Erica Maria Littlejohn is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in Chicago, Illinois. In her practice, she explores the nuances of liminal identity and celebrates marginalized histories through archival and found materials. Born and raised in Oakland, California, Littlejohn received her BA in Studio Art from Kenyon College and will graduate with an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in May 2022. Through the mediums of weaving, video, works on paper, and a robust research practice, she seeks to create space for community engagement in conversations about the multiplicity of Black identity and culture.
Study II, 2021, Cotton, wool, chenille, mohair, and glass, 80 x 60 in.
Detail from Study II, 2021, Cotton, wool, chenille, mohair, and glass
Threshold XV, 2021, Cotton and wool, 48 x 40 in.
Study for Threshold III, 2021, Watercolor and gouache on paper, 12 x 12 in.
Excerpt from The evaluation of the mysteries by the sons of all experience, 2022, Video, 4 mins, narration and text by Jacob Adams