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Erica Ehrenbard

Erica Ehrenbard

Monday, December 7, 2020 - 6:00pm

Join us for a lecture and virtual studio tour of Carriage Creative Co. with studio co-founder, Erica Ehrenbard. This talk will be moderated by Doah Lee (MFA’16) and hosted by Jill Sablosky (MFA’79), both are members of our Penn Weitzman Alumni Association.

Erica Ehrenbard is a sculptor based in Philadelphia whose multi-disciplinary practice intertwines fine art with design, research, architecture, and custom fabrication. Erica uses sculpture as a means of releasing human energy into a physical form. She works extensively with metals and fiber to push the materials into realms that surpass reasoning and give an inner logic to her work. Erica is interested in connecting to viewers on a core level, by illuminating sensations of being alive and capturing innately shared experience. The human body, as an emotive gesture, has been a central and evolving theme in her work over the years.

From 2015-2020 Erica was a member of KieranTimberlake’s Research Group, where she delved into various material studies and engaged architects in prototyping at a 1:1 scale. Additionally, she produced creative installations for the U.S. Embassy London, University of Washington, and Wellesley College, working collaboratively with respective architectural design teams.

In 2019, after revitalizing a carriage house into a metalworking studio, Erica co-founded Carriage Creative Co. to expand her professional practice into custom design & fabrication.

Erica Ehrenbard has a BFA in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design (2012), and has been awarded scholarships with Vermont Studio Center, Chashama, and Center for Metal Arts.

This virtual event is sponsored by the PWAA. The Penn Weitzman Alumni Association (PWAA) is here to be a professional, creative, and social resource to the Weitzman alumni community of over 11,000 members. The PWAA aims to support and strengthen the School by increasing communication amongst graduates from all departments and their friends, by offering counsel to its leadership, by assisting with fundraising on its behalf, and by connecting alumni from its various departments with the professional disciplines which its graduates profess.

This event is open to the public. A Zoom link will be sent upon registration.

Virtual Event

If you require any accessibility accommodation, such as live captioning, audio description, or a sign language interpreter, please email news@design.upenn.edu to let us know what you need. Please note, we require at least 48 hours’ notice. If you register within 48 hours of this event, we won’t be able to secure the appropriate accommodations.