Erika Terwilliger works primarily in ceramics, fibers, and printmaking crafting multi-work installations that investigate collections as sites for rotation, stagnation and protection. She explores interactions between organic structures and the human-made through hand-crafted sets of uncanny objects. Her work relies on time and labor intensive making processes to investigate relationships between the human and the natural, the organic and the inorganic.
Born and raised in Eau Claire Wisconsin she is influenced by a childhood spent planting, harvesting, and preserving produce from her family’s large garden. She attended St. Olaf College and received her B.A. in studio art with distinction in May of 2016. She took part in St. Olaf’s 5th year emerging artist program and is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Minnesota.
© 2019 by Erika Terwilliger