Erika b Hess is an artist and curator. She maintains studios in Columbus, OH, and Long Island City, NY, and is represented by Contemporary Art Matters in Columbus, OH. Hess’s work has been exhibited nationally, including Last Projects, Los Angeles, CA, The Yard, Brooklyn, Prince Street Gallery, NYC, and Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA. Her work has been featured in various publications, including Visionary Arts Magazine, AllSHEMakes, Poets and Artists, Fresh Paint, and Post Industrial Complex, a book released by the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. She frequently lectures at colleges such as Ohio State University, Wellesley College, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and Montana University, among many others. Hess has served on panels such as the Cleveland Institute of Art’s “Feminism Now: Exposing the Truth,” Boston University’s “Building Collaborative Art Spaces,” and other panels that discuss the overlap between feminism, community, and art. Hess received her MFA from Boston University. In 2023, Erika both curated and exhibited work in the group show I Spy a May Queen at Contemporary Art Matters, Columbus, OH.