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Biography: Erika Tada

Erika Tada
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.

Tada, working in tandem with Pavlína Čambalová and Trenton Quiocho, is a recipient of the 2018 Collaborative Residency program. With the full resources of The Studio, the group aspires to combine each of their unique strengths in traditional Czech engraving, glassblowing, pâte de verre, and kiln casting. Their work will seek to embody the emotions inherent in the experience of making glass. Drawing from varied cultures, styles, ideas, and knowledge, Čambalová, Quiocho, and Tada will express the human faces, sceneries, natures, patterns and memories that each bring to the table.

“The project gives us the opportunity to experience new techniques, to share our sensibilities and viewpoints, and to influence each other for the future,” they said.


Upcoming Classes

Untitled by Erika Tada
August 12 - 23, 2019