Education
Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO, MFA in Fine Arts with concentrations in Photography and Ceramics August 2016
Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO, MA in Photography May 2014
Principia College, BA in Studio Art June 2009
St. Louis Community College at Meramec, AFA in Photography May 2006
Fellowship and Residencies
Regional Arts Commission Place-Based Community Arts Training Fellowship August 2016 - October 2016
Artist-in-Residence, Jacoby Art Center, Alton, IL March 2014 - August 2014

Teaching and Professional Experience
Assistant Professor and Photography Program Coordinator, Art Department, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, St. Louis, MOAugust 2015 - Present
Adjunct Photography Instructor, Art Department, St. Louis Community College, Meramec and Florissant Valley campuses, St. Louis, MOJune 2014 - August 2015
Visiting Faculty, Photography/Mass Comm, Principia College, Elsah, IL August 2011 – December 2012
Visiting Faculty, Writing Center. Principia College, Elsah, IL August 2010 - December 2012
Writing Seminar Instructor, Principia College, Elsah, IL August 2010 - August 2012
Instructor, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO Summer 2011 & 2014
Board of Directors, Women’s Caucus for Art – St. Louis Chapter 2009 - 2012

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions
2016
Family Heirlooms
SOHA Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
August 2016
2015
Yet Unfulfilled
The Reese Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
With Kahlil Irving. Curated by Ruth Reese.
January 2015 – March 2015
2014
The Archive
Yeyo Arts, St. Louis, MO.
November 2014
Vintage Process
The Heirloom Room, St. Louis, MO.
April 2014 – June 2014
2013
Urban Landscapes
Gallery Admin, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley
October 2013 – January 2014
Urban Landscapes
By Design Gallery, Alton, IL.
August 2013 – October 2013
2012
Process & Progress; Growth & Grace
By Design Gallery, Alton, IL.
October 2012 - November 2012
2007
Efflorescence: Non-silver Photography by Erica M. Popp
The Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN.
March 2007 - May 2007

Collaborations
2013
Untitled #1
Fontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery
Organized with and featuring works by Artists Giada Otten, Albert Yowshien Kuo, Raymond Hummell, and Dave Rocco.
June 2015 - July 2015
Sun Smith-Foret: Heavy on Hollywood: and collaborations with
Erica Popp, Marjorie Hoeltzel,and Dawn Ottensmeier.
Fontbonne Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
Sept. 2013 – Oct. 2013
Art About Film: New Work
Sun Smith-Foret with collaborators Erica Popp and Dawn Ottensmeier.
The Schmidt Art Center, Belleville, IL.
Jan. 2014 – Feb. 2013

Group Exhibitions
2015
Art Noir: Images in Black and White
Edwardsville Art Center, Edwardsville, IL.
Curated by Brigham Dimick, Professor of Art at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.
May 2015 - June 2015
We Live By Revelation
The Sheen Center, New York, New York.
Curated by Elisabeth Meindle.
April 2015
2014
Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition
St. Louis Artists Guild, St. Louis, MO.
Juried by Rusty Freeman, director of Cedarhurst Center for the Arts
Nov. 2014 – Jan. 2015
Art Saint Louis XXX: The Exhibition
Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO.
Juried by Nancy Newman Rice
Nov. 2014 – Dec. 2014
Constructed Visions Sculpture and Fine Craft Exhibition
St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO.
Juried by Erin Furimsky
Sept. 2014 – Oct. 2014
Bees Knees
Alexi Era Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
July 2014
Celebrate Again
The Regional Arts Commision, University City, MO.
July 2014
Varsity Art
Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO.
March 2014
MFA Invitational
St. Charles Community College, St. Charles, MO.
Feb. 2014 – Mar. 2014
Women’s Caucus for Art Best of 2014
ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Juried by Janice Nesser, Priscilla Ontari, and Brenda Olenbaum
Feb. 2014 – Mar. 2014
A Dream or a Memory
St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO.
Juried by Anita Jung, Associate Professor of Art at University of Iowa
Jan. 2014 – Mar. 2014
Pictorialist
Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO.
Juried by Jennifer Silverberg and John Nagel
Jan. 2014 – Feb. 2014
2013
Winter Quarterly
Gallery 501 at Art Glass Array, St. Charles, MO.
Nov. 2013 – Jan. 2014
Art Saint Louis XXIX: The Exhibition
Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO.
Juried by Buzz Spector
Oct. 2013 – Dec. 2013
Under the Influence
Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO.
Juried by Kit Keith and Tim Liddy
Aug. 2013 – Oct. 2013
Cedarhurst Biennial
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, IL.
Juried by Jeffrey Hughes, Arny Nadler, and Terry Suhre.
Aug. 2013 – Oct. 2013
It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity
St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO.
Juried by Paula Katz, Director and Curator,
Herron Galleries at the Herron School of Art and Design.
June 2013 – Aug 2013
Women’s Caucus for Art All-Media Juried Exhibit
The Vino Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
May – July 2013

