Erika Osborne
Associate Professor, Department of Art & Art History
Colorado State University

Erika Osborne received her BFA from the University of Utah and her MFA from the University of New Mexico. Erika’s artwork deals with cultural connections to place and environment. She has exhibited extensively with over ten solo exhibitions and 80 group exhibitions in recent years - including shows at the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Nevada Museum of Art and the Chautauqua Institute. She is currently represented by Robischon Gallery in Denver, Colorado. Erika has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a recent Fulbright fellowship. Her work has been highlighted in four books surveying land and environmental art. She has also been a contributing author for books and journals including Arts Programming for the Anthropocene: Art in Community and Environment. Erika’s work has been featured in publications such as New American Paintings, Art Papers, Sculpture Magazine and Southwest Art Magazine

Erika Osborne has dedicated herself to university level art education. For the past 15 years, Erika has taught painting and drawing alongside environmental field courses such as Land Arts of the American West, Wilderness Studio, Place: Appalachia, Art and Environment and Cultural Extraction: Energy in the Humanities.  Erika is currently an Associate professor at Colorado State University.