Opleiding: Bachelor (1975) en Master of Fine Arts 1979

Art Department Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, V.S.


Vooropleidingen: Douglass College Art Dept.; Rutgers Univ. New Jersey V.S.

Drew Univ. Art Dept.; New Jersey V.S.; Utah State University Art Department, ceramics;

Rhode Island School of Design Summer School (ceramics,interior design);

Princeton Art Ass, New Jersey, V.S.; The County Centre, Cambridge, U.K., (ceramics)

Werkschuit A’dam, keramiek, modeltekenen, Crea A’dam, modelschilderen.



MFA advisory and oral exam committee, Eastern Michigan University Art Dept.:

Marvin Anderson, Assoc. Professor, multimedia, sculpture and 3D design. (M.F.A. Cranbrook Ac. Art),

Lawrence L. Freeman, Associate Professor of  Art;

Patricia J. Williams, Assistant Professor, Art dept. MFA Indiana Univ.

Jay R. Yager, Associate Prof. of Art, sculpture and electronic media, (M.F.A. U. of Wisconsin)


Kernpunten uit het  MFA juryrapport:


... Erica is articulate in defining her personal intentions in art, as well as the general development of art ideas.


Her  work is very sensitive and has a genuine poetry relating in some cases to Dada and Surrealist sources ...


She is an artist with a thorough back­ground in art history and extensive exploration of contemporary ideas in art.


Her work has developed rapidly, based on these premises, into an innovative use of media

and resultant images that  incorporate tradition with contemporary sensibility ...


Her work, largely intuitive in nature, developed increasing strength and sophistication.


She proceeded throughout with remarkable inventiveness and with great sensitivity to materials ...



Michigan Councel for the Arts  Grant (artist in schools) 1981-1982

First prize  Interweave Univ. Toledo, 1979

First Prize Eastern Mich. U. student show, 1979

Honorable mention, cash award, student show EMU 1978

Teaching asssistent EMU, 1978-1979