Erin Schalk is a visual artist, writer, and educator who lives in the greater Los Angeles area. She graduated with her MFA in Studio from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017, and she has exhibited her art throughout the United States and in Japan. Her work has also been published in a variety of journals; highlights include The Tishman Review, The Woven Tale Press, Parentheses International Literary Journal, and Balloons Literary Journal — a publication based out of the University of Hong Kong. Today, Schalk is in charge of an arts education program which provides art courses to blind and visually impaired students.
Erin Schalk also holds a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Oklahoma (2010), a BA in East Asian Studies from the University of Maryland Asia (2015), and a Master of Arts in Art from the University of Dallas. From 2010 - 2013, she lived and worked in Okinawa, Japan — also as an artist, writer, and teacher.