October 31, 2017

VICE: Artists Show Us How to Make Outrageous Costumes for $100

“We commissioned three New York artists—Erica Prince, Mukunda Angulo, and Ziggy Mack-Johnson—to design us the Halloween costumes of their dreams. We gave them a budget of $100 to create their looks, and we asked them to document the whole process with disposable cameras. This is what they came up with.”

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Photo of Erica Prince in costume for Vice Magazine.

September 20, 2017

The Transformational Makeover Salon in Group Show UNCOMMON BEAUTY

The Transformational Makeover Salon is open for business as a part of UNCOMMON BEAUTY, presented by @GirlSeesArt and co-curated by Jean-Nöel Moneton. Other artist in the exhibition include Kelsey S Brewer, Ventiko, DAIN, Jes Gamble, Joy Kim, Lara Minerva, Renee Philips and Shoshanna Weinberger. September 29 – October 9, 208 Bowery in SoHo.

July 2, 2017

The Transformational Makeover Salon @ Otherwild, NY

Head over to Otherwild NY to pick up some FUTURE IS FEMALE gear and get yourself a Transformational Makeover! Sunday July 2, July 9, and July 16, 2017, noon-6pm

January 21, 2017

The Women’s March, Washington DC

The most energizing and inspiring day.

Erica Prince, Natalie Prass, and Eric Slick at The Women's March in DC.

January 5, 2017

“Crash” accompanying the keynote in Canadian Art

“The condition of being alive now is infinite accessible worlds at once. Realities, and priorities, reconfigure by day, by hour, by tab. Now one of arts most vital functions is to crystallize a single world for a fixed and reproducible duration.” – Alexandra Molotkow

Erica Prince drawing in Canadian Art.

Dec 2, 2016

VICE / Creators Project: This Makeover Artist Dismantles Traditional Constructs of Beauty

“During the annual art world bacchanal, amidst tanned, toned Miami bodies, the opportunity to become someone or something else, if only for a moment, is a welcome respite. ‘Outward transformation is not the goal of the project. The goal is to affect people’s psychology, and makeup is just a tool to do so,’ Prince says.”

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Dec 2, 2016

ARTSY: An Artist Is Giving Fairgoers Radical Makeovers At PULSE

“In our society, the ‘makeover’ mandate is generally uncontested—the goal is to look better, and to class up. But imagine you waltz into a beauty parlor and, veering from convention, you offer a fearless, laissez-faire ‘you know what, do whatever you want.’ And now, imagine that your first stop with your new look is an art fair.”

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Erica Prince's Transformational Makeover Salon at PULSE Miami Beach.

May 8, 2016

The Transformational Makeover Salon @ PULSE, Miami Beach

The Transformational Makeover Salon is traveling to Miami as a commissioned project for PULSE art fair! On December 1, the opening day of the fair, Prince will be taking appointments in the salon, inviting participants to undergo Transformational Makeovers. The salon installation and makeover documentation will be on view for the duration of the fair.

November 29, 2016

VICE / Creators Project: The Art of the Makeover | Perspectives, Erica Prince

“In our Perspectives video, a series on artists featured at the art fairs in Miami, we get a firsthand experience inside Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist Erica Prince’s studio. The project explores the aesthetic choices in creating a personal identity.”

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June 2, 2016

The New York Times / T Magazine: I Got a Radical Makeover — for Art’s Sake

“I tell myself I won’t gasp and cover my mouth when I look in the mirror, but I do it anyway. The extra moment it takes me to recognize my own reflection is profoundly disorienting. I’m looking at a stranger.” – Ariela Gittlen

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Erica Prince's Transformational Makeover Salon in The New York Times T Magazine.

May 8, 2016

Solo Exhibition: The Transformational Makeover Salon @ In Limbo, Williamsburg, BK

In Limbo is proud to present The Transformational Makeover Salon, open for appointments May 8 – June 5, 2016.

March 5, 2015

Dollhouse featured in Wallpaper* City Guide 

Erica Prince’s solo exhibition at Vox Populi Gallery, Dollhouse, is featured in the newest edition of Phaidon’s Wallpaper* City Guide for Philadelphia!

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Erica Prince's Dollhouse exhibition in Wallpaper Philadelphia City Guide.

