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About the Artist

Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Erika Ray dreams of helping to create a sustainable system rooted in the belief that humanity has the ability to create positive change. She graduated with a Post-Baccalaureate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015, and in the ensuing summer explored how her desires fit into her practice as an artist-in-residence at Centro Selva in the Central Peruvian Amazon. She earned an undergraduate degree in Painting from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon in 2005, and moved to New York City following graduation. Falling in love with skylines was easy, and she developed a passion for organized chaos as well as a profound awareness of her love for the environment. Erika currently resides in her hometown of Tacoma, Washington.

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