Vicky Erickson was born in New Prague, MN in 1998. In 2019 she will be receiving her AFA in Art degree from Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN. Erickson works with a variety of media from drawing to sculpture. She enjoys creating fantasy pieces, such as dragons, in her home studio. Erickson has exhibited in various shows including Normandale Community College The Student Art Show (Bloomington, MN), the Rice County Fair 4-H Fine Arts Show (Faribault, MN), the New Prague Library Student Art Show and Exhibit (New Prague, MN), the New Market Art Crawl Doublewide (New Market, MN), and the Veseli Lutheran Church Harvest, Grain and Craft Show (Veseli, MN).
Erickson received the Art Scholarship from the New Prague Senior High school. Her artwork has been included in “The Paper Lantern”, (Normandale Community College) and the “Trojan Times”, (New Prague High School). She has been an Assistant Stage Designer for the Minnesota 4-H State Arts-In Program, and began the Rice County Arts-In Program in 2018. Erickson was an Assistant Art Teacher at New Prague High School and Eagle View Elementary School for two years.
From fantasy to mythical creatures, my artwork develops pattern and passion that I have with this subject. I developed my passion for fantasy and mythical creatures by exploring the Renaissance Festival, and with purchasing my first dragon sculpture. I enjoy the detail, the pattern and the feeling of having a different world, through that piece, and I want to do the same for others. When creating artwork, produce stronger artwork because I am enjoying that piece more and will put more time and effort into them.
I work both sculptural and drawing artwork. I have been told I am a Jack-of-all-trades which I enjoy. I love learning about each medium and how I can use it to my advantage. I really adore having my own style and not having to make it look like the way I see it, but that way I want it to look. My pieces you would not be able to see in real life anyways because of them not being on this planet. And when I do draw something or make something that you can physical see it still has my own little style to it because that is the way that I draw. After the piece is created I love and enjoy the variety of color that I put into it because while working on the piece I am intitule working on it.
By working with different media I am able to connect with the process of each piece and how it creates its own life and meaning. Each piece has its own story which creates the works more meaningful to the view and to myself.