Swedish artist and retoucher Erica Eriksson works across the field of art and commercial photography. She completed her master’s degree at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Norway, in 2008. Prior to that she studied painting at Pernby’s Målarskola in Stockholm and art history at Stockholm University. On top of art studies, she has completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology (BSc Honors, 2015) at the Open University, U.K. and has studied photography and retouch as part of her art studies and whilst working for photographer Leonard Gren.
Erica Eriksson’s interest in the human mind and behavior is interconnected with her art. Identity, story telling, imagination and reflections of the human spirit and experience is at the core of her work. Widening her passion for pictorial work Erica works with digital image retouch in the commercial field of beauty, fashion, still life and real estate.
Erica's conceptual photo based work is based on sculpting small-scale clay models of the human figure and turning them into new life-like individuals, captured in photographic portraits. It is a slow workflow that poses an alternative to contemporary fast-paced creation and digestion of photographs and embodied expressions.
2011-2015 The Open University, Milton Keynes, BSc (Honours) Psychology
2006-2008 Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, NTNU, Norway, Master of Fine Art
2003-2006 Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, NTNU, Norway, Bachelor of Fine Art
2005 Royal Institute of Art (KKH), Stockholm, exchange student
2001-2003 Pernby School of Painting (Pernbys Målarskola), Stockholm
2000-2001 Stockholm University, History of Art
2018 Product photography course, arranged by Fotografiska, Stockholm
2006 Workshop in the Stucco Lustro technique, arranged by the Royal Insitute of Art, Stockholm
2014 Summer Exhibition 2014, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2012 Vårsalongen, Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm
2011 Plutos kultursektor, "Vårsalongen", Stockholm
2008 Master of Fine Art Exhibition, 0047, Oslo
2008 Master of Fine Art Exhibition, Trondheim Art Museum
2006 Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibition, Gallery KiT, Trondheim
2006 Trøndelagsutstillingen (The Trøndelag Exhibition)
2005 Erica Eriksson & Louise Dorph, "Tell me a fable", Gallery Mejan,
The Royal Insitute of Arts, Stockholm
2012 Elice Erlandssons stipendium
2005 Emma Ricklund, artist residency in Saxnäs, Sweden
Exhibition view from Vårsalongen 2012, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm. On display, three works from the photographic series 'Reflections'.
Tell me a Fable
In 2005, fellow artists Erica Eriksson and Louise "Mumbi" Dorph painted a series of large scale paintings together, at the Royal Institute of Art (KKH) in Stockholm. Tell me a Fable is the name of this project which was displayed at Gallery Mejan the same year.