Story of a Photographer

I first picked up a film camera when I was 15 and from there I was hooked. I took every photography class I could at my high school and spent hours toiling in the darkroom. I even took classes outside of school - happily clicking away with my Pentax k1000. Fast forward to today, I'm an educator, photographer and traveler. Living my dream life in a city, getting to teach young people, and capture special moments with my camera.


Erica Frisk is a Boston based artist whose work explores memories, connection, place and history. She is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a Dual Degree in Art History and Photography with distinction ('11). She also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching for Art Education from Tufts University in affiliation with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts ('13). While pursuing her undergraduate degrees in photography and art history, Erica traveled to Guatemala to study Mayan art and architecture. After earning her BFA, she continued to travel through Central and South America, creating photographic work. Her landscape and portraiture photography has been exhibited in solo and group art exhibitions throughout the US. She developed a passion for working with youth in arts-based community and museum programs in Boston, which led her to pursue her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Tufts University. Erica currently teaches visual art and photography at a high school north of Boston as well as at The Danforth Art Museum. She also has worked with youth, teaching photography for travel programs for National Geographic Student Expeditions and Putney Student Travel.



Tufts University in affiliation with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 2013

Masters of Arts in Teaching, Art Education

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 2011

Bachelors of Fine Arts, Dual Degree in Photography and Art History, graduated with Distinction

Solo Exhibition of Artwork

2016 To My Mother who Used to Tell me Stories, Multicultural Center, Cambridge, MA

2015 Somos Uno, Multicultural Center, Cambridge, MA

Group Exhibition of Artwork

2024 Vision(ary), Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

2024 Earth’s Reflection, Trolley Barn Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY

2022 Reverberation, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA

2022 Variations, Marblehead Arts Association, Marblehead, MA

2020 Viewpoint: Landscape & Architecture, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

2019 Time Zero and Beyond: Instant Photography, The RI Center for Photographic Arts, Providence, RI

2019 Photography Series & Repetition, Site: Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2019 Past Present Future, Specto Arts Space, Bridgewater, VA

2018 Life in Analog, Fort Works Art, Fort Worth, TX

2017 Inspired Views, Montserrat College of Art Gallery, Beverly, MA

2013 The Art of Hope and Spirit, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

2013 Deciphering Identity, Jewett Art Gallery, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

2013 Small Works, Gallery Benoit, Boston, MA

2013 Annual Benefit, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2012 A Survey of a Familiar Object, Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA 

2011 Massart Benefit Auction, Stephan D. Paine Gallery, Massart, Boston, MA

2011 Small Works Show, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY

2011 Private Grounds, Godine Family Gallery, MassArt, Boston, MA

2010 Senior Photography Thesis Show, Presidents Gallery, MassArt, Boston, MA

2010 Senior Portfolio, ADD Inc. Lobby, Boston, MA

2009 Alter-ego: Alternative Photographic Process, The Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA

2008 20th Annual Student Show, Copley Society of Art, Boston MA


2011 Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Travel Scholarship, Guatemala

2011 Honorable Mention, Soho Photo Juried Show, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, New York

2009 Second Place, Juried Student Exhibition, Copley Society of Art Gallery, Boston, MA 

2008-2010 National Endowment for the Arts, John Renna Arts Scholarship

Teaching Experience

2019-Present, Putney Student Travel & National Geographic Student Expeditions, Group Leader & Photography Instructor

2018-Present, Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA, Visual Art Educator, Summer Courses

2013-Present, Andover High School, Andover, MA, Photography and Visual Art Educator