Erica Mahinay
(b. 1986 Santa Fe, NM)
Lives and works in Los Angeles

MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 2013
BFA  Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, 2008
Italy Study Abroad Program, KCAI/Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy, 2007

Selected Solo, Two, and Three Person Exhibitions
Saline Communion, Erica Mahinay & Kathryn O'Halloran, Harmony Murphy Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Thin Skins, Infinity Pools and Sand Slumps, Fused Space, San Francisco, Curated by Jessica Silverman

At the Tip of the Tongue,  Loudhailer, Los Angeles
Sunbathing in the Shadow of the Volcano, T293, Naples, IT
Introductions: DTW>>>LAX (Anna Breininger, Erica Mahinay, Lauren Satlowski), CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Re-Describe, Cocoon Gallery, Kansas City, MO Artist in Residence Exhibition, Pembroke Hill High School, Kansas City, MO

Bread & Butter: a Pop-up Shop, Spool, Kansas City, MO
mis-place – re-trace, Erica Mahinay & Sarah Luther, Stairway Art Space, Kansas City, MO

Objects for the Space in Between/Space for the Objects in Between, Nicolette Hall & Erica Mahinay, Syringe Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Inscapes and Adaptations, Erica Mahinay & Sarah Luther, Crossroads Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Selected Group Exhibitions and Events
EMBASSY READING ROOM: Curated Selections of Artists Books, EMBASSY Los Angeles, CA

MEAT RAFFLE / Timo Fahler, Erica Mahinay, Kyle Roberts, and Mary Weatherford, BBQ LA, Los Angeles, CA

THE GO-BETWEEN. A selection of emerging international artists from the Ernesto Esposito Collection, Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples, IT 2014

First Annual Art Book Fair, Plug Projects, Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Flatfile, Biennial Invitational Exhibition, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO
Stereotype, Detroit Opera House, curated by Samara Johnson, Detroit, MI
XOXO Salon Show, S.B.G Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Converging Currents, Forum Gallery + Butter Projects, Bloomfield Hills, MI Failure, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Kansas City Flatfile, Biennial Invitational Exhibition, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO
CUMULUS: An Urban Culture Project Residency Focus Exhibition, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO

New American Paintings, No. 111, MFA Annual, 2013 Juror: Lisa D. Freiman, Director, Institute for Contemporary Art, Virginia Commonwealth University
Marie Julio, What MFA Means in Detroit, Sharon Butler / Two Coats of Paint, April 29, 2013,
Featured Artist, New American Paintings, No. 99, MFA Annual, 2012 Juror: Alma Ruiz, Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Steve Brisendine, Intrusion, Invitation, Inspiration: Erica Mahinay, Review: Mid-America’s Visual Art Publication, March 20, 2011
Lori Waxman, 60 word/min Artist Critic Review, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO Kansas City Star, April 2010.
Contributor, The Quiet Domestic Pause: Essay & Interview with Jonah Criswell, Review: Mid America’s Visual Arts Publication, September 3, 2010

Awards & Honors
Mercedes-Benz Emerging Artist Award Finalist, nominated by Artists in Residence, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Nominee for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award - by KCAI Mobility Committee, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Inspiration Grant Recipient, Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City & ArtsKC Fund, Kansas City, MO Artist Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT Artist, Inc Seminar, Selected Participant , The Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Art Institute Competitive Full Tuition Scholarship Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Vermont Studio Center- Artist in Residence Program, Johnson, VT

Charlotte Street Foundation/ Urban Culture Project Studio Residency Program, Kansas City, MO