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

Owner of Mott Projects


2024 District Number 3 – bonustrack.zh – Zurich
2018 1 Hour Tooth Whitening – Deli Grocery – Brooklyn
2017 Volvo 240 – Fastnet – Brooklyn
2016 Die Chemische Reinigung – i-a-m – 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


2023 Open House – The Exchange House – Catskill, NY, with Nils Jendri and Tristan Fitch
Wilde Tiere – Constant Dschungel – Denzlingen, Germany, with Dan Arps, Nils Jendri, Esther Miquel, Devo Plett and Peter Seesemann
2022 Shit Art Show 5 – Shit Art Club – Los Angeles
The Patriot – O’Flaherty’s – New York
Puff Puff Paint – Shit Art Club – Los Angeles, with Max Frintrop, Gabrielle Graessle, Nils Jendri, Abel Kabel, Liz Markus, Anna Pietrzak, Evelyn Snoek and David Surman
2021 In with the Old – Walter Elwood Museum – New York
Harvest – Mott Projects – New York, with Royal Jarmon, David Matthew King and Martin Lukáč
München Monopoly – Galerie Christine Mayer – Munich
Commission on Roads – PAD – Miami
Rememnant – Marquee Projects – New York, with Nunzio de Martino and Jane South
2020 2020, The Finale – Warburton Galerie – New York
Pandemic Blowout – Plank Road – New York
Household Intimacies – PAD – New York
2019 Supper – Deli Grocery – Brooklyn, with Eloy Arribas, Nikolaus Dolman, Hetty Douglas, Austin Eddy, Dan Flanagan, Julian Lombardi, Robert Nava, Marco Pariani, Anna Pietrzak, Taylor O. Thomas, Taylor Anton White and Mark Zubrovich
2018 Age Less World – Deli Grocery – Brooklyn, with Robert Nava and Austin Eddy
2017 Occupy Mana – Mana Contemporary – Jersey City
A Bad Situation Just Got Worse – Fastnet – Brooklyn
2016 Petrichor – 19 Greek Street – London
2015 Fragments of Space – academic – New York
2013 Broken Boundaries – Gallery 171 – 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


“Decay is beautiful and wise.” Oblo Gallery May 2022
“Interview with Erik Sommer of Mott Projects” Shit Art Club November 2021
“Artist Talk with Erik Sommer” Art of Tomorrow April 2021
“Erik Sommer: Contemporary Artist and Curator” Munchies Art Club February 2021
“Strange Time: Erik Sommer” Art Laboratory May 2020
“Erik Sommer” Closed Windows/ No Entry April 2020
“Artist Interview: Erik Sommer” Odd One Out July 2019
“Erik Sommer” FLOORR MAGAZINE June 2019
“Erik Sommer” COEVAL MAGAZINE 4/20/19
“To Do” New York Magazine 7/23/17
“Erik Sommer” ART QA Spring 2017
“Artist of the Week” KALTBLUT Magazine 8/31/16
“Review: Art14 London” GOLDHORD 3/5/14
“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” 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
“Art in a Concrete Jungle” Vice Magazine 7/21/2011
“Watching Paint Peel” New. York. Art. Crit. 12/17/10


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