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Erika Nina Suárez

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Education

December 2019

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, College of Visual Art & Design, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Professional Experience

2021-

Photographer, the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

2020-2021

Digital Programing & Curatorial Fellow, Arts Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX

2018-2019

Lab Assistant, Digital Photography Lab and Darkroom, University of North Texas - College of Visual Art & Design, Denton, TX

2017-2018

Metadata Technician and Image Conservator, University of North Texas - Special Collections Library, Denton, TX

Fellowships - Residencies - Workshops Attended

2022

Rhino 7: Intro Course, Denton Workbench, Denton, TX

Emerging Public Artist Training Workshop, Fort Worth Public Art - Arts Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX

2020

Icons Lecture Series and Interactive Workshop: Cig Harvey, NORDphotography (online)

2019

Gallery Attendant, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

Solo Exhibitions

2021

Fogalmam Sincs (I Don’t Even Have My Teeth)Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts, Fort Worth, TX

2019

Család, University of North Texas Union Art Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022

Twenty Women Film Photographers You Need to Know in 2022, Analog Forever Magazine, online exhibition

2021

GCPL Photo Annual, Gwinnett County Public Library, juried by Maria L. Kelly (the High Museum of Art), Duluth, GA

REPRESENT Series Intersections, Texas Woman’s University, juried by John Spriggins, Denton, TX

La Ofrenda, May Street Studio, Fort Worth, TX

Swimming Pools, The Luupe, Online

Lubbock Arts Festival, Lubbock Arts Alliance, Lubbock, TX

Visions of Fatherhood, The Luupe, Online

Altered Silence, PhotoXCollective, Online

Blue Skies, Don’t Take Pictures Magazine, Online

Soul Art Renewal: Pens & Lenses, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX

23rd Annual Rio Brazos Juried Exhibition, Dora Lee Langdon Center, curated by Diane Durant, Granbury, TX

Open Fragment, Pragmata Collective, Online Exhibition

Decay, Arch, Hanoi, Vietnam

Cities, Floresta Magazine, Online Exhibition

Family, Loss, Memory, and Place, Esperanza Project Space, Online Exhibition

The Family Of, Peep Space NY, curated by Jeff Dietz, Tarrytown, NY

The Art of Instant Photography, Analog Film Photography Association, Sputnik Gallery, Orlando, FL

Favorite Photograph of 2020, Lenscratch, Online Exhibition

La Frontera, Humble Arts Foundation, Online Exhibition

2020

Autumn 2020 Show, The Curated Fridge, Online Exhibition

The 2020 Self-Quarantining Exhibition, Lenscratch, Online Exhibition

Hot & Sweaty, 500x Gallery, Online Exhibition

Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition, Texas Woman’s University, curated by Lisa Sutcliffe (Milwaukee Museum of Arts) Denton, TX

2019

Art, Activism, and Attitude: Photography B.F.A. Exhibition, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX

Family Reunion II, Art Tooth, Arts Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX

Six Angry Women. No B.F.A. Show., Lightwell Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

2018

Lucid Dreams, UNT on the Square, University of North Texas Galleries, Denton TX

2016

En Amorato, Due West, Daugherty Arts Center, Curated by Yuliya Lanina, Austin, TX

Annual Portfolio Review and Exhibition Series, Austin Community College Department of Professional Photography, Austin, TX

Honors and Awards

2022

2022 Pre-Qualified List of Emerging Public Artists, Fort Worth Public Art, Fort Worth, TX

2021

Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund Grant Recipient, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

2018

“New Project Grant” Recipient, College of Visual Art and Design, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

2017

Healing Art Showcase, Honorable Mention, University of North Texas, Denton TX

2016

Grand Prize - Juror’s Choice, Due West, Daugherty Arts Center, Juror: Yuliya Lanina, Austin, TX

Published Work

2022

Meet Erika Nina Suárez, CanvasRebel, Online

Winter 2022, Superpresent Magazine, Print (cover)

Color Tag Vol. IV, Color Tag Magazine, Print

Issue 02, Gallery Feature, Black River Magazine, Print

2021

“Issue 3”, The Huts Magazine, Print

“Best Public Health Expert 2021”, Dallas Observer, Online

As Delta Variant Surges, Workers With Health Issues Face Tough Choices”, Dr. Erin Carlson, The Wall Street Journal, Online

“Issue 19”, Incandescent Zine (Cover), Print

“So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library”, Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, Print

“Issue 6”, Apricity Press, Print

“Issue 2”, Melted Butter, Print

“Vast Issue No. 2”, “Artist to Watch”, Vast Magazine, Print

“Motherland Vol. 2”, MadWomxn Magazine, Print

“(de) construction”, Issue No.1, (Feu) Magazine Paris, Online

"Did That Just Happen?”, Don’t Smile, Print

Hazey”, Fifth Wheel Press, Print

2020

Vol 2: Connection, Soft Lighting Studio, Print

A New Normal, Darkside Collective, Print

2019

Archiving Time: Age & Legacy”, Light-Leaked, Online Juried Exhibition

Local Non-Men in Art”, The Dentonite

2016

Heirs to the Sexual Revolution”, New York Magazine, Print

Interviews - Artist Talks

2021

Fogalmam Sincs: Artist Talk, Fort Worth Art Dealers Association Fall Gallery Night, Artes De La Rosa Cultural Center, Fort Worth, TX

“Interview with Erika Nina Suárez”, The Lighthouse Review, Online

“Artist Profile”, Vast Magazine, Online

2020

Diary Entry: Erika Nina Suárez, Flip Media

Bedtime Interview”, Pigiama Magazine

Erika Nina Suárez, Család”, Float Magazine

Artist Feature”, Deep Red Press

2019

Inspiring Stories”, VoyageDallas Magazine

Local Non-Men in Art”, The Dentonite

Travel and Foreign Languages Spoken

Native fluency in Hungarian. Traveled to Hosszúhetény, Hungary in 2022.

Intermediate fluency in Spanish. Traveled to Managua, Nicaragua in 2014.

Working-level fluency in German (Österreichisches Deutsch).

Professional References

Randy Gentry, Director of Photography, the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

Giovanni Valderas, Assistant Professor of Drawing & Painting, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX

Kristina Smith, Visual Arts Technician, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Chandler Allen, Research Assistant to Matthew Barney, New York, NY