Biography: Erika Tada

Erika Tada
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Erika Tada

Erika Tada graduated with an MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2005, and a Ph.D. from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2012. Her artwork cherishes her personal experiences and the feelings associated with them through the use of objects that play key roles in commemorating her memories. Her focus is on the techniques of pâte de verre and casting. In 2001, Vetro Magazine named Tada “Best Debut Artist at SOFA Chicago.” She has held residencies at The Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, Museum of Glass, LASIKOMPPANIA, and a fellowship from UrbanGlass. She has been an instructor at numerous schools including RIT, Pilchuck Glass School, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Craft Alliance, and Jacksonville University. Her artwork is shown at many galleries throughout the United States and Japan. In April 2016, she joined the teaching faculty at Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan.

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