Erica Akerlund (b. 1977) is a Finnish artist, living in the UK. Her visual world has spread from paper to linen, to animation, walls, clothes, canvases, chairs, toasters, legs, pizza crusts, tattoo designs. The characters and humour, live their distinct life on any surface.
"Erica is Showing Off" was a first solo show after a break, at The Old Theatre in Framlingham, in June 2022. Most of the 28 hand embroidered pieces sold and many commissions followed.
"Big women" a dynamic group show opened in February 2023 at Firstsite in Colchester. Erica exhibited a large scale mural of her characters escaping her mind, some embroideries referring to people who nag her to use colour in her work and two Jesmonite sculptures covered with subconscious drawings.
"14x14"is an upcoming group show at the Old Theatre in Framlingham opening on the 1st of April. Erica will be taking part with another sculpture and a large scale embroidery.
"Couples Retreat" is a sizeable collection of sculptures and drawings that Erica is currently working on. More details coming soon.
Erica runs a local art class, Art Feel Good, that brings people together in the community. Rather than teaching, it's about facilitating a space where people find their own creative flow. She does occasionally do a 'doodle with the artist' workshops tied in with exhibitions.
NEW! You can now HIRE Erica's artwork for your space, restaurant, office, etc.
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