About


Ericka O'Rourke is an award-winning mixed media artist. Her work examines our connection to nature and to the earth. She is endlessly inspired by the colors, patterns, intricate forms, and evolutions of the natural world.

Ericka received her BFA in Visual Arts from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Her fine art education was varied with multiple specializations in ceramics, photography, and printmaking.  After her fine art studies, Ericka entered the commercial art sector as a book designer for Bantam Doubleday Dell (now Penquin-Randomhouse) in New York City. Working in the digital realm for the first time, Ericka developed her computer skills and began to explore this new medium by combining her art and photographs and established herself as an accomplished digital photo-illustrator with over 300 published works to date. She left working on site in New York in 1999 to work from home and raise her 2 children. Ericka continues to work on a freelance basis as well focus on her fine art from her home studio in Cream Ridge, New Jersey.

  e-mail  |  elmstudios@gmail.com

website  |  www.elmstudios.com

phone  |  609.575.0883




exhibitions | awards

2014 Thompson Park Creative Arts Center Lincroft, NJ
2012 The Copper Frog Allentown, NJ
2011 25 Years of the Artful Deposit; The Trenton City Museum Ellarslie Mansion Trenton, NJ
2011 Winter Gala - A Group Show. 2/12/11 The Artful Deposit Gallery, Bordentown City, NJ
2010 Ceramics Invitational Exhibit; The Trenton City Museum Ellarslie Mansion Trenton, NJ
2010 Meet the Artist; Necessities for the Heart Allentown NJ
2010 New Beginnings AAG group show; Laurita Winery New Egypt, NJ
2010 Portals AAG group show; Laurita Winery New Egypt, NJ
2009 Hope AAG group show; Laurita Winery New Egypt, NJ
2009 AAG Member Show The Bank. Allentown, NJ
2009 Winter - A Group Show. The Artful Deposit Gallery, Bordentown City, NJ
2008 Juried Spring Show; Gallery 125; Trenton, NJ 08608
2008 AAG Member Show The Bank. Allentown, NJ
2008 Winter - A Group Show. The Artful Deposit Gallery, Bordentown City, NJ
2008 AAG Member Spring Show. Ocean County Library, Plumsted, NJ
2008 AAG Member Show The Bank. Allentown, NJ
2007 Allentown Art Guild Fall Exhibit, Allentown, New Jersey
2007 AAG Member Show The Bank. Allentown, NJ
2006 Oct 2006 Allentown Art Guild Fall Exhibit, Allentown, New Jersey
1994 BFA Thesis Exhibit, Mason Gross School of the Arts New Brunswick, NJ
1993 Group Show, Mason Gross School of the Arts New Brunswick, NJ
1991 Spring Show, The College of New Jersey, 2nd Place Award
1990 New Jersey State Governor’s Award in Arts Education
1989 Scholastic Art Awards, National Gold Medal. Purchase for permanent collection in NYC.