b. 1984 Minneapolis, MN 


2010 MFA Fine Art California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2006 BFA Fiber Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

professional appointments

2013-present Associate Professor | Textiles / Socially Engaged Practices, School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ

2022-present Board Member, Epicenter. Green River, UT. Rural community investment non-profit

2010-13 Lecturer | Fiber, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

select solo / two person exhibitions

2021 Future Ecologies, the Gallery at Mountain Shadows, Paradise Valley, AZ

2019 Recent Attempts at Expansive Empathy, The Ski Club, Milwaukee, WI

2018 Movement Choir: Landscapes and Scores, Form + Concept, Santa Fe, NM

2017 Movement Choir: Green River, Epicenter, Green River, UT

2016 Slice of the Expanse, The Alice Gallery, Seattle, WA (two person)

2016 Icicles In Caves, Field Projects Gallery, New York, NY (two person)

2015 Wave. Fine Art Complex 1101, Tempe AZ

2014 Sensational Landscapes, She Works Flexible, Houston TX (two person)

         Excerpt from Location…… Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, CA.

2012 Notes on Land, Tompkins Projects, Brooklyn, NY 

select group exhibitions


Diversity in the Desert: Expanding the Airports Art Collection, Phoenix International Airport, AZ

Digital Weaving Alumni Exhibition, Praxis Gallery, Cleveland, OH2022


Assembly: Time and Attention, Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington, Arlington VA


A View from Above/Below, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL

Explore, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ


AMoM Biennial 600: Textile & Fiber, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX 


Pool Party, C24 Gallery, New York, NY

Inspired By History, Chandler Museum, Chandler, AZ


Hic et Nunc (Here and Now), LABottega, Bottega IT + Field Projects, New York, NY

Transborder Biennial 2018 the El Paso Museum of Art and the Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez, El Paso TX + Juárez MX.


Fugitive Fibers, University Art Gallery, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM

One, Cleve Carney Art Gallery @ College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

Turbulent Landscape, Modified Arts, Phoenix , AZ

Whipstitch: the state of contemporary textiles, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Impermanent Topographies, NMSU University Art Gallery, Las Cruces, NM


Materials Hard and Soft. Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton TX


String Theory: Contemporary Art and the Fiber Legacy, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson AZ

Disturbances from the Field, La Esquina, Kansas City MO

USEd, the Alice Gallery, Seattle WA


Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Art Awards Exhibition, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO 

Thanks For the Warning, The Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO



Artist in Residence, Praxis Digital Weaving Lab, Cleveland, OH

Artist in Residence, Monson Arts, Monson ME

Artist in Residence, Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge WA


Artist in Residence, AIR Green-Norske Tekstilkunstnere (NTK), Oslo, Norway


Artist in Residence, Scottsdale Public Art, Scottsdale, AZ


Artist in Residence, Frontier Fellowship, Epicenter. Green River, UT


Visiting Artist, ACRE Residency, Steuben WI


Artist in Residence, Wrangle Mountain Center, McCarthy AK


Artist in Residence, Textílsetur Íslands: the Icelandic Textile Center, Blonduos Iceland


Artist in Residence, Real Time and Space, Oakland CA


Resident Artist, Urban Culture Project, Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, MO

select lectures / artist talks


Paper Presentation, “Process Choreographies, or, an Incomplete Survey of Landscape Rock”, Society for Literature Science and Art annual conference, Tempe, AZ

Artist Talk, “Roundtable: Erika Lynne Hanson, Vincent Miranda, & Kelly Taylor Mitchell” Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington, virtual event.

Series Contributor,” Desert Talk: Water” Tracing Architecture, Three-part podcast series on the future of water in the Sonoran Desert and the built environment.


Lecture / Workshop, “Erika Lynne Hanson Lichen Walk”, Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, WA

Lecture, Textile as metaphor for ways of being, 2022 Spring Summit, Epicenter, Green River Ut

Panelist, Building a Perfect Post-Apocalypse, 3rd Zombie Apocalypse Medicine Meeting, ASU, Mesa, AZ


Lecture, “Spending Time with Rocks and Looms…” Desert Attunement Symposium, Institute for

Humanities Research, ASU, Tempe AZ 2019

Lecture “Recent Attempts at Expansive Empathy” Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee WI

Artist Talk Kunstnersamtale med AiR Green, Buskrud Kunstsenter, Buskrud Norway

Paper Presentation, “Weaving Geologic, or attempt at time traveling”, Society for Literature Science and Art annual conference, Irvine CA


Paper Presentation, “Desert Attunement: signs and waves from ICBM’s to solar flares”, Society for Literature Science and Art annual conference, Toronto Canada

Paper Presentation, "Craft as Bridge, craft practice and the object oriented turn”, College Art Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles

Gallery Talk “Movement Choir: Landscapes and Scores” Form + Concept, Santa Fe, NM


Gallery Talk, “Artist Lecture: Erika Lynne Hanson + Mara Loner” New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 


Panelist, Weaving War: the aesthetics of contemporary Afghan rugs, presented by Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Phoenix AZ


Presenter, Perception, The Landscape, and Weaving. FlashbackForward: a symposium on the state of contemporary craft. ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

Visiting Artist Lecture, “To Contrive, to Fabricate, To Construct,” Kansas City Art Institute – fiber department, Kansas City, MO