Erica Magnus majored in Painting, studying at home and abroad to earn her BFA from Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN. She spent two years in further study of Painting and Sculpture at Atelier ’63, Stichting Academe, in Haarlem, The Netherlands. She completed her MFA at the School of Art in Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL, where she had first moved to work with Buckminster Fuller’s World Game Workshop. Her professional careers span multiple applied art freelance work, in publishing, illustration, creature design, and graphic novel development for film and television. Teaching art classes has always been and continues to be her most enduring source of shared enjoyment.