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Erica Elan Ciganek

b. 1991

Currently located in Los Angeles, CA



BA Art, Conflict Transformation, North Park University, Chicago, IL


One Person Exhibitions


After Gallery, Milwaukee, WI


Sitting With: Treason Gallery, Seattle WA


A Garden: Our Savior's Gallery, Naperville IL

The Wait: Adlai Stevenson High School, Linconshire IL


Seen: Carlson Gallery, North Park University, Chicago IL 



Select Group Exhibitions



Women Painting WTF They Want: Art Palm Beach, Poets and Artists, Palm Beach, FL

Winter Collective, Sirona Fine Art, Hallendale, FL



Formation: Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, NYC, NY

Chevere: Sirona Fine Art, Hallandale Beach, FL

Tieton 10x10x10: Tieton Warehouse, Tieton, WA

Performance of Place: Shoreline City Hall, Shoreline, WA

The Fl3tcher Exhibit: The Reece Museum at the University of Tennessee, TN



Freak Out: Zhou B Art Center, Chicago IL

Wet Paint: National MFA Biennial, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago IL (Award of Excellence)

VIP WIP, University of Washington Sandpoint Gallery, Seattle WA

Collective, Chicago IL


2010 - present

2010 - present


What's Inside Her Never Dies: A Black Woman's Legacy, Yeelen Gallery, Miami FL

No Big Heads Self Portrait Competition, UAA Student Gallery, Anchorage AK (honorable mention)

#Paper, Treason Gallery, Seattle WA

For(Age)ing, Hammond Arts Center, Hammond IN

Contemporary Portraits, Water Street Studios, Batavia IL

Interior Spaces II, The Abbey, Marion IN

Interior Spaces, Everybody's Coffe, Chicago IL

Interior Spaces Three person show: Maggie Hubbard, Rachel Lindsay, Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago IL

The Artist's Gaze, Sirona Fine Art Gallery, Hallandale Beach FL


The Labletter Release Party: Beauty and Braun Gallery, Chicago IL

Artprize 2014: St. Mark's Episcopalian Church, Grand Rapids MI

So Much More: Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago IL (Received first place)

Stories Worth Holding, Park Ridge IL


North Park Art Scholarship Show: Carlson Gallery, Chicago IL

Summer Work Show: Carlson Gallery, Chicago IL

Opening Show: Crowded House Gallery, Chicago, IL


Passages: Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago IL (Received third place award)
CIVA Confrence: Student Showcase, Wheaton IL

Global Cafe of the E.C.C.: The Hyatt, Rosemont IL 

A Testimony to Being: Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago IL

Albany Park Art Walk, Chicago IL





What's Inside Her Never Dies, Poets/Artists Magazine, November 2015 Edition

BL!SSSS Magazine, February 2015 Edition

iArtistas Magazine, February 2015 Edition

The Artist's Gaze, Poets/Artists Magazine, February 2015 Edition


The Labletter Literary Arts Magazine: 2014 Edition (Selected for cover image)



Internet Publications


Guest Curator, Artist A Day, September 2017

Erica Elan Ciganek, Paintings, Supersonic Art, October 2017


The Anti Portrait, Verni, February 2015

Erica Elan Ciganek, Oil Portrait Paintings, Art People Gallery, April 2016



Five Artists Who Never Fail to Amaze, BuzzFeed, September 2015

Q&A With Hyperrealistic Artist Erica Elan Ciganek, Wallhop, March 2015

Faces: Oil Paintings by Erica Elan Ciganek, Design Collector, March 2015

Oil Portraits by Erica Elan CiganekWaave&Dada, March 2015

On View: "Artist's Gaze: Seeing Women in the 21st Century" at Sirona Fine Art, (Featured work selection), Hifructose, February 2015

Artist A Day: Erica Elan Ciganek, Artist A Day, February 2015

"Faces" Paintings by Erica Elan Ciganek, Design Father, February 2015

The Artist's Gaze: Erica Elan Ciganek, Poets/Artists, January 2015



Paintings by Erica Elan Ciganek, Juxtapoz, October 2014

Erica Elan Ciganek, I Need A Guide, October 2014

Erica Elan Ciganek, Art Nau, September 2014

El místico placer de quedarse detenido bajo un chorro de agua caliente, PlayGround Mag, October 2014


Notable Collections

The Howard Tullman Collection

Temple University Multicultural Center

Steven Bennett Collection

Tim Lowly Collection

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