Erica Licea-Kane

My textile training significantly informs my studio work from the design structures inherent in textiles, to the repetitive and time-based approach to art making, and my cognizance in mixing media in a well “crafted” way. My work often references topographical views of landscapes and cityscapes, and ultimately become intimate timescapes.

The layers, created with extruded acrylic and color interactions, are often embedded and almost hidden, but yet help to support the overall imagery with glimmers of underlife. Each layer informs the next as I emphasize and connect shapes, reinforced with color and value relationships that help to fully define the work. Often, the layers and materials are only evident at the rich edges of the work, resulting in paintings that evoke objects.

My studio practice involves a slow and methodical celebration of process, inviting viewers to pause and investigate the surfaces.


© 2009–2023 Erica Licea-Kane