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Erik Deerly

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So as to be Concealed, 2018 Inkjet Prints, Acrylic Paint, Paper, And Ink On Corrugated Metal 48 X 24 Inches © Erik Deerly
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Dysmorphia, 2018 Photographic Print On Hardboard 10 Panels Each 17" X 47" © Erik Deerly
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Upcycled, 2018 Steel Helmet, Wood, Bird Nest, Feather, Eggshell, And Ink 18 X 18 X 14 Inches © Erik Deerly
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Upcycled (alternate angle), 2018 Steel Helmet, Wood, Bird Nest, Feather, Eggshell, And Ink 18 X 18 X 14 Inches © Erik Deerly
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Pussy (Grabber), 2017 Chroma Luxe And Pen On Aluminum 50 Cm X 50 Cm © Erik Deerly
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Pussy (Riot), 2017 Chroma Luxe And Pen On Aluminum 50 Cm X 50 Cm © Erik Deerly
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Pussy Diptych, 2017 Chroma Luxe And Pen On Aluminum 50 Cm X 50 Cm © Erik Deerly
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Databent 54, 2015 Chroma Luxe On Aluminum 12x12 Inch © © Erik Austin Deerly
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Databent 19, 2015 Chroma Luxe On Aluminum 12 X 12 X 0 Inches © © Erik Austin Deerly
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Databent 69, 2015 Chroma Luxe On Aluminum 12x12 Inch © © Erik Austin Deerly
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Databent 12, 2015 Chroma Luxe On Aluminum 12 X 12 X 0 Inches © © Erik Austin Deerly
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Databent 47, 2015 Chroma Luxe On Aluminum 12 X 12 X 0 Inches © © Erik Austin Deerly
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Databent 51, 2015 Chroma Luxe On Aluminum 12x12 Inch © © Erik Austin Deerly
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Mutation 9, 2015 Chroma Luxe On Aluminum 12 X 12 X 0 Inches © Erik Austin Deerly
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American Dream Ensemble, 2014 Digital Photography 10x10x0 © Erik Austin Deerly
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Expose, 2013 Digital Photography 10x10x0 © Erik Austin Deerly
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Enroute to Nihilon, 2013 Digital Photography 10x10x0 © Erik Austin Deerly
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Chicago
Birth year
1963
Schools
Columbia College Chicago, 2008, MFA
Statement

Erik Deerly's range of work includes sound, installation, video, instruction-based art, photo, and Net.art. His work has exhibited across the US and in Asia and Europe. Reviews have been published in The Chicago Tribune and featured in ArtAscent, Émigré, and others. Awards include a SXSW 1st Place National Interactive Design Award, a Webby nomination, and a 2016 New Frontiers of Creativity and Scholarship Grant from Indiana University. He is Associate Professor of New Media at Indiana University Kokomo. 

Erik’s work embraces and disseminates a wide variety of forms that umbrellas the human experience, vis-à-vis sound, visual, textual, and interactive work, used in an interdisciplinary fashion. Though the viewer may initially see his work as literal, further contemplation reveals an unapologetic statement relevant to the world at large—issues that exist, plague, destroy, devalue or oppress those who have no voice. Rendered in the medium that best suits the intended message of our everyday, mundane lives are depicted in subtle, often “beautifully” rendered images. These works, which may or may not include fictional or non-fictional unquestionable, authoritative text, mirrors an unspoken language that evokes a seminal experience, déjà vu, or connectedness to the content presented in the work. Though each series of work is created in vastly diverse mediums, there is an undeniable unspoken voice that intertwines a message—a message woven together with the realities of the world in which we live.