Erika Cleveland - Washington, D.C.
Artist, writer and healer, Erika Cleveland was trained as an art therapist at NYU. After working clinically for many years with children and adults, in settings such as International Center for the Disabled in NYC and Boston Children’s Hospital, she studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Her current focus is on the ways in which changes, big and small, cataclysmic and celebratory, force us to grow and reinvent ourselves. In addition to offering healing doll workshops, she makes commissioned healing dolls. Most recently she was juried into the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA where she makes and shows her dolls. She has a studio at the Jackson Art Center in DC now, studio 15A. She is an Associate artist at the Torpedo Factory, in studio 311, the TAG gallery. The TAG (Associates) gallery has a website now .
Erika has completed Barb Kobe's Medicine Doll online class and has taken several classes from Pamela Hastings.
Erika featured artist on the Torpedo Factory blog Read here
In the Washington Post, Washington, D.C. Museums Review