Eriko Tsogo is a Mongolian American cross-disciplinary artist, art management professional, civic engagement project developer, immigrant and women’s rights activist, and DACA recipient born on the steppes of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She is an alumni of Denver School of the Arts, having attained her B.F.A (2012) from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University. She is based in Denver and mindscape Mongolia but lives bi-coastally in the US. Eriko has had numerous art shows, curatorial projects and art residencies throughout the United States and Mongolia.
In 2018, she founded the “International Yurt Art Residency Program” an artist-in-residence program focused on facilitating artist exchange between Colorado and Mongolia. She also founded the “Dream Yurt” and “Healing Yurt” nomadic civic engagement project series dedicated to promoting kinship across our differences while eradicating social barriers through the power of art and community.
Since 2006, alongside her art practice, Eriko has worked as the Creative Director at the Mongolian Culture and Heritage Center of Colorado. She is a published author of two art books, and the founder/designer of “HiliteDreamer” and “DACAMERICALIEN” call-to-action apparel collections honoring LGBTQ and marginalized identities. Her first animated short film entitled “Tears of the Sky” premiered at the 2019 Colorado Dragon Film Festival.
In 2019, Eriko was one of twenty five international Mongolian artists selected to be part of “Contemporary Mongolian Art Biennial: Innovating Tradition” at the The World Bank in Washington, DC. She collaborated with "Motus Theater" for their “UndocuAmerica Performance & Media Project” pairing her artworks as backdrop to live monologue readings by DACA recipients.
Her interactive art sculpture installation “Mongovoo” was selected for permanent exhibition at the Meow Wolf Museum in Denver due for fabrication in 2020. She is currently in pursuit to open one of a kind "Peep Show and Striptease, A Sensory Sexart Experience" adult entertainment venue in Denver.
Upcoming 2019: Preparing for solo art show at Understudy Gallery in Denver, running from October 1 – 31, 2019.