Professor & Chair of Photography
Erika Gentry is a self proclaimed Francophile and an internationally exhibited interdisciplinary Artist and Educator. Working across diverse media and platforms including photography, video and interactive installation projects, she investigates the construction of identity and the evolving role of technology and place. With a deep understanding of the photographic medium, she is interested in how contemporary methods intersect with historical debates.
Gentry grew up in Portland, Oregon and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from The School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon and her master of fine arts degree at The College of Imaging Arts and Sciences from New York’s Rochester Institute of Technology.
Residencies and Awards
Gentry has been an artist in residence all over the world and most recently at CAMAC in Marnay sur Seine, France funded in part by the Tenot Foundation. To support this residency, she was also awarded a California Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in the Arts Grant.
An early advocate of the creative digital domain, Gentry has been teaching and presenting electronic arts and photography nationwide since 1996 and has been a consultant to many of the industry’s leading photographers. She has worked in freelance visual arts, magazine and book picture editing, art direction, advanced digital post-production, web design and as a curator and educator. She has taught one-on-one and group courses at corporations and colleges such as The Rochester Institute of Technology, The San Francisco Art Institute, Foothill College, City College of San Francisco and Rayko Photo Center. She is currently a full-time faculty member and Department Chair at the City College of San Francisco.
To see her artwork and CV visit www.erikagentry.com