January 27, 2015

Erica Prince Artist Talk- things you can’t unthink at The Banff Centre

“Walter Phillips Gallery is pleased to present the group exhibition things you can’t unthink, featuring four female artists, Sara Cwynar, Eunice Luk, Virginia Lee Montgomery and Erica Prince. things you can’t unthink reflects the inconsistencies and contradictions of philosophical fields – new materialism and object-oriented ontology – which are still in flux. Works included speak to innovation, craft, history and science, as well the use of artistic materials – clay, paint, found objects, and precious metals – and the way in which they are employed in the making of artworks.” – Peta Rake, curator

Erica Prince Artists’ Talk, January 27, 1:00pm

Erica Prince Artist talk at Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre. Part of the group exhibition things you can't unthink curated by Peta Rake.

January 1, 2015

Banff Centre: things you can’t unthink Catalog Essay, Thinking Makes It So

“What an intoxicating idea, that planets could exist outside of the parameters that typically govern the behavior of all other things in our universe. And further, that they could outnumber obedient planets, and possess the will to determine their proper fate. Prince’s imaginative take on this astrological phenomenon is communicated through her whimsical use of material: her irregular cages, brass ornaments and colourful tubes, all halves reflected back onto themselves to create a mirrored image that in turn is a representation of a celestial body as a whole. The installation results in an effervescent evocation of a kind of wonder.”  – Natasha Chaykowski

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June 19, 2015

Daily Serving: Interview with Erica Prince

“Canadian artist Erica Prince would not appreciate the Mattel playhouse I had as a kid, filled with floral furniture, plastic appliances, and female dolls to ensure that the household was running smoothly. Prince’s version, recently on view in Philadelphia, is my playhouse’s conceptual opposite—and that’s a wonderful thing.”

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April 3, 2015

Solo Exhibition: Dollhouse @ Vox Populi, Philadelphia

Dollhouses are understood as gendered spaces for speculation and idealization. They are interpretive play spaces for the enactment of social and identity constructs. In her second exhibition at Vox Populi, Prince presents the dollhouse as an expanded psychological space: unpredictable, fragmentary, and unapologetically tied to it’s feminine perspective. A large scale cutaway dollhouse exposes empty rooms ripe with potential and a collection of drawings reveal fragile glimpses into the lives that could exist there. Ultimately, Prince continues to question the lifestyle design choices that we make, individually and as a culture, and how they reflect our states of being, our essential and constructed identities and our hopes and dreams for the future.

February 4, 2015

Pitchfork: Natalie Prass Gets an Unnerving Makeover in Her “Why Don’t You Believe in Me” Video

“Natalie Prass has shared the video for ‘Why Don’t You Believe in Me’ from her recently released self-titled debut record. Co-directed by Erica Prince and Tiona McClodden, it shows Prass slowly revealing her ‘real’ face through a slightly unnerving makeup routine. ‘The song is about self doubt,’ Prass told NPR. ‘So we thought it was appropriate that the video relate to the idea of self examination and layers that both distort and reveal.’ ”

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February 4, 2015

NPR Music: Natalie Prass, ‘Why Don’t You Believe In Me?’

“Everyone’s been there before — that dark part of the brain where fear and doubt and a thousand unanswered questions reside, doing their dirty work to sabotage every attempt at happiness. In her latest video, directed by Erica Prince and Tiona McClodden, singer Natalie Prass finds herself trapped deep inside her own head, battling a broken heart and the uncertainty it’s left in its wake.”

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October 24, 2014

Chroma Key Transformational Makeover Performance and Live taping event in Collaboration with E.S.P TV

Since 2011, ESP TV has been broadcasting experimental performance and video to New Yorkers through Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) public access television. This event, at Vox Populi’s performance Space in Philadelphia, was Curated by AUX Curatorial Fellow Whitney Kimball.

Watch the episode @ E.S.P. TV…

Erica Prince Chroma Key Makeovers in collaboration with E.S.P. TV.

February 13, 2014

Some Sense of Comfort with Some Sense of Confusion @ Vox Populi, Philadelphia

An event hosted by Erica Prince in conjunction with her solo exhibition To Sit Rather Than Slip In, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

Details @ Vox Populi…

Erica Prince's Some Sense of Comfort with Some Sense of Confusion event featuring Melissa Daum and Michael Carroll.

February 4, 2014

Solo Exhibition: To Sit Rather Than Slip In @ Vox Populi, Philadelphia

A female protagonist has designed all the essential aspects of her life- minimal prototypes with subtly suggested uses in the realms of spirituality, sexuality, self-reflection and beauty. In this exhibition Prince continues to postulate the possibilities of the future, but the focus has shifted from architecture to objects of a more domestic and personal nature. The circle re-appears throughout the exhibition, a reminder of the self and the universe in various states of wholeness, balance, and understanding. February 7- March 2, 2014

Erica Prince mixed media drawing, Vanity re-design an Attempt to Amalgamate.