Erica Mao

Erica Mao (b. 1994, Columbia, MD) is best known for her atmospheric layered paintings that stitch together disparate spaces into alternate realities. Depictions of wild, imaginative landscapes explore the feelings of fear, tension, and suspense by following the path of her characters as they weave their way in and out of the narrative.

Mao received her BFA from Parsons School of Design, NY, in 2016, and her MFA from Columbia University, NY, in 2020. In 2022, Mao was in a two person exhibition with Robert Zehnder at Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY. Recent exhibitions include Sea View, Los Angeles, CA; Embajada, San Juan, PR; Everyday Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium; North Loop, Williamstown, MA; Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA; and NADA House, Governors Island, New York, NY. Mao currently has a forthcoming solo exhibition at Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY. Mao currently lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens.



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Artsy | Erica Mao
June 29, 2023

Erica Mao featured in "10 Contemporary Artists Painting Dreamlike, Fantastical Landscapes"

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Two Coats of Paint | Erica Mao
April 19, 2023

Erica Mao featured in Two Coats of Paint, "Erica Mao's unprotected souls"

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Erica Mao Interview with Ife Olujobi
March 21, 2023

Erica Mao interviewed by Ife Olujobi

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Exhibitions View All

NADA Miami 2023

December 5 - 9, 2023

Erica Mao Reach Through the Veil

March 11 - April 29, 2023

Kiaf Seoul 2022

September 2 - 6, 2022

NADA House: Erica Mao Shelter

June 3-August 7, 2022