THE ARTIST
Erin Ko is a visual artist from the United States. She combines traditional art making methods with new media tools to address our complicated love/hate relationship with technology. She is classically trained and has worked in video games and new media. She is the co-founder of Hutong Games.

Imperialism, consumerism, industrialization drive her crazy. Currently based in New York, e.Ko spends most of her time making art and randomly tripping around the world.

THE WORK
Ko’s interactive art plays with Mediated Reality, Collective Consciousness and Layered Experiences. Voyeurs are invited to engage via their smart phones or more traditionally (with their eyes); their experience altered by the amount of technology they’ve invited into their lives.

Ko’s work has recently been exhibited in London, Mexico, Beijing, New York and Berlin.

STATEMENT
“Future and ancient, natural and artificial, seductive and scary; our strange and modern lives are driven by juxtaposition and synthesis. To live in the “now” is to live in a strange and surreal state of being. Reality has subsumed fantasy, life imitates art and vice-versa with a whole new level of intensity; together we ride this roller coaster feedback loop. The collective consciousness steadily strives towards deus ex machina; we are made connected but separate by our technology. There is no such thing as science fiction; all our stories, dreams, beliefs are are simultaneously true and entirely delusional.”


CURRICULUM VITAE

EXHIBITIONS

May 2017 :: Children’s Museum of the Arts :: Annual Gala/Fundraiser

March 2017 :: SPRING BREAK ART SHOW ::

October 2016 ::DAVID & SCHWEITZER CONTEMPORARY :: Seeking Space : Making The Future

May 2016 :: Krema Kollettiva, Crema, Italy :: Art Collective, Inaugural Meeting

May 2016 :: One Art Space, New York :: TOAST group show

April 2016 :: Van Der Plas Gallery :: DISCONNECTED

April 2016 :: Creative Tech Week, NYC :: Life On Mars?

February 2016 :: Gallery Paige, MN :: Event Horizon, Salon

December 2015 ::CA D’ORO Gallery, NYC :: Call For Chelsea

December 2015 :: Fridge Art Fair Miami ::

November 2015 :: The Gallery4, PA :: Solo Show

October 2015 :: The Artists Fair London ::

October 2015 :: Art Mora, NYC :: Solo Show

June – July 2015 :: Van Der Plas Gallery, NYC :: Summer Salon Show

May 2015 :: Fridge Art Fair NYC ::

April 2015 :: Street Couch Records NYC :: Label Launch Party: A Night of  Art + Music

March 2015 :: Clio Art Fair NYC ::

January 2015 :: Coohaus/ART MORA NYC :: Group Show

December 2014 :: La Lunita Restaurant, Akumal, Mexico:: FLOW into the New Year

December 2013 :: The Gallery4, PA :: ‘Present’

October 2013 :: Art Below, London :: ‘Stream and Consciousness’

March 2013 :: Fountain Art Fair New York :: ‘This is 2012’

December 2012 :: Fountain Art Fair Miami :: ‘This is 2012’

November 2011 :: Ondarte November Vernissage, Akumal, Mexico

September 2011 :: Ondarte September Vernissage, Akumal, Mexico

July 2011 :: Gallery 51, North Adams, Ma :: solo show – We Are the Music Makers

June 2011 :: Grass Gallery, North Adams, Ma :: group show – End of an Empire

Jan 2010 :: Imagine Gallery, Beijing China :: solo show – Free Money

Dec 2009 :: Exit Art, New York, New York :: America For Sale

Oct 2009 – Oct 2010 :: Eclipse Mill Building :: Baby 2.0

June 2009 :: Turn-Berlin Gallery, Berlin Germany :: Intersection Correlation

January 2009 :: Sideshow Gallery, New York, New York:: It’s a wonderful life

December 2008 :: Ceres Gallery, New York, New York :: Exposure

August 2008 :: North Adams Artists’ CoOp Gallery, North Adams, Ma :: Feature Show

November 2007 :: 119 Gallery, Lowell, Ma :: 3rd annual Juried show

August 2008 :: EclipseMill Gallery, North Adams Ma :: LoRes(producer and participant)

November 2006 :: Housatonic Valley Art League, Pittsfield, Ma :: Place

December 2005::Eclipse Mill Gallery :: Eclipse Mill Artists 1st annual group show

November 2004 :: Whistler House Museum of Art :: Celebrating Hellenic Heritage

March 2002 :: Zeitgeist Gallery :: Me by I

November 2001 :: Berwick Research Institute, Boston, MA :: Underground Animated

May 1999 :: Boston Cyber Arts Festival, Boston, MA :: installation exhibition 99

Autumn 1998 :: Oni Gallery, Boston, MA :: Kali(producer and participant)

Summer 1998 :: Oni Gallery, Boston, MA :: Weapons

Spring 1998 :: Oni Gallery, Boston, MA :: Salon

May 1997 :: Bandit-Mages media festival, Bourges France :: installation exhibition 97

May 1995 :: Bandit-Mages media festival, Bourges France :: installation exhibition 95

 

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

June 2015 :: Eyeo Festival Artists Fellowship

Autumn 2013 :: Art Slant NY :: 8th 2013 Showcase – new-media – winner

September 2013 :: Call for Bushwick – winner

September 2012 :: Selection – Celeste Prize – Installation / Sculpture Others selected :: ‘FLOW’

September – November 2011 :: Ondarte International Artists’ Residency :: Artist-in-residence

Autumn 2011 :: Art Slant NY :: 6th 2011 Showcase – mixed-media – winner

Winter 2009-  Spring 2010 :: Imagine Gallery :: Artist-in-residence

 

OTHER PROJECTS

March 2015 :: Adham Faramawy, London :: Hi! I’m happy You’re Here! ::  app development

October 2014 :: Art Below, London :: ‘Polly Morgan’ :: app development

October 2013 :: Art Wars, London :: ‘ Turning Heads’ ::  app development

 

EDUCATION

2010 :: Hutong School, Beijing :: Subject – Mandarin Chinese

2006 :: Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing :: Columbia University Summer Arts Program

2006 :: present :: Beijing, Private tutelage ::Subject :: Mandarin Chinese

2005 :: present Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association :: traditional Chinese painting

2002 :: Boston Language Institute :: TEFL certification program

1991 – 1995 :: Massachusetts College of Art (B.F.A.) Major- Studio for Interrelated Media (S.I.M.)

1995 – 1999 :: U-mass Boston, BIIC, Private lessons :: Subject- Japanese