Curriculum Vitæ

Erik Moe is a writer and artist based in Los Angeles where he is currently studying creative writing at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).

Curriculum Vitæ

Visual & Literary Arts

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity | Alberta, Canada
Creative Writing Residency: Art of Walking (2018)

Maryland Institute College of Art | Baltimore
Guest Speaker (2017)

Creative Time | Washington, DC
Presenting Artist, Creative Time Summit (2016)

Halcyon Foundation | Washington, DC
Arts Lab Studio Fellow (2016)

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities | Washington, DC
Fellow, Poetry (2017)
Fellow, Visual Arts (2016)

National Arts Strategies
Creative Community Fellowship  (2014-2015)

The Opportunity Agenda
Creative Change Retreat  (2004)

Intermedia Arts | Minneapolis
Volunteer & Intern (1999-2001)

Soap Factory | Minneapolis
Volunteer (1998-2001)

Communications, Design & Marketing

Future Cartographic | Washington, DC
Independent Communications Consultant (2013-Present)

Service Employees International Union | Washington, DC
National Director, New Media (2011-2013)
Deputy Director, New Media (2010-2011)
Art Director, New Media (2008-2010)

Senator Chris Dodd, Presidential Campaign | Washington
Art Director, Graphic and Web Designer (2007-2008)

Independent Design Studio | Philadelphia & Chicago
Web and graphic designer (2001-2007) | New York
Writer & Film Critic (2005-2007)

Center for Emerging Visual Artists | Philadelphia
Programs Associate (2001-2005)

Art Exhibitions, Installations
& Performances

H-Space, Hamiltonian Artists | Washington, DC
Half/Life (2019)

Little Salon | Washington
Hide/Seek, collaboration with Lizzie Peabody (2016)

H-Space, Hamiltonian Artists | Washington, DC
Spitball (2017)

Halcyon Foundation | Washington, DC
Ward 12 (2016)

Funk Parade | Washington, DC
Oral Histories / Oral Futures, collaboration with Alex Braden and Seshat Walker (2016)

Future Cartographic Society | Various Locations
Ongoing socially engaged walking and literary practice (2015-Present)

Public Installation | Philadelphia
Monument for Center City (2001)

Soap Factory | Minneapolis
Hot House (2001)

New Museum of Contemporary Art | New York (1996)


Half/Life, Washington, DC: Future Cartographic Society Press (2019)

Oral Histories / Oral Futures: An Atlas of U Street in the 20th and 23rd Centuries, Washington, DC: Future Cartographic Society Press (2016)

“Weirding the City: Can a deceptively simple slogan spark constructive conversation about the city we have and the city we want?,” Medium, November 23, 2015

“Stay Up Late! Towards a Midnight Manifesto: Could a ‘midnight movies’ model help solve the art space crisis facing DC and other cities?,” Medium, October 17, 2015 

Documentaries Guide,, daily articles, interviews, and blog posts on nonfiction film and television (2005-2007)

Speedmeter, a zine and website on art and culture in the upper midwest (1994-1997)


Mark Jenkins, “In the Galleries: Spitball” Washington Post, Washington. March 17, 2017

Rebecca Sheir, “What Will Washington Look Like 200 Years From Now? Mapping The D.C. Of 2215,” Metro Connection, WAMU Radio, Washington, December 4, 2015

Rachel Kurzius, “Should We Make D.C. Weird? Is D.C. Already Weird?,” DCist, December 2, 2015

Eils Lotozo, “These plans are simply fantastic, on the hole: Fanciful plans made for the ‘DisneyHole’,” Philadelphia Inquirer, August 23, 2002

Marty Moss-Koane, Interview: Monument for Center City, Radio Times, WHYY Radio, Philadelphia. August 22, 2002


California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) | Valencia, CA
MFA in Creative Writing (anticipated completion 2024)

Temple University | Philadelphia
BA in Liberal Studies

Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs | Saint Paul, MN
Undergraduate internship and studies in community-based arts strategies  

University of Minnesota | Minneapolis
Undergraduate studies in Art History, Urban Studies

University of Wisconsin | River Falls, WI
Undergraduate studies in Fine Arts; English