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Erica Magrey is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist working with video, performance, music, costume, sculpture, photography, and set design. She was a resident of NYC studio programs Smack Mellon (2016-2017) and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2014-2015), the 2011 NY Artist in Residence with Atelier Mondial in Basel, Switzerland, and a 2012 NYFA Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work. Career highlights include screenings, performances and exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park, The Sculpture Center, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Kaskadenkondensator (Basel), The Kitchen, 106 Green, Klaus von Nichtssagend, Magic Pictures (Philadelphia, PA), Freight + Volume, and Storefront for Art and Architecture.

Born 1977, lives and works in Brooklyn.




2004-2006 MFA in Photography, Video, & Related Media, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1995-1999 BFA in Photography, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Bloomfield, CT

1998 Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland


Grants and Residencies

2016-2017 Smack Mellon Studio Residency, Brooklyn, NY

2014-2015 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Residency, NY, NY

2012 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work 

2011 NY Artist in residence with iaab/International Exchange and Studio Program Basel, Switzerland


Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions and Events

2015 She Unlimited, 106 Green, Brooklyn, NY

2015 VISTAS, New Hive Commission, curated by Lindsay Howard

2013 Model View Controller (with JJ Stratford), ESP TV, Storefront for Art and Architecture, NY, NY
2013 Face, Porthole, Window, Glovebox.

2012 Tag Sale Cosmology, Magic Pictures, Philadelphia, PA

2011 Own This, Soho20 Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Jenn Dierdorf

2011 Troubadour, Freight + Volume, New York, NY

2011 Erica Magrey: This is a Myth, Kaskadenkondensator, Basel, Switzerland

2009 Shana Moulton and Erica Magrey, Starlight Cinema, Madison, WI

2007 Troubadour, Project Room at Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL

2005 You’ve Got a Friend: Generica Collaborations and Solo Works by Jennifer Sullivan and Erica Magrey, Sixtyseven, New York, NY

2001 Kristin, Miss Porter’s School, Farmington, CT


Selected Exhibitions, Screenings, and Performances


Eyeshadow, Essex Flowers, New York, NY, curated by Karen Azoulay



Well Now WTF? Hosted by Silicon Valet at, curated by Faith Holland, Lorna Mills, and Wade Wallerstein



AxXon N, Essex Flowers, New York, NY

Alternate Realities, Essex Flowers, NY

Please Be Real, Orgy Park, Brooklyn, NY



Female Figure, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA

Female Figure, Nurtureart Benefit, Rubulad, Brookyn, NY

Prop Body, Essex Flowers, New York, NY

Architectural Standup, Real Estate Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY



Female Figure, Essex Flowers, NY, NY

Daytime Viewing with ESP TV, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY



Bottom Floor, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Monkeytown LA, Los Angeles, CA

Liquid Pictures, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY

Playtime, Edel Assanti, London, UK

Pseudo, Anti, and Total Dance, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA

Healing Tool, The One Minutes, Intersections at Art Rotterdam, Netherlands; Reykjavik International Film Festival 2016, IS; ROEF Theaterschool, Amsterdam; Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen, NL

Visualaries, a NYFA Curatorial Project, Made in NY by IFP, Brooklyn, NY



Healing Tool, The One Minutes, locations across The Netherlands, Germany, and Brussels

Death TK, 106 Green, Brooklyn, NY, and Schwarzwaldallee, Basel, Switzerland

HAND/MADE, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY

Ridgewood Queens of Comedy, The Funny Hole, Ridgewood, NY

The Perrenial, The Grecian Shelter, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY

Trust Fall, SPRING/BREAK Art Show at Moynihan Station, NY, NY

Sun Volume 2, Videology, Brooklyn, NY

Naturally Synthetic, Made in NY by IFP, Brooklyn, NY



Soap Opera Show Machine House, Villa Renata, Basel, Switzerland

Take Ecstasy With Me: Artists Reflect on the Work of Jose Esteban Munoz, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (organized by Alexandro Segade and Miguel Gutierrez)

