About Erik


Combining Film & Storytelling
For Over 30 Years

I'm proud and grateful that over the past 30 years, my fine art photography has been featured in museums and galleries all over the world. 

My specialty of dramatic environmental portraits often presents more questions than answers. 

Erik's Storyerik cocks photography behind the scenes

 

I've got a passion for deconstructing reality to confront emotions as aesthetically resilient, thematically interrelated material for memory and projection of self.

The raw emotional intensity and gentle strength of my photos frequently contrast with the carefully calculated and composed images I deliver.

I cut my teeth on real film in sunny California growing up then onto the University of Miami for college, developing an appreciation for all things analog, even after combining digital platforms. I continue to marry film and digital imagery for projects.

My mission is to start conversations about elements of our lives that we often neglect or attempt to deny.

I've dedicated my art to explore themes of the human condition, depression, self and doubt in our lives.

I give a percentage of my profits back to causes that move conversations forward in these areas.

My Missionerik cocks museum 

 

Erik Cocks is a represented artist at the United Photographic Artists Gallery.

The UPA Gallery is a gallery that represents emerging and seasoned artists and produces shows and offers limited edition work for sale.

If you would like to inquire about booking Erik Cocks for a solo show, please contact the UPA Gallery

Additionally, the pricing for the limited edition prints on this site and the UPA Gallery is the same. You can purchase work through either site and be guaranteed the same certified limited edition work.

Erik's CV

 

Exhibitions

2019 – Florida Museum Photographic Arts “UPA Artists Group Show” Tampa, FL

2019 - Florida Museum Photographic Arts “Members Show” Tampa, FL

2018 - Artemesia “UPA Gallery International Exhibit” Barcelona, Spain

2018 – Florida Museum Photographic Arts “UPA Artists Group Show” Tampa, FL

2017 – Florida Museum Photographic Arts “UPA Artists Group Show” Tampa, FL

2017 – “Nude Night” Tampa, FL

2016 – Florida Museum Photographic Arts “UPA Artists Group Show” Tampa, FL

2016 - Studio 620 “UPA Artists Group Show” St. Petersburg, FL

2016 - Leslie Curran Gallery “Files and Film” St. Petersburg, FL

2015 – Art Basel “Moo Gallery Exhibition” Miami, FL

2015 - Studio 620 “UPA Artists Group Show” St. Petersburg, FL

2004 – Lowe Art Museum “Cuban Dreams - Group Show” Miami, FL

2003 – DCKT Contemporary “Lexicon” New York, New York

2002 – Knoedler & Co. “Play- Curated Emerging Artists Showcase” New York, New York

1999 - Donald Young Gallery   “Donald Young Invitational “ Chicago, Illinois

1996 – Miami Art Museum “Revolucion – Group Show” Miami, FL

1991 – Lowe Art Museum “Faculty Exhibition” Miami, FL  

Publications  

2011- Lowdown Magazine “Surf Culture/High Art

2010 – HyperAllergenic Magazine “Subtle Protest

2004 - Florida Travel+Life “Inside Miami’s Art Scene

2002 - Beautiful/Decay Magazine “Street Art Issue

1989 - Playboy "Art of the Nude"