Hi my names erika masis laverde.

I’m a first generation US citizen born to Latin American Immigrants. I am currently in my third year of university, where I’m majoring in Communication Arts with a concentration in Scientific and Medical Preparatory Illustration with a minor in Biology.

Through my art I strive to express myself as authentic and true as possible, whether it be through an illustration or fine art. Much of my work stems from my personal relationship with grief and how it’s portrayed within my culture. While the work I create is often times very personal, I also hope the viewers are able to have a thoughtful experience with it and are able to see a reflection of themselves within the work.