Erica Lord is Finnish-American, Iñupiaq and Athabascan. Her personal experience of perpetually moving between various geographic locations inspires her interest in themes of displacement and cultural identity. Lord received a BA from Carleton College and completed her MFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work is in many public and private collections including The National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution; The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts and Musée des Confluences in Lyon, France among others. Lord lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is a faculty member at the Institute of American Indian Arts.