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Ericka O'Rourke

Ericka O’Rourke creates her art as an expression and exploration of her connection to the natural world. She finds endless inspiration in the inherent beauty in natural surfaces, organic textures, colors, patterns, and forms. She enjoys traveling, reading, photography, gardening, cooking, yoga, nature walks and spending time with her family.

After receiving her BFA in Visual Arts from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Ericka worked as a commercial illustrator and designer for over 20 years.  With over 400 published works to date, her client list includes Penguin Random House, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Barnes & Noble, Hearst Publications, Reader's Digest, Woman's Day, Houghton Mifflin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Pierson Education, Children's Television Workshop, Sterling Publishing, Harper Collins, McDougal Little, and Disney Publishing.

When not in her studio, or working on a publishing project, Ericka can be found teaching technique and inspiring creativity in regional classes and workshops.  


Exhibitions & Awards:

2016 Garden State Watercolor Society Show & Sale Princeton, NJ
2016 The Artful Deposit 30th Anniversary Gala Chesterfield, NJ
2014 Thompson Park Creative Arts Center Lincroft, NJ
2012 The Copper Frog Gallery Allentown, NJ
2011 25 Years of the Artful Deposit; The Trenton City Museum Ellarslie Mansion Trenton, NJ
2011 Winter Gala - A Group Show. 2/12/11 The Artful Deposit Gallery, Bordentown City, NJ
2010 Ceramics Invitational; The Trenton City Museum Ellarslie Mansion Trenton, NJ
2010 Meet the Artist; Necessities for the Heart Allentown NJ
2010 New Beginnings AAG group show; Laurita Winery New Egypt, NJ
2010 Portals AAG group show; Laurita Winery New Egypt, NJ
2009 Hope AAG group show; Laurita Winery New Egypt, NJ
2009 AAG Member Show The Bank. Allentown, NJ
2009 Winter - A Group Show. The Artful Deposit Gallery, Bordentown City, NJ
2008 Juried Spring Show; Gallery 125; Trenton, NJ 08608
2008 AAG Member Show The Bank. Allentown, NJ
2008 Winter - A Group Show. The Artful Deposit Gallery, Bordentown City, NJ
2008 AAG Member Spring Show. Ocean County Library, Plumsted, NJ
2008 AAG Member Show The Bank. Allentown, NJ
2007 Allentown Art Guild Fall Exhibit, Allentown, New Jersey
2007 AAG Member Show The Bank. Allentown, NJ
2006 Oct 2006 Allentown Art Guild Fall Exhibit, Allentown, New Jersey
1994 BFA Thesis Exhibit, Mason Gross School of the Arts New Brunswick, NJ
1993 Group Show, Mason Gross School of the Arts New Brunswick, NJ
1991 Spring Show, The College of New Jersey, 2nd Place
New Jersey State Governor’s Award
Scholastic Art Awards, National Gold Medal. Permanent collection in NYC.