Heather Mae Erickson
Excerpts: 2003 - 2017
Feb. 26 - Mar. 29, 2018
Lecture: Mar. 1, 2018 11 a.m.
Reception: Mar 1, 2018 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Erickson earned her BFA at The University of the Arts and her MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art. After which she was a summer resident at the Archie Bray Foundation and was also awarded a Fulbright to study at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland from 2004-2005. Afterwards, she became a resident artist at the The Clay Studio, and taught at UArts, Rowan University, and Arcadia University. She was awarded an Independence Fellowship for a summer 2009 residency at The International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark. She was the 2009-2012 Robert Chapman Turner Teaching Fellow in Ceramic Art at The New York State College of Ceramics Alfred University. In 2012 she moved to Colorado where she taught at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Red Rocks Community College, Colorado Mountain College-Aspen Campus and Arapahoe Community College. The following academic year she was a visiting teaching artist / sabbatical replacement for the 2013-14 academic year at CU Boulder. She has earned numerous awards, including first place for the Horizon Award presented by the Museum of Art and Design in New York and honorable mentions at the Korea Biennale International 2007, 2009, 2017 Exhibitions. She was awarded an honorable mention in 2016 and jurors choice for the sculpture category in 2017 in the ArtFields Competition, Lake City, SC. Heather Mae is currently Assistant Professor and Area Coordinator of Ceramics at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee and resides in Sylva/Dillsboro, North Carolina.