Erik Otto is an American mixed-media artist working in the creative disciplines of painting, sculpture and installation. Otto has held exhibitions nationally in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington DC and internationally in Vancouver, Mexico City, and Berlin. He was selected for the SF Recology Artist-in-Residence Program, received the VSCO Artist Initiative Grant, and produced work for YBCA Bay Area Now 7. He currently has work held in the private collections of the Grand Hyatt, Microsoft, LinkedIn, One Medical Group, and Uber Technologies. Known to take life-changing risks, Otto once self-initiated a 6-month artist residency in Mexico City that resulted in a solo exhibition in an abandoned building just prior to its demolition.
Otto was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, currently based in New York City, with studios in Brooklyn, NY and San Francisco, CA.