Erika Rier is an artist working in gouache and ink to explore the dream world and the real world. She learned to sew when she was 6, crochet when she was 7, knit when she was 8, embroider when she was 10, and weave when she was 16. She works in textiles regularly and they feature heavily in her work. Writing was her first love and she still secretly writes young adult fiction but never poetry anymore. She also has one of each of the following: a husband, a daughter, a dog, and a cat.

“Curious Encampment” is Erika’s piece in the show.