Role: Faculty

Position: Associate Professor

  • Painting

Biography: 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 45 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, locally, nationally and internationally. Erika’s work has been highlighted in three 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. In addition to being a practicing artist, Erika is currently an Assistant Professor at Colorado State University, where she teaches all levels of painting and a unique course offering titled, Art and Environment.

Contact Information

Phone: 970-491-0816




Office: K102B Visual Arts

Office Hours: Fall hours: Tues/Thurs 12pm-1pm


B.F.A.(University of Utah), M.F.A. (University of New Mexico)