Erica Entrop was born in Roswell, New Mexico and graduated Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque with her BFA. While attending the university, she participated in the Land Arts of the American West program through which she was able to being defining her own style working under the guidance of artists Erika Osborne and Bill Gilbert. After completing her studies she began traveling across the united states exhibiting in different locations always continuing to hone her own artistic voice.
While living in Los Angeles, she began to work on her most current body of work. It was through working with a gallery in Santa Monica that she began to develop this theme of public spaces and personal interactions. Traveling on the public transit system in a place like Los Angeles in a unique experience as it is a large city whose population generally does not rely on the trains or buses to get around.
Having traveled to many Countries both first and third world, she was aware of the different relationships that people can have with mass transit systems, especially in places where there is no alternative. After connecting with an artist from Havana, Cuba, she now lives part- time in Cuba creating new works that capture a different perspective on the same theme.