Erika A. Iserhoff is a woman of Omushkego and Eeyou Cree heritage and a member of Constance Lake First Nation. Erika is a multi-disciplinary artist, arts producer, administrator & fundraiser, along with being a researcher of indigenous culture. She works in a variety of mediums, seeking to bridge her cultural knowledge with contemporary art and design, with a focus on the reclamation of traditional materials, processes, and their cultural significance.
Erika is the co-founder and co-Artistic Director of the Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator, and is the current Artistic Producer for Native Women in the Arts and a member of the Chocolate Woman Collective. She's worked as a costume designer for film and theatre for the past 15 years and is the recipient of a Dora Mavor Moore award for Outstanding Costume Design for the play Agokwe by Waawaate Fobister (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre). She holds a bachelor of design with a major in textiles from OCAD University.
Professional Art Exhibitions include; Indian Giver (co-curator/artist Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator), Passages: First Peoples (OCADU University Professional Gallery), Ancestral Teachings Contemporary Perspectives curated by Vanessa Dion Fletcher (Thunderbird Centre, Gladstone Hotel Gallery).Not Forgetting curated by Lisa Myers (Harbourfront Centre, Planet IndigenUS), Catalyst (Arts Etobicoke), Hand Work Graduate Exhibit (John B. Aird Gallery).
Some Costume Design credits include; The Scrubbing Project & The Only Good Indian by the Turtle Gals Performance Ensemble (Native Earth Performing Arts). Agua by Earth in Motion (Planet IndigenUS). The Rez Sisters by Tomson Highway (O'Kaadeniga Wiingashk & Public Energy Peterborough). Stolen by Jane Harrison, Wiora by Hone Kouka, Jumping Mouse by Columpa Bobb & Marion deVries (Centre for Indigenous Theatre). As well as, Chocolate Women Dreams the Milkyway by Monique Mojica (Chocolate Woman Collective), and Free As Injuns by Tara Beagan (Native Earth Performing Arts), Nóhkum by Michael Greyeyes (Signal Theatre), Charnie Wenjack & Naskumituwin (Treaty) by Joseph Boyden (Heritage Minutes Historica Canada).