Erika Cosby Biography
A native of Los Angeles, California, Erika Cosby is a contemporary American painter and was an adjunct professor of Art at New York University (2012–2013).
She is also known as a daughter of philanthropist Camille Cosby and comedian Bill Cosby.
Erika Cosby Education
Cosby attended Wesleyan University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1987. She later attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1989.
Later on, Erika attended the University of California, Berkeley and graduated in 1991 with a Masters of Fine Arts. After completing her MFA, she attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine for a nine-week summer residency course.
Erika Cosby Age
Cosby was born on April 8, 1965, in Los Angeles, California. Her full name is Erika Ranee Cosby. She is 56 years old as of 2021.
She is the oldest of five children born to Camille Olivia and William Henry Cosby, Jr.
Erika Cosby Family – Parents/ Siblings
Cosby was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the eldest of five children born to Camille Olivia and William Henry Cosby, Jr. All five of the siblings’ names began with E, for “excellence.
She has two living siblings; sisters Erinn (born 1966), and Evin (born 1976). Her brother, Ennis Cosby (born in 1969), was murdered in 1997 while her younger sister, Ensa Cosby (born in 1973), died of kidney disease in 2018.
Erika Cosby Bill Cosby
Erika’s father, Bill Cosby, was in 2010 accused by more than 60 women of either attempted assault, rape, drug-facilitated sexual assault, and sexual battery.
Others accused him of child sexual abuse, and sexual misconduct, which he had denied, and the statute of limitations had by then expired in nearly all cases.
After a year-long trial, Cosby was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault and sentenced to three to ten years in prison in September 2018.
Erika Cosby Husband
Cosby lives a very private personal life and as so does not share any information regarding her love life. It is therefore not known whether is is married, dating or is single.
Erika Cosby Art
Cosby focuses on abstract pieces. David C. Driskell wrote that her artwork “concentrates on image perception, especially the media’s debasing stereotypes that alter the realistic qualities of people through negative representation…
“Through the use of satire, metaphor, and allegory, her work examines the intent and the effect of these distorted images on African American culture.”
She was the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting. From 2009-2010, Erika was an artist in residence at the Abrons Arts Center. She was awarded a studio grant from The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation in 2011.
In 2012, Erika was included in Jayson Musson and Marilyn Minter’s group show at the New York’s Family Business called “It’s a Small, Small World.”
During 2012 and 2013, She worked as an adjunct art professor at New York University along with Huma Bhabha, Dike Blair, Wayne Koestenbaum and others.
In July 2015, Erika was the curator of a pop-up group art show in artist Jennifer Coates’ Brooklyn studio called “Eye Contact.” The art show featured art by Erika along with art from Rina Banerjee, Ellen Gallagher, Nina Chanel Abney, and Ella Kruglyanskaya.
It also featured art by David Armacost, Lauren Gidwitz, Scott Grodesky, and Ryan Schneider. Erika said, “I started thinking about eye imagery after watching marchers carrying artist JR’s banner of Eric Garner’s cropped eyes.”
Erika’s works have been featured in galleries such as SALTWORKS Contemporary Art, the Arlington Arts Center, Slate Gallery, Artspace in New Haven, the Allegra LaViola Gallery, and The Last Brucennial.
She is a benefactor of the summer institute for A Long Walk Home, an art-based sexual assault awareness program in Chicago, Illinois.
Erika Cosby Net Worth
Cosby has an estimated net worth of around $5 million.
Erika Cosby Instagram
Erika is not on any social media platform.