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Erica Jane Huntzinger grew up in a western suburb of Chicago, IL. Pursuing the humanities, specifically painting and ceramics, she studied art and English literature at Illinois State University and transferred into the painting department at The University of Illinois. In her last semester, Erica studied art and ecology in England at Wolverhampton Polytechnic. She graduated from The University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and a Major in Painting. Desiring deeper meaning into art and the self, Erica pursued further education and received her Masters Degree in Art Therapy at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. As a painter, Erica describes her work as visual documentations of internal landscapes. Her work is captured and distilled through sensitive attention to experiences in an attempt to bridge the dualities of the conscious and the unconscious. Each piece is realized through the use and manipulation of color, texture, text and space; filtered, steeped in and manifested through paint and clay. Erica has shown throughout the country, mainly in her home state of Illinois and Chicago, where several of her paintings are permanently installed at the following: Uncommon Ground (Devon and Grace locations), The University of Illinois at Chicago Children’s Center, and Delilah’s. She has frequently shown professionally, most notably at The Chicago Cultural Center‘s “People of the Mud II: Another look at Chicago Ceramics”, Silvermine Guild Art Center’s “Craft USA”, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s “Eight Counties Art Show”, Prak Sis Gallery’s “Axis International Art Festival”, several shows with Margin Gallery, including their “Sojourn”, “Geographies of the Mind”, and “Retrospective” exhibits, The Hudson in Milwaukee, WI and most currently in The School of The Art Institute of Chicago’s Art Therapy 30th Anniversary Exhibition in October of 2014. She currently lives and works in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and commutes often to Chicago and Milwaukee to exhibit her work. Contact the Artist: Erica Jane Huntzinger - ejhuntzinger@yahoo.com
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