

Geschke has received many other honors and awards including ones from the Seattle Art Museum (Betty Bowen Special Recognition Award), Seattle Arts Commission (Seattle Artists Award), Jerome Foundation, College Art Association, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Sculpture Space Inc. and the Vermont Studio Center.

The Oregon Arts Commission announced earlier in July that they awarded $13,862 in Career Opportunity grants to 10 artists. These grants help artists of various disciplines to develop and advance their careers through taking part in unique business, artistic or personal opportunities. 

Geschke lives and works in Portland, OR where he is an Assistant Professor of Art at Portland State University. Prior to Portland State, Erik taught at the University of Minnesota and California State University, Long Beach.

Visit the artist's website at http://www.erikgeschke.com





Image caption: Erik Geschke, Untitled (Social Engineering), 2010, mixed media. Photo Credit: Erik Geschke