Hi. I'm Erin, but everyone calls me Z.
Erin Zerbe is a multimedia artist working in video, photography, performance, and new media. Her work specializes in human interactions and relationships with the body, tackling issues of body image, gender, and cultural perceptions of fatness. Zerbe shares her work and feminist research worldwide at a variety of exhibitions and conferences. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally alongside artists such as Yoko Ono. Her exhibition record includes a variety of notable venues such as the Dublin Biennial 2012, Cutting Edge: Master’s of Contemporary Art exhibition in Florence, Italy, Gallery 175 in Seoul, South Korea, Biennale de Palermo, School 33 Art Center, and the (e)merge Art Fair 2012 in Washington DC. Zerbe received her BFA in Kinetic Imaging from VCU in 2006 and her MFA in Photographic and Electronic Media from MICA in 2011. Currently Zerbe holds the rank of Assistant Professor of Art at Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI where she is in charge of the Photography and Digital Media concentration.
Erin spends her free time reading feminist theory, watching Netflix, and looking at pictures of cats on the internet. She is addicted to diet coke and jalapeño flavored kettle chips. She has a cat that she lovingly refers to as "jerk-face", who is quite possibly the meanest creature on the planet. When she is not busy dropping truth bombs in the classroom, or busting out work in the studio, she loves reading comics, playing board games, and debating the finer points of Ron Swanson's mustache. Nicolas Cage and Erin share the same birthday; she believes this fact has been paramount in shaping her destiny for greatness.