Erika Ranee received her MFA in painting from UC Berkeley. She is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting in 1996 and 2021, an AIM Fellowship from the Bronx Museum, and was granted residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She was an AIRspace resident at Abrons Arts Center in 2009, and was awarded a studio grant from The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation in 2011.

Her work has been exhibited widely in New York: at the Bronx Museum, in The Last Brucennial, BravinLee Programs, David & Schweitzer Contemporary, and at the Southampton Arts Center. In the summer of 2018, her work was featured in concurrent groups shows at Geoffrey Young Gallery in Great Barrington, MA, at Lesley Heller Gallery, NYC, at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, NYC and at Freight+Volume, NYC, as well s two concurrent solo exhibitions at Ground Floor Gallery, NY and BRIC/Project Room, NY. In early 2019, her work was featured in a solo show at Lesley Heller Gallery. Later in 2019, her work was on view in a group exhibition at Wild Palms in Dusseldorf, Germany. This year, her work is featured in group exhibitions in New York at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, at MOTHER Gallery and at Platform Project Space. She has two solo exhibitions later in 2021, at KeyesArt Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY and at Freight+Volume, NYC. She lives and works in New York.