Erica Ott

Erica is an award winning and published fine-artist and photographer living the good life in Columbus, OH. She grew up in the small town of Defiance, OH and always had an interest in photography and art. After getting her Masters in Higher Education and working at the Columbus College of Art & Design for four years, she decided to give that all up and pursue a full time career in art and photography. After several years as a full time artist, in 2018, she took an a new role as a Program Assistant for the University Honors & Scholars Program at The Ohio State University.

These days when she is not at OSU, she is diligently painting high realism oil paintings and running around the Columbus area taking photographs. I've been told, she couldn't be happier!

Download her resume hereUpdated 06/2017

Noteworthy Stuff

B.F.A., Bowling Green State University, 2007

M.Ed., Iowa State University, 2009

Employed at Columbus College of Art & Design from 2009-2013

Taught painting classes at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center

Won 2015 Merit Award at the Columbus Arts Festival

Moved to Las Vegas, NV in 2016 and worked as a professional wedding and special event photographer at high end resorts and casinos.

Moved back to Columbus, OH in late 2016

Started working at The Ohio State University in March 2018 in the University Honors & Scholars Program

Lover of all cats and cat things