Erika Pearce is a multi-disciplined artist and designer born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. Her passion for women, culture and nature inspires her vibrant artwork.
Erika is a dedicated ocean conservationist. She is deeply motivated to inspire communities to care for and protect their coastlines and surrounding waters. The creation of her large scale ocean murals has a really positive impact by opening up conversations with people of all ages.
Her recent exhibition, I Am Wahine explores feminine beauty and strength in modern women. She firmly believes that every woman deserves to not only feel beautiful, but to also own their beauty. To be proud of who they are and where they come from. She works with real women to visually tell their stories.
Growing up in one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world, Erika developed a deep respect for the cultures around her from a young age. She creates every piece with a lot of research, understanding and guidance. She is currently studying at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa as well as working full time as a professional artist.
For more on the painting that started this journey please read 30 Years of Figuring Things Out on the blog.
Her artwork can be found across New Zealand as well as in United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Australia, Thailand, Fiji, Indonesia and in the private homes of collectors around the world.