STUDIO EXPERTISE

Digital Foundations, Traditional and Digital Illustration, Stop Motion Animation, Traditional & Experimental Animation, Video Art, Performance and Installation, Digital Photography, Comics and Graphic Novels, Digital Design, Drawing Fundamentals, History of Video and Animation, Media Theory, Electronic Media, Sequential Imaging and Story Boarding, Narrative Strategies.

EDUCATION

2011 – Master of Fine Arts

                  Maryland Institute College of Art

                  Baltimore, MD

                  Photographic and Electronic Media

2011 -      Certificate of Post-Secondary Art Education

                  Maryland Institute College of Art

                  Baltimore, MD

2006 – Bachelor of Fine Arts

                  Virginia Commonwealth University

                  Richmond, VA

                  Kinetic Imaging

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS SCREENINGS

Solo Exhibitions

2015 DEBRIS, ARTifact, New York, NY

2014 Scattered Fragments, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL

2012 Body Magic, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD

2011 CONTROL, FAB Gallery, Richmond VA

Juried Shows

2015 EXPO 34, BJ Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY

2014 Identity, Nine5 Gallery, NYC, NY

2014 Who We Aren’t, Union Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014 Woman, Flow Art Space, St. Paul, MN

2013 Crossing Over, Rio Gallery II, New York NY

2012 Biennale de Palermo, GIUSEPPE SCIORTINO, Palermo, Sicily

2012 CUTTING EDGE: Masters in Contemporary Art, Auditorium al Duomo, Florence, Italy

2012 Dublin Biennial 2012, Sol Art Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2012 New Waves 2012, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, VA

2012 Beauty Comes in Many Forms, Linus Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2012 The Human Form, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT

2010 Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, Los Angeles CA

2010 Identity Exhibition, Rosenburg Gallery, MICA, Baltimore MD

2006  School of the Arts Juried Exhibition, Carriage House, VCU, Richmond VA

Group Shows

2014 ATIM Arts Festival Miami - Art | Basel, Miami Koubek Center, Miami, FL

2014 Positive ID: Bodies and Subjectivities in Photography, The Gallery - NOVA Woodbridge, VA

2012 Look Attractive, University of Kansas, KS

2012 Omen Art: The Collective Debut Minicine Gallery, Shreveport, LA

2012  (e)merge Art Fair 2012, Capital Skyline Hotel, Washington DC

2012 Faculty Exhibition: Siena Heights University, Klemm Gallery, Adrian, MI

2011  Kinetic Imaging Faculty Show, Franklin Terrace, VCU, Richmond, VA

2010 Kamsamnida, Gallery 175, Seoul, South Korea

2010 Photographic and Electronic Media Fall Show, Fox 3 Gallery, MICA, Baltimore MD

2010 Lotta Art, School 33, Baltimore MD

2009 Photographic and Electronic Media Fall Show, Fox 3 Gallery, MICA, Baltimore MD

Film Festivals

2010 International People’s Choice Film Festival, Quito, Ecuador

2008 Scene First Student Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT

2007 Open APPeture Short Film Festival, Boone, NC

Curatorial Projects

2015* Mining the Crowd, co-curated with Nia Burks, Stephen Silberg, Nate Larson, & Peter Hayes, Leidy & Riggs Gallery, Baltimore MD

2013 SHU Vine Video Festival, Studio Angelico, Adrian MI

2013 Art-a-licious, co-curated with Timothy Van Beke, Downtown Adrian, MI

2013 Nia Burks: Diamond Formations and Other High Pressure Performances, Klemm Gallery, Adrian MI

Convention & Art Fair Exhibitions

2016  CONFusion – Science Fiction Pop Culture Conference, Artist Exhibtor & Panelist, Novi, MI

·      “Acceptable Bodies in Comics”

·      “Novel Gazing – The Male/Female Gaze in Pop Culture”

·      “Standards of Beauty in Made-Up Worlds”

·      “Are Steven Universe & Korra the Future? LGBT Representation in Children’s Media”

2015  Central City Comic Con, Guest Artist Exhibitor, Yakima Convention Center, Yakima, WA

2015  ComiqueCon, Artist Exhibitor, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI

2015  Art-a-licious, Artist Exhibitor, Downtown Adrian, MI

RESIDENCIES 

2016 SAW: Sequential Artists Workshop, May 9-13

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & WORKSHOPS

2014 "Erin Zerbe - CONTROL" Guest Lecturer, Introduction to Literature: Gendered, Racial, and Sexed Bodies,San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

2013 “The Stigma of Size: Control Garments and Performing Fatness” Poster Session, National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH

2013 “Micro-filmmaking Workshop” Guest Instructor, invited by China Youth University of Political Science, Beijing, China July 5-17

2013 “Summer Nights” Guest Juror & Critic for the Lenawee County Visual Arts Association, Adrian, MI

2012 “Identity, Visual Culture, And Mediation: Constructions of Identity in Multi-Media Art” Women and Service for Global Peace Conference, Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX

2012 “Bodies and Embodiment” Women’s Studies Graduate Organization Conference, Penn State, State College, PA

