Educator Profile

Erika Kapin

Erika, Teaching Artist

Erika Kapin believes that music and art have the power to cause joy, inspiration, healing and insight. She uses both music and visual arts as ways to bring more of these elements into the world.

Erika began her formal training in photography at Bellevue Community College in 1999. Moving to NYC in 2005, by 2008 she began an association with the Chair and the Maiden gallery where her photographs have been featured in the group shows “Preview” and “ArtLive” (2008/2009) as well as in her solo exhibitions “One and the Same” (2009) and “Stolen Moments” (2010).

Additionally, Erika’s photography has appeared on several album releases including Hal Galper Trio’s Airegin Revisited, Jane Ira Bloom’s WingWalker, Tony Talaby’s Tamarindo Liva, and Kyoto Oyobe’s Cookin’ at Smalls. An interview with Kapin and selected images from her “One and the Same” collection were featured in the Fall 2009 issue of Fine Arts Magazine. In 2010 she was also featured in Camera Obscura’s blog for her “Stolen Moments” collection.

Erika is the photographer for The New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music.