Ingrid Erickson’s work in cut paper reflects the intersection of art and science. She explores the ornithology, botany, and ecology of ecosystems through the rendering of specific species. Each project involves extensive on-site research. The recipient of a 2015 North Carolina Arts & Science Council Artist Project Grant, Erickson is transforming 50 foot rolls of paper into large-scale paper cuts featuring the 32 species of raptors being rehabilitated at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville.
Recent artist residencies include: The Jentel Foundation (Banner, WY), the “Owl’s Nest” cabin at Wildacres Retreat (Little Switzerland, NC), and The Rensing Center (Pickens, SC). Erickson will be an artist in residence at Penland School of Crafts in January 2016.
Erickson is Education Coordinator and lead teacher at Waterworks Visual Arts Center in Salisbury, NC where she is a member of the Exhibitions Committee. Erickson earned Studio Art/Art History degrees from Middlebury College in Vermont, a K-12 Art Education degree from the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine, and taught in Asia for several years.