Erica Campitelli first fell in love with painting in high school, under the teachings of Michelle Root. It was all about Monet until Klimt, Pollock, Krasner and De Kooning were introduced. Her appreciation for art only grew as the years passed, expanding a personal preference for impressionism to that of abstract expressionism. She took a few art courses at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto, although her specialization is in Socio-Cultural Anthropology. Erica believes that we are our experiences. Inspired by her everyday surroundings, from conversations with strangers, to viewing other bodies of work, to hiking, influence takes on many forms.
Erica has exhibited her work at the Artsideout Festival at UTSC, the Annual Juried Exhibit at UTSC, the Toronto Art Crawl in Liberty Village, Freedom Factory’s Pop Up on Queen East, Queen West Art Crawl in Trinity Bellwoods, Slanted Door on Bloor West, and at Paula White Diamond Gallery in Waterloo.