Erica Deeman


Erica Deeman (b. Nottingham, UK) is a visual artist whose work explores the intersections of race, gender, and the hybridity of Black identity. Deeman is concerned with the multiple ways selfhood manifests through queer, transnational and hybrid modes; and how we find a sense of belonging and ‘home’ through migratory patterns, memory, personal biography, and ancestral legacy. Her multidisciplinary practice embodies the complexity and transformational nature of Blackness.

Deeman currently lives in Seattle, WA and works between here and the Bay Area. She received a Bachelor of Arts, Public Relations, degree in 2000 from Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK; a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, a degree in 2014 from Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA; and MFA in Art Practice at UC Berkeley, CA in 2022.

Deeman has had domestic and international group exhibitions at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, UK; The Hive, Worcester, Worcestershire, UK; Municipal Gallery, Library and Cultural Centre, Dublin, Ireland; Old Truman Brewery, London, UK; Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA; and SF Cameraworks, San Francisco, CA; and University of Derby, Derbyshire, UK.

Permanent collections include Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA; Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL; and Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA.

Deeman is co-founder of Black [Space] Residency located in San Francisco, CA

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