AnnieLaurie Erickson is a New Orleans-based artist and educator. Through research in material studies, optics, and environmentalism, her work explores ways that science can inform lens-based creation. She is the head of photography and an associate professor in the Newcomb Art Department of Tulane University. Erickson’s work has been exhibited widely in the US and abroad, including Higher Pictures, NYC; the Goethe-Institut, Washington, DC; Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans; Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans; Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA; Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYC; Boston Center for the Arts; and CentrePasquArt, Bienne, Switzerland. Notable press includes The New Yorker, Huffington Post, Oxford American, Washington Post, Paper Magazine, Afterimage, and Foam Magazine. She received an ATLAS grant to develop her project Data Shadows and has been awarded residencies from Yaddo, A Studio in the Woods, and the Joan Mitchell Center. Erickson received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.