Erika Adams’s studio practice focuses on the exploration of locating the self within a larger context- particularly within social networks, family, and community. In her work, she investigates how power and meaning are embedded in form and text. The images and installations she creates have a sense of those relationships and are inspired by insect societies, flocks of birds, wrestlers, her familial vernacular, poetry and everyday interactions.

Erika’s work is exhibited both nationally and internationally at such places as the Artist Image Resource in Pittsburgh, the International Print Center in New York, and Arprim in Montreal. She was an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, Frans Masereel Center in Belgium, Penland School of Crafts, Imago in Moncton, New Brunswick, NSCAD in Nova Scotia, and Serenbe in Atlanta Georgia, Her books can be found on in libraries around the U.S., Canada and Europe and are available through her website and Vamp and Tramp Booksellers.


Erika is an assistant professor in Print Media at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. She is the master printer of Stinger Editions and the owner/master printer of Eating Dog Press.