ERIKA STRECKER - SCULPTOR - PUBLIC ART - KENTUCKY-
"Public Art Gives Shape to Our Shared Identities and Experiences"
Erika Strecker has been a full-time Sculptor - Metalsmith for the past 15 years, making sculptural and functional pieces for the public and private domain.
From large scale sculpture and public art pieces, to furniture, lighting, and architectural details, Erika works in a variety of materials such as from hand-forged steel , to bronze, glass, wood, concrete, and stainless steel.
She designs and builds all her work, with designs that resonate and respond to their sites.
She has built solo and (with T. Higdon) collaborative Large-scale PUBLIC ART pieces nationally –such as - “Nexus” commissioned by the State of Kentucky. This sculpture stands 50’ tall by 12’ wide by 27’ deep, and was installed December 2006, in front of the Transportation Cabinet Building- downtown- Frankfort, KY. (see link below)
This link takes you to a website about one of her collaborative public sculptures- "Nexus" commissioned by the State of Kentucky http://artscouncil.ky.gov/PAP/PAP.ht
Strecker has built commissioned sculptures for Berea College, Berea, Kentucky & for the University of Kentucky's new medical center- this to be installed April 2011. Strecker & Higdon are currently finishing 3 collaborative projects- one in a Children's Garden, on at UK and one for the Mercer Co. Public Library. It is a large 15' x 15' sculptural dividing wall.
Erika and T. Higdon installed “Aurora Ascends” a 34’ tall stainless steel sculpture in Sheridan, Wyoming for Sheridan College -in August, 2008.
Erika installed “Taking Flight” a 18’ tall kinetic sculpture of forged and fabricated stainless steel, in McConnell Springs Park –dedicated May 2008.
Strecker & Higdon installed “Beacon” an internally illuminated Public Sculpture – in Townley Center. “Beacon” is 20’ tall - steel, concrete and glass sculpture- Installed January 2006.
Erika has been included in many exhibitions nationally and internationally, and is included in Public, Private and Corporate collections.
Erika Strecker is available for site-specific sculptural commissions.
She received her MFA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and her BA from Kenyon College. Erika maintains a studio & gallery in Lexington, Kentucky.
Please go to her website for further information, a more in-depth portfolio of past work, and information on current projects.