And of course, Rare Fiber would not be complete without our fiber
specialist. We present, Erika Lynne Hanson:


Erika is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, and educator whose work is rooted in textile practices. In the studio she creates weavings, videos, and installations; the creation of this work often requires her attendance at rock swaps or hiking glaciers.  A concern with the idea of landscape runs through her practice, as well as how collaboration between the hand and the digital can define craft in the 21st century.

Currently Assistant Professor of Fibers/Socially Engaged Practices at Arizona State University, Erika received an MFA from California College of the Arts in 2010.  Her work has been exhibited in various locations including Los Angeles, Kansas City, San Francisco, New York, and Houston. Hanson has been an artist-in-residence at Real Time and Space in Oakland CA, and The Icelandic Textile Center in Blonduos, IS. In 2012 she co-founded 1522 Saint Louis, an experimental project space in Kansas City.

Passionate about textiles, art education, icebergs, good coffee, and Bruce Springsteen, Erika is always reading something new and scheming up ways to create community and critical dialogue among artists and other creatives.