Eric's works are generally an exploration of textile like materials that encompass a wide variety of subject matters including empty interiors, architecture, as well as formal issues like space, pattern, and the nature of painting. Often they are cropped, cut, fold, pierced, stitched, sanded and manipulated, these works refer to many of painting's most long running concerns - genre and narrative, pictorial space and illusion, and color and texture. Eric continues to participate in the dialogue of Western painting while being fully conscience of the issues in the contemporary practices.
Born 1979. Eric Wall is an American/Swedish artist, currently splitting time between Copenhagen, Denmark and Stockholm, Sweden.
He has exhibited in the US, Germany, Denmark, and Sweden. His one person exhibitions include shows at the Bolt Project Space, Chicago, Villavägen Sju Galleri, Sweden, ISM gallery, Denver, and Colorado State University. His work has also been included in exhibitions at the Westwerk, Hamburg and Green is Gold, Copenhagen, Cave Gallery, Detroit, Shoot the Lobster, New York, Lill Street Art Center, the Hyde Park Art Center and The Built Festival, Chicago, Galleri Ett Annex and Galleri Linne in Sweden, the Space Gallery, Assembly Art Space and The Den Gallery in Denver, Jack Curfman Gallery, Colorado State University Directions Gallery, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Fort Collins in Fort Collins, Colorado. His work has been covered in The Chicago Tribune, Crain's Chicago, Kulturstan Sweden, Detroit Free Press, and Matter Journal. He is currently represented by Artfetch in Dublin.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Neither This Nor That, Installation- Pop-Up Chicago Loop Alliance. Chicago, 2013
Betwixt & Between. Bolt Project Space. Chicago. June 2012
"Eric Wall - Recent Works". Villavägen Sju Galleri. Uppsala, Sweden. 2009
"European Paintings". ISM Gallery. Denver. 2006.
"The German Drawings". ISM Art Gallery. Denver. 2006.
"Spaces and Places". ISM Art Gallery. Denver. 2005.
"Agriculture" Colorado State University Mini Gallery. Fort Collins. 2002.
Selected Group Shows
'Internal Affairs' Vermilion Sands, Copenhagen - 2016 (upcoming)
Bolt Alumni Show. - Chicago Artists Coalition. Chicago. 2015
"The Ugly Ducklings".- Westwerk Hamburg, Germany and Green is Gold, Copenhagen, Denmark. 2015
"Crossing the Line". -Degenerate Art Gallery. Chicago, IL 2014
“Fast Forward: Rewind: Play”. -Hyde Park Art Center. Chicago, IL. 2014
“Flags Mistaken For Stars” -Roof top installation collaboration with Erin Minckley Chlaghmo. Lill Street Art Center. Chicago, IL. 2013
“Papier” - Chicago Loop Alliance. Chicago, IL. 2013
“Exchange: Chicago Detroit”- Cave Gallery & Public Pool. Detroit. 2013
“Can't Stop Rock Lobster” by Merkx & Gwynne – Shoot the Lobster/Martos Gallery, New York. 2012
11 Year Retrospective group show - Space Gallery. Denver. 2012
“Artifact” Installation in a Group show. Chicago Artists Coalition. Chicago. 2011
“Introducing” – Bolt Residency Group Show- Chicago Artists Coalition. Chicago. 2011
Built Festival – Curator Kathleen Rapp. Chicago. 2011
“Winter Open Studios” - Space Division. Chicago. 2011
“Sju Minuscules” - Villavägen Sju Galleri. Uppsala, Sweden. 2010
“Not What Meets the Eye” St. Paul Cultural Center, Chicago 2010.
“Bravera” Black Walnut Gallery. Chicago, 2010.
Sju Salongen - Villavägen Sju Galleri. Juried by Daniel Werkmäster, Norrtälje konsthall. Uppsala, Sweden. 2009
"Konst Till 1000 +/- 500". Galleri Ett Annex. Uppsala, Sweden. 2008
"Samlingsutställning i miniformat". Galleri Linne. Uppsala, Sweden. 2007-08
"Romancing The Looky Loos". Two person show. The Den Gallery Denver. 2007.
Represented Artist Group Show. The Den Gallery- Denver. 2007.
Open Press Group Fish Show. Open Press Print Gallery. Denver. 2005.
"Wall Genetics". The Assembly Art Space. Denver. 2007.
Colorado State University Undergraduate Symposium. Jack Curfman Gallery. Fort Collins, Colorado. 2003.
Colorado State University Senior Group Show. Fort Collins, Colorado. 2003.May 2013
Colorado State University Directions Gallery. Installation group show. Fort Collins, Colorado. 2002.
"Movements". Space Gallery. Denver. 2002.
Improv. Contemporary Art Gallery Group Show. Fort Collins. 2002.
"Three Abstract Painters". Nine Gallery. Denver. 2002
Performance and Film
"The Dom Project :Cologne, Germany". Soke Fine Arts. A 16 minute film. Denver. 2006.
"Weapons of Mass Distraction". A Collaboration with Reverend Ethan Acres. Colorado State University. Fort
Collins, Colorado. 2003.
"The Thomas Project". A collaboration with Adam Stacey. Colorado State University. 2001-2002.
“EXCHANGE between Detroit and Chicago artists brings great art to both cities” by Marge Sorge, Detroit
Unspun. February 14th, 2013.
“Arts Organizations Kickstart Projects Via Peer Donations”. By Katie Morell, Crain's Chicago Business. March
Chicago Artist Magazine. “Still Life With Artficial Lighting” installation. “Artifact” group show in the Bolt
Project Space. 2011
Timeout Chicago Weekend pick. “Artifact” Group show in the Bolt Project Space. 2011
“Chicago Artists' Coalition moves into the 21st century”. By Lauren Viera, The Chicago Tribune. July 14th,
2011. Featured Artist and full color in studio image.
KulturStan “Eric Wall på Galleri Villavägen Sju”.Stockholm, Sweden. 2009.
Matter Journal: Creative Writing, Poetry and Art. “Patterns”. Cover Image in full color with two page spread
"Midnight Serenade". Scene Magazine. Fort Collins. 2002.
Awards, Scholarships, Residencies, Honorariums, and Lectures.
Andy Warhol Foundation (grant via BOLTResidency) 2013
SOVA at Colorado State University Honorarium. December 2011
Visiting Artist and Lecturer at Colorado State University. December 2011
The Bolt Residency at the Chicago Artist Coalition. 2011-2012.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Colorado State University. USA. 2003.
Tracie Noah Memorial Scholarship. 2002-2003.
Nils Staerk Gallery. Registrar, Logistics, and Lead Technician. 2014 - present
Terry Dowd Inc. Fine art storage, collections management, and art inspections. 2012-13
Freelance art installations and art handling. Projects include Jessica Stockholders "Color Jam" 2012
Curtis Duffy's Grace Restaurant. Chicago. 2012
Chicago Artist Coalition – Exhibition and Administrative assistant. Chicago. 2011.
Teacher at Medborgarskolan. Uppsala, Sweden. 2008.
Apprentice Open Press LLC. under Master Printer Mark Lunning. Denver. 2004-2005.
Works found in several private collections through out Sweden, Germany, and the USA.
Artfetch, Dublin, Ireland.