Ryder Erickson is a "Nors-kimo" (Norwegian and Inupiat Eskimo), and was raised in the Alaska villages of Savoonga, St. Michael, and Unalakleet, with close family ties in Barrow and Shishmaref.

Working primarily in acrylic paints, Ryder uses bold colors and dream-like landscapes as a basis for expressing the beauty of northern Alaska and the way of life of those who reside in it.

Ryder married his grandmother’s best friend’s daughter, Annette R. Koutchak; they live the village lifestyle with their kids in Unalakleet, AK.

                       Contact information:  907 . 625 . 1653   or   info@ryderericksonart.com