About the Artist
Erica Stephens is an interdisciplinary artist with an active studio practice, as well as an author who published her first collection of poetry in early 2020. Her work strikes a balance between the political and the personal and is often unapologetically sentimental.
During her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Dallas she won the Bryce and Jonelle Jordan Scholarship for Excellence in the Arts and was a founding member of The Oh6 Collective. She completed her MFA: Fine Arts with a focus on Cultural Studies 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: Fine Arts Class of 2007. During her time at Otis she indulged her passion for literature and regularly attended graduate writing workshops in the Otis MFA Writing Program as well as attended presentations by visiting authors.
Erica is a full-time faculty Visual Artist instructor at Dallas College - Eastfield Campus. She finds a deep sense of purpose in helping her students hone the soft skills found in studying the Humanities that are so critical to a full education and a full life. She is represented by Ro2 Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas.