Milan Erič was born in 1956 in Slovenj Gradec. He studied painting under professor Janez Bernik at ALU in Ljubljana, where he graduated in 1979. He continued his studies under the same professor, taking the specialisation course in painting, which he completed in 1982. Between 1986 and 1994 he was employed at the Department for Clothing Design at the Faculty of Natural Sciences in Ljubljana, as an assistant professor for drawing and painting. Later he became employed as a lecturer in design at ALU in Ljubljana, where he became a full professor in 2001.
He primarily deals with animated film. Together with Zvonko Čoh, he created the cartoon Try to Wink Twice (1981) and the first Slovenian feature animated film Socialisation of a Bull? (1998), for which he won the Prešeren Fund Award. His cartoons and illustrations are based on caricatures. Since 1980 he has presented his paintings and drawings at solo exhibitions (Ljubljana, Maribor, Koper, Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Belgrade, Tübingen and elsewhere). He also participated at numerous group exhibitions in Slovenia and abroad.
2013: Cerkev svetega duha, Černomelj, razstava slik in risb Temna slutnja, beli slučaj
2012: Mestna galerija, Ljubljana, razstava risb, slik in objektov Nepregledna razstava
2011: Ljubljana, »Transformerji – Nekaj na klavir«, galerija »S«, Ljubljanski grad, risbe (z Z. Čohom), tekst ob razstavi: Nadja Gnamuš, recenzija: časopis DELO, 4. 8. 2011, avtor: Vladimir P. Štefanec
2011: Ljubljana, razstava »Prizori vsakdanjega življenja«, Trubarjeva hiša literature, risbe
2010: Škofja Loka, galerija Ivana Groharja in Galerija na škofjeloškem gradu, razstava »Raztreščena enovitost razpadle celote ponovno sestavljena po delcih«, risbe in slike, tekst ob razstavi: Boštjan Soklič, recenzija: Gorenjski glas, 11. 11. 2010, avtor: Igor Kavčič
2011: Ljubljana, galerija Institut Jožef Štefan, risbe, tekst v katalogu ob razstavi Barbara Sterle Vurnik
2009: Ljubljana, galerija Lek, risbe, tekst ob razstavi: Iztok Premrov
2008: Ljubljana, galerija Equrna, razstava »Zgodbe od nikoder«, risbe