Diana M. Writing: Abstract Painter Erika Ranee for IRAAA+

THE PROBLEM SOLVING ART OF ERIKA RANEE

Words by Diana McClure

Erika Ranee, Must Be Nice (detail), 72"x72" (overall), 2014

Erika Ranee, Must Be Nice (detail), 72"x72" (overall), 2014

Painter Erika Ranee is on the cusp of a second coming of sorts. After earning an MFA and a promising start to her career in the mid-1990s, she settled into a self-imposed hiatus for nearly a decade. During that period, she refrained from showing and re-emerged having replaced her figurative painting style with a new passion for abstraction.  READ MORE