Erica Warren is an art consultant, curator, and scholar with over ten years’ experience working with collections, in museums, and teaching. She is currently the editor of the James Renwick Alliance for Craft’s Craft Quarterly. From 2016 to 2022, Erica was a curator at the Art Institute of Chicago, where her exhibitions included Bisa Butler: Portraits, Weaving beyond the Bauhaus, Super/Natural: Textiles of the Andes, Music and Movement: Rhythm in Textile Design, Making Memories: Quilts as Souvenirs, and Modern Velvet: A Sense of Luxury in the Age of Industry. She also served as an editor and contributor for the catalogue that accompanies the Butler exhibition and wrote an essay for In a Cloud, in a Wall, in a Chair: Six Modernists in Mexico at Midcentury.
Prior to coming to the Art Institute, Erica served as curatorial fellow in the Department of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She earned her PhD in art history from the University of Minnesota and her master’s degree from New York University.