Erika Cosby: Who Is Bill Cosby’s Daughter?

Erika Cosby

Erika Cosby is a painter of American nationality. She is the daughter of American comedian, actor, and media personality William Henry Cosby Jr also known as Bill Cosby, and his wife Camille Olivia Cosby, an American television producer, author, and philanthropist.

Erika Cosby: Bio Summary

NameErika Cosby
Date of birth April 8, 1965
Birthplace Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Gender Female
Famous as daughter of Bill Cosby, painter
Spouse N/A
Siblings Erinn Cosby, Evin Harrah Cosby, Ensa Cosby, Ennis Cosby
Parents Bill Cosby and Camille Cosby
Occupation Painter

How Old Is Erika Cosby?

Erika Cosby was born Erika Ranee Cosby, on April 8, 1965, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She will be celebrating her 58th birthday on April 8, 2023. She is the oldest of five children. Her parents are Bill Cosby and Camille Cosby. Her name and that of her siblings all begin with the letter E meaning “excellence.”

Erika Cosby’s siblings are Erinn Cosby, Evin Harrah Cosby, Ensa Cosby, and Ennis Cosby. All her siblings are alive except her brother, Ennis Cosby, and her sister, Ensa Cosby. Ennis, 27 was shot in the head while changing a flat tire on the side of Interstate 405 in Los Angeles, California on January 16, 1997.

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Ensa died of renal disease on February 23, 2018, while awaiting a kidney transplant. Erika is believed to have enjoyed a comfortable early life because of her parents’ fame. She spent part of her childhood touring with her parents. After high school, she studied at Wesleyan University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Erika Cosby graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City with a Bachelor of Fine Arts before attending the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts. She then attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine for a nine-week summer residency course.

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What Does Erika Cosby Do?

Erika Cosby is an artist, known for her paintings. She focuses on abstract pieces. Despite being a celebrity child, she has made name for herself and has been dedicated to her work as an artist. She has become successful and well-known in the world of arts.

According to American artist, scholar, and curator David Driskell, Erika’s artwork “concentrates on image perception, especially the media’s debasing stereotypes that alter the realistic qualities of people through negative representation…

Through the use of satire, metaphor, and allegory, her work examines the intent and the effect of these distorted images on African American culture.”

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Erika Cosby is doing well for herself. She was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting. She was an artist in residence at the Abrons Arts Center (2009 to 2010) and was awarded a studio grant from The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation in 2011.

Erika Cosby has served as an adjunct art professor at New York University along with Huma Bhabha, Dike Blair, Wayne Koestenbaum, and others. Her piece, called Hanging Out To Dry, was displayed at the 50th anniversary of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in 2014.

This is how Erika Cosby describes her piece:

This painting was my ode to the scarcity—and to the plight—of the black doll. . . . The positioning of the dolls hanging from a clothesline, in an upside-down trajectory as they are suspended in perpetuity, suggests an uncertain future status. The expressionistic paint rendering and predominant use of red are a visceral interpretation of the persistent and relentless distortion of black imagery in our culture.

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Erika Cosby’s work has been exhibited widely in New York and featured in galleries such as SALTWORKS Contemporary Art, the Arlington Arts Center, Slate Gallery, Artspace in New Haven, the Allegra LaViola Gallery, and The Last Brucennial. She worked with her father on Friends of a Feather: One of Life’s Little Fables Bill Cosby.

In early 2019 her work was featured in a solo show at Lesley Heller Gallery/Project Space and recently in a group shows at Freight+Volume, NYC, and Wild Palms in Dusseldorf, Germany. Her work has also been mentioned in publications including The New York Times, San Fransisco Chronicle, and Artforum.

Erika Cosby is a benefactor of the summer institute for A Long Walk Home, an art-based sexual assault awareness program in Chicago, Illinois.

Is Erika Cosby Married?

Erika Cosby is not married. She has successfully kept details of her relationships away from the limelight. She hasn’t been open about her love life. She has not let out a single piece of info on whether she is currently seeing someone let alone the name of her partner.

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Erika Cosby might be single or probably hiding her boyfriend from the scrutiny of the media. We hope to grab information about her love life. However, she lives and works in New York. She is believed to be enjoying her life with her family and loved ones.

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