Born in 1983 in St. Louis, USA, Erika Iris Simmons is an artist who specializes in using old cassette tapes to create incredibly artistic celebrity portraits. she makes portraits of people associated with the item she choose – without adding any paint or pigments.
Since her emergence Erika has blended the concerns and methods of conceptual art with craft-making and popular culture to create her own whimsical installations. She explores the nostalgia of the archaic, using donated second-hand items as her prime media. Currently, Simmons lives and works in Atlanta.