Eric Clinton Anderson

An inveterate traveler, Eric Anderson has lived in some 23 different homes as of this writing. There is an accompanying sense of searching permeating his work.

Drawing forms the core of Anderson's practice. His early training was as an illustrator, with a focus on printmaking. Following graduate school, 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 of the style.

Anderson has lived in many different settings, including the rural backwoods of Oldfield, Missouri in his teenage years  (official pop. 67!), both suburban northern California, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and even a brief stint in London. 

These wanderings have instilled in him not only a love of adventure, but an ever-restless desire to seek out new stories and modes of conveying those narratives. Thus you will see him deploy many different stylistic experiments and approaches over time, each used to convey the particular needs of the story being told.

At the heart of Anderson's work, the throughline is story. Humans are, in his an many wiser minds, not really creatures of fact, but of story. Anderson reaches ever more toward the numinous as his work develops, and seeks to touch those stories that run deep, back to what C.S. Lewis referred to as "the deeper magic from before the dawn of time." Stories, true stories are in that sense, our salvation.

Currently lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Exhibitions 

Solo & 2-Person

2019

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

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

2018

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

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 (collaborator); Museum of Modern Art, New York, NewYork

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 Co. Museum of Art; Lincroft, New Jersey

Education 

2007

School of Visual Arts, New York, New York

2002

Drury University, Springfield, Missouri

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

Contact Me

646-691-8515

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