Jen Erickson received her BFA in painting from The University of Montana and her MFA in painting and drawing from Central Washington University. She has taught classes at Central Washington University, Gonzaga, and Eastern Washington University. She is currently a professor of Printmaking, Oil Painting, Watercolor and Drawing at North Idaho College. Erickson finds inspiration for her art from scientific theories, memories, and the visualization of data and biological systems. Her work has been exhibited nationally and last year she was invited to participate in Drawn to the Wall VII, at Gonzaga’s Jundt Art Museum.