Erika Kapin







Erika Kapin is a photographer who 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 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 event 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.  The Open Photo Project series as been featured both nationally and internationally.

Erika is the photographer for The Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum, The Bill Nye Film.


Work Experience


2014-Present      Photographer/Owner at Erika Kapin Photography, New York

2010-Present      Urban Arts Partnership.  Teaching Artist of middle school photography, New York


2014                    Sebastian Smith Photography.  Assistant, New York, 2014   


2014                    The Story Gym. Photography Coordinator for Fringe Festival performances, New York, 2014


2011-2012           Robert Farber Studio.  Studio Manager/Assistant, New York, 2011-2013



Group Exhibitions

2017                   The Open Photo Project, Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, Washington


                           The Open Photo Project, NMCI Conference, Vienna


                           Selections from Plastic Portraits, Pancakes & Booze, New York


2016                   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.

2013                   Selections from Plastic Portraits.  Red Lotus Room, New York


                           Mamacocha. The Sandylore Symposium, New York


                           What You See is What You Get.  Got Direct Line, Italy


2011                   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


2009                   Artlive.  Chair and the Maiden Gallery, New York


2008                   Preview. Chair and the Maiden Gallery, New York



Solo Exhibitions


2013                  Plastic Portraits.  Birch at the Gershwin Hotel, New York


                          Selections from Plastic Portraits.  The Schermerhorn, New York


2010                  Stolen Moments.  Chair and the Maiden Gallery, New York


2009                  One and the Same. Chair and the Maiden Gallery, New York





2017                Photo Series Captures the Elusive World of Polyamory. Resource Online Magazine

                         Featured article on The Open Photo Project


                         The Bill Nye Film. Promotional photography

2016                12,000 Square Feet of ‘Star Trek’. Village Voice

                         Photographs for featured article


                         Untitled Bill Nye Documentary. Tribeca Film Festival

                         Photograph for featured screening advertisement.


                         Early Americans. Jane Ira Bloom

                         Album photography


2015                 ETLE and the Anders.  Village Voice

                         Photography for article

2014                 Round Tripper.  Lisa Parrott

                         Album cover photography


                         New York Jazz Record.  

                          Photographs for featured article


2013                 The Storm and the Seed. Chris Blacker

                         Album cover photography


                         New York Jazz Record

                         Photographs for featured article


2012                 Party of Four.  NYConnection

                         Album cover photography


                         Airegin Revisited. Hal Galper Trio

                         Album cover photography


2011                 WingWalker. Jane Ira Bloom

                         Album cover photography


2010                 Camera Obscura. May 2010

                        “Stolen Moments” Featured article


                        Tamarindo Live. Tony Malaby

                        Album photography


2009                Cookin' at Smalls. Kyoko Oyobe

                        Album cover photography


                        Panamsterdam.  Remy Gauche

                        Album cover photography


                        Fine Art Magazine. Fall 2009

                        “Picturing Rhythm” Featured article


2008                 ShakuBox.  Aaron Shragge/Akim Funk Buddah 

                         Album cover photography.


                        'Haik Kocharian Takes a Journey Within'. The Armenian Mirror-Spectator, October, 2008. 

                        Photography for article