ERIC LOPRESTI

Born 1971

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

eric@ericlopresti.com | www.ericlopresti.com

 

EDUCATION

 

2002     M.F.A. Mount Royal School of Art, Maryland Institute, Baltimore MD

2000     Sommerakademie Salzburg, Salzburg Austria

1993     B.A. Cognitive Science, University of Rochester, Rochester NY

 

SOLO & COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS

 

2018     Solo Exhibition at New Mexico State University (upcoming)

2016     Blooms, at Elizabeth Houston Gallery, New York NY (upcoming)

2015    L’Affaire, in collaboration with Lisa Schilling, organized by Gisela Gueiros, Brooklyn NY

2014    Blueprint Paintings, Hartnett Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester NY

            Power Corruption and Lies, Uprise Art and PULSE Miami Beach, FL

2013    No Blue Skies, Kunsthalle Galapagos, New York NY

            Test Site, National Atomic Test Museum, Las Vegas NV

2012    Forced Collaboration with Amanda Browder, curated by Jacob Rhodes, Field Projects, New York NY

2011     Different Country, Like the Spice Gallery, New York NY

2010    Afterglow, Washington State University Tri-Cities & Richland Public Library (dual-venue solo exhibition), Richland WA

2009    Fade, Like the Spice Gallery, New York NY

2008    Test Sites, New York Public Library, Columbus Branch

             Force Against Force, Like the Spice Gallery, New York NY

2006    New Thought New Work, Miami University in Ohio, Hiestand Galleries, Oxford OH

2005    Against Nature, in collaboration with composer Tim ‘Love’ Lee, Jan Larson Fine Art, New York NY

             Cord Drawings, Broadway Gallery, New York NY

2004    Spectrum, Phoenix Gallery, New York NY

2003    Cord Paintings, TEN63, Queens NY

2002    MFA Thesis, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016     Atomic Landscapes, IDEA Space at Colorado College

             Particles on the Wall, Mobius Gallery at Cascadia College, Bothell WA

             SPRNGBRK, ArtFCity Benefit, in collaboration with Paddle8, NYC

             Private exhibition, New Legacy, curated by Uprise Art, NYC

             Particles on the Wall, The Reach Museum, Richland WA

             Outside/In, D. E. Shaw and Co. curated by Uprise Art, NYC

2015     Published by the Artist, IPCNY, NYC

            Group Exhibition at International Day Against Nuclear Testing, Vienna International Centre, Vienna Austria

            Group Exhibition at the Article XIV Conference, United Nations Headquarters, NYC

            Deep End, at the Wassaic Project, NY

            10x10, Mighty Tieton, Tieton WA

            La Gioconda, Mona Liza, Brooklyn NY

            Particles on the Wall, Maxey Museum/Whitman College, Walla Walla WA

            Kunsthalle, Final Exhibition, DUMBO, NYC

            ArtFCity Benefit at Lightbox, NYC

            Bailey House Benefit, NYC

            WagMag Benefit, Brooklyn NY

2014    Opening Exhibition at the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center, Richland WA.

            Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

            Particles on the Wall, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, Seattle WA

            Kunsthalle Invitational, Kunsthalle Galapagos, New York NY

            Clouds, Lesley Heller Projects, New York NY

2013    This Land, Salisbury University, Salisbury MD (Exhibition Catalog with Essay)

            Your Face is a Landscape, Field Projects, New York NY

            Hanford 70th Anniversary Exhibition, CHREST Museum and Hanford Reach Interpretive Center, Richland WA

            Fountain Art Fair, 69th Regiment Armory, New York NY

            Particles on the Wall, Washington State University, Richland WA

            Art After Dark, Uprise Art/DwellStudio, New York NY

            The West Coast, Uprise Art, New York NY

2012    Return to Rattlesnake Mountain, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

            Particles on the Wall, Museum of Culture & Environment, Central Washington University, WA

            224, Like the Spice, New York NY

            Benefit to Support DUMBO Businesses Affected by Hurricane Sandy, Kunsthalle Galapagos, New York NY

