Erika Cann Devon, United Kingdom
Erika is a graduate from the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford. In 2021 she was awarded the Emerging Artist Studio Bursary at Positive Light Projects, allowing her to continue her place-based practice in Devon. Erika is an advocate for public access to nature, and her practice encourages local engagement with the environment through printmaking, photography and socially engaged events.
Erika Cann is an artist whose home lies between the granite tors of Dartmoor National Park and the dynamic cliffs of the Jurassic Coast. She explores the relationships between bodies and geology, through her own body as a rock climber, and the more-than-human bodies in the landscape. Her research investigates a ‘future strata’, where geology is used to indicate what life and the environment was like during the Anthropocene.
Erika is an advocate for public access to nature, and has recently been awarded a New Perspectives bursary from Campaign for National Parks to use her practice to engage local communities with public transport access to Dartmoor National Park. She hopes to engage local communities with the landscape in a position of care and enjoyment through exploration, which is ecologically considered yet adventurous.