Biography

Eric was born and raised in southwest Ohio.

At Vanderbilt University Eric won the Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award, allowing him to travel to the Samband Íslenskra Myndlistarmanna (SÍM) residency in Reykjavík. It also helped convince him to not go to dental school; he has instead worked as a screen printer, web designer, artist assistant, and crisis aversion specialist, before enrolling at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2014.

Eric spent the summer between years at Cranbrook at the European Ceramic Work Center (EKWC) in Oisterwijk, the Netherlands learning, assisting, and making. Upon his return to Cranbrook, he assumed the kiln technician role.

He presently works with Arlene Shechet in her studio, and lives in the Hudson Valley

He has shown coast to coast in the US, and internationally in Iceland and the Netherlands.




We are like sailors who on the open sea must reconstruct their ship but are never able to start afresh from the bottom. Where a beam is taken away a new one must at once be put there, and for this the rest of the ship is used as support. In this way, by using the old beams and driftwood the ship can be shaped entirely anew, but only by gradual reconstruction.
-Otto Neurath




Education

2016
Master of Fine Arts, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2010
Bachelor of Arts, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Selected Exhibitions

2018
The Bump Show,The Shirt Factory, Kingston, New York

(C)arbon, The Met Breuer, New York, New York
Collaboration with Gallim Dance Company

2017
Selections, Woodstock Historical Society, Woodstock, New York
and the Byrdecliffe Guild, Woodstock, New York

Harper’s Books, Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, California

2016
Experiencing Perspectives, Mercedes Benz Financial Offices, Farmington Hills, Michigan

Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

2015
First Off, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Testing Ground, EKWC, Oisterwijk, Netherlands

Play with me, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

2014
The Early Years, Semantics Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
Joint show with curator John Knight

Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Space 204 Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

2013
Secret Artworks,The Center in the Mercantile Building, Cincinnati, Ohio

Artspace Invitational, Hamilton Mercantile Lofts, Hamilton, Ohio

Dig, Anne Ruder Bever West Gallery, Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton, Ohio
One Person Show

46th Greater Hamilton Art Exhibition, Fitton Center for the Creative Arts, Hamilton, Ohio
Jurors: Amy Kollar Anderson and Roscoe Wilson

2012
By Self and Others, Space 204 Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
One Person Show

2011
Shiny Fast Fast, Hafnarstræti 16, Reykjavik, Iceland

Jimmy and Katie, Hafnarstræti 16, Reykjavik, Iceland

Summeringshit, Korpúlfsstaðir, Reykjavik, Iceland
Two Person show with Ella Bertilsson

Occasional Gale, Hafnarstræti 16, Reykjavik, Iceland

44th Greater Hamilton Art Exhibition, Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton, Ohio
Jurors: Susan Byrnes and Jason Shaiman

The Sketchbook Project, various locations, including
Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, New York
Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
29th St Ballroom at Spider House, Austin, Texas
SPACE Gallery, Portland, Maine
The Granite Room, Atlanta, Georgia
Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC
Form/Space Atelier, Seattle Washington
111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, California
Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, Illinois
Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida

2010
The Senior Show, Space 204 Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
Jurors: Samuel Dunson, Assistant Professor, Tennessee State University.
Stephen Driver, Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Nobuho Nagasawa, Associate Professor, SUNY Stony Brook.

Living Sounds, Turner Hall, Blair School of Music, Nashville, Tennessee Collaboration with Scott Lee, composer

Artists of the 21st Century, West Tennessee Regional Art Center, Humboldt, Tennessee
Juror: Harvey Sadow, Director, Paducah School of Art

Jacks Merge Collaborative Prints, Vanderbilt Student Gallery, Nashville, TN

Elsewhere