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Erica Stanga


edinburgh 2006

Erica Stanga - circle
Installation for rubbish cans and television screens
"In my work I explore temporary materials such as cast sugar and frozen wine for creating sculptures. I then document my time-based sculptures with (moving) film; the films are later manipulated and used as part of other sculptures. The 'soundtracks' are formed using found sounds from the exhibition spaces."
Canadian born artist Erica Stanga works with a wide variety of materials from metal to frozen wine to film. She has exhibited her work throughout North America and Europe and has three commissioned public monuments in New Jersey, USA. The inspiration for her sculptures arrive from an interest in self-sufficiency, superstition, archeology and the natural world.
Erica Stanga - hypogeum-ladder
2000 - 2002   Edinburgh College of Art - MFA Degree in Sculpture in association with Heriot Watts University Edinburgh, Scotland
1997 - 2000   Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture - Apprenticeship - Mercerville, USA
1989 - 1994   Ontario College of Art - Associate of OCA Four Year Diploma in Sculpture/installation Toronto, Canada
Teaching Experience
2000   Edinburgh College of Art-assistant, first year sculpture classes Edinburgh, Scotland
1998 - 1999   Artworks-conducting paper and book arts workshops New Jersey, USA
1994-1996   FC Paper Projects-freelance sculpture, papermaking workshops Toronto, Canada
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2005   Of Clay and Sleep-Patriothall Gallery WASPS, Edinburgh, Scotland
2004   Mouthorgan-Totalkunst Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2002   Flight-Forest Arts, Edinburgh, Scotland
1999   Intimacy and Metamorphosis-WPA Gallery, Princeton, USA
1997   Leaves-Alternative Grounds, Toronto, Canada
Selected Group Exhibitions
2006   transitstation - Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh, Scotland international exhibition as event
2005 it now - Edinburgh, Glasgow, Scotland, Juried art exhibition
2002   Genies and Other Bottled Creatures-Generator Projects Room, Dundee, Scotland, Juried Art Exhibition
2002   What's Mine is Yours - Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, Juried Art Exhibition
2001   Von Hier Bis Dahin - Akademie Gallery, Munich, Germany
1997   She Shows: Now - Lincoln Centre, New York City, USA, Travelling Art Exhibition
Public Art Commissions
installed 2000   Crown-Blessed Sacrament Church - New Jersey, USA
installed 1999   Trenton Makes Gate-Urban Word Café, New Jersey, USA
2004 / 2005   Exhibition Grant - Totalkunst Gallery Edinburgh, Scotland
1997 - 2000   Johnson Atelier Full Tuition Scholarship - Johnson Atelier, New Jersey, USA
1999   Metal Casting Scholarship - Johnson Atelier, New Jersey, USA
1993   Papermaking Scholarship - Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Canada