Erik Hagen

When people see my mixed media paintings, installations and wall relief sculptures, I’d like them to contemplate the depth of geologic time and experience the wonder of being alive in this relatively short moment.

Hagen was born in 1967 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He studied art and art history at Carleton College (BA) and won a post-graduate art residency at Carleton for one year. Hagen has additional degrees in environmental engineering and water resources management from the University of Washington (BSCE, MSCE). 

 

A passion for communicating science to non-technical audiences is a passion throughout his career as an engineer, policy analyst, and artist.

 

Hagen moved to Houston in 2012. He is Vice President of the Houston Visual Arts Alliance, a non-profit artist membership organization.

His artworks are found in public and private collections across the country and abroad, including the Sea Oceanographic Institute in Woods Hole, MA, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, DC. Gallerie Corazon in Santa Fe, New Mexico represents Hagen. In Houston, his work can be found in Mixed Emotions Gallery, Serrano Gallery and in The Silos at 1502 Sawyer Street.

Education 

1985- 1990

1990-1991

1993-1995

1996

Carleton College

Art Residency, Carleton College

BS Civil Engineering, UW Seattle

MS Civil Engineering, UW Seattle

Awards 

2017

2017

2016

Honorable Mention, Art on the Avenue, Houston

Individual Artist Grant 2017 HAA

Honorable Mention, VAA 33rd Juried Open Exhibition

Exhibitions 

Solo

2014

Fossils of the Anthropocene, Nos Caves Vin, Houston, TX

2014

Fossils of the Anthropocene, AAAS Gallery, Washington, DC

2010

Exploring Beauty by Erik Hagen, Gallery Upstairs, Rijswijk, NL

Recent Group

2017

Assistance League Houston Celebrates Texan Art 2017, Houston, TX, Juror: José Esparza Chong Cuy

2018

The Ends of Our Index Fingers Are Mute, Solar Studios at Rice University with Daniela Antelo, Bradly Brown, Brenda Cruz, Tony Day, Lina Dib, Trey Duvall

2017

Art on the Avenue Juried Gallery Selection, Winter St., Houston, TX, Juror: Paul Davis

2017

Sculptures in Artist Alley, Silos at Sawyer Yards, Houston, TX

2017

Big Show, Lawndale, Houston, TX, Juror: Toby Camps

2017

Assistance League Houston Celebrates Texan Art 2017, Houston, TX, Juror: José Esparza Chong Cuy

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 © 2018 by Erik Hagen. 

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