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Eric Clinton Anderson

To follow the work of Eric Anderson across time is to pace the trails of an American nomad, one simultaneously at ease nearly anywhere and yet ever in search of some lost home, receded just behind the line of the horizon.  

Drawing lies at the core of Anderson's practice. He studied illustration in graduate school, with a focus on printmaking. Following his formal studies, he set about teaching himself to paint, beginning with acrylics but moving rapidly on to oils. With an evolving interest in ancient iconography, he hopes to begin exploring the egg tempera techniques used by both historical and contemporary masters.

Anderson's life has been lived in a wide variety of environments: the rural backwoods of Oldfield, Missouri (official pop. 67!), suburban northern California, Los Angeles, New York City, and even a brief stint in London. 

His peripatetic life has gifted him with a love of adventure and a restless desire to seek out new stories and ways of telling them. He has deployed various stylistic approaches over the years, each used to convey the particular needs of the story being told.

People are creatures not of fact, as the modernist myth would have it, but of story. Anderson's work attempts to reach, however feebly, toward the numinous, seeking those stories that run back to what C.S. Lewis referred to as "the deeper magic from before the dawn of time." 

Curriculum Vitae


Solo & 2-Person


A Consuming Fire, with Luke Whitlatch; Keystone Gallery, Los Angeles, California


Effortless As Fire; Giacobetti Paul Gallery; Brooklyn, New York


Overlong; Good Girl Art Gallery; Springfield, Missouri
Overlong II; Joplin Law Convention Center; Joplin, Missouri

Selected Group


Keystone Winter Group Show; Keystone Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Keystone Spring Group Show; Keystone Gallery, Los Angeles, California


Drury | New York | San Francisco | Berlin; Drury University, Springfield, Missouri


Summer Group Show; Giacobetti Paul Gallery; Brooklyn, New York


Modest In Scale; Abecedarian Gallery; Denver, Colorado
Summer Group Show; Giacobetti Paul Gallery; Brooklyn, New York


An Evening With Zefrey Throwell (collaborator); Museum of Modern Art, New York, NewYork

February Salon Show; Greenpoint Gallery; Brooklyn, New York


Bring Your Own Art; X Initiative; New York, New York
Tattoo Culture 2010 Group Show; Tattoo Culture; Brooklyn, New York


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


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 Co. Museum of Art; Lincroft, New Jersey



School of Visual Arts, New York, New York


Drury University, Springfield, Missouri


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

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