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 is represented by Tappan Collective agency in Los Angeles.
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 Diversity grant (2019), and Understudy Social Art Incubator Residency (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.
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! fair in Washington, DC. Eriko was one of four artists selected to participate in Arthyve’s 2019 “Archives As Muse” program in collaboration with the Clyfford Still Museum. She was invited to participate in the "I Stand With Immigrants" program at the 2019 Miami Art Basel powered by FWD.us.
Through 2019 and into 2020, Eriko partnered with the Women's March Denver, Trauma & Recovery Disaster Clinic, Caring For You and Baby Clinic from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at University of Denver to host series of community workshops about healing and trauma. The wish ribbons made and collected from the workshops were featured as part of the "Dream Yurt" project at the 2020 Womxn's March Denver "Impact Expo".
Eriko's interactive art installation “Mongovoo” for permanent exhibition at the Denver Meow Wolf Museum is coming in 2021.
BFA (2012) School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University