San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Erik Hougen graduated from Pratt Institute with his MFA in 2008 and is currently a BAS Visiting Artist Resident. Hougen was recently a resident with the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program at the Bronx Museum, and a SIP Fellow at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in New York City. He has exhibited with Bronx Museum, the International Print Center of New York, Kunsthalle Galapagos in Brooklyn, and at Vaughn Massey Projects in New York City. He was also a finalist for the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. in March, 2013. Hougen is the artist in residence at Kunsthalle Galapagos in Brooklyn, NY. Hougen is also a Master Printer and Intaglio instructor at the Lower East Side Printshop in New York City.
When & Where
Brooklyn Art Space
Brooklyn Art Space is an arts organization dedicated to supporting artists by providing studio space and a public gallery space that exhibits a diverse spectrum of contemporary arts from the greater New York Area and beyond. Located in the Park Slope/Gowanus/Carroll Gardens area of Brooklyn, BAS offers the most affordable studio space in NYC with open studio access, semi-private and private studio spaces.
Additionally, BAS provides an array of workshops, professional development opportunities, art talks, studio visits, curatorial projects, and open studio events. BAS also offers two residency programs: the Recent Graduate Residency and the Visiting Artist Residency. Brooklyn Art Space’s mission is to foster the growth of artists, engage the art community through educational programming, and make contemporary art accessible to public audiences. BAS seeks to aid any artist who might not otherwise have space to make, show, and sell artwork without the help of a low cost studio, exhibition opportunities, and professional development workshops.
Trestle Gallery, as part of its exchange with Brooklyn Art Space, works to ensure artists of all levels have sufficient exhibition and professional development opportunities. All artists are invited to submit artwork to Trestle Gallery's many open-calls, to drop in for monthly critiques, to enjoy our artist talk series, and to participate in weekly figure drawing sessions.
In a combined effort, Trestle Gallery and Brooklyn Art Space seek to alleviate the typical pressures NYC artists encounter, while inviting collectors to view art in an active and singular environment. The gallery and studios are just steps away from one another, so visitors to our one-of-a-kind space have the opportunity to view featured artwork, works in progress, and new works during one visit.