1993 M.F.A./Painting, University of California, Berkeley, CA

1991 B.F.A. School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1987 B.A., Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT



2011 Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, The Space Program, Brooklyn, NY

2009 AIRSpace, Abrons Arts Center, Studio Residency, New York, NY

2009 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2006 Cooper Union Residency Program, New York, NY

1995 Artist In The Marketplace (AIM) Program, Bronx Museum, NY

1993 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME




solo show: BRIC Project Space, BRIC Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY (summer 2018)


Zip-A-Dee-A, Mazmanian Art Gallery, Framingham State Univerity, Framingham, MA (solo)


These Kind, DADU, Nashville, TN (solo)

Gasoline Rainbows, LMAKgallery, New York, NY (solo) 

2015 Conversations: with Carlos Rigau, LMAKprojects, New York, NY

2010 Sweet Talk, Slate Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (solo)

1996 Funny, Weintraub/Thomas Gallery, Sacramento, CA (solo)

1995 Manner and Intent, Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

1994 The Berkeley Connecton: with Tracy Miller, Weintraub Gallery, Sacramento, CA



A RADICAL VOICE: 23 Women, curated by Janet Goleas, Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY

Our Now, curated by Olympia and KNC, Chinatown Soup, New York, NY

NUT II: Publication Release, curated by Liza Lacroix and Alli Melanson, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


SQUARED x2, curated by Sue and Phil Knoll, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA 

BRIC Gala/Fall Auction (invitational), BRIC Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

Elsewisely, curated by Paul D'Agostino, Centotto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Spooky Show, curated by Fran Holstrom/Neesh, Aquarius Gallery, Queens, NY

True Believers, curated by artist Daniel John Gadd, hosted by David&Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY

Broad Stripes and Bright Stars Part II, Branford College/Yale University, New Haven, CT

Where Eagles Dare, a Neesh Interactive project,  Aquarius Gallery, Queens, NY

Gumbo, curated by Mason Saltarrelli, MAW Gallery, New York, NY

Broad Stripes and Bright Stars, The Ely Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT 

Vive, invitational benefit show, Honey Ramka Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Give Voice, curated by Eileen Jen, LMAKbooks+design, New York, NY

Spaces, curated by William Crump, Station Independent Projects, New York, NY 

jux*ta*po*si*tion, curated by Lonnie Woods III, Rosenberg Gallery/NYU, New York, NY


#PussyPower, curated by Jennifer Samet and Michael David, DAVID&SCHWEITZER Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY

Flat Files: Year Four, Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery (TSA), Brooklyn, NY 

Electric Caresses, curated by Diana Buckley, Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, NY 

Aloe: A Language of Exaltation, FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

The Tide Is High, Silvermine Arts Center, curated by Chris Joy, Colonels Row/Governors Island, NY

Black and Blue Plus Orange, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA 

After Pop Life, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA

NOMENColorATURE II, Centotto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

NOMENColorATURE, Studio 10 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Papered Stories, LMAKgallery, New York, NY

Introspective, BravinLee programs, New York, NY

Timeline, Steinhardt/NYU, Barney Building, New York, NY

Heptadecagon: SOIL Invitational, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA


The Hand That Creates The I: David Humphrey, Carol Bruns and Melanie Smith, The Parlour 

Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

Amsterdam Drawing 2015/Contemporary Art on Paper, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Improvised Showboat #9: Eye Contact, Industry CityBrooklyn, NY  

Pierogi Flat Files (2015-2018), Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 


NURTUREart benefit (invitational), The Boiler/Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Concrete Muse, curated by Krista Saunders, Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY

Perpetual Systems, curated by Hugh O'Rourke, NYU Steinhardt/Art & Art Professions, NY

Rooted Movements, LMAKprojects, New York, NY 

Artist House Party, New Haven, CT

The Last Brucennial, New York, NY


'TOONSKIN, Artspace, New Haven, CT


40th Anniversary Celebration, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY

Marie Walsh Sharpe Open Studios, DUMBO Brooklyn, NY

Itsa Small, Small World, Hennesey Youngman/Marilyn Minter Virgin Productions,

Family Business Gallery, New York, NY               


Die Like You Really Mean It, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY

The Art Of Collecting, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

Clifford Chance Space, curated by Jacob Robichaux: Deana Lawson, Brendan Fernandez,

Yashua Klos and Wardell Milan, New York, NY


Apologues, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY

Group Show, Slate Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Single Lady, curated by Candice Madey, Kate Gilmore and Jenny Salomon, Brooklyn, NY

AIRSpace 2010 Exhibition, Artists-in-Residence, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY

Ves*sel, curated bu Kenya Robinson, The Brennan Gallery, Jersey City, NJ         


Elsewhere, curated by Shinique Smith, SALTWORKS Gallery, Atlanta, GA: Jennie C. Jones, 
Christine Bailey, Marcus Morales, Mickalene Thomas and Sean Ryan.

African Americana, curated by Kenya Robinson, The Brennan Gallery, Jersey City, NJ: Mike Cloud, 
Rashaad Newsome and Hank Willis Thomas.


Yes, We're Open, Yes! Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

She's So Articulate, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

Black: A Celebration of African American Art Sacramento Area Collections, 40 Acres Art 

Gallery, Sacramento, CA


Cooper Union Summer Residency Program, Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY


African-American Art and Artifacts, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA


"Size Matters", Gale Gates Gallery, DUMBO Brooklyn, NY


Kenny Schachter's Inside Out Art Fair, New York, NY 


Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Exhibition, Bronx Museum, NY

Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT: Christian Schumann, Scott Grodesky, Prudencio
Irazabal and Lisa Yuskavage.

