DEAN ERDMANN

Education

Masters of Fine Arts, UC San Diego 2008
Bachelor of Arts, UC Irvine 2002

Awards/Commissions/Fellowships

2018-2020 Vera List Center For Art and Politics, Fellow, New School, New York
2019 Urban Glass Artist Fellowship
2015-2019 Metro Artist Commission, Crenshaw/LAX Line
2013 California Community Foundation, Emerging Artist Fellowship
2012 Center for Cultural Innovation, ARC (Artists’ Resource for Completion) Grant
2008 Honorarium, The New Children’s Museum, San Diego
Graduate Research Grant, UCSD

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Undone, curated by McLean Fahnestock, Austin Peay State University,          Tennessee
2012 Quartet For The End of Time, Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro
2011 Three New Works, Luis de Jesus, Los Angeles
2009 Patrick Painter, Los Angeles
2008 Desert USA, compact/space Gallery, Los Angeles

Selected Group Exhibitions/Performances/Screenings

2019 Forms and Figures, Echo Park Film Center, organized by Primsuda              Sakuntabhai, Los Angeles
     MexiCali Biennial, Southern California sites include: Los Angeles,          San Bernardino, Mexicali

2018 Ain’t I A Womxn, with Dirty Looks LA, organized by Raquel Gutierrez,        Los Angeles
     After Hours, UCLA Wight Gallery, Los Angeles
     Blackout, Peekskill Film Festival, Hudson Valley Center for the Arts,        NY
     MexiCali Biennial, Southern California sites include: Los Angeles,          San Bernardino, Mexicali
     If Only It Were That Easy, performance with Carmen Argote, Pacific          Standard Time

2017 Whitney Houston Biennial: The Greatest Love of All, New York

2016 Seduction of a Cyborg, Curated by David Evans Frantz, Hannah Grosman,        Simone Krug, Human Resources, Los Angeles
     Watch queen, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan;      Spiral Hall, Tokyo, Japan
     SQUASH, organized by Rachel James and Laetitia Jeurissen, Mexico City

2015 Edible Planets/Soylent Dialogues, organized by Mateo Tannatt, The Pit,      Los Angeles
     New Original Works Festival 2015, Takao Kawaguchi, Jonathan Hall and        Deanna Erdmann: Touch of the Other, REDCAT, Los Angeles
     Touch of the Other: Performing the Laud Humphreys Archive
     WATCHQUEEN, ONE Archives, Los Angeles
     Form is the outline and structure of a thing, University Art Gallery,        UC Irvine

2014
Apollo TBD, curated by Evelena Ruether, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles
Reverb, curated by Max Presneill and Daniel Rothman, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles
Transmission (Parts 1 and 2), curated by Catlin Moore and Matthew Gardocki, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach and Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, Los Angeles
Rainbow Control Room, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles

2013
The Stand In (or A Glass of Milk), Public Fiction, curated by Lauren Mackler and Alex Gaty, Los Angeles
All That is Solid, Images Festival, Toronto, Canada
Waxing the Bud, Actual Size, curated by Eric Bollman, Los Angeles
CAC or BUST!, organized by AL Steiner, Art Theater of Long Beach, CA
Disc Storage 24 (PINK), organized by Darin Klein, Institute for American Art, Portland Maine


2012
Tilt-Shift LA: New Queer Perspectives on the Western Edge, curated by Darin Klein, Luis de Jesus, Los Angeles
Dirty Looks: Long Distance Love Affairs, curated by Darin Klein and Bradford Nordeen, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and Yale University, New Haven
It’s The Thought That Counts, curated by David Bell, Control Room, Los Angeles
COLT, Platinum Series – Experimental Showcase, Outfest, REDCAT, Los Angeles
Dirty Looks NYC, New York City, New York
Move In, curated by ONE Archives & David Evans Frantz, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles

2011
DRUMSTICK (with Community Action Center), REDCAT, Los Angeles
Adult Contemporary – Family Romance, Kavi Gupta Berlin
Drumstick, Platinum Series – Experimental Showcase, Outfest, REDCAT, Los Angeles
Abstract Smallness, curated by Farrah Karapetian, POST Gallery, Los Angeles
Things I Never Say, screening curated by Trish Stone, ArtProduce, San Diego
Y53k, curated by Micha Cardenas, ARTifact, San Diego

2010
Adult Contemporary - Dirty Black Summer, Kavi Gupta, Berlin
Depthless, Statler Waldorf Gallery, Los Angeles
Machines for the Future, curated by Genevieve Yue, Mandrake, Los Angeles
Original Plumbing #2 Release Party, curated by Darin Klein, workspace, Los Angeles
5 Points Reading Series Present: Treasures From a Lesbian Library, curated by Eve Fowler, workspace, Los Angeles
Geburstag, curated by Ted Chung, Marcuse Gallery, San Diego

2009
Social Climbing, curated by Luis de Jesus, Seminal Projects, San Diego
We Cant’ Stop Thinking, That’s Why We’re Running Away, curated by Farrah Emami, grove of trees, San Diego

2008
Studio Green, The New Children’s Museum, San Diego
Cocked: The Possessed Male / Object of My Desire, curated by Luis de Jesus, Seminal Projects, San Diego CA
GLAMFA, (Greater Los Angeles MFA select exhibition), Cal State Long Beach

2007
Origin Is The Goal, curated by Darin Klein, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles
Writing States, group readings and performances, The Rubber Rose, San Diego

2006
Dolphins of San Onofre, curated by Malik Gaines, compact/space Gallery, Los Angeles
Where: Sundown Salon, Los Angeles, Lui Velasquez, Tijuana, Mexico, Queen’s Nails Annex, San Francisco
The Pathetic Conference, curated by Eileen Myles, Che Café, San Diego

2004
Yank, Andrea Bowers and Sam Durant’s studio, Los Angeles
Non Violent Civil Disobedience Training, photo collaboration with Andrea Bowers, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York

Residencies
2016 SOMA, Mexico City

Articles & Reviews
2015 A CONVERSATION BETWEEN DEANNA ERDMANN AND NIKKI DARLING
2013 Emergent Presence: Fresh Faces in Art: Eight LA Artists You Should Know, Catlin Moore and Matthew Gardocki, Fabrik Magazine, July 2013, p:72-73
2009 Deanna Erdmann at Patrick Painter, Holly Willis, KCET Blur + Sharpen

Artist Talks, Panels and Presentations

2019 USC Visiting Artist Lecture
     Parsons Visiting Artist Lecture

2018 Vera List Center for Art and Politics, Forum, New School

2017 Meet the Metro Artists, Museum of African American Art, Los Angeles

2014 Visiting Artist, University of Dayton, OH

Visiting Artist, USC, CA

Visiting Artist, Queer Visions, Queer Voices, Pomona College

2013 Visiting Artist, USC, CA

Destroy More Monsters, EMP Pop Festival, REDCAT, with Marnie Weber, Dawn Kasper, Deanna Erdmann, Lauren Mackler and Carolyn Penny-Packer Riggs