Erica Hart is an interdisciplinary artist from Toronto, Ontario. She currently lives in Montréal, QC, completing her BFA at Concordia University. Exploring notions of psychology and mental health, her work reflects the process of continuous self-actualizing through drawing, painting, fibres and performance.
Erica has displayed work in multiple group shows in her hometown and Montréal. Such galleries include The Twist Gallery (Toronto) and Glass Door Gallery (Montréal). She is the co-founder and curator of a collective called Somewhere Shared. Other members of the collective include Rachelle Alexandra Fleury, Maggie Hope, and Olivia Deresti. Inspired by Dada art-happenings and socially engaged art practices, Somewhere Shared curates exhibitions in unconventional spaces that motivate viewer collaboration. Moving forward, Erica will be participating in three group shows; Somewhere Inside (2019), Art Matters (2019), and a undergraduate group show at the end of March (2019).
“I am an interdisciplinary artist exploring the relationship between the self and subconscious by investigating psychology and mental health through a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, fibres, and performance art. Specifically, I am interested in researching the self and subconscious by investigating relationships between vulnerability and shame, worthiness, intimacy, childhood, and identity.
The most prominent figure that has motivated my work has been Brené Brown, a writer and researcher of vulnerability and shame. In my early work, I explored vulnerability in relation to childhood through expressive, narrative painting.
My current individual art practice continues to investigate childhood or child-like thought while investigating how personal healing and therapy techniques can be used tools to propel my artistic practice.”