95 Degrees, Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY

Group Show, Mad River Post, New York, NY


Gen Art, Cristinerose Gallery, New York, NY

Emerging Artists: Debora Warner and Will Cotton, Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY  

Comic Influences, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

An Exploration of Color, Bomani Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Gathering Medicine, Art in General, New York, NY


Cherry Bomb, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

Introductions, William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Introductions, Judith Weintraub Gallery, Sacramento, CA

University of California, Berkeley MFA Exhibition, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA


Senior Thesis Exhibition, Ezra Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT



2018 Artist Member of Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery (TSA), an artist-run, non-profit arts organiztion, New York branch.

2013 Studio Visit with students from California College of Arts, Linda Geary, Drawing/Painting Chair, CCA

2011 Visiting Artist/Lecture, Steinhardt School Art and Art Professions/ NYU

2007  Visiting Artist/Lecture, Steinhardt School/Art and Art Professions/NYU

2007-  Adjunct Professor, Steinhardt School/Art and Art Professions, NYU



2015 Nominated/Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant

2014 Nominated/American Academy of Arts and Letters

2011 The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Grant

1996  New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), Fellowship in Painting



Lam, Phyllis, "Steinhardt Artists Celebrate Black Experience, Excellence", Washington Square News/NYU, February 21, 2017.

Lee, Jongho, "Erika Ranee at LMAK Gallery", EYES TOWARDS THE DOVE arts website by Katy Diamond Hamer, June 1, 2016.

Gomez, Enrico, "Sweet Talk", wagmag (online): Brooklyn Art Guide, June 1, 2010,

Frederick, Helen, "She's So Articulate: Black Women Artists Reclaim the Narrative", ART PAPERS, p.54, September/October 2008.

Smith, Roberta, "Despite Changes, a Gallery Scene that's Resilient and Vital", NEW YORK TIMES, May 9, 1997.

Cotter, Holland, "Art Review: Domestic Images from Young Talent", NEW YORK TIMES, January 10, 1997.

Levin, Kim, "The Silverstein Invitational", THE VILLAGE VOICE, January 3, 1995.

Roth, David M., "Auspicious Beginnings", ARTVIEW (photo p.7), 1993.

Baker, Kenneth, "Welcome Introductions", SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE DATEBOOK, (photo p. 40), July 18, 1993.

Wright, David, "Art to the Test", THE DAILY CALIFORNIAN (cover photo and phot p.7), May 21, 1993.



NUT II Publication, 2nd annual edition of works on paper, March 2018.

Artists to Artists, Vol 2, Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program 25th Anniversary publication, 2016.

Black: A Celebration of African-American Art Sacramento Area Collections, exhibition catalogue (back cover photo), 2008.



Two Coats of Paint: "Ideas and Influences: Erika Ranee", October 27, 2017.

The Coastal Post: "Erika Ranee visited by Jenn Dierdorf", September 20, 2017.

Two Coats of Paint: Art and politics: "Broad Stripes and Bright Stars" in New Haven. Interview between Zachery Keeting and Aicha Woods, July 1, 2017 (photo).

Brooklyn Magazine/Salves & Salvos: 2016 Art Highlights, by Paul D'Agostino, 12/20/16. (photo/Bushwick Open Studios)

booooooom: "Artist Spotlight: Erika Ranee".

Two Coats of Paint, (Mostly) painting: Fall preview in Brooklyn (and Queens), by Sharon Butler, September 6, 2016 (photo).

ART [Inter] NEW YORK/ View Inside: Erika Ranee, by Paul D'Agostino, July 2, 2016.

Eyes Towards The Dove, arts website by Katy Diamond Hamer, Erika Ranee at LMAK Gallery, June1, 2016.

Beer with a Painter: Erika Ranee, artist interview column by Jennifer Samet for Hyperallergic Weekend online magazine, May 28, 2016.

Lazuli Literary Group, Ekphrastic Piece: What I Couldn't Say, by Diana McClure, Vol. 1, Issue 8, March/April, 2016.

Eyes Towards The Dove, arts website by Katy Diamond Hamer, Studio Visit with Erika Ranee, by Jongho Lee, December 2, 2015.

IRAAA+/Hampton University Museum online magazine, "Each Painting Becomes a Puzzle", by Diana McClure, October 2015.

Artist House Party Presents, curated by Christopher Joy of Gorky's Granddaughter, online exhibition, February 1-April 1 2014:

Buddy of Work by Henry Samelson:

Gallery Travels Art Blog by Anne Russinof, May 21, 2014:

Artsy: My Highlights from PULSE Miami Beach 2014, by Lindsay Howard, November 25. (photo):

Two Coats of Paint by Sharon Butler, May 11, 2013:

Gorky's Granddaughter: Studio visit/Interview, August 2013:


weatherwax: Studio visit/Interview with artist William Crump, June 2013:

Artist in the World, 2013:

New American Paintings, January 6, 2012:



Improvised Showboat #9: "Eye Contact": with Nina Chanel Abney, Rina Banerjee, Ryan Schneider, Ellen Gallagher, Scott Grodesky, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Lauren Gidwitz and David Armacost. Industry City, Brooklyn, NY, 2015.



2016-2017: Tiger Strikes Asteroid (TSA), Brooklyn, NY

2015-2018: Pierogi Gallery, New York, NY



Enrique de la Cruz and Leslie Carmin, Head of Branford College/Yale University

Dr. David C.Driskell

Peggy Cafritz

Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA.