Artist Bio

Erin Culton is a multimedia artist with a background in fine art photography, video production and motion graphics. She Attended undergrad at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and recently finished her Masters of Media Studies at The New School in NY. Her projects have been exhibited widely including shows in New York, Chicago, Tokyo and Hamburg. She currently resides in Brooklyn and works as Co-Founder of Elektric Breakfast, an Independent Visual Arts Production Company specializing in time-based media, live video performance and multi-media installation.


Erin Culton


The New School University, Master of Arts; Media Studies 2014

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Bachelor of Fine Arts 2001 

Awards & Exhibitions: 

2013 Soundtrack 63’ @ 651 Arts: Movement 63’
*Live performance and Multimedia Documentary: Three Projection VJ Installation by Elektric Breakfast
*85 S. Oxford St, Brooklyn NY 11237  

2012 Adobe Design Achievement Awards: Semifinalist 2012
*ADAA Semifinalist: Animation.

2011 Mixed Messages
*Soho Gallery for Digital Art, 138 Sullivan St. New York, NY 10012

2011 BMW Guggenheim Lab: Signified Season One
*Launch Party and Panel Discussion *On the border between the Lower East Side and the East Village

2011 RE/Mixed Media Festival
*One Arm Red, 10 Jay St. DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY 11201

2008 Instructors Exhibit: Art Center  
*Art Center, 300 E. Main St. Carrboro, NC 27510

2007 Group Show: Louis B. and Wanda G. Martin Gallery
*Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center, 1060 E. 47th St. Chicago IL

2007 2nd Year Gallery Anniversary Exhibition
*33 Collective, Zhou B Art Center, 1029 W. 35th St. Chicago IL

2006 Corpus: Interpretations of the human form
*33 Collective, Zhou B Art Center, 1029 W. 35th St. Chicago IL

2006 Around the Coyote Fall Arts Festival/Curator’s Choice
*1935 1⁄2 W. North Ave. Chicago IL  

2006 Around the Coyote Winter Arts Festival/Curator’s Choice
*1935 1⁄2 W. North Ave.  Chicago IL 

2005 CAAP Grant “Road Kill Documentation”
*Awarded a Grant, to create a photo project on the subject of road kill; from the Department of Cultural Affairs, City Arts Assistance Program 78 E. Washington, Chicago IL 60602 

2002 Flesh, Form...Sex? (solo exhibit)
*ARC Gallery, Chicago IL 

2002 ARC Member’s Exhibit
*ARC Gallery, Chicago IL  

2001 Gedok Exchange
*Gedok Gallery, Hamburg Germany  

2001 Pumpkin Smash
*AIDS Care Benefit, Chicago IL 

2001 Tokyo Exhibit
*Atelier Gym, Tokyo Japan  

2001 Matsugaoka Residency & Exhibit
*Matsugaoka Gallery, Haguro-machi Japan  

2001 ARC Member’s Exhibit
*ARC Gallery, Chicago IL  

2001 Art of the 3rd Coast
*Amos and Eno Gallery, 59 Franklin Street New York NY  

2001 School of the Art Institute BFA Exhibit
*847 W. Jackson 2nd floor, Chicago IL  

2001 Specific Generalities (solo exhibit)
*ARC Gallery, Chicago IL 

2000 Members Show
*ARC Gallery, Chicago IL  

2000 Student Scholarship
*Awarded membership to ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation, Chicago IL  


2013-Present Co-Founder: Elektric Breakfast Production Company
*An Independent Visual Arts Production Company specializing in time-based media, live video performance and multi-media installation

2012-present Adjunct Professor: Empire State College
*Courses: Digital Editing (Adobe Premiere); Compositing for Cinema & Motion Graphics (Adobe After Effects)

2011-present Technical Associate: The New School
*Courses: Principles of Motion Graphics (Adobe After Effects); Time-Based Media (Final Cut Pro, ProTools); Web Design (Adobe Dreamweaver)

2011-present Graphic Editor/Designer: Signified
*Art Director, Motion Graphics, Assistant Editor for Webseries.

2011-2012 Assistant Production Artist: Lika Productions
*1002 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn NY 11222
*Assistant Editor, Color Correction, and Research Aide

2010-present Creator: The Anonymous Heartache Project
*An ongoing multiplatform experimental documentary and oral history project

2011-2012 Smilebooth
*Camera Technician for traveling photobooth.

2008 Art Instructor at The Art Center
*The Art Center, 300 E. Main St. Carrboro NC 27510
*Teach Courses in Photo Based Mixed Media

2008 Darkroom Tech University Photo and Video
*Custom Color and B&W printing

2006-2007 Sculpture Assistant 
*Assistant to Victoria Fuller 2030 W. Hubbard, Chicago IL 60622
*Construction of wax sculptures by using plaster molds or by building freehand

2001-2003 Curator of the Media Room, ARC Gallery
*ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation, 832 W. Superior, Chicago IL 60622
*Supervision of the jury review for all submissions to the Media Room
*Management of monthly PR for the Media Room exhibits 

2002 LSNA Summer Project Coordinator 
*Logan Square Neighborhood Association 2840 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60618
*Art Director for the summer high school outreach program 

2001 Mural Project Supervisor Evanston, IL
* Art Skills Division, in conjunction with the Chicago Transit Authority.  2100 Ridge Avenue, Evanston Township IL 60201
*Supervision of teens for a summer youth employment outreach program
*Teaching of painting and drawing skills
*Design and implement a large scale mural

2001 ARC Cultural Exchange, Residency in Japan
*Working with the Board of Education in Haguro-machi, Japan, to perform art workshops w/ Elementary, Junior High and High School students 
*Creation of work in provided studio space to be exhibited in Matsugaoka Gallery, Haguro-machi and Atelier Gym, Tokyo 

1998-1999 Darkroom Tech
*Photo Center, 23 E. Monroe, Chicago IL 60602