            Spring Swing, CREHST Museum, Richland Washington

            Benefit 2012, MomentaArt, New York NY

            Chancellor’s Exhibition, Washington State University Tri-Cities, Richland WA

            Arts Not Fair, Like the Spice, New York NY

            Here and Everywhere, Spattered Columns, New York NY

            CitiDrift, Curated by Koan Jeff Baysa, New York NY

            Look Out, Look Back, Like the Spice, New York NY

2011    Gimme Shelter, Kunsthalle Galapagos, New York NY

            2010+1 - Miami University Young Painters 21st Century Collection, Miami University in Ohio, Oxford, OH

            Five Years, Like the Spice Gallery, New York NY

            Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston TX

            artMRKT, San Francisco CA

            Scope Art Fair, New York NY

2010    Land(e)scape: Eric LoPresti, Kysa Johnson and J. Henry Fair, Luchsinger Gallery & Jacobs Gallery,

                 Greenwich Academy, Greenwich CT

            Drifting Away, Like the Spice Gallery, New York NY

            Blow Up!, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle WA

            Natural Causes, Rule Gallery, Denver CO

            Blow Up!, Mighty Tieton, Tieton WA

            Affordable Art Fair, Like the Spice Gallery, New York NY

            Empty, curated by Elissa Levy, CultureHall, http://www.culturehall.com/feature_issues.html?no=42

2009   Private Salon at Miami Beach, Like the Spice Gallery, Miami Beach FL

            Affordable Art Fair, Like the Spice Gallery, New York NY

2008   Inaugural Show, 92nd Street Y Tribeca, New York NY

            Have You Seen the Horizon Lately?, Leo Kesting Gallery, New York NY

            Drawing the Line, Center Against Domestic Violence, New York NY

            Bridge Art Fair, New York NY

            Deer Art: Animal Imagery in Contemporary Art, Like the Spice Gallery, New York NY

            Group Show, Jan Larson Fine Art, New York NY

            Scope Art Fair, Miami Beach FL

            Bridge Art Fair, Miami Beach FL

2007   Drawn and Quartered, Like the Spice Gallery, New York NY

            Fountain Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL

            Most Curatorial, Apex Art, New York NY

            Drawing the Line, Center Against Domestic Violence, New York NY

            Dumbo Art Center Winter Auction, Dumbo Art Center, New York NY

2006   NURTUREart Benefit Show, CUE Art Foundation, New York NY

            Group Show, Jan Larson Fine Art, New York NY

            Rumbo, Tribes Gallery, New York NY

2005   WATERWAYs 2005, Santa Elena Port, Venice

            NURTUREart Small Works Salon, Spike Gallery, New York NY

            Paperworks 2005, BJ Spoke Gallery, Huntington NY

            A Studio Grows In Brooklyn, Jan Larson Fine Art Gallery, New York NY

            Rock Paper Scissors, Fulton Street Gallery, Troy NY

            Ninth Annual Georgetown International Show, Fraser Gallery, Washington DC

2004   Miami University Young Painters Exhibition, juried by Lauri Firstenberg, Hiestand Galleries,

                 Miami University, Oxford, OH.

            New Directions ’04, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie NY

            Scene/Unseen ’04, Runnels Gallery, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales NM

            CoCA Northwest Annual, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle WA

            Faber Birren National Color Award Show, Stamford Art Association, Stamford CT

            STAC 29th Annual Exhibition, Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James NY

            Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles CA

            x1, Transport Gallery, Los Angeles CA

            Repeat, Transport Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2003   Much Smaller, Ten63, Queens NY

            Art Under the Bridge, New York NY

2002   The Future is Now, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington DE

            Reactions, Exit Art, New York NY

            War, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD

            Tomato, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore MD

            Healing Arts / Arts that Heal, Maryland General Hospital Neurological & Spine Institute, Baltimore MD

            This is Nonotechnology, Whole Gallery, Baltimore MD

 

SELECTED AWARDS

Two Tree / Walentas Family Foundation Cultural Subsidy Studio Grant (2015)

Miami Young Painters, William and Dorothy Yeck Purchase Award, selected by Lauri Firstenberg (2005)

Louis J. Kuriansky Foundation Award (2004)

First Prize, National Juried Exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, selected by Anne Lampe (2004)

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016

Artwork pictured in “A Gallerists’ Industrial, Artful Brooklyn Home,” Lonny Magazine, http://www.lonny.com/A+Gallerist's+Industrial%2C+Artful+Brooklyn+Home

