Erin C. Dengerink, 360-566-7808,


MFA Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland OR, Visual Studies

BFA San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA, Painting

BA Western Washington University, Bellingham WA, Fine Arts


Lectures and Teaching Experience

Clark County Arts Commission

2014 Lecture Earthworks and the Sublime, Vancouver WA

Clark College Extension Education program, Vancouver, WA

2007-Present Instructor Drawing, Portraiture, Color Theory, Fiber Arts, Collage

Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland OR

2013 Guest Speaker, Pedagogy with MK Guth

2012 Teaching Assistant, Life Drawing with Paul Missal

2012 Teaching Assistant, Basic Drawing with Hayley Barker

Washington State University, Vancouver WA

2014 Instructor, Drawing, FA 110

Instructor for five week while the instructor of record was away at an artist residency

Presented lectures and demonstrations, managed daily class activities, grading

2013 Visiting lecturer, Visual concepts, FA 101

Presented slide lecture

2012 Visiting Artist, Beginning Painting, FA 320

Participated in class critiques, hands on demonstration and image lecture

2010-2011 Part time Instructor, Introduction to Business, MgtOp 101

Developed curriculum. Prepared lectures, and class activities

2009-2011 Instructor, Fine Arts Friday Instructor

Led workshops on drawing, painting, and portraiture, altered books and collage


Exhibition Record (* solo)

2014                   YES!, Northbank, Vancouver WA

Cascade Aids Project Annual Auction, Portland OR

Bodies, North Seattle Community College Gallery, Seattle WA

Art Lab Exhibit, VOCA, Vancouver WA

Artist Trust Benefit Auction, Seattle WA

* One becomes a bird, Northbank, Vancouver WA

*The hole in your heart, Spaceworks, Tocoma WA

2013                  *Puddle, Pool, Ooze, VOCA, Vancouver WA

Teardrop, Raindrop, Heartbeat, Vigor Industry, Portland OR

Viscosity, the Lodge, Portland OR

The Marriage of words, Angst, Vancouver WA

*Dissolve, Angst, Vancouver WA

Cascade Aids Project Annual Auction, Portland OR, Curated by Lawerence Fong

2012                  2012 Annual, Curated by M.K. Guth, CoCA, Seattle WA

All about Everything, Angst, Vancouver WA

Erin Dengerink and Fletcher Meisenburg, Central, Portland OR

MFA VS first year exhibit, Disjecta, Portland OR

2011                  MFA Open Studios, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland OR

Happy Hour, Allied Works, Portland, OR

Pulp, MFA Central Gallery, Portland, OR

2010                  Windows into Art, Temporary installations, Vancouver, WA

Women Embracing Art, Clark County Historical Museum, Vancouver, WA

2009                  Word, Angst Gallery, Vancouver, WA

2008                  Boomers, Clark County Historical Museum, Vancouver, WA

Drawing Attention, North Bank Gallery, Vancouver, WA

2007                  *Paper Cuts, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA

Cut and Paste, Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, WA

2006                  Cut Paper (two woman show) Pi-Rem, Portland, OR

Ladies don’t, Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver WA

Body Language, North Bank Gallery, Vancouver WA

2002                  Just Bizarre, 66 Balmy, San Francisco CA

Inhabitation/Exhibition, Art Angels Benefit, San Francisco CA

2000                  Small Arts 2000, Sonoma Museum of Visual Arts, Santa Rosa CA

1999                  Small Arts 1999, Sonoma Museum of Visual Arts, Santa Rosa CA

1998                  *Build Benefit, Build gallery, San Francisco CA

Miniature, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE


Residency and Awards

2014-2015 Rainmaker residency, Portland OR

2014                  Art Lab residency, VOCA, Vancouver WA

2012                  Caldera residency, Sisters OR

– With visiting artists Gregg Bordowitz, Julie Ault, and Tracey Cockrell

1998                  San Francisco Art Institute Spring Show award

Awarded a San Francisco Art Institute Honors Studio



2014                   Lisa Kinoshita. “Miniatures and Muses at the Tacoma Post Office Building” Spaceworks                   Publication, June 11, 2014

