AnnieLaurie Erickson

Scholarly Retreats
Type of work
Scholar, Visual Art

AnnieLaurie Erickson is an Associate Professor and the head of photography in the Newcomb Art Department of Tulane. Her work explores how science can combine with artistic creation to probe social and environmental issues in the Gulf South through the lens of perception. Erickson’s artwork has been exhibited widely in the US and abroad, including: Higher Pictures, NYC; the Goethe-Institut, Washington, DC; Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA; Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR; Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA; Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA; Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYC; Boston Center for the Arts; and CentrePasquArt, Bienne, Switzerland. Notable press includes: New Yorker, Huffington Post, Oxford American, Washington Post, Paper Magazine, Afterimage, and Foam Magazine. Erickson received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.

While in residence, Erickson plans to focus on her photographic work with afterimaging. Through the use of handmade artificial retinas that register the remains of light, she simulates the physiological process that creates latent imagery remaining on our retinas after we look at the sun or at bright objects in the dark. She will be working toward creating an inclusive set of large-scale panoramas of the massive oil refineries along the Mississippi River through the use of her afterimaging techniques.