College for Creative Studies: Fine Arts


Todd Erickson

Adjunct Faculty

Todd Erickson has been making and exhibiting his sculpture for more than 25 years and has been an employee of the College for Creative Studies since 1983.

Todd Erickson’s cast bronze series of Michigan Rivers reflects the familiarity of space as experienced through shared communal and personal memories. The linear bronze forms reconstruct relatable observations of natural and architectural structures. Ericsson’s work intimates continuity and hope, representing time, strength and endurance.

For over 33 years, Todd Erickson has been a part of the CCS family in a variety of capacities, including as Assistant Dean, Director of Academic Facilities, and currently as Director of Exhibit Services and Adjunct Professor in the Sculpture Section of the Fine Arts department. His work, cast and fabricated in bronze, iron, aluminum, steel, stone, wood and glass, has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the Midwest. He is represented by Robert Kidd Gallery in Birmingham, Michigan.

Significant publications/presentations/exhibitions:

Selected exhibitions

• 2016 Todd Erickson-New work, Solo at the Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham MI

• 2014 River Clouds at the Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham MI

• 2010 New Work at Center Gallery, Detroit MI

• 2008 Art of Nature at the Scarab Club in Detroit MI

• 1989 Solo at the Cantor/Lemberg Gallery, Birmingham MI

• 1985 Solo Sculpture Exhibition at the Willis Gallery, Detroit MI

Awards and Commissions

• 2017 Commission for the Kruzinga Art Museum at Hope College, Holland MI

• 2016 First Place, Regional Biennial Juried Sculpture Exhibition at the Marshall M.Fredericks Museum

• 2014 First Place award at ARTSCAPE on the Detroit MI riverfront

• 2014 Commission for private residence, Grosse Pointe MI

• 2010 Commission for the Virgil Carr Art Center, Detroit MI

• 1992 Special Tribute from Senator M. Bouchard for sculpture in the Cityscapes Project, Birmingham MI

• 1992 Tannahill Faculty Development Grant

• 1989 Michigan Council for the Arts –cash award, Detroit and vicinity

• 1986 Michigan Foundation for the Arts- cash award

• 1984 Millersville University- Purchase award