 2012 “Representations of Fatness in the Performance Art of Erin Zerbe” Feminist Action Project Conference, UT-Austin, TX

2011 “CONTROL” Performing Fatness, Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI

Articles & Publications

2017  "People Are Sending Trump Art To Guarantee Their Opinions Are Archived" Huffington Post, 2017

2017 "Under the Sea" Art Book Publication, Out of Step Books, 2017

2017 "State of the Union" Zine, Published by Ricochet Press May 2017

2017 "Terps Trump Hate" Charity Zine, Published by University of Maryland

2016, "Eclipse Literary Art Journal: Phantom Issue" Published by Siena Heights University 

2016, "Black Dagger Issue #1", Character Designer and Digital Colorist, Published by Shadow Ram Comics

2013 “Debris – The Art of Erin Zerbe” Feature in Art’s Gazette, Trash Art Issue, October 2013, Sweden

2012 “ERIN ZERBE – CONTROL” Feature in ARTtour International Magazine, July 2012 

2012 “Multimedia Artist Zerbe Tackles Body Issues” Article in VCUarts Studio Magazine Fall 2012 

Awards

2016 Sister Eileen K. Rice Outstanding Teaching Award, Siena Heights University, Adrian MI

2008  Winner: Best Experimental Short: Scene First Student Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT

2007 Winner: Short Shorts, Open APPeture Short Film Festival, Boone NC

2006 Student Ambassador of the Arts VCU, Tasmeem International Design Conference, Doha, Qatar

2005 Kinetic Imaging Department Award of Excellence, VCU, Richmond VA

ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

2017 - Current Co-Founder & Director of Digital Media Marketing - Beach Belly's Yoga and Wellness Center: As the Director of Digital Media Marketing, I am responsible for all visual marketing, design, and promotion associated with Beach Belly's Yoga and Wellness Center across print and digital platforms. I develop and design graphics for the web including social media and mobile platforms. Additionally, I design and maintain the website, including copy generation, event promotion, graphic development, and content creation. SEO management and analytics for both the site and the MindBody scheduling application. 

2015 - Current Freelance Illustration & Visual Development: Using illustration and visual development techniques, I work with clients to address their specific project requirements and develop top-notch illustration or design work that helps to bring their ideas to life. Working in traditional and digital mediums, I do commission based work or individual projects ranging from:

  • Comics, Storyboards, & Sequential Imaging
  • Narrative Illustration 
  • Visual Development & Concept Art
  • Commission Based Illustrations & Portraits
  • Brand Development & Logo Design

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017 - Current Associate Professor of Art, Siena Heights University: Continue to oversee the Photo & Digital Media Concentration while further developing an additional concentration in Animation & Illustration. Continue implementing cutting-edge teaching strategies with a focus on conceptual fine art with an interdisciplinary approach. Maintain a competitive professional practice and active exhibition record. Courses include:

  • Foundations IV: Digital Concepts (Winter 2017, Fall 2017)
  • Introduction to Illustration (Winter 2016, Winter 2018*)
  • Illustration 2 (Fall 2017)
  • Introduction to Animation (Winter 2017, Winter 2018*)
  • Intermediate Animation (Fall 2016, Fall 2017)
  • Advanced Animation (Winter 2017, Winter 2018*)
  • Introduction to Video (Fall 2016, Winter 2018*)
  • Intermediate Video (Winter 2017)
  • Advanced Video (Fall 2017)
  • Introduction to Photo (Fall 2017)
  • Intermediate Photo (Winter 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018*)
  • Advanced Photo (Winter 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018*)
  • Digital Media Integration (Winter 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018*)
  • Comix & The Graphic Novel (Fall 2018*)
  • FYE: First Year Experience (Fall 2017)

2012 - 2016 Assistant Professor of Art, Siena Heights University:  Responsible for the creation and implementation of a new concentration: Photography & Digital Media. Created new courses with a focus on producing articulate, critical thinkers working in digital photography and digital new media. New courses designed and taught include: 

  •  Foundations Core: Digital Concepts (Winter 2013, Winter 2015, Winter 2016)
  • First Year Experience (Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2016*)
  • Time Based Art (Winter 2013, Fall 2014)
  • Intro to Graphic Design (Fall 2012)
  • Comix and the Graphic Novel (Fall 2014, Fall 2016*)
  • Intro to Video (Fall 2014, Fall 2015)
  • Intermediate Video (Fall 2014, Winter 2016)
  • Advanced Video (Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Winter 2016)
  • Intro to Animation (Winter 2015, Winter 2016)
  • Intermediate Animation (Fall 2015)
  • Advanced Animation (Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Winter 2016)
  • Intro to Digital Photography (Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Fall 2014)
  • Intermediate Photography (Winter 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2016)
  • Advanced Photography (Winter 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015,Fall 2015, Winter 2016)
  • Photography Integration (Winter 2014, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Winter 2016)
  • Digital Integration (Winter 2014, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Winter 2016)
  • Media Integration (Winter 2014, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Winter 2016)
  • Web Design I   (Winter 2013, Winter 2014)
  • Junior Portfolio (Fall 2012, Fall 2013)          
  • Introduction to Illustration (Winter 2016)     

