Erika Sanada

Erika Sanada creates beautifully creepy creatures in relationships that are often sweet and sometimes sinister. As a perpetually worried soul, her works are a way for the artist to confront the darker side of her nature as well as an outlet for the sensitivities etched on her personality through the bitter experiences of youth.

About Erika Sanada:

Erika Sanada was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Her early inspirations stemmed from creatures and characters of horror films. In 2005, she received her BA in Communications and Design at Nihm University College of Art in Tokyo. After working as a commercial illustrator and a movie studio makeup artist, Sanada returned to art school in San Francisco.