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As a biologist and artist Erick uses art as a form of science outreach. His pieces convey the wonders of the natural world to the audience. Erick has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of British Columbia and an Honors Metal Certificate from the Kootenay School of the Arts at Selkirk College. Erick has worked and studied in labs for more than 20 years and still finds wonder there. It is this curiosity and excitement for the natural world that Erick brings to his art. In larger than life metal microbes, scanning electron micrographs in gilded frames and framed fixed specimen slides, the often invisible are made visible.



2014/2013    Rookery & Roost: City of Richmond Public Art

2009    I Think: Dr. Patrick Keeling , University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.

2008    Geodesic Dome: Alderwood House School, Richmond B.C.

2006    Heron: London Lane Development Corporation, Richmond B.C.

2005    Bridge Troll: London Landing, Richmond B.C.


2009    Brass Band-Aid

2009    Pediatstrum

2007    Heron

2007    Octopus Gate

2007    Fish Arbor

Exhibitions and Craft Fairs

2022    ArtSea – Sidney Art Walk: Sidney/North Saanich Branch Library

2020-2022    ReCollections: Creative works from past and present. Beaty Biodiversity Museum. 

2017    Royal BC Museum. Fixed. Celebrating Excellence in Science Journalism and Communication.

2015    VIVO Media Arts Centre. Spark! emerging collisions between art & science.

2015/2014    Science World, Invisible Portraits

2014    Beaty Biodivesity Museum. Pure Beauty. Science and Your Inner Artist. Panel   Discussion.

2014    AMS Art Gallery. Paradigm Shift

2014    Beaty Biodiversity Museum.  Invisible Portraits

2013    International Congress of Protistology XIV July 29 – Aug 2

2009    Circle Craft – 2008 Student Scholarship Recipients Exhibit

2008    One of a Kind Vancouver – Kootenay School of the Arts Graduates

2008    READY – Touchstones Nelson, Museum of Art and HistoryKootenay School of the Arts at Selkirk College Graduating Class Exhibition:

2008    Roundhouse Community Arts Centre. Urban Artisans Craft Fair (Juried)

2008    Farmers & Artisans Market – Steveston, B.C.

2007    Kootenay School of the Arts – Student Christmas Show and Sale

2007    Nelson District Arts Council – Kootenay Artisans Christmas Market (Juried)

2004    Richmond Art Gallery – Artists Among Us Exhibition (Juried)

2003    Richmond Art Gallery – Artists Among Us Exhibition (Juried)


2008 Circle Craft Student Scholarship

Media Coverage

2014    Breakfast Televison. Invisible Portraits.

2014    Global BC, Art from a Petri Dish.

2014    24 Hours Vancouver. UBC researchers turn science into art.

2014    UBC Science. Beauty and the Microbe on YouTube

2014    Eye of the Beholder. UBC Science

2014    Breakfast Television. A Tour of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum

2013    Popperfont.net  I guess it might look like this if microbes were to suit up like Iron Man.

2013    Small Things Considered. American Society for Microbiology

2013    Germs and bacteria beautified in Invisible Portraits (The Ubyssey)

2010    Thieves steal Rasmus (Richmond Review, Richmond News)

2009    CBC North by Northwest Interview

2009    Circle Craft Gallery Reviews

2008    Nelson Daily News, April 29

2008    Nelson Daily News, February 21

2007   Nelson Daily News, December 12

2006    Kool Thing article in November 16, 2006 issue of The Georgia Straight.

2005    My belt buckles were part of a Vancouver magazine  shopping article.

2004    The Richmond News. The Beat: Art and Leisure Q&A.

2003    The Richmond Review.


2008    Kootenay School of the Arts at Selkirk College – Metal Certificate

1999    University of British Columbia – M.Sc Zoology

1995    University of British Columbia – B.Sc Biology