Stover Hargren III. “Art About the Power of “yes”, The Columbian, June 6, 2014

Dave R. Davison. “Erin Dengerink Finds Power in Heartbreak”, Tacoma Weekly,                                                       June 6, 2014

Clayton, Alec. “Visual Edge: Erin Dengerink’s “The Hole in Your Heart”,                                                                         Northwest Military, May 2014

2013                  Newton, Sara. “The Art of Erin Dengerink.” The Vancouver Vector. October 12,                                                       2013.

Harshman, Marissa. “The beat goes on.” The Columbian. July 30, 2013.

Guth, MK. CoCA 2012 Annual. Georgetown CoCA 2013

2012                  Hanson, Killeen. “Visual Studies Students at Caldera.” Untitled. November 27                                                       2012.

2010                  Broussard, Christina. “Erin Dengerink.” Windows into Art.          (May 31, 2010).

2007                   Raferty, Isole. “High Schools of Art.” The Columbian. December 8, 2007.

2005                   “Balazo Gallery” January 14, 2005

2004                   Swanhuyser, Hiya. “Rock Doves” SF Weekly. August 04, 2004.

Bing, Alison. “Urban Birds at Balazo Gallery”. Artweek. October 2004 vol.                                                       35, issue 8.

Prasad, Lena.“Urban Birds at Balzao Gallery”. Mission Arts Monthly. November,                                                       2004


Public Art

Child Development Center Mural, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA

Portland Portable Works, Portland, OR

Lavender Mural, Main St @ 23rd Vancouver, WA


Collegiate Experience

Washington State University, Vancouver, WA

2006-2011 Program Coordinator/Academic Coordinator

Worked with over two hundred students per semester to help them navigate the university system and work toward achieving their academic and career goals. Developed and facilitated career events, counseled students and partnered with faculty and staff on students issues. Assisted the faculty with teaching and research projects. Involved with recruiting new students and out reach to community business partners.


Arts Organization Experience

City of Vancouver WA

Present Curator

Curator for rotating art exhibits in City Hall. Serve on committees to promote and support the arts. Work with the city and other arts organizations to procure or commission public artwork.

Washington State University, Vancouver WA

2008-2011 Gallery Director

Coordinated three exhibition spaces on campus. Responsible for curating, promoting and organizing exhibits. Collaborated with departments across campus, including academic departments, facilities, marketing and events.

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford CA

2005 Docent and Volunteer coordinator

Coordinated with the docent board and volunteers to provide public group tours of the museum. Worked closely with the education department.

The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco CA

1998-2005 House Manager

Facilitated center events such as performances, film screenings and art openings. Events varied in size from intimate lectures with less than 10 audience members to corporate events with 1500+ patrons.

Balazo Gallery, San Francisco CA

2004, 2005 Guest Curator for two exhibits

Urban Bird 8/2004

— A group exhibit including Veronica De Jesus and Ami Tallman

Lost and Found 1/2005

— A group exhibit including contributions from Found Magazine

ArtRock, San Francisco CA

1999 Gallery Assistant

Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco CA

1998 Intern


Academic and Community Service

Washington State University Committees:

2010-2011 Campus Art Committee

Commissioned a major piece of public art by Stuart Schechter

2008-2011 Diversity Art Committee

2010-2011 College of Business Strategic Planning Committee

2008-2011 Multiple search committees

The Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver WA,

2006-2008 Board Member

Southwest Washington Medical Center, Vancouver, WA,

2006-2007 Jury Committee

Selected hundreds of works of art for the medical center

Other contributions

2013                  Invited to contribute a sound piece to Sarah Paul Ocampo’s Hush Hush Hotel at                                     the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

Invited to be a vendor at The Night Market– by the art collective Danger Punch

2012                  Participated in The Long Walk, a three day interactive performance with                                                       Susan Robb

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