Erika Osborne received her BFA from the University of Utah in painting and drawing and her MFA from the University of New Mexico. Erika’s artwork deals with cultural connections to place and environment. She has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally, with over ten solo exhibitions and over 80 group exhibitions in recent years - including shows at the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Nevada Museum of Art and the Chautauqua Institute. Erika is currently represented by Robischon Gallery in Denver, Colorado. She has also been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a recent Fulbright fellowship in Mexico. Erika’s work has been highlighted in five books surveying the evolution of land and environmental art in the West. It has also been featured in regional publications along with international art magazines such as New American Paintings, Art Papers, Sculpture Magazine and Southwest Art Magazine.
Erika Osborne has also dedicated herself to university level art education. As an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Colorado State University, Erika teaches all levels of painting alongside an interdisciplinary field course for artists titled, Art and Environment.