Erika Kim Milenkovic (formerly Erika Kim) is an American artist living and working in the Sarasota, FL area. In her work, Erika explores the human and natural world by examining how things are made, used, and discarded. Currently, Erika creates art with materials that are ubiquitous in modern society such as newspaper, advertisements, and junk mail to archive the human experience. She experiments with ancient creative processes such as sewing, weaving and paper-making to connect her work to the past and the natural creativity of our ancestors. The resulting artworks encourage viewers to think about the products we make and how they reflect our lives.
Though much of Erika's earlier work focused on nature and its life processes, the passage of time remains a constant theme. Erika strives to show the visual accumulation of moments by collecting and connecting the fragments time leaves behind.
Erika was born in Osaka, Japan and grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She moved to Baltimore in 2004 to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art. In 2019, she moved to Venice, Florida, where she hopes to make and show more art.