About

Ersy was born and raised in New Orleans. She currently lives, and works out of a studio, in her childhood home – a 180-year old house on Esplanade Avenue in the Vieux Carré. Ersy received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the California Institute of Arts and studied as well at Bard College, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and Tulane University. She apprenticed with both Enrique Alférez and William Ludwig, two prominent New Orleans sculptors. As an educator she taught sculpture classes including bronze casting at Cooper Union for nearly two decades. In 2000, she returned home and joined the Visual Arts Faculty at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. As part of the Louisiana Percent for Art Program, she received and executed a commission for the New Orleans Museum of Art entrance gate in collaboration with artist George Dureau. Ersy received a Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship in 2005 to work with Modern Art Foundry in New York. In 2008, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art acquired her sculptural installation, “Homage to the Society of St. Anne Parade,” now part of its permanent collection.

Exhibition

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2012 Ersy: Architect of Dreams, Selections from the Exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2011 Ersy: Architect of Dreams, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
2011 New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Faculty Exhibit, Delgado College, New Orleans, LA
2010 New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Faculty Exhibit, Delgado College, New Orleans, LA
2009 New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Faculty Exhibit, New Orleans, LA
2008 Hommage to the Society of Ste. Anne, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
Prospect One Catharsis, Katrina, Group Show, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Faculty Exhibit, New Orleans, LA
2007 New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Faculty Exhibit, New Orleans, LA
2006 Anniversary Show, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Group Invitational Exhibition, Carroll Gallery, Newcomb College, New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Faculty Exhibit, New Orleans, LA
2005 The Comeback Exhibition, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Faculty Exhibit, New Orleans, LA
2005 Reliquaries, Juried show, Barristers Gallery, New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Faculty Exhibit, New Orleans, LA
2004 New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Faculty Exhibit, New Orleans, LA
Hommage to the Society of Ste. Anne, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2003 New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Faculty Exhibit, New Orleans, LA
2002 Lenin Busted, Barristers Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Southeastern University, Hammond, LA
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Faculty Exhibit, New Orleans, LA
2001 New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Faculty Exhibit: Solo Installation, New Orleans, LA
2000 New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Faculty Exhibit: Solo Installation, New Orleans, LA
1995 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1992 Arthur Roger Gallery, New York, NY
1991 Judy Youens Gallery, Austin, TX
1988 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Realism in the '80's, Downtown Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1985 Miniatures, Art For Art's Sake, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1984 Forms that Function, Katonah Gallery, Katonah, NY
1983 Mask Makers Guild, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1982 Art Cars, created and curated by Emery Clark (traveling exhibit) to: P.S.I, New York, NY; Tweed Gallery, New Jersey; Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA; Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami, FL
Dominican College, New Orleans, LA
1981 Pensacola Junior College, Pensacola, FL
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
Fest for All, Jay R. Broussard Galleries, Old State Capitol Building, Baton Rouge, LA
Made of Cotton, Union Planters Art Gallery, Memphis, TN
Beyond Survival – New Art Spaces II Studio Tour, Shannon Studio, New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Academy of Art, New Orleans, LA
1980 Sculpture Biennial, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
Bienville Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Hanson Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1979 Extempo, American/Italian Renaissance Foundation, New Orleans, LA
1978 Forrest Avenue Consortium, Atlanta, GA
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
Gertrude Stein Homo-Erotic Art Show, Photo Exchange Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1977 Newspaper Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1976 Critics Choice, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Bienville Gallery, New Orleans, LA