Erik Jensen

About

ERIK JENSEN is a born artist. Deaf too! He graduated from Utah Valley University with a BS in Art Education in 2017. He is a former high school Art and ASL teacher as an art and ASL teacher, He quit the job to follow his dream. He’ll even gets on his 36-inch unicycle for exercise! #deafunicyclist #onewheelman

Erik started doing art when he was first able to pick up things. His mother was (and still is!) awesome and allowed him to be free in his creativity, even it if meant big messes. This played a big part in Erik’s success throughout his life. In high school, his ceramics teacher supported him through every assignment and more. She even put in her own money so Erik could continue to develop his incredible art skills.

He won several awards, including a full-ride scholarship to UVU for being in the top 15 for the Sterling Scholar award, a very prestigious award in Utah. In college, he had a couple pieces in the annual student art show. Both were looked on with high honors (literally and/or figuratively), and both are what started his designs for what he has begun this art business with–keyboard art.

Education
2017 BS, Art education, Utah Valley University

Awards/Grants/Fellowships
2018 People’s Choice Award, Utah Arts Festival
2017 Utah Valley University, Award of Merit in Art Education
2010 Utah Art Sterling Scholar, top 15

Exhibition Awards
2018 Hogle Zoo Art Show, Employee Choice Award
2017 SLCC President’s Art Show, Purchase Award
2017 Utah Art Educators Art Show, 3rd Place
2013 UVU Student Art Show, Honorary Award

Exhibitions
2018 Group exhibition, Utah Hogle Zoo Art Show
2017 Group exhibition Salt Lake Community College President’s Art Show
2017 Utah Art Educators Art Show
2014, 2016 Group exhibition Woodbury Student Art Show

Art Festivals
2018
June- Utah Arts Festival, UT
June- Summerfest Arts Faire, UT
July- Keystone River Run Art Festival, CO
Aug – Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, CA
Sept- Urban Arts Festival, UT
Oct – Summerlin Festival of Arts, NV

Commissions
2018 LumaFusion by LumaTouch, SLC Office
2018 SimpleTire.com, PA headquarters

Bibliography
2018 Artist Voice interview – coming soon
2018 Seek the World video interview, FaceBook
2018 KUTV covers the Utah Arts Festival, booth interview, 2nd video on page
2018 Fox13 covers the Summerfest Arts Faire, booth interview
2017 SLCC President’s Art Show, Purchase Award interview

Collections
2017 “Utah” arches purchased by President of school for permanent collection, SLCC South Salt Lake City

Gallery