Erik Hagen is an American artist originally from Florida. His work has appeared in numerous group shows, both in the United States and internationally, and he was a selected participant in Review Santa Fe. He is interested in the ways in which jobs affect the psychological space of the people who work them. Drawing on his personal experiences, he uses both photography and writing to explore the work environment in contemporary America. Erik has been recognized for his work about Los Angeles, based largely on his five years driving a taxi there. He is currently finishing a project about working in customer service; a reaction to his years working at Whole Foods Market. He is based in New York City.