2012
Process & Progress; Growth & Grace
By Design Gallery, Alton, IL. With Corinne Didisheim.
Oct. 2012 - Nov. 2012
Longevity: Contemporary Women Artists XVI
St. Louis University Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO.
Juried by Beverly Buchannan.
Aug. 2012 - Oct. 2012
Meet the Board of WCA-St. Louis
By Design Gallery, Alton, IL.
May 2012 – July 2012
Memory
Art Saint Louis Main Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
Juried by Patty Heyda and Winifred E. Newman.
Jan. 2012 – Mar. 2012.

2011
Women’s Caucus for Art Fiber Arts Exhibit
Spirits Lounge, Alton, IL.
Sept. 2011
Meet the Board, WCA-St. Louis
Spirits Lounge, Alton IL.
March 2011

2010
Contemporary Women Artists XV
The Foundry Arts Center, St. Charles, MO.
Juried by Yolanda Lopez.
Award: Juror’s Choice Award for “Temporal, Cyclical” installation.
Feb. 2010 - March 2010

2009
Raising Our Voices
Liz Long Gallery, Chicago IL.
Jan. 2009

2008
Raising Our Voices Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, St. Louis, MO. Dec. 2008

2006
Avant Grande,
The Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN.
Aug. 25, 2006

2005
Body and Soul
Three Sinks Gallery, Webster Groves, MO.
Juried by Robin Assner.
In and Out: Elsah's Hidden Treasures
The Village of Elsah Museum Annual Photography Exhibit
Juried by Janice Nesser-Chu
Award: Special Recognition for Technical Excellence for “Spring Gate.”

Bibliography
Yet Unfulfilled at Reese Gallery by Daniel Stumeier for Temporary Art Review 20 February 2015.

Lectures

2015                Artist Talk, Reese Gallery, March 2015.
2014                Coffee with the Artists, Art Saint Louis. February 8, 2014.
2013                Artist Talk for photo and printmaking students, St. Louis Community College at Meramec. Nov. 2013.          
                        Artists’ Lecture, Gallery Admin, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley. October 16, 2013.

2012                Meet the Artists Saturday, Art Saint Louis. January 2012.

Art Fairs and Other

2016               Open Studios STL, through the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO. October 2016.

2014               Art Attack for KDHX, Moto Museum, St. Louis, MO. November 7, 2014.
                       Open Studios STL, through the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO, June 28-29, 2014.

2013               Art Attack for KDHX, Plush, St. Louis, MO. November 1, 2013.
                       Art in the Park, Francis Park, St. Louis, MO. September 29, 2013.
                       Let Them Eat Art, Maplewood, MO. July 12, 2013.
                       Open Studios STL, through the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO. June 23, 2013.
2012               City-Wide Open Studios, through the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO. July 2012.
2011                Wall Ball. NEO on Locust, St. Louis, MO. April 2011.

Professional Activities/Service

2016                 Juror, Small Works IV, Webster Arts, St. Louis, MO. 
                         Juror, Right Sized Elsah, the 2016 Village of Elsah Museum Photography Contest, Elsah, Illinois. 

2015                 Assistant Curator, We Live By Revelation, The Sheen Center, New York, NY.
2012                 Juror, Annual Juried Exhibition, May Gallery, Webster University.
2011                  Co-Director, Mid-West Region Women’s Caucus for Art’s Art & Social Justice Conference, St. Louis, MO.
2010 – 2012    Curator, Alternative Exhibition Spaces in Alton, Illinois. Women’s Caucus for Art, St. Louis Chapter.
2009 – 2012    Board of Directors, Women’s Caucus for Art, St. Louis Chapter.

Professional Organizations

Art Saint Louis
St. Louis Artists Guild

Women’s Caucus for Art, National
Women’s Caucus for Art, St. Louis

The Yeyo Arts Collective

 References

 Available Upon Request