Erik Moe is a
writer & artist 

His 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 initiatives. Dialogue on social issues and collaboration with other artists is central to his work.

Erik Moe is an
editor, designer & strategist 

As a freelance writer and editor, Erik has developed client op-eds and written on film and culture for, Elle, Huffington Post, Atlas Obscura, Paste and other outlets. As a designer and art director, he has created branding for nonprofits, pizza trucks, and presidential candidates. As a digital communications strategist he has led campaigns for economic justice and electoral victories, including at one of the nation's largest and most diverse labor unions, where he served two years as national digital director. 


Erik has made Washington, D.C. his home since 2007. He lives just off U Street, a neighborhood whose changing physical and cultural landscape has been a subject of his work. He invites you to join him on a stroll there most any evening (seriously). He is a native of Minneapolis and still occasionally streams Twins baseball games on the radio while working in his studio. 


Curriculum Vitæ


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

Maryland Institute College of Art | Baltimore, MD
Visiting Artist Lecturer (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, Humanities (2017)
Fellow, Visual Arts (2016)

National Arts Strategies
Creative Community Fellowship  (2014-2015)

The Opportunity Agenda
Creative Change Retreat  (2004)

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

Soap Factory | Minneapolis, MN
Volunteer (1998-2001)

Communications, DESIGN & MARKETING

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

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

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

More Days Studio | Philadelphia, PA
Web and graphic designer (2001-2007) | New York, NY
Writer & Film Critic (2005-2007)

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


& Performances

Little Salon | Washington, DC
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, PA
Monument for Center City (2001)

Soap Factory | Minneapolis, MN
Hot House (2001)

New Museum of Contemporary Art | New York, NY (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, DC, 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, DC, 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, PA, August 22, 2002



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

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

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

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