Erika Dueck (b. 1984) is a Manitoba based artist living in a small community south of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her work explores ideas around perception, illusions, memory, building, destruction, decay, loss, turmoil, and renewal. Time is an important component in Dueck’s work process as her slow methodical approach leads to detailed and precisely made works using simple materials and often craft techniques.
Dueck has exhibited her work in solo and group shows across Canada in Manitoba, Ontario, B.C., Quebec, and Nova Scotia, as well as globally, from Texas, to New York and Rome. Her work can be found in private collections within Canada and the United States, as well as corporate collections including the Bank of Montreal and Colart (Dollarama).
She completed her MFA at the University of Guelph in 2016 and a BFA (Honours) from the University of Manitoba in 2013. Her work has received several awards, grants, and scholarships, including being awarded the National Winner of the BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition and recognition as one of eleven winners in the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights Global Art Competition. Dueck works in collaboration with Art Mûr, a Montreal-based gallery.
Dueck can usually be found teaching sessionally at the University of Manitoba’s School of Art, finishing home renovation projects, or spending time with her husband and son.