Scott Erickson | Founder
I have been a creator my whole life… but I didn’t consider being a “lifer” until my mid-twenties. I was a high school art teacher at the time, and I had this moment during a prep period that I knew that this wasn’t it. That there was something else for me to do. I ended up not teaching the next year and focused on trying to make my living as an artist. During this time, I kept having these dreams and visions about creating artwork live along with music, speakers, etc. So I started seeking ways of incorporating the creating of art in public places. That’s basically where the Transpire Project has come from.
I have a BA in Secondary Art Education from Western Washington University. I learned some art skills there, but most of what I do now was self taught in random attics and free rooms throughout the Seattle area in the last few years. I have been rejected from multiple grad schools and grants even though I make my living as an artist. I light of those rejections, I have painted on multiple continents, throughout the United States, and have had the amazing opportunity to work with so many fantastic artists, organizations, and people that I consider myself a very lucky person.
Currently, I live with my wife, Holly and other random people in Houston where I work part time at Ecclesia Churc
h as their Artist in Residence .
Right now, the Transpire Project is just me. My hope is that one day, the Transpire Project will be a group of artists who work together to bring the making of art into public places. I’ve connected with a few others who are doing this kind of work at varying levels. I’ve listed their information below….
Artists Who Do Live Work…
Caitlin Beidler – Myrtle Beach, SC
Sarah Rowan Dahl – Australia
Anneli Anderson – Portland OR