Education and Academic Research 

2015-2019 :: Rhode Island School of Design : Undergraduate BFA
2017 :: Cross Registration at Brown University: Generative Sound Systems
2013 :: Columbia University Pre-college: Drawing 
2012 :: Barnard Pre-College : Music and Cultural Anthropology 
2002-2015 :: Poughkeepsie Day School : Kindergarten - Highschool
2011-2014 :: Independent Research in Developmental Psychology 
 
From the years 2011-2014 Erica conducted an independent study regarding the cognitive development of young children and its relationship to standardized testing. Documentary of research: https://vimeo.com/83275357

Artist statement

“and” - a moment between two end points that serve the purpose of connecting two words that are meant to function jointly. While “and” is an intermediary, and physical separation, it is essential to maintaining the meaning, weight and identity of the parts and of the whole.

 

My work explores the productive confusion of navigating the world from a mixed raced female identifying body. I seek to embrace and destroy the boundaries, definitions and frameworks around architecture and urban landscapes as both habitable and utilitarian, skateable and sculptural, using the metaphor of pickling as a representation of bodies, spaces, and identity as a continuum.

 

Through this work I seek empowerment in betweenness; the act of moving and the process of becoming as something more than a means of arriving at an endpoint but a state in itself that in its metamorphosis is powerful.

 

A cucumber being pickled welcomes transformation as a means of preservation, but through that process is a production of a new.

 

In the act of skateboarding through, upon, and with architecture, there is a transformation of a space that produces something new, while still maintaining and recognizing its original or intended purpose.

 

Through reconciliation of points A and B is the production and necessity of the space and travel between them, without emphasizing their separation but welcoming their connectivity.

 

My work is this AND that.

Selected Exhibitions

2019

2018

 

 

2017

2016

 

2015

2014

2013

2012 

EXIT

Exit Galleries, Boston MA

SE ACULILLÓ? | PRIMXS/ES | MAG-PINSAN | COUSINS  

The Center For Reconciliation, Providence RI

Bye Bye

41 Meeting Street, Providence RI​

Welcome to My Show

Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence RI​

In the Mood for Love

Gelman Gallery at RISD Museum, Providence RI

Paris Plus Friends ​​​

233 Westminster St, Providence RI

Vista Panoramica ​​​

Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh NY

RISD Sculpture Triennale 

Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence RI

+ Friends Pop Up Shop 

The Wurks, Providence RI

the Jam (Exhibition and Commission) 

Providence RI

Lost & Exhibition 

Gelman Gallery at RISD Museum, Providence RI​

NEWBURGH OPEN STUDIOS - 2017

Newburgh, NY

PVD Field Day 

Providence RI

PVD Fest

Providence RI

The Wurks Art Expo 

Providence RI

Teran Studio: Black and White Gala 

Newburgh, NY​​

RISD ARTIST BOOK COMPETITION 

Rhode Island School of Design Fleet Library, Providence, RI

ART ABOUT WATER 

Newburgh NY

Heal Haiti Benefit Events

Poughkeepsie, NY

Beacon Artist Union National Exhibition: Apocalypse 

Beacon, NY

Garrison Art Center's National Exhibition: PHOTOcentric 

Garrison, NY