About

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Working hard to sculpt graphite on paper detailing many unique textures and shapes with the aim to join other talented artists in the galleries, on the walls, and inside printed pages.
Ostracized from Green Bay for disinterest in football, Eric is an illustrator born and educated in the original dairy state with a degree in Illustration from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.
 
Visualizing all the fantastic and mundane worlds his brain can squeeze out for narrative driven traditional pieces that focus on craftsmanship and a steady, detail-oriented approach. Pencil plus paper. Reading audio books fill the room as the delicate scent of battery operated pencil sharpeners narrow the tips of poppy red pencils. Zoning out looking over the neighbors roofs as nuisance squirrels run off with the tended citrus fruits from our porch garden in turn venturing playfully into worlds of magical realism. The work is heavily influenced by classic fairy tales, mythologies, cryptozoology, and components of classic and contemporary cinema. From his earliest memories begging his mother to take him to see Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi standing eye level with a table covered in movie listings, a table which he draws on to this day. Literally draws on the surface of this table.
 

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Selected Gallery Shows and Exhibitions:

2016 February – Gallery 1988 (Melrose, CA) "Pixelhearts"

2016 February – Thumbprint Gallery (La Jolla, CA) - "Small Wonders"

2016 February – Spectral Gallery (Las Vegas, NV) – "Crystal Crypt and Beyond: A Philip K Dick Exhibition

2015 November – TPG2 (San Diego, CA) - "Renaissance Show"

2015 October – Hero Complex Gallery (Los Angeles, CA) - "Official American Horror Story Show"

2015 October – TPG2 (San Diego, CA) - "Ghibli Show"

2015 May – Thumbprint Gallery (La Jolla, CA) "Revenge of the Fifth Show"

2015 May – Brink Gallery (Missoula, MT) "OnDeck Xth Anniversary" Skate Deck Auction

2015 April – Thumbprint Gallery (La Jolla, CA) "DISfunctional Disney" Show

2014 October – Hero Complex Gallery (Los Angeles, CA) – “Imagined Worlds 2” Group Show

2014 October – Bottleneck Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) - "Turtles in Time: Official TMNT 30th Anniversary Show" Group Show

2014 August – Hero Complex Gallery (Los Angeles, CA) – “I Am The Law / A Life of Crime” Group Show

2014 August - Bottleneck Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) - "8 Bit and Beyond 2" Group Show

2014 May - Brink Gallery (Missoula, MT) "OnDeck IX" Charity Skatedeck Auction

2014 May – Hero Complex Gallery (Los Angeles, CA) – “Hellboy 20th Anniversary” Group Show

2014 March – Hero Complex Gallery (Los Angeles, CA) – “King for a Day” Group Show

2014 March – Discover Magazine – “Where’s Buddy?” Editorial Illustrations

2014 January – Hero Complex Gallery (Los Angeles, CA) – “Imagined Worlds” Group Show

2013 November – Hero Complex Gallery (Los Angeles, CA) – “Smile, You Son of a Bitch!” Group Show

2013 October – Hero Complex Gallery (Los Angeles, CA) – “AMC’s The Walking Dead” Group Show

2013 September – Telegraph Gallery (Charlottsville, VA) – "Botanivore" Print Show

2013 July – Hero Complex Gallery (Los Angeles, CA) – “Bleeding Metallics” Group Show

2013 July – The Framers Gallery (London, UK) – “Mail Me Art: Short and Sweet” Group Show

2013 July – Bottleneck Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) – “Where Is My Mind?” Group Show

2013 May – Bottleneck Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) – “I Love You, Man!” Group Show

2013 May – Hero Complex Gallery (Los Angeles, CA) – “Arch Nemesis” Group Show

2013 April – Brink Gallery (Missoula, MT) “OnDeck VIII” Charity Skatedeck Auction

2013 April – Hero Complex Gallery (Los Angeles, CA) – “Righteous Rides” Group Show

2013 April – Bottleneck Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) – “When the Lights Go Out” Group Show

2013 March – Tymeless Tattoo (Baldwinsville, NY) – “Tooned In” Group Show

2013 February – Hero Complex Gallery (San Francisco, CA) – “Oscar Legends!” Group Show

2013 February – Bottleneck Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) – “Get a Room!” Group Show

2013 January – Bottleneck Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) – “Gadgets and Gizmos” Group Show

2012 December – Tiny Showcase (www.tinyshowcase.com) Curated Print “The Lookout”

2012 November – Bottleneck Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) – “The Gang’s All Here” Group Show

2012 November – Moct (Milwaukee, WI) – “Return of the F*cking Ridiculous Show” Group Show

2012 October – Tymeless Tattoo (Baldwinsville, NY) – “I’ll Be Right Back” Group Show

2012 August – Moct (Milwaukee, WI) – “Childhood Revisited V” Group Show

2012 May – Brink Gallery (Missoula, MT) – “OnDeck IIV” – Skate Deck Charity Auction

2012 March – Hot*pop Gallery (Milwaukee, WI) – “The Friendship Show” Group Show

2012 January – Moct (Milwaukee, WI) – “The Covers Show″ Group Show

2011 December – Turner Hall (Milwaukee, WI) – “Urban Garage Sale″ Group Event

2011 September – Milwaukee Film Festival (Milwaukee, WI) – “Opening″ Poster Sale

2011 August – Moct (Milwaukee, WI) – “Childhood Revisited IV″ Group Show

2011 May – Brink Gallery (Missoula, MT) – “OnDeck IV” – Skate Deck Charity Auction

2011 January – Moct (Milwaukee, WI) – “F*cking Ridiculous Show″ Group Show

2010 November – Volcano Choir / Collection of Colonies of Bees (Milwaukee, WI / Japan) – “Japan Tour″ Tour Poster

2010 September – Mai Thai (Milwaukee, WI) – “ArtLink Milwaukee” Networking Event

2010 June – Moct (Milwaukee, WI) – “Childhood Revisited III″ Group Show

2010 July – Nuthouse Gallery (Karlsruhe, Germany) – “Style Needs No Color” – Group Show

2010 July – Red Gate Gallery (London, England) – “Mail Me Art: Medium Without a Message” – Group Show

2010 May – Stroke 02 (München, Germany) – “Style Needs No Color” – Group Show

2010 April – Pretty Portal Gallery (Düsseldorf, Germany) – “Style Needs No Color” – Group Show

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2015 – www.OptixOnDowner.com - Illustrator – Website

2012 – Castle Thunder’s “Wolf in Sheepskin” CD Release – Package Illustration and Design

2011 – Castle Thunder – Promotional Poster

2011 – Smarts Collected Digital Monograph – Solo – ePub Book

2011 – Schwartz auf Weiss Vol II – Contributor – Book

2011 – Eric & Magill’s “All Those I Know” Vinyl LP Release – Screen Printed Packaging

2010 – Mail Me Art: Medium Without a Message – Contributor – Book

2010 – Megabolt – Holiday Postcard

2010 – Volcano Choir / Collection of Colonies of Bees (Milwaukee, WI / Japan) – “Japan Tour″ Tour Poster

2009 – Schwartz auf Weiss Vol I – Contributor – Book

2009 – Atlas – Hi Hat Publishing – Contributor – Book

2009 – www.OptixOnDowner.com - Illustrator – Website