Director of the Towne Art Gallery and Associate Professor Arts Department
School of Arts and Sciences
Office: Activities East 225G
B.F.A. 1980, Parsons School of Design, NYC
M.F.A. 1984, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston
Erica Licea-Kane has been a working artist for over 30 years. She teaches Studio courses at Wheelock College, where she is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Towne Art Gallery. She has taught at many colleges that include: Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Rhode Island College, Slippery Rock University, Regis College and UMass Dartmouth. In addition Licea-Kane has taught textile workshops in many locations including the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (ME) and the Arrowmont School of Crafts (TN).
She received her BFA at the Parsons School of Design (NYC) and her MFA at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MA). Both degrees were based in the area of textiles as a fine art medium.
Erica has shown her work all over the United States and venues abroad. She is currently an Full member at the Kingston Gallery in Boston's South End and was represented by the Denise Bibro Fine Art Gallery, NYC, from 1992-2007. Her list of exhibitions is extensive and include the Albright Knox Museum (OH), The Society of Arts and Crafts (MA), Mary Washington College (VA), The Textile Arts Center in Chicago (IL), The Newport Art Museum (RI), Boston University (MA), The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PA), The Textile Museum (Toronto), and the Museum of Craft and Design (NYC), to name only a few. Erica's work has been included in 2 museum tours (Young Americans and Celebrating the Stitch) and her work has been published in numerous books and textile publications.
Erica has received several awards including: The Artists Resource Trust Grant (VT), the 2000 Artist Awards from the Society of Arts and Crafts (MA), a 1993 regional fellowship finalist recognition from the Artist's Foundation (Regional National Endowment for the Arts), and she was a Young Americans Recipient from the American Craft Council (NYC). Her work has been reviewed in the Boston Globe, The Providence Journal, Art New England, Fiberarts Magazine and the Surface Design Journal.
Erica received a fellowship to the Hambidge Center for Arts and Sciences, in Rabun Gap, Georgia, as an artist resident in 2010, and the Ucross Foundation Center residency program in Clearmont, Wyoming, in 2013.
Visit her web page at www.licea-kane.com