Artist Statement
In order to take myself seriously, I had to reject my childhood at first, and then I had to go back and embrace it. That’s when I think my work really started, when I embraced my own history. —Alexis Rockman

Sometimes, through a dirt-road haze of Springsteen songs and old Superman stories, out past the Wal-Marts and the strip malls, you can catch glimpses of a certain kind of America. It’s the America that artist Eric Clinton Anderson grew up in, and its spirit permeates his drawings, paintings, and performances. It’s easily and often caricatured, but his work gives us a different view of the varied landscapes and occupants of these post-modern United States.

Anderson’s subjects are generally his family, himself, and close friends. He explores deeply personal subject matter with with honesty, compassion, and criticism, yet avoids resorting to irony or condescension.

 

Solo Exhibitions
2013   Effortless As Fire; Giacobetti Paul Gallery; Brooklyn, New York
2004  Overlong; Good Girl Art Gallery; Springfield, Missouri
           Overlong II; Joplin Law Convention Center; Joplin, Missouri

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014    Drury | New York | San Francisco | Berlin; Drury University, Springfield, Missouri
2013   Summer Group Show; Giacobetti Paul Gallery; Brooklyn, New York
2012   Modest In Scale; Abecedarian Gallery; Denver, Colorado
           Summer Group Show; Giacobetti Paul Gallery; Brooklyn, New York
2011    An Evening With Zefrey Throwell (participant & collaborator); Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
           February Salon Show; Greenpoint Gallery; Brooklyn, New York
2010   Bring Your Own Art; X Initiative; New York, New York
           Tattoo Culture 2010 Group Show; Tattoo Culture; Brooklyn, New York
2008  Tattoo Culture 2008 Group Show; Tattoo Culture; Brooklyn, New York
            Entrepreneurship & Innovation Alumni Exhibition; Drury University; Springfield, Missouri
            Photoworks, Prints and Artists’ Books; Abecedarian Gallery; Denver, Colorado
2007   Tattoo Culture 2007 Group Show; Tattoo Culture; Brooklyn, New York
             MFA Thesis Show; School of Visual Arts Westside Gallery; New York, New York
             Bird Beak Group Show; Headquarters Studio; New York, New York
             Monmouth County Arts Council Juried Show; Monmouth County Museum of Art; Lincroft, New Jersey
2006    The Book Show; School of Visual Arts Westside Gallery; New York, New York
2001     Selected Group Exhibition; ReDesign Gallery; Springfield, Missouri
2000    Senior Capstone Exhibition; Cox Gallery; Springfield, Missouri
1999     Works In Progress; Cox Gallery; Springfield, Missouri

Performances
2012    Rescue; MadArts; Brooklyn, New York
2011     Pearl (with Genevieve White); This Red Door, New York, New York
            Bow; Goldman Sachs Headquarters, New York, New York
            Character Study; Engineer’s Office Gallery, New York, New York
2010    Man of Tomorrow: Wall Street; Wall Street & Broad Street, New York, New York

Education
2007    School Of Visual Arts, MFA, New York, New York
2002    Drury University, BA, Springfield, Missouri
1998      Regent’s College, Study Abroad Program, London, England

Press
The 10 Best Art Pranks In History, The Huffington Post, April 01, 2012
John Doyle & Barry Paddock, Naked New Yorkers Arrested for Stripping Down on Wall St… New York Daily News, August 01, 2011
Jerry Saltz, How a Joyride in Gavin Brown’s Volvo Became Art, New York Magazine, March 19, 2011
Jerry Saltz, Relational Esthetics, Thanks for the Ride, Gavin! Artnet, March 22, 2011
Benjamin Sutton, Is It Art? Gallery-Goers Mistake Gavin Brown’s Car for Participatory Performance, The L Magazine, March 18, 2011