Erika Adams, born in Seattle, Washington, is a multi-disciplinary artist with a background in printmaking. She earned a BA in both Art and Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, an MFA from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and studied at the Tamarind Institute where she became a Master Printer. Looking to ideas of interdependence, natural systems and language, Erika Adams’ studio practice draws connections between phenomena, experience and meaning. The images and installations she creates contain a sense of experimentation and are inspired by the natural world, insect swarms, flocks of birds, wrestlers and poetry. Her work has been shown at numerous national and international exhibitions. She was an artist in residence at the Hall Farm Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Frans Masereel Center in Belgium, Penland School of Crafts and Djerassi. She currently teaches at Concordia University in Montreal.