Me

About Eric

Eric is an artist, creative director and photographer. He grew up in the sunny melting pot of Southern California and earned his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas,Austin in 2003. He currently lives and works in Washington, D.C. with his wife Phoebe and their dog, Violet.
He always welcomes requests for studio visits.

About his Work

Eric's current body of work explores abstraction in a visceral language of paint to consider the line between reference and history in an attempt to give voice to conflicted space. Irreverence and absurdity battle amid parables of conflict between civilization and the natural world. Each piece springs from the experience of looking, using varying degrees of abstraction as the scaffolding on which he hangs references and structure to entice the viewer, while leaving entrances and exits relatively unobstructed. References are not secrets in these kinetic abstractions, they’re the condition of the work which enables the viewer to travel fluidly between content and context. A Géricault shipwreck or heroic Joan Mitchell become the culturally shared currency that allows
us to relate to each other and make sense of a seemingly senseless present built on the triumphs and tragedies
of the past.

 


Selected Exhibitions:

2019

Recalled in Human Memory, IA&A at Hillyer: Washington, D.C. 

2008

5x7, Arthouse at the Jones Contemporary: Austin, TX (touring)

Red Hot Red Dot, Women and their Work: Austin, TX

2007

Radical Nautical, Gallery Lombardi: Austin, TX

2006

Texas Redistricting, Art Palace: Austin, TX

2005

5x7, Arthouse at the Jones Contemporary: Austin, TX (touring)

Retreat, The Church of the Friendly Ghost: Austin, TX

2003

Supplement, The Vortex: Austin, TX

Senior Studio Exhibition, Creative Research Laboratory: Austin, TX

2002

E+R+M, The New Gallery: Austin, TX

Oiled and Spoiled, PECA: Austin, TX

  

About Eric

Eric is an artist, creative director and photographer. He grew up in the sunny melting pot of 1980's Southern California and earned his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas – Austin in 2003. He currently lives and works in Washington, D.C. He always welcomes requests for studio visits. 

Selected Exhibitions:

2019 Recalled in Human Memory, IA&A at Hillyer: Washington, D.C. 

2008 5x7, Arthouse at the Jones Contemporary: Austin, TX (touring)

2008 Red Hot Red Dot, Women and their Work: Austin, TX

2007 Radical Nautical, Gallery Lombardi: Austin, TX

2006 Texas Redistricting, Art Palace: Austin, TX

2005 5x7, Arthouse at the Jones Contemporary: Austin, TX (touring)

2005 Retreat, The Church of the Friendly Ghost: Austin, TX

2003 Supplement, The Vortex: Austin, TX

2003 Senior Studio Exhibition, Creative Research Laboratory: Austin, TX

2002 E+R+M, The New Gallery: Austin, TX

2002 Oiled and Spoiled, PECA: Austin, TX