Kay Erickson has been a photographer since she received her first camera at age 7.
After receiving a BFA in photography from the University of Minnesota, she went on to earn my MS at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Kay started photographing images using black and white film, and printing on photographic paper. As she combined her love of travel with her passion for photography, she started capturing digital images of diverse cultures around the world.
Kay continues to work on creating a local commonality with the people that I interact with in my travels by exhibiting my work locally so that the viewers can connect on a common level by seeing similar elements in their own lives.
Currently Kay is working on a project with the Ojibwe Native American Tribe in Minnesota to capture portraits of the elders, and record their spoken word stories for future generations.
My work has been exhibited not only in the Long Beach artist community, but also Los Angeles, New York, Minneapolis, Colorado, Washington, Amsterdam, Turkey, France, Berlin and Spain.
Kay traveled to Spain in May 2019, where two of her photographs were displayed in the Barcelona Exhibition, held at the Gallery Valid Foto in Barcelona.