Visiting Assistant Professor
Film and Media Studies
Erica Cho is a filmmaker, animator, and visual artist. Erica Cho received a MFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in experimental film and animation from UC Irvine and a BFA in Art from Pennsylvania State University as a University Honors Scholar. She has shown her work at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Japanese American National Museum, Wing Luke Museum, National Museum of Women in the Arts and at film festivals such as The London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Expresión en Corto International Film Festival, San Francisco Asian American Film Festival, Cinematexas, and Outfest. Her stop-motion animation Our Cosmos Our Chaos toured North America, Hawaii, and South Korea from 2005-2011 as part of Still Present Pasts, a multi-disciplinary exhibition on the legacy of the Korean War. Other works include the queer experimental videos School Boy Art and We Got Moves You Ain't Even Heard Of (Part One). The recent project The Heart's Mouth - a commissioned video installation at the San Jose Museum of Art - premiered in the 2013 exhibition This/That: New Stories From the Edge of Asia.
In 2004 Erica was honored as 0ne of OUT Magazine's OUT100 for "remarkable contributions to LGBTQ culture." She's received awards from Creative Capital Foundation, The Leeway Foundation, The Third Wave Foundation, and the California Community Foundation, and was a Robert Motherwell endowed visual art residency fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Between 2005-06, Erica served as program manager for the Outfest Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation in collaboration with UCLA Film and Television Archives. Since 2011 Erica has been the LGBT Film Curator for the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, and in 2012, she organized the first ever Tri-Co Film Festival at the Bryn Mawr Film Insititute.