WAVES: Recent Artwork — solo exhibition: September 26 – October 6, 2019 / 321 Canal Street, NYC

Erik Otto is an American abstract artist currently based in New York City, with studios in Brooklyn, NY and San Francisco, CA.




I am honored and pleased to invite you to my next solo exhibition in New York City. Over one year ago, I found myself overwhelmed with all that was going on around me. Lost in a sea of tasks yet plagued with inaction…struggling to mentally stay afloat. Rather than fighting the current, I learned that if I cultivated…



Leading up to the solo exhibition of my most recent WAVES series, I decided to transform a temporary space along Canal Street into an immersive installation combining paint, light, video and sound  — offering viewers a sense of what’s to come. . . The concept behind this is just as it sounds. I wanted to…


A Traveling Spirit

I have been traveling to Mexico for over 15 years. What began as family vacations, took a spontaneous turn on my part to visit Mexico City. On this trip, over 7 years ago, I jumped in blind only to bump into an old friend who I met riding bikes in San Francisco who had recently…