Blumenfeld joined the Moon Village Association’s Cultural Considerations Working Group along with Planetary Scientist Prof Ian Crawford (Birkbeck College, University of London) for a webinar panel discussion titled, “Moon Rocks: Study and Inspiration.” Blumenfeld discusses and gives a demo of her pioneering project, Astromaterials 3D, and how this research archive/public artwork relates to her art practice […]
“Creative Cosmos: Contemporary artists honor the late 19th and early 20th-century women ‘computer’ who changed how we see the universe.” By Rebecca Johnson. Star Date Magazine, published by The University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory, features Blumenfeld’s Tracing Luminaries print edition alongside other artists who have investigated the story of the Women Computers of […]
Artist Erika Blumenfeld and gallery director Kerry Inman in conversation on April 8, 1:00pm. The two discuss Blumenfeld’s latest print project, Tracing Luminaries, and Blumenfeld presents on the history of the Women Computers who inspired the prints, the printmaking process itself, questions of conservation and historical preservation at large, the rich scientific discoveries behind the glass […]
Blumenfeld has a solo exhibition, titled “Erika Blumenfeld: Tracing Luminaries” at Inman Gallery in Houston, TX, which will be on view from March 9 to April 29, with an opening reception on March 10, from 6-8pm. The exhibition will feature Blumenfeld’s recent Tracing Luminaries print edition portfolio, created in close collaboration with Island Press. Blumenfeld […]
Blumenfeld is awarded a 2023 Emerson Collective Fellowship as part of the Climate Cohort, a group of visionary individuals who are centering collective climate solutions from different vantage points and disciplines. As an Emerson Collective Fellow, Blumenfeld will focus on her new project, Earthlight, which brings together art, climate science, and space technology. Building on […]
Blumenfeld talks with Radio France’s Affaires Culturelles host, Arnaud Laport, about her art practice, focusing on her longtime interest in light and the cosmos, and her experience at the McDonald Observatory. Affaires Culturelles is a France Culture radio show that is “committed to culture and creation by getting closer to artists, showing how culture is […]
StarDate, the longest-running science radio program in the U.S., which is produced by The University of Texas McDonald Observatory, discusses the Harvard College Observatory Astronomical Photographic Glass Plate Collection and the Women Astronomical Computers, highlighting Blumenfeld’s Tracing Luminaries print edition.
Blumenfeld discusses all things art, science, and space rocks on “Houston, We Have A Podcast,” the official podcast of NASA Johnson Space Center, with host, Pat Ryan, and colleague, Jeremy Kent, geologist and Apollo sample curation processor. Find HWHAP Episode 263: Astromaterials 3D on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and SoundCloud—or click on the link below […]
Blumenfeld takes viewers on a brief tour of Astromaterials 3D Website & Explorer Application to teach people how to explore NASA’s Moon rocks inside and out while also highlighting the Apollo 17 lunar samples in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 17.
Blumenfeld is elected as a Full Member of the Scientific Research Honor Society, Sigma Xi, in recognition of her artistic practice’s contribution to science. She was nominated for membership by two scientists who named two of her published works, Astromaterials 3D and Tracing Luminaries, as justification for her election.