Erica Stephens is an interdisciplinary artist working in painting, sculpture, installation, and writing. Her works often combine art historical themes with elements from the 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 returned to Dallas after her graduate studies and has since taught art courses at various schools, including Eastfield College and University of Texas at Dallas. She particularly delights in teaching Art Appreciation to non-art majors.
Erica Stephens is represented by RO2 Art in Dallas. She lives in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, Texas, where she also maintains her studio. Her first collection of poetry is set to be published in 2019 in conjunction with a solo painting show.