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Erika Osborne received her BFA from the University of Utah in painting and drawing and her MFA from the University of New Mexico. Erika’s artwork deals directly with cultural connections to place and environment. She has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, locally, nationally and internationally.
As well as being a practicing artist, Erika has dedicated herself to university level art education. Before accepting a position in the Division of Art and Design at West Virginia University in 2008, Erika taught environmentally based field courses at the University of New Mexico. Erika has developed two similarly driven courses at West Virginia University titled, Art and Environment and Place:Appalachia, which she teaches in addition to painting and drawing.