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Erika Kapin







Erika Kapin is a photographer whose work authentically captures intimate moments. She loves to share the stories of people, their relationships with the world and their relationships with each other. 

Born in Seattle, Washington, Erika moved to NYC in 2005 where she received her BFA from the New School for violin performance in 2010. Erika has studied and worked as a teaching assistant at International Center of Photography. Currently living in New York City, Erika continues to work on her personal projects as well her professional projects in creative portraiture and documentary photography. 

In 2008 Erika began an association with the Chair and the Maiden gallery where her photographs have been featured the group shows “Preview” and “ArtLive”(2008/2009) as well as in her solo exhibitions “One and the Same”(2009)  and “Stolen Moments”(2010).  Also in NYC, Erika's body of work "Plastic Portraits" has received a solo exhibition at Birch NYC(2013), The Schermerhorn(2013/2014) and group exhibitions at the Red Lotus Room(2013).  The "Plastic Portraits" were featured in the international group show, "What You See is What You Get"(2013) in Bari, Italy.  Kapin’s work, The Open Photo Project has been shown as a work in progress nationally in Seattle, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Alexandria, and internationally at the Non-monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies Conference in Vienna.


Solo Exhibitions



The Open Photo Project, Sex Down South, Atlanta, GA

The Open Photo Project, Poly Dallas Millennium, Dallas, TX

The Open Photo Project, Woodhull Summit, Alexandria, VA



Plastic Portraits, Birch at the Gershwin Hotel, New York

Selections from Plastic Portraits, The Schermerhorn, New York



Stolen Moments, Chair and the Maiden Gallery, New York



One and the Same, Chair and the Maiden Gallery, New York

Group Exhibitions



The Open Photo Project, Catalyst Con, Los Angeles, CA



The Open Photo Project, Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, Seattle, WA

The Open Photo Project, NMCI Conference, Vienna



Selections from Plastic Portraits, Artslope, New York

Selections from The Open Photo Project, WIP, New York


2015 Selections from Stolen Moments, The Schermerhorn, New York



Selections from Plastic Portraits, Red Lotus Room, New York

Mamacocha, The Sandylore Symposium, New York

What You See is What You Get, God Direct Line, Italy



Real People, Old Court House Figurative League, Illinois 

Summer Showcase International, Gallore Gallery, Connecticut

Art for Soul with East African Center, Gallery Bar, New York



Artlive, Chair and the Maiden Gallery, New York



Preview, Chair and the Maiden Gallery, New York


Workshops and Presentations



The Open Photo Project: 3 screen installation screening and workshop, The Bureau of General Services: Queer Division, New York


The Open Photo Project: Slideshow and lecture, SVA Photo Salon, New York


The Open Photo Project: 3 screen installation screening, Poly Dallas Millennium, Dallas, TX


The Open Photo Project: 3 screen installation screening and workshop, Woodhull Summit, Alexandria, VA 





Feature, The Everyday Lives of the Non-monogamous

BBC World in Pictures, February, 2018

Featured Article, Photographs of Non-monogamous

L'Oeil de la Photographie, February, 2018


Featured Article, If the Partner Also Loves Others: These Couples Know How it Feels

Stern Magazine, January, 2018

Featured Article, The Daily Lives of Poly People

BTRtoday, January, 2018


Work Experience


2014-Present Photographer/Owner at Erika Kapin Photography

2010-2018 Urban Arts Partnership, photography and music Teaching Artist 

2011-2013 Robert Farber Studio, Studio Manager/Assistant 




2011--2014 International Center of Photography 

2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts, The New School, New York, NY

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