Wendy’s Is One, Wendy’s Subway, Brooklyn, NY 

Dream Spheres,, curated by Kelly Lynn Jones

Dreams Less Sweet, BAM Cinema, Brooklyn, NY



SVA Faculty and Alumni Screening, SVA Theater 

Now What #2, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

Dreams Less Sweet, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge: S/HE IS HER/E, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, PA, curated by Sam Zimmerman 

As We Perform It, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT 

Own This, Acid Rain June Episode and screenings at Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA; The Bridge, Charlottesville, VA; Supergraphic, Durham, NC; The Athena Cinema, Athens, OH; Skylab, Columbus, OH, VIA Festival, Pittsburgh, PA (

In Search Of..., TSA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY



First Contact, Field Projects, New York, NY, curated by Jacob Rhodes 

Bcc#7, STADIUM, New York, NY, curated by David Harper and Karen Archey 

LO-FI/SCI-Fi, Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Kellie Morgan

Channel to Channel, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY 

Kate Bush Dance Troupe at Sculpture Center Block Party, Sculpture Center, Queens, NY 

Merry Christmas Mary Boom, ESP TV/Dirty Looks, Flamboyan Theater, New York, NY 



Protest Geometry, FLOAT, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY, curated by Cleopatra's 

Louis V. E.S.P. Episodes 8-10 Taping, The Schoolhouse, Brooklyn, NY 

Louis V. E.S.P. Presents ESP TV at Silvershed, New York, NY 

Pre-opening, Inaugural exhibition at Schwarzwaldallee NT, Basel, Switzerland 

Traces from iaab, dock, Basel, Switzerland

Groupshow, iaab-Projektraum Dreispitz, Basel, Switzerland

Do You Do This on Your Couch? Small Space, Milwaukee, WI, curated by Sara Caron 

Cover Version LP, BAM, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Timothy Hull 

Self Portrait as Rock Star, Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD, curated by Gary Kachadourian

E.S.P. TV, Louis V E.S.P., Brooklyn, NY, curated by Scott Kiernan

100 Records, Comfortable on a Tightrope, Manchester, UK, curated by Sonny Smith 



Physical Center, St. Cecelia’s Convent, Brooklyn, NY 

There, Their, curated by Pulp Legend, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY 

Seven Easy Steps: Scientific Discoveries, Horton Gallery, New York, NY

Video Night, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY 

The Lounge, Online video exhibition, curated by Cat Mallone and Natasha Chuk

100 Records, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA; OK Mountain, Austin, TX; Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; False Front Gallery, Portland, OR, curated by Sonny Smith 

Body Blend by Aunts, Dixon Place, New York, NY 

Rock Dreams: Artist Made Songs, INDEX Art Center, Newark, NY 



Nancy Garcia/Chase Granoff, The Kitchen, New York, NY 

Seven Easy Steps: Social Improvement, Horton & Liu, New York, NY, curated by Amanda Schmitt 

Fall Collection, Art Book Fair, PS1, Queens, NY 

Candygrammar, 999 Metropolitan, curated by Michael Wilson 

Goddess Headdress Workshop, Heist Gallery, New York, NY (collaborative workshop with Jennifer Sullivan)

Kate Bush Dance Troupe, 179 Canal, New York, NY 

Recession Runway, NADA Party at Bumble and Bumble, New York, NY, curated by Jennifer Sullivan 

Girls’ Night Out, Club Europa, Brooklyn, NY 



Whoop Dee Doo at Deitch Projects Holiday Party, Santos Party House, New York, NY

Avatar Atavistic, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY 

Alien Lounge Singer, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY (performance with Collin Cunningham)

Kate Bush Dance Troupe, Brooklyn, NY 

Nakedly, Monkeytown, New York, NY, curated by Jennifer Sullivan 

WJEN Radio Presents: It’s a Process Live!, Cakeshop, New York, NY, hosted by Jennifer Sullivan 

Performance Night at A.I.R., A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Emily Harris 


Performance Laboratory, Broadway 1602, New York, NY, curated by Shana Moulton

Metalmags Live!, Death by Audio, Brooklyn, NY



Videogarden, Bard-ICP MFA Studios, Queens, NY

Metalmags Live! The Pawn Shop, Miami, FL 

Die Young Stay Pretty, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL 

Metalmags Live! @ The French Are Drumming, Bard-ICP MFA Studios, Queens, NY 

A Kind of Love, Ai Gallery, Chicago, IL 

Neurotic Naturalism, Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Jennifer Sullivan 

