Erica Stephens is an interdisciplinary artist working in painting, sculpture, installation, and writing. Her work often combines art historical references with elements from the US southern craft traditions that her matriarchs excelled in.
She completed her MFA at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California, where she was granted both the First and the Second Year Graduate Scholarships and was elected by her cohorts as the Class Marshal of the Otis MFA Class of 2007. During her time at Otis, she returned to her passion for literature and regularly attended graduate writing lectures to hear visiting authors speak about their work.
Erica Stephens is represented by RO2 Art Gallery. She lives in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, Texas, where she also maintains her studio. She published her first collection of poetry in early 2020 in conjunction with a solo painting show. She is a full-time Visual Arts professor at Dallas College and also teaches private personal enrichment courses in creative writing, studio art, art history, and the humanities.