ERICA ENTROP, Watcher, 22 x 28 inches, 2017, $1,500
ERICA ENTROP, USA
was born in Roswell, New Mexico and graduated Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque with her BFA. While attending the university, she participated in the Land Arts of the American West program through which she was able to being defining her own style working under the guidance of artists Erika Osborne and Bill Gilbert. After completing her studies, she began traveling across the United States exhibiting in different locations including Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City.
While living in Los Angeles, she began creating her most current collection. Working with galleries in Santa Monica, she began to develop a theme focused on public spaces and personal interactions. Traveling on the public transit system in Los Angeles was a unique experience as it is a large city whose population generally does not rely on the trains or buses to get around. This relationship inspired her investigation into these shared spaces and their affect on our experience of place.
After connecting with an artist from Havana, Cuba, she now lives part- time in Cuba creating new works that capture a different perspective on the same theme. In collaboration with artist Darwin Estacio Martinez, she has participated in the 13th Annual Havana Biennial, in Havana Cuba and the 25th Romerias de Mayo in Holguin, Cuba.
Her work is based on a series of images she captured while riding public transportation. The original theme dealt with the nature of public spaces and the behavior of individuals while using the Los Angeles mass transit system. She has recently relocated to Havana, where she is evolving this concept and working to incorporate more perspectives.