Erik Mace is a photographer and graphic designer whose work is focused on memory and introspection, exploring personal history through lens-based and adjacent media. His projects germinate from specific childhood memories and grow into broader discussions of identity, American life, and the human experience. Observations and reflections of his past are rooted in seeking greater understanding of present themes, both personal and cultural.
Much of his current work begins with the photographic medium and become richer explorations through the addition of design, experimental typography, or computer-generated graphics. He has self-published numerous photobooks, including Tokens, a processing of catalog culture and the bittersweet delight of consumption.
Erik received his BFA in Visual Communications from Washington University in St. Louis and is an alumnus of the Contemporary Photography program at the International Center of Photography in New York.
What Was Left, 2020
Sweet and Sour Bacon Stroganoff, 2020
Forget This Immediately, 2022