Kay Erickson

Kay Erickson Photographer

I am a second generation photographer who used to watch my Mother hand color photographs. At age 7, I received my first camera, and went on to study at the University of Minnesota, where I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Summa cum Laude, in photography; and subsequently a Master’s degree from Mankato State University.

My work has been exhibited in various cities throughout Europe, including Amsterdam, and Stockholm; and my images have been licensed worldwide. I have also exhibited my work locally in Southern California in the Long Beach, East Village artist’s community. I was awarded a Mayoral Proclamation from the Major of Santa Monica, California for my work as an artist in residence with the Santa Monica/Malibu School District, teaching math standards through the art of photography.

Through my travels, I am able to capture images of people and places in local communities around the world. Through these images, I hope to convey the humanity that we all share, an in the process, hopefully eliminate some of the present stereotypes that are contributing to worldwide unrest.

I am currently working an a project with the Ojibwe people to record and archive legends, stories, ceremonies, healing herbs; and current issues that are affecting the Native People today.


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Contact Information

Kay Erickson
(310) 741-9334

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Artist Work

Dick Gregory (2016)
Dick Gregory attends a meeting in Minneapolis to protest the name of the Red Skins Football team.

Jim Denomine (2016)
Jim Denomine, Ojibwe Native American discusses his work, and how he connected with his Ojibwe past


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Hilltop Park in Long Beach (2017)
People gather at sunset at the Hilltop Park in Long Beach