Artist Name – Erika Gomez Henao
Erika Gomez Henao was born in 1987 in Buenaventura, Colombia, and immigrated to the United States at the age of eighteen. She received a B.F.A from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2015 and currently lives and works in the Bay Area.
In a nation obsessed with shopping and material goods, Gomez Henao explores the boundaries of internal and external perceptions through contemporary issues of sexuality and consumerism. She uses herself as the subject of her performances and paintings to represent imaginary characters. Irrationality and extreme vanity are recurrent themes on her work. Gomez Henao is a classically trained artist that gives a contemporary twist to her figurative paintings utilizing recognizable social media imagery.
Medium(s) – Painting, Sculpture