Erin Kaczkowski

Erin Kaczkowski was born in Milwaukee, WI and studied fine arts and social work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2011 she earned an MFA in painting from Yale University. Awards include the Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship to the Atacama Desert and residency programs including the Anderson Ranch and the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. She has taught art history and studio art for the last 5 years at Cerro Coso College, Taft College and Bakersfield College in southern California. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Ms. Barbers Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.




2011 MFA, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
2006 BA with Distinction, Studio Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2006 Additional Major in Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI


Sierra College, Adjunct Faculty, Art Department
Bakersfield College, Adjunct Faculty, Fine Arts Department
Cerro Coso Community College, Adjunct Faculty, Visual and Performing Arts
Taft College, Adjunct Faculty, Liberal Arts Division
Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, New York, NY


2017 Contributing Artist, Taft College Literary Magazine, A Sharp Piece of Awesome
2016 Contributing Artist, Taft College Literary Magazine, A Sharp Piece of Awesome
2011 Alice Kimball Travel Grant, Yale University
2008 Residency, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO
2008 Residency, Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Red Wing, MN
2007 Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2006 Visual Arts Award, Illumination Journal and WI Alumni Association
2005 Lois G. Roberts Painting Scholarship, UW Madison


2018 The Private Collection of Water McBeer, Group Exhibition curated by Henry Gunderson, Jeffrey Deitch, New York, NY
2018 Big Names Small Art, Crocker Art Museum Auction, Sacramento, CA
2017 Solo Exhibition, ​The Back of Something Missing, Ms. Barbers Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Summer Exhibition, Barnsdall Art Center, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Abstraction: A Juried Exhibition, The Idea Hive, Bakersfield, CA
2016 Wry and Dry, Ms. Barbers Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Buy What You Love, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, New York, NY
2015 Art Department Faculty Exhibition, Bakersfield College, CA
2015 Arts Faculty Exhibit, Taft College, CA
2015 12 x 12 Open Invitational, RAA, Monterey, CA
2014 Two-Person Exhibition​, Grays Pinks & Blues, The Wylie & May Louise Jones Gallery, Bakersfield College, CA
2012 Winter Salon, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011 Perfectly Damaged, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Full Fathom Five, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY
2011 EXPRIST, Columbia University Campus, New York, NY
2011 Yale MFA Thesis: Round Two, Green Gallery, New Haven, CT
2010 CAA New York Area MFA Exhibition, Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, New York, NY
2010 This World, Other World, Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, VT
2010 Art for Haiti Benefit Auction, Green Gallery, New Haven, CT
2009 2011 MFA, Green Gallery, New Haven, CT
2007 Illumination “Artists in Print,” Open Book Café, Madison, WI
2007 Spring Show, California City Arts Commission, California City, CA
2006 Color Matter, Seventh Floor Gallery, Madison, WI
2005 Paintings from the Future, Seventh Floor Gallery, Madison, WI


Rae Bridges, Artist Interview, Creative Women, Eyez Open (blog), May 5, 2016. URL:

Ken Johnson, Perfectly Damaged Exhibition Review, NY Times, July 7, 2011. URL:

Henrike Christiane Lange, Catalogue Essay, Yale University School of Art, May 2011.