Bio

Harlan Erskine’s photography has been exhibited at the Photographic Resource Center, the Miami Art Museum and Ambrosino Gallery, which showed his photography at the PalmBeach3, Art Basel Miami Beach, and Pulse art fairs. In 2008, Erskine exhibited a one-person show, Black Sun Project at the Bas Fisher Invitational.

In 2006, a photograph from Erskine’s series, Ten Convenient Stores, was included in a exhibition at the Miami Art Museum curated by Andy Goldsworthy entitled, Modern Photographs: The Machine, the Body and the City Selections from the Charles Cowles Collection. The show was comprised of artwork that had been donated to the museum’s permanent collection.

From 2005-2007, Harlan worked as an in-house photographer at Crispin Porter + Bogusky. While there, he photographed for companies including Ad Council, Coke, Geek Squad, Miller, MINI Cooper, Pearl Izumi, Truth and Volkswagen. Erskine has also shot editorial for XLR8R, THEME Magazine, The Blow Up, Tate Magazine (UK), The Source, The L Magazine, Harvard Business Review and Brooklyn Magazine.

Erskine received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2009. In the thesis show, he exhibited selections from Imaginary Wars. This series was awarded third place in the Linhof Young Photographers Award. Later a selection was featured at the Photographic Resource Center’s juried show.

In February 2013, Erskine’s artist publication, Ten Convenient Stores, was included in the anthology, “Various Small Books Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha,” published by MIT Press. Erskine’s book is included in the group show, “Ed Ruscha Books & Co.” which originated at Gagosian Gallery on Madison Avenue in New York. It traveled in the summer to The Brandhorst Museum in Munich, Germany.

Erskine currently lives in Brooklyn where he shoots editorial, commercial and his own projects.

 

 

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Education

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, M.F.A., 2009
Major: Photography, Video and Related Media

D-65 Workshop, Miami, FL Summer 2006

University of Miami, Miami, FL, B.A., December 2000
Major: Photo-communication, Graphic Design

 

Selected Exhibitions

2015
100+ Degrees In The Shade: A Survey of South Florida Art, November 12 – January 2016

2013
Gagosian Gallery, Ed Ruscha Books & Co., Madison Avenue, New York, Mar 5 – Apr 27
Someone I Know, On-line Group show, http://www.someoneiknow.net

2011
The Chain Project, On-line Group show, http://www.chainproject.co.uk

2010
The Photographic Resource Center (PRC) at Boston University, Boston, MA– EXPOSURE: The 15th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition, Juried by Mia Fineman. April 23 – June 20
X-initiative, New York, NY-Bring Your Own Art (BYOA), February 3 – 4

2009
Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami, FL–Wow We Have Come This Far, group show benefit, November 12
Locust Projects, Miami, FL–Smash and Grab Fundraiser, group show benefit, November 6
School of Visual Arts 2009 Thesis Show, New York, NY June 13 – 27
Abracadabra: Second Annual Fund-Raiser, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL. January 22 – Feb. 13

2008
Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami, FL–Black Sun Project, solo show, March 8 – 31

2007
Locust Projects, Miami, FL–Smash and Grab, group show benefit, November 2
Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL–Modern Photographs: The Machine, the Body and the City Gifts from the Charles Cowles Collection, November 16 – April 15

2006
Locust Projects, Miami, FL–The Big Deal, group show benefit, November 4
Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL–Palm Beach Contemporary Art Fair, January 13 – 16

2005
Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL–Art Basel Miami Beach, December 1 – 4
Locust Projects, Miami, FL–Smash and Grab, group show benefit, November 18
Roving Fridays in Wynwood, Miami, FL–group show, “Joy Ride” September 30 – October 8
Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL–group show, “Then I woke up and he was still there,” August 31

2004
A First Look At Druidism, curated by Matthew Chambers. Group Exhibition, Boise, ID, September 1
Roving Fridays in Wynwood, Miami, FL–group show, February 20

 

Selected Awards + Residencies and

2012
Winner: Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Emerging Photographer Award, US

2009
Linhof Young Photographers Award, 3rd place
PDN Annual winner
NY Photo Festival Awards Nominee (2 images)

2008
NY Photo Festival Awards Nominee

 

Bibliography

100+ Degrees In The Shade: A Survey of South Florida Art, [NAME] Publications. November 2015

Printed Web 3, Published by Library of the Printed Web,  May 2015

MIT Press, Various Small Books: Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha, anthology edited by Jeff Brouws, Wendy Burton and Hermann Zschiegner. February 2013

American Photo, In the Shadow of the Black Sun, by John Mahoney, Nov/Dec 2012

The L Magazine, thelmagazine.com“Our Favorite Up-and-Coming NYC Photographers,” August 3, 2010

Boston Globe, PRC’s juried exhibit defies definition, Works range from the simple to the cinematic, by Mark Feeney. May 9, 2010

 

Professional Experience

Miami Ad School, Brooklyn, NY. Photography Adjunct Professor. POP 502: Experiments in Digital Photography (beginning digital photography), Fall 2012, Winter 2013

International Center of Photography, New York, NY. Teachers Assistant, Color Photography. Fall 2009

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. Webmaster Assistant, maintained website and created thesis portfolio sites. 2008 -2009

 

Selected Collections

Charles Cowles gift to the Miami Art Museum
Ernst Hilger

 

Judging

MoCA Optic Nerve VIII, Miami, FL Panel Judge 2006