Chasing Cool, Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY, curated by David and Adira Amram 



Chic-A-Go-Go Halloween Special, CAN-TV Studios, Chicago, IL 

SVA Photography, Video, and Related Media MFA Screening, Florence Gould Hall, New York, NY

The Early Work, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY 

Cheap Shots: Low Budget Ladies Make You Laugh, Heathers, New York, NY, curated by Sophia Peer 



Sympathetic Magic, Planaria Gallery, New York, NY 

Primed: MFA Thesis Show, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY 

Generica Live!, Def, Dum, and Hi Tour w/Airbrains, Juiceboxx, and Potato, Glass House Gallery, Brooklyn, NY and Flywheel, Easthampton, MA 



The Infinite Fill Show, Foxy Production, New York, NY 

La Superette, The Tank Annex, New York, NY

Desert Swap Meet, High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA 

Your Heart is No Match for My Love, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN 

Spring Student Salon, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 


1998 - 2003

Summer Salon, Dumba Art Collective, Brooklyn, NY 

WAMP Group Show, The Cork Factory, Brooklyn, NY

Circles Group Exhibition, Artspace, Hartford, CT

Group Show, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

Photography Group Show, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland


Visiting Artist 

2012-2014 Visiting Artist and Critic, MFA Photography, Video, and Related Media, SVA, New York, NY

2012-2016 Trevor Day School, New York, NY

2011 Traces from iaab, dock, Basel, Switzerland

2010 Teaching Artists’ Union, Brooklyn, NY

2007 The Churchill School, New York, NY

2006 Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School, New Haven, CT

2001 Miss Porter’s School, Farmington, CT



2018-2020 International Center of Photography, NY, NY, History of Photography and New Media

2011-2013 School of Visual Arts, NY, NY, Technology of Art (new media); Video Game Culture (art history)

2013-2018 Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, NY, Research for Senior Design Project (senior writing and advisement, photography department)

2011-2013 Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ, Apocalyptic Visions in Film, Anime, and Media (media/film studies); Idea Development; Digital Post-Production



2015 Death TK, 106 Green, Brooklyn, NY, and Schwarzwaldallee, Basel, Switzerland (co-curated with Karin Borer)

2013 Quadruple Rainbow, Culturehall Feature Issue 101, August issue

2012 Channel to Channel, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY



2016 Rob Colvin, Animations That Show Their Material Roots, Hyperallergic, February 2016

2015 Simone Krug, Erica Magrey: 106 Green, Art in America, November 2015

2015 Juliane Escobedo Shepherd, How Artist Erica Magrey Turned '90s YM and Seventeen Into Living Art,

2015 Zara Lisbon, Why this rad artist is bringing 90s teen fashion spreads to life,

2015 Emily Gaynor, Artist Interview: Erica Magrey,
2014 Melena Ryzik, An Encore 35 Years in the Making, The New York Times, August 2014

2014 Kalup Linzy, Take Ecstasy With Me, The Huffington Post, April 2014

2012 Eve Perry, Cash from Chaos/Unicorns and Rainbows, The Brooklyn Rail, April 2012

2011 Andrina Jorg, Erica Magrey: In Search of the Golden Spandex, Kunstbulletin, June Issue

2010 Sasha M. Lee (ed.), Beautiful/Decay Book 3: The Underdogs, Spring Issue

2009 Gia Kourlas, “Looking Back, and Taking It Forward,” The New York Times, November 6

2009 Matthew Lyons, “Interview with Kate Bush Dance Troupe,” The Art of Making Dances

2009 W.A.R.E.S. workshop with Jennifer Sullivan published in Threads Magazine, Issue #1

2009 Mary Cook, “Haberdashery, Anyone?” Art 21 Blog, June 5

2008 Beth Capper, "The Void," Plan B Magazine, July 2008

2005 Roberta Smith, “Sympathetic Magic,” The New York Times, March 11

2003 Drawings and photographs published in Swingset Magazine, Issues 3, 4, and 5