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. She has been the recipient of ACE Foundation scholarship (2008-2012), “Juuh” Honorarium by the Mongolian Ministry of Education Culture and Science (2016), Alliance for Artist Communities Fellowship in affiliation with The Joan Mitchell Foundation (2018), Denver Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Mini Grant (2019), City of Denver Office of Equity and Diversity grant (2019), and Understudy Social Art Incubator Honorarium (2019).
In 2018, she founded the “International Yurt Art Residency Program” an artist-in-residence program focused on facilitating artist exchange in rural Colorado, and between Colorado and Mongolia. Eriko is the creator of the “Dream Yurt”, “Healing Yurt Gender Equity Festival”, and “Sole Patchwork of Life” social justice inspired projects dedicated to promoting kinship across our differences while eradicating social barriers through the power of art, empathy and community. Eriko was a guest speaker at the TEDxMileHigh RESET Adventure “Immigration In America” at Museo De Las Americas in Denver. She was a participant at the “Immigrants: We Are Them, They Are Us” project at Asian American Filmmakers Lab in New York.
Since 2006, 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 “DAC|AMERICA|LIEN” call-to-action apparel collections honoring 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 the “UndocuAmerica Performance & Media Project”. She won the gold portfolio prize at Specto Art Space with her artworks exhibited at Superfine! art fair in Washington, DC. Eriko participated in the 2019 "I Stand With Immigrants" Campaign Artist Retreat at the 2019 Miami Art Basel powered by FWD.us.
In 2020, Eriko is due to build her interactive art installation “Mongovoo” for permanent exhibition at the Meow Wolf Museum in Denver. Eriko currently serves as Commissioner for the Office of Denver Commission of Cultural Affairs under Mayor B. Hancock. Eriko is represented by Tappan Collective art agency in Los Angeles.