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Denna Erickson

Denna Erickson

Denna was born in Edmonton, Alberta. She studied at Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and has also attained a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Victoria in 1997. She has been teaching and working as an artist in the city of Vancouver for the past 10 years.

Denna specialized in using oil on wood & plaster. She often combines encaustic and transfer techniques with her work. Her paintings consist of personal symbols and organic shapes layered in glazes of luminscent color. Shapes and forms are transcended through transparent layers of paint.


Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, B.C.
Diploma in Fine Art, Major in painting, 1995
Bachelor of Fine Art, May, 1996

University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.
Secondary Education, Major in Art Education
Bachelor of Education, May, 1996


  • 2017 Galerie D”Art Richelieu, 7903 St Denis Street, Montreal, Quebec

  • 2017, Latitude Gallery, Suite 102A, 707 11 Ave, Calgary, Alberta

  • 2017, Le Boheme Gallery, 615B Main Street, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

  • 2015- present, Yeats Gallery, 2402 Marine Drive, West Vancouver.

  • 2014- Gallery 33, solo show: Transcending colour, 4850 Mackenzie Street, Vancouver

  • 2010-2012 ArtXchange Gallery , Singapore

  • 1998- present East-side Culture Crawl, 1000 Parker street , studio 208

  • 2008 Group Show, View Art Gallery, Victoria

  • 2008 Collection of paintings at Effusion Gallery, Invermere, B.C.

  • 2005 - 2008 Art for Life Silent Auction

  • 2003 - Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, "Descending Shadows", new paintings

  • 2002 - Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, "Still-life" Group Show

  • 1999 - Vancouver Island Symphony (a collaborative experience, combining art and music), Nanaimo, B.C.

  • 1999 - Gallery Telpaz, group show, Kanata, Ontario

  • 1997-1998 - Culture Crawl Art Show, Vancouver, B.C.

  • 1995 - West 6th Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

  • 1995 - Emily Carr Graduation Show, Vancouver, B.C.

  • NEWS...

    Denna Erickson opens The ArtWay Art Studios in 2010...

    The ArtWay is a learning center that offers classes and workshops for adults, youth and children. Our goal is student centered learning, we teach you the basics and then you guide us. We will teach you what you want to learn, follow the path you choose to creating your own masterpieces.

    The ArtWay was founded, January 2010, by prominent local artist Denna Erickson. For many years Denna has wanted to provide the community with a center that teaches art as a journey, as a process rather than as an end result. Denna teaches students how to tap into their creative side, how to put onto paper the beauty that they see around them. The ArtWay is the result of a dream – a learning center for people of all ages and ability levels. We are a business that offers classes for children youth and adults. Our aim is to enable people to explore their creative side through expression in various mediums. We believe that the making or art and expression of creativity are guided processes in which the student plays a very major role.

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