Erik Shorrock Guzman
Erik S. Guzman, coming from a rich background of traditional wood carving and metal working has been actively using CNC technologies in his art for the last 20 years. Utilizing these skillsets ranging from the hand to technology and the mechanical, he has successfully harnessed the integration of technology into interactive public art and smaller mechanical sculptures featured in solo gallery shows.
Among his many professional accomplishments are the Weather Beacon, an interactive public work in lower Manhattan, LMCC GAPS grant award, Cue Foundation residency, LMCC space grant, a Joan Mitchell nomination, and as a School of Visual Arts representative at the New York College Art Association show. He has exhibited nationally at Smack Mellon, El Museo Del Barrio (S Files), Front Room Gallery, Soap Factory, Hillwood Museum, Dumbo Art Festival, The Kitchen, Exit Art, St. Marks Church Gallery. International exhibitions include shows at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, El museo de arte de Caguas, El Museo de Las Americas, Gallery Tezz, Tokyo, Japan. More recently his work has exhibited at Los Angeles Center for Digital Art in two group shows.
Erik Guzman has numerous invitations to lecture on the subject of the emerging in the complex and competitive art world of New York. These include: Artist’s Lecture at Brno University , Czech Republic; The School of Visual Arts MFA Program, New York - invited by Kenji Fujita; visiting artist’s lecture, Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan - invited by Shuhei Takahashi and artist’s lecture at the New School, New York - invited by Clyde Forth.
Erik S.Guzman holds a BFA, and MFA, from the School of Visual Arts.