Erika Sanada's early inspirations stemmed from creatures and characters of horror films. Watching these stories were a way for her to escape unpleasant realities during childhood. She creates intricate, hairless ceramic creatures—often adorable but also unsettling and bizarre. Her artwork has been published in Hi-Fructose Magazine, Hey! Magazine, and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. Her recent works are a part of the permanent collection of the Crocker Art Museum (Sacramento) and are currently being exhibited at the prestigious Fondation Bernardaud (Limoges). Sanada is represented by Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco where the artist currently lives and works.