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Deep explorations.
Critical context

Unique perspectives.
StrikingLY StructureD.

All things
image + culture.

 

I'm am a photographer, designer, writer, and curator whose projects investigate the intersection of image and culture. Based in Los Angeles, I received an M.F.A. in Photography and Media from the California Institute of the Arts and a B.F.A. from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

My essays on the shadowy boundaries between the fandom, digital imaging, art history, and video games are what I am best known for. They have been featured in Ready:Set/ZAM, Mechademia, Gamasutra, and Killscreen in America, as well as WASD Magazin, Der Speigl, Heterotopias, and Video Game Tourism in Europe.

I've also art directed and designed over 75 album packages and festival capaigns, had commercial photographs printed in dozens of publications including the Los Angeles Times and Sunset Magazine, and regularly produce and curate shows for art galleries. (Though I must admit I have a deep fondness for repurposing atypical and mixed-use spaces. I guess I can't quite ever escape those many years of DIY zine-making and DJing, can I?)

I'm always looking for interesting projects to be part of, so send me a message if you want to work together. Long-form projects that mix my diverse expertise across disciplines and subjects are my favorite, especially:

  •  Photographic essays (especially on food, travel, or music).

  • Writing related to video games, digital culture, fandom, or the arts.

  • Art direction and design for albums, books, or events.

  • Consultant or research projects on subculture, video games, or the arts.

  • Curatorial opportunities at galleries, social or web, museums, record labels, and other institutions.

 
 

Contact

 

eronrauch@gmail.com

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Selected Shows

 

2018
We Did the Best We Could with the Knowledge We Had (with M. Earl Williams), Tropical Contemporary, Eugene, OR

2017
Screen Knowledges, ETA, Highland Park, CA
The Hall of Fallen Empires, Blue Whale, Los Angeles, CA

2016
A Haunting of Architecture, Compound, Culver City, CA
Bad Fan Museum, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan
Apartment Homes Fake Book, Curve Line Space, Eagle Rock, CA

2015
Valhalla Nocturne, Automata, Los Angeles, CA
Resonant Structures (Group Show), Blue Whale, Los Angeles, CA

2014
The Fold and its Echo, Minneapolis College Of Art and Design, MN
Try to Forget (group show), Glitter Death, Hollywood, CA
Apartment Homes, Almost Holden Collective, Santa Monica, CA
The Neo-Japonisme Project, Scoops Westside, Los Angeles, CA
Apartment Homes, Blue Whale, Los Angeles, CA

2013
Carrier Pigeon (group show), Gallery Lara, Tokyo, Japan
Seeds Erupted (With Creative Underground Los Angeles), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Apartment Homes, Blue Whale, Los Angeles, CA
Equinox Music (With Creative Underground Los Angeles) Blue Whale, Los Angeles, CA
Garage Artists (group show), The Garage, Los Angeles, CA
Art is the Devil (group show), Blue Whale, Los Angeles, CA
Japonsime, Scoops Westside, Los Angeles, CA
Apartment Homes Fake Book, Towne, Los Angeles, CA

2012
Apartment Homes Fake Book, Blue Whale, Los Angeles, CA
Art + Soul (group show), Nu-Soul Mezz Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2011
An Unconventional History (group show), MCAD Main Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
James Philip Ribiat-Finley Arts Endowment Fundraiser (group show), Sancho Gallery, Echo Park, CA
We Heart Japan (group show), Meltdown, Hollywood, CA

2010
You Shall Know Me By My Works, Jazz Tonic, Los Angeles, CA
Wasteland (group show), Renee's Courtyard, Santa Monica, CA 

2009
Tribute to Kinji Akagawa (group show), Minneapolis College Of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
Fantasy, Renee's Courtyard, Santa Monica, CA

2008
A Land to Die In, Art Mecho Museum (curated by Christopher Bolton), Second Life (Williams College)
Future In Focus (group show), Santa Monica, CA
Leveling, Eastside Studios Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007
Arcana, Eastside Studios Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006
Greater L.A. M.F.A. (group show), CSU Long Beach, CA
Supersonic (group show), Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA
Collisions & Pileups (group show), Armory NW Pasadena, CA
Fantasy, CalArts, Valencia, CA
Spring Showcase (group show), Dragon’s Den, Rockford, IL
Land To Die In, eastside studios gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005
Travels: A Photographic Landscape Show, CalArts, Valencia, CA
Greater L.A. MFA (group show), Cal State Long Beach, CA
Los Angeles County Art (group show), Los Angeles, CA
Our Love Will Change the World (group show), Rosemont, IL
Sweet Substitute (group show), Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

LECTURES AND GUEST ARTIST VISITS:

Bad Fan Museum, Aoyama Gakuin Uiversity, Tokyo Japan
"Genre-Deviant" Panel Discussion, Friends of CalArts, Malibu CA
Guest Artist Critique, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles CA
Guest Artist Critique, Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga CA
Bridges of Desire, MCAD, MN
The Future of Anime and Art, Panel Discussion, Minneapolis College Of Art and Design, MN


CURATORIAL PROJECTS:

Screen Knowledges, ETA, Highland Park, CA
The Hall of Fallen Empires, Blue Whale, Los Angeles, CA
Resonant Structures - The Art of Orenda Records, Blue Whale, Los Angeles CA
Nora Quinn - Glitter World, Scoops Westside, Los Angeles CA
Public Secrets /Secret Publics, Blue Whale, Los Angeles, CA
Fleeting Projects (Monthly Installation Showcase 2008 - 2010) Renee's Courtyard, Santa Monica, CA
Empty Space, Issues #1-11