 

2011- 2012 Visiting Artist, Virginia Commonwealth University: Worked as an adjunct faculty member and visiting artist at Virginia Commonwealth University, in the Art Foundations and Kinetic Imaging Departments. Course taught:

  • Foundations: Time Studio (Fall 2011, Spring 2012)
  • Animation I: Narrative Strategies (Spring 2012)
  • Animation II: Experimental Animation (Fall 2011)
  • Web for Media Artists (Fall 2011)
  • Animation for the Stage (Spring 2012)
  • Media Theory  (Fall 2011)
  • Gender in Media (Summer 2012)
  • Body Discourses (Summer 2012)
  • Intro to Video (Spring 2012)

 

2009-2011 Graduate Teaching Intern, Maryland Institute College of Art: Tandem taught classes to undergraduate students alongside MICA faculty members. Throughout the course of the internship, was responsible for writing curriculum, creating project assignments, leading critiques, workshops, and demos, grading assignments, and assisting students outside of class. Courses Taught:

  • Foundations: Electronic Media and Culture (Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring2011)
  • Foundations: Elements of Visual Thinking (Fall 2010, Spring 2011)
  • Video I (Fall 2009)
  • Stop Motion Animation (Fall 2009, Spring 2010)
  • History of Animation  (Spring 2011)
  • Portfolio Development (Spring 2010)
  • French Feminism (Fall 2010)

 

2008-2009 Assistant Project Manager/Blogger, Customer Magnetism: Developed basic SEO and Web Design demos and workshops for small business owners. Created dynamic presentations to assist new website owners and small businesses to take advantage of CSS and CMS driven websites in an SEO friendly approach. Responsible for creating and maintaining an instructional SEO blog. Developed Materials for:

  • SEO Friendly Web Design
  • Social Media Strategies
  • CMS and CSS Basics

 

2007-2008 Art Instructor, Drawn To Art: Responsible for curriculum and course development for each class. Worked closely with students from ages 12 to 65 in a small student centered learning environment to meet their individual goals for artistic growth. Lead critiques, demos, and workshops as well as skills based exercises and assignments.

 

2007 Multi-Media Artist, Chrysler Museum of Art: Contracted out as a freelance multimedia artist to create 3 educational videos for the Old Masters In Context Series at the Chrysler Museum of Art. Duties were to take the concept from storyboard to completion for display in the museum as part of an educational initiative. Worked closely with the Director of Education and Public Programs to insure the highest quality demanded by the client.

 

2006 Adjunct Animation Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University: Developed and implemented a short summer intensive course in the basics of 2D and experimental stop motion animation. Worked closely with 12 entering freshmen to create animation experiences in varying principles including: hand-drawn, cut paper, under the camera, sand, paint on glass, etc. A brief history of experimental animation was given as well as demos, lectures, sample artists, and in class work time.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Departmental & University Service

2017   Academic Advising Council 

2016   Faculty Development Committee Secretary

2015   Faculty Development Committee

2016    Search Committee: Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

2016  Faculty Search Committee: History

2015  Faculty Search Committee: Computer Information Systems

2015    Faculty Search Committee: Communications

2014    Internal Communications Task Force

2014    Division of Fine and Performing Arts Micro-Site Committee, Chair

2014    Printmaking & Book Arts Search Committee

2014    Future of Computer Information Systems Task Force

2014    Faculty Development Committee

2014    Digital Communications Search Committee

2013    Social Responsibility Committee, Secretary

2013    Gender & Ethnic Studies Minor Steering Committee

2012    New Faculty Committee

Extracurricular University Service

2015-2016    Pride – Siena Heights GSA Faculty Advisor

2015 - Current Torchbearer – Heritage Project For the Adrian Dominican Sisters

2014    Panelist for “Miss Representation” Screening, Women’s History Month

2014    Pride – Siena Heights GSA Faculty Member

2014    WING – Women Inspiring New Growth Faculty Member

2014    Judge for the 2014 Mr. Husky/Ms. Halo Competition

2014    Participant in “Faculty Charity Auction”

2013    Participant in “Faculty Charity Auction”

2013    Sponsored LISD Tech Center “Careers in Education” Field Trip

2013    McGregor Grant Co-Author

Community Outreach

2015-2017  Feral Cat Rescue & Community Cat TNR Program

2014  “Sister Stories” Project Manager & Partner

2013 “Micro-filmmaking Workshop” Guest Instructor, invited by China Youth University of Political Science Beijing, China July 5-17

2013   “Summer Nights” Guest Juror & Critic for the Lenawee County Visual Arts Association, Adrian, MI

2013   “ArtSpeak Day” Animation Instructor

2013 & 2014   “Art-a-licious” Curator, Organizer, & Volunteer

ORGANIZATION AFFILIATIONS

Women’s Caucus for Art – Midwest Chapter & National Member

Feminist Art Project – Member

National Women’s Studies Association – Member

College Art Association – Member

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education - Member

Vivid Arts Network – Member

New Media Caucus – Member

National Association for the Advancement of Fat Acceptance – Member