Erica Molesworth

Instructor I / Public Education Faculty

Erica Molesworth is an artist working across photography, video, and installation. She is interested in landscapes that integrate the natural and artificial, and their symbiotic relationship with human economies. She was born in Sydney, Australia, completed undergraduate studies in Media Arts at the University of Sydney, and an MFA at the California College of the Arts (CCA). Erica has exhibited widely in Australia and in the United States, including at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, in the John Fries Memorial Prize and Firstdraft in Sydney, Channels Video Festival in Melbourne, Southern Exposure, SOMArts, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography and the University of Nevada. She is a resident at BAVC and a YBCA fellow in 2017-18, and has received an Australian Postgraduate Award, a CCA graduate merit scholarship and teaching fellowship, and the Australia Council's ArtStart grant. She has given visiting artist lectures at Stanford and the Living Room Light Exchange, and been an artist-in-residence at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA and at Hill End, Australia. She is also a co-founder of Oakland's all women/nonbinary art space CTRL+SHFT Collective.


  • MFA (Photography), California College of the Arts, 2015
  • BFA (Media Arts), Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, 2009
  • BA (Political Economy and English), University of Sydney, 2004


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