Erika Diamond is a textile-focused artist, curator, and educator based in Asheville, NC. Her work is influenced by dance, costume, materiality, and the politics of queer safety and visibility. She received a BFA in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Fiber from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has exhibited nationally and abroad, and her costumes have been commissioned by Charlotte Ballet. Exhibition venues include Dinner Gallery, Form & Concept Gallery, Kent State University Museum, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Dorsky Gallery, and International Museum of Art & Science. Her work is included the collections of San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles and Ally Bank among other private collections. Residencies include: McColl Center for Visual Art; STARworks; ABK Weaving Center; Platte Forum; and UNC Asheville STEAM Studio. She has received grants from US Artists, Haywood County Arts Council, Fiber Art Now, VCU Arts, and Arts & Science Council of NC. Diamond has taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Appalachian Center for Craft, and Penland School of Crafts. She was recently a juror for New Glass Review 42. Diamond is Assistant Director of Galleries at Chautauqua Institution (NY).