b. 1978 Duluth, MN
Lives and works in New York


2017 Car – Fastnet – Brooklyn (upcoming)
2016 Die Chemische ReinigungInstitut für Alles Mögliche – Berlin
2013 And Riding Clouds – Rooster Gallery – New York
2012 Pray To Fallen Skies – Rook & Raven – London
2010 Red Balloon (I Wish I Was A) – Rooster Gallery – New York
2007 Temporary – The City College of New York – New York (MFA)
2006 Creation Deterioration – Art in Chaos – Brooklyn


2017 A Bad Situation Just Got Worse – Fastnet – Brooklyn
2016 Petrichor – 19 Greek Street – London
2015 Fragments of Space – academic – New York
2013 Broken Boundaries – Tub Gallery – Miami
LUCID – Clerkenwell Gallery – London
2012 The Young Collectors – Leila Heller Gallery – New York
Mono No Aware – bo.lee – London
2011 Layer Current – Like the Spice – Brooklyn
Raw – Pertwee, Anderson and Gold – London
Inventory – Rooster Gallery – New York
Good – Hoxton Arches – London
2008 evolution – Russ Berrie Gallery – New York
2007 Sustenance – Next Gallery – New York
2006 Small Works Show – 440 Gallery – Brooklyn


“Erik Sommer” ART QA Spring 2017
“Erik Sommer” Young Space January 2017
“Erik Sommer” SCANDALE Project December 2016
“Artist of the Week” KALTBLUT Magazine 8/31/16
“Art in the Unexpected” IMAGINARIUM July 2015
“Review: Art14 London” GOLDHORD 3/5/14
“Inside TUB Gallery” ARTDISTRICTS October 2013
“Memory of Linear and Broken Boundaries” Miami NewTimes 10/11/13
“Introduction to Research for Art Appraisers” International Society of Appraisers Fall 2013
“Erik Sommer at Rooster Gallery” World Sculpture News Spring 2013
“The Future of Art: Erik Sommer” Dot Dot Dot Magazine May 2013
“Everything You Need To Know This Week On New York’s Art Scene” Guest of a Guest 4/20/13
“Studio Visit – Erik Sommer” NEWTHINGS 2/9/13
“Artist of the Week” THE POP 1/4/13
“What makes you STOP in the street and stare?” GARAGE magazine 12/4/12
“Rook & Raven Gallery Opens Erik Sommer’s First UK Solo Show” artdaily 12/3/12
“Erik Sommer’s ‘Pray To Fallen Skies'” glass magazine 11/28/12
“New Painting” Corona Boreal Magazine #3 September 2012
“Cement Paintings” JazJaz 8/12/2011
“Art in a Concrete Jungle” Vice Magazine / Converse Blog 7/21/2011
“New Art / Erik Sommer” Lost At E Minor 4/29/2011
“Painting with Cement” ART-PIE 4/03/2011
“The Art of Erik J. Sommer” Format Magazine 2/24/2011
“Featured artist Erik Sommer…” Artefuse 2/22/2011
“Erik Sommer Cement Paintings” SLAMXHYPE 2/21/2011
“Erik Sommer’s Cement Paintings” Beautiful/Decay 1/26/2011
“Watching Paint Peel” New. York. Art. Crit. 12/17/10
“Handbook of Research on Computational Arts and Creative Informatics” Laureate Education, Inc. 2009
“Evictions: Art and the Politics of Urban Renewal” 12/12/08
“Artists Exhibit Personal Definitions of Harlem” Columbia Spectator 10/29/08
“…And I’m A Romantic” Duluth Budgeteer 2/15/08
WKCR 89.9 FM NY Radio Interview October, 2007
“Sustenance Exhibition” Gotham Gazette 9/15/07
“The Exhibitionist Side of Society Coffee” Harlem Fur 5/10/07
“Gallows, State Champs, Lead Off ‘Year of Duluth'” Duluth Budgeteer News 1/19/07
“Art Alive and Well At CCNY” The Campus 5/15/06


2010    M.L.S.  The Palmer School, New York
2007    M.F.A.  The City College of New York
2000    B.A.       St. John’s University, MN