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Erik Waterkotte is an Associate Professor of Print Media in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.  His creative research utilizes graphic and mixed media to create layered exhibits exploring representations of belief and ideology.  

Erik Waterkotte has exhibited his artwork both nationally and internationally with recent exhibitions at the University of Alberta, Canada, the Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida, and the Landmarks Art Gallery of Texas Tech University.  His work is part of several collections including the Weisman Art Museum, at the University of Minnesota and the Purdue University Galleries.  Waterkotte has been the recipient of several awards and residencies including an Affiliate Artist Residency at the McColl Center for Art & Innovation. Waterkotte has been a visiting artist at universities throughout the United States.  He received his M.F.A. from the University of Alberta and his B.F.A. from Illinois State University.  

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