“‘Particles on the Wall’ exhibit open at Reach museum in Richland”, Tri-City Herald, 7/6/2016 http://www.tri-cityherald.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article88064542.html

Art for the Test Ban, 2016 Calender, published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Kazahkstan

VfmK Futball Cultural Calendar 2016, Verlag für Moderne Kunst, Vienna

Inside the Studio with Eric LoPresti, https://www.upriseart.com/journal/inside-the-studio/visit-with-eric-lopresti-eqytVywT

2015

Supporting World Peace, Exhibition Catalog, Published by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), published in English and Mandarin, Vienna

Bodick, Noelle, Two Trees Grants Artists Subsidized Space in DUMBO, http://blogs.artinfo.com/artintheair/2015/04/17/two-trees-grants-artists-subsidized-space-in-dumbo/

10x10x10xTieton, Exhibition Catalog, published by Tieton Arts and Humanities and Marquand Editions

Frenz, Lesley, "Shifts - Eric LoPresti", The Artsy Forager, http://artsyforager.com/2015/07/30/eric-lopresti/

2014

Chun, Tze, “Uprise Art Interview,” UpriseArt, http://blog.upriseart.com/meet-eric/

Feather of Me, http://www.featherofme.com/eric-lopresti-art-of-conflicts/

Snedden, Megan, “Priceless and Emotional,” BBC, http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20140221-how-to-buy-fabulous-fine-art

Trendbook Texworld Autumn Winter 2015-2016, Mess Frankfurt France S.A.S.

Creative Culture / No Blue Skies, Another Something & Company, http://www.anothersomething.org/2014/04/04/no-blue-skies/

Light and Bright on NYC’s Lower East Side, Design Sponge, http://www.designsponge.com/2014/04/light-and-bright-on-nycs-lower-east-side.html

2013

Bornfeld, Steve, “In-Site-Ful (Feature Article),” Vegas Seven Magazine, archived at http://vegasseven.com/ae/2013/07/16/site-ful

Las Vegas Sun, “Eric LoPresti: Test Site at the Atomic Testing Museum,” archived at http://www.lasvegassun.com/events/ongoing/19484/#axzz2ZsvjnFzO

Lawrence, Christina, “Sky Drawings,” UpriseArt, http://blog.upriseart.com/sky-drawings/

McCally, Karen, “Dust Cloud Memories (Feature Article),” Rochester Review, http://www.rochester.edu/pr/Review/V75N3/0407_lopresti.html

Ehrhardt, Ursula, “'This Land' Exhibit Explores the Environment”, Delaware Beaches, 9/10/2013, http://tinyurl.com/plr9mwg

Kauffman, Elizabeth, http://suartgalleries.org/2013/07/09/this-land/

Hatley, James, “This Land, an Essay by Dr. James Hatley”, Exhibition Catalog, Salisbury University Press, 2013.

GeoAesthetics, “This Land”, http://geoaesthetics.blogspot.com/2013/09/this-land-exhibition-at-salisbury.html

The Jeolous Curator, http://www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/2013/10/27/im-jealous-of-eric-lopresti/

2012

Stainburn, Samantha, Forced Collaboration (Video Profile), http://vimeo.com/50859322

Artist Feature, Satellite Magazine, http://www.satellitemagazine.ca/2012/10/eric-lopresti/

Lillie, Ben, I am Science (Video Profile), http://vimeo.com/42652094 time:4:02

Rhodes, Jacob, “Documentation for Show #8 Forced Collaboration,” Field Projects, http://www.fieldprojectsgallery.com/Index/show_8.html

Study for an Installation, ArtsNotFair, http://tiny.cc/9p8lhw

Sage, Marisa, LTS Blog, http://likethespice.blogspot.com/2012/09/eric-lopresti-news.html

2011

Ables, Nathan, Minutiae, http://nathanabels.blogspot.com/2011/04/eric-lopresti-studio-visit-new.html

Carmel, David, “Artistic Diversity”, Nature, pp 37, April 7, 2011, archived at http://ericlopresti.com/press/2011_04_06_Nature.pdf

Gainer, Lee, Peek, Mar 25, 2011, http://leegainer.blogspot.com/2011/03/eric-lopresti.html

Rummler, Scott, Brooklyn Art Blog – Art Reviews, April 26, 2011, http://brooklynartblog.com/?p=16

