Erik Moe is a
writer & artist 

His artistic and literary work examines landscape and change through creative writing, walks, drawings, and maps. His interdisciplinary practice embraces hybrid forms including: visual art with text; fiction with nonfiction; and movement with dialogue. Since the late 1990s, Erik has been a student of performance artists and community-based, socially-engaged arts. Dialogue on social and environmental issues and collaboration with other artists is central to his process.

Erik Moe is an
editor, designer & strategist 

As a communications advisor Erik has developed opinion pieces and written on film and culture for, Elle, Huffington Post, Atlas Obscura and more. As a designer and art director, he has created branding for nonprofits, pizza trucks and even a presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator. As a digital strategist he has directed teams working for economic justice and electoral victories, including at one of the largest and most diverse labor unions in the US. 

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Curriculum Vitæ


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

Maryland Institute College of Art | Baltimore
Visiting Artist Lecturer (2017)

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

Halcyon Foundation | Washington
Arts Lab Studio Fellow (2016)

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities | Washington
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

Erik Moe Creative | Washington
Independent Editor & Communications Advisor (2013-Present)

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

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

More Days 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)


& Performances

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

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

Halcyon Foundation | Washington
Ward 12 (2016)

Funk Parade | Washington
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)



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



Temple University | Philadelphia
Journalism; American Studies (2003-2005)

Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs | Saint Paul, MN
Urban Studies; Arts Administration (2001)  

University of Minnesota | Minneapolis
Art History (2000-2001)

University of Wisconsin | River Falls, WI
Fine Arts; Creative Writing (1993-1996)