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Erica Licea-Kane has been a working artist since the early 1980’s and a college studio art instructor for over 35 years, most recently at Wheelock College for 20 years which included her position as Gallery Director of the Towne Art Gallery 17 years. She received her BFA at the Parsons School of Design, NY, and her MFA at the Massachusetts College of Art, MA, earning both degrees in the field of fine art textiles.
Licea-Kane has exhibited her work extensively throughout the United States and abroad and she is currently a member of the Kingston Gallery in Boston’s SoWa Arts District. Recent exhibitions of her work include The Krakorian Gallery at the Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester MA, The Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg MA, Site:Brooklyn, NYC, NY, Able Baker Contemporary, Portland, ME, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, Andrews Art Museum, Andrews, NC, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA and the Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA. She has been the recipient of several grants and fellowships including the 2018 Artist Fellowship in Painting from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the A.R.T Grant from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and a Regional Fellowship from the New England Foundation for the Arts of the National Endowment of the Arts.
Her work has been reviewed in several publications with recent coverage in the Portland Phoenix, the “Take” section in the Boston Globe, The Portland Press Herald and Take Magazine as well as past reviews in the Boston Globe Magazine, The Boston Herald, Surface Design Journal and several of the Lark Publications Fiberarts Design series of books. Currently she is a visiting lecturer at several institutions in the Boston area.