Opleiding: Bachelor (1975) en Master of Fine Arts 1979
School of Art and Design, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, V.S.
Vooropleidingen: Douglass College Art Dept.; Rutgers Univ. New Jersey V.S.
Drew Univ. Art Dept.; New Jersey V.S.; Utah State University Art Department, ceramics;
Rhode Island School of Design Summer School (ceramics,interior design);
Princeton Art Ass, New Jersey, V.S.; The County Centre, Cambridge, U.K., (ceramics)
Werkschuit A’dam, keramiek, modeltekenen, Crea A’dam, modelschilderen.
MFA advisory and oral exam committee, Eastern Michigan University Art Dept.:
Marvin Anderson, Assoc. Professor, multimedia, sculpture and 3D design. (M.F.A. Cranbrook
Lawrence L. Freeman, Associate Professor of Art;
Patricia J. Williams, Assistant Professor, Art dept. MFA Indiana Univ.
Jay R. Yager, Associate Prof. of Art, sculpture and electronic media, (M.F.A. U.
Kernpunten uit het MFA juryrapport:
... Erica is articulate in defining her personal intentions in art, as well as the
general development of art ideas.
Her work is very sensitive and has a genuine poetry relating in some cases to Dada
and Surrealist sources ...
She is an artist with a thorough background in art history and extensive exploration
of contemporary ideas in art.
Her work has developed rapidly, based on these premises, into an innovative use of
and resultant images that incorporate tradition with contemporary sensibility ...
Her work, largely intuitive in nature, developed increasing strength and sophistication.
She proceeded throughout with remarkable inventiveness and with great sensitivity
to materials ...
Michigan Councel for the Arts Grant (artist in schools) 1981-1982
First prize Interweave Univ. Toledo, 1979
First Prize Eastern Mich. U. student show, 1979
Honorable mention, cash award, student show EMU 1978
Teaching asssistent EMU, 1978-1979