Eric Wert ( 1975 - )


About


Education: Master of Fine Arts, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2001
Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1997
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2017 Dallas Art Fair, TX
Winter Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
2016 ArtMiami: Context, Miami, FL
Dallas Art Fair, TX
50 Years a Dealer: George Henoch Shechtman, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
2015 Still Life, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
Dallas Art Fair, TX
Winter Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
2014 Dallas Art Fair, TX
Holiday Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
2013 13th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration, Hunt Institute for
Botanical Documentation Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Contemporary Realism Invitational, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Winter Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
Plant Life, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
2012 Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
2012 Still Life Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Art, Northampton, MA
2011 Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
2011 Still Life Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
Contemporary Realism Invitational, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Distinctive Offerings, Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Decadence, Evoke Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Florabundance, Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, CA
2010 2010 Still Life Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
The Metaphoric Object, Dunedin Fine arts center, Dunedin, FL
Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Evoke Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2009 The Leaf and the Page, Illinois State Museum (traveling exhibit), Chicago, IL,
Springfield, IL, and Lockport, IL
Is Everything Black and White? Selected works from the Arthur S. Goldberg
Collection, Gallery 360, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
2009 Still Life Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2008 Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece
George Billis Gallery, New York, NY
Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA
West Coast 10, Sullivan Goss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
Faculty Exhibit, Eric & Rhonna Hoffman Gallery, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR
2008 Still Life Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
Weeds Seeds and Buds, Trudy Labell Fine Arts, Naples, FL
Still Lives And Other Narratives, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
15th Annual Realism Invitational, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2007 Still Lifes, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
30th Anniversary Exhibition, Leslie Levy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
14th Annual Realism Invitational, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Authentic Fake, Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 Decade, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
13th Annual Realism Invitational, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Landscape, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
Gallery Artists Portfolio Exhibit, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2005 Representing Representation VII, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
Still Lifes, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
12th Annual Realism Invitational, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Organic Matter, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
Gallery Artists Portfolio Exhibit, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2004 Winter Guests, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
11th Annual Realism Invitational, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Tabula Rasa, Prater Rouse Gallery, Norfolk, VA
2003 10th Annual Realism Invitational, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Guest List, Gescheidle Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 Graffinova, International Drawing Triennial, Ostrobothnian Museum, Vassa, Finland
16th Evanston + Vicinity Biennial 2002, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
Natural History, Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL
About Looking at Things, Gescheidle Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 Urban League Civic & Arts Foundation 2001 Visual Arts Scholarship Exhibit,
Union League Club, Chicago, IL
Fantastic Voyage, Dittmar Gallery, Evanston, IL
2000 Noir, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL. Curated by Ed Paschke
1999 Anatomy in the Gallery, International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, IL
1998 New Talent II, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL

Publications:
2016 Leggio, Gail. “Still Life,” American Arts Quarterly, Winter
2015 “Eric Wert: More is More,” Artist’s Magazine, June
"These sweet and destructive paintings will inspire lovers and the forsaken alike,"
Fusion Blog, February 15
2014 Cognito, Slim. “Eric Wert,” EmptyKingdom.com, March 27
2013 Pfarrer, Steve. “A fine pairing: William Baczek gallery in Northampton unites ‘big
guns’ in new exhibit”, Northampton Gazette, Nov 20
“A Sense of Vitality”, American Art Collector, November, p 112-113
Wert, Eric, “Northwest meets Southwest”, Artists on Art, October, p 3
Pearson, Laura, “Plant Life at Western Exhibitions”, Time Out Chicago, Feb 14. web.
2012 Foreman, B.J. “Sweet Destruction”, Artists Magazine, November, p 24-33 (cover image)
Menendez, Didi, Poets and Artists, September, p. 9-10
Cohler, Eric Christopher “Driven to collect”, American Art Collector, March, p 48-50
2011 “Looking Intensely”, American Art Collector, November, p 122-123
Partridge, Laura A. “The Miller Gallery presents Contemporary Realism”, AEQAI,
October 15. web.
“Exploratory Methods,” American Art Collector, February, p 165 -168
“Sin Boldly,” Santa Fe Reporter, Laura Hitt, July 1
2010 “Eric Wert,” Poets and Artists, September, p. 82-88
“Still Lifes,” American Art Collector, March, p 150 -153
2009 “Macabre Sensibilities,” American Art Collector, November, p 118 – 121 (cover)
Sarah Buttenweiser. “Eric Wert: Solo Exhibition”, Art New England, Oct/Nov, p. 56
2008 Artner, Alan. “'Leaf' falls on the side of tradition”, Chicago Tribune, September 11
“Leaf And The Page’ On View At Illinois State Museum”, Antiques & the Arts
Online, August 26
Woodard, Josef. “West Coast Ten - Sullivan Goss gathers similarly-minded West
Coast-based painters”, Santa Barbara News-Press, June 13
2007 DeNicola, Dan, “Getting Real”, Northampton Gazette, December 14
“Eric Wert”, American Art Collector, November, p 146 – 149
New American Paintings, Issue #59, December
"Competition Spotlight", Artist Magazine, June, p.88
Mitchell, Phoebe. “Arts Almanac”, Northampton Gazette, January 22
2006 “Eric Wert and Jennifer Nehrbass”, American Art Collector, May, p 74-77
2005 Mellen, Kathleen. “Paintings That Detail the Wild Side of Domesticity”,
Northampton Gazette, November 22
“The State of the Realist Nation”, American Art Collector, October, p. 145
New American Paintings, Issue #59, August
Mitchell, Phoebe. “Show Puts Motion into Still Life”, Springfield Republican, February 7
Russel, Gloria. “Still Life Exhibit Pushes Viewers to the Edge”, Northampton
Gazette, Feb. 10, p. H2
2004 Sundell, Ivy, Art Scene, Chicago 2004, Crow Woods Publishing
Hawkins, Margaret. "Gallery Glance", Chicago Sun Times, January 23
2003 New American Paintings, Issue #47, August
Hawkins, Margaret. "Gallery Glance", Chicago Sun Times, April 4
2002 "National Competition Winners", Artist Magazine, December
Brunetti, John. "Seeing But Not Believing", CAC Chicago Artists News, October, p.6
1999 Grisham, Esther. "No Nature", Dialogue, March/April, pp. 16-17
Kusimba, Chapuruka. The Rise and Fall of the Swahili States, Altamira Press
(Illustrations)

Awards & Honors:
2007 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award
2002 3rd place, Still life category, Artist Magazine National Competition
2001 Union League Civic & Arts Foundation Scholarship, Chicago, IL
2000 Teaching Assistant Scholarship, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
1999 Graduate Fellowship, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Selected Public Collections:
New Britain Museum of American Art
Illinois State Museum

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