Seely, Thomas, “Art Uncovered – Radio Interview with Eric LoPresti,” Breakthrough Radio, May 3, 2011, http://www.breakthruradio.com/#/post/?blog=64&post=457

Sorgatz, Michael, Art In Brooklyn, April 5, 2011, http://artinbrooklyn.com/2011/04/eric-lopresti-different-country-at-like-the-spice-gallery

Weil, Harry J., “Rain Rain Go Away...”, On-Verge, April 5, 2011 http://on-verge.org/recommendations/rain-rain-go-away

ArtCat, April 8, 2011, http://www.artcat.com/exhibits/13538

Artlog, “Catching Their Eye”, http://www.artlog.com/posts/51-catching-their-eye

Brooklyn Art, April 8, 2011, http://www.bkart.org/?p=365

New York Times, http://www.nytimes.whsites.net/communityaffairs/events.php?month=4&year=2011&day=8

Paper & String, “Best Bet April 7-9”, 2011, http://paperandstring.com/gallery-hopping-in-chelsea

2010

O’Neal, Dori, “Painter explores desert, river and Hanford's place in history”, AtomicTown.com, Oct 1,1010

O’Neil, Melissa, Radio Interview on KONA 610AM, Sept 28, 2010, archived at http://ericlopresti.com/press/Afterglow_WSUTC_KONA_9-28-10.MP3

MacMillan, Kyle, “A Curating Role Reversal”, Denver Post, Arts and Entertainment Section, February 2, 2010, http://www.denverpost.com/entertainment/ci_14363359

McInnis, Mallory, “Eric LoPresti’s Linescapes”, Design for Mankind, http://www.designformankind.com/2010/08/eric-loprestis-linescapes/

Riley, Erin and Erickson, Kristen, land(e)scape, Greenwich Academy Connections, Spring 2010, p 17

Wesseler, Sarah, “Desert Visions: Paintings by Eric LoPresti”, Assembly Journal, July 22, 2010 http://www.assemblyjournal.com/2010/07/desert-visions-paintings-by-eric-lopresti/

Tri-City Herald, “Hanford-inspired Author, artist to speak in Pasco”, Oct 1,2010

Tri-City Herald, “A Model of Cooperation” (editorial), Oct 7, 2010

The Entertainer Newspaper, “Artist returns to hometown”, 9/2010 issue, pp7 http://www.theentertainernewspaper.com/currentissue/September10.pdf

2009

Baan, Joachim, Another Something, http://www.anothersomething.org/2009/09/09/fade/

Chin, Siong, “Eric LoPresti”, http://siongchin.com/blog/?p=1848

Gueiros, Gisela, “Terra”, Minas de Ouro (Portuguese), http://minasdeouro.glamurama.uol.com.br/2009/09/10/terra/

Pascowitch, Joyce, “Glamurama / Notas”, Tinta (Portuguese), http://glamurama.uol.com.br/Materia_tinta-31113.aspx

Revel In New York, “Artist Interview”, Sept 11, 2009, http://www.revelinnewyork.com/blog/09/11/2009/artist-interview-eric-lopresti

L Magazine, Art/Reviews, http://www.thelmagazine.com/newyork/Event?oid=1270665

2008

Ables, Nathan, Minutiae, http://nathanabels.blogspot.com/2008/03/eric-lopresti.html

Emerging Artist Profile, Phillips Art Expert, http://www.phillipsartexpert.com/forums/7/339/

ArtCat, Sept 9, 2009, http://www.artcat.com/exhibits/7835

ARTMostFierce, http://artmostfierce.blogspot.com/2008/05/eric-lopresti-like-spice-gallery.html

2007

Grackleworld, “Featured Artist”, http://www.grackleworld.com/, Fall 2007

2005

Art In America, p 171, September 2005

Pym, William, “Solitary Refinement”, ArtForum Diary, http://artforum.com/diary/id=9290, July 2005

Hopper, Jeannie, “Radio interview with Eric LoPresti and Tim ‘Love’ Lee”, WPS1.org, July 2005

Romano, Tricia, “Club Crawl”, Village Voice, July 20, 2005

Kirn, Peter, “Cord Fetish”, Create Digital Music, createdigitalmusic.com, July 18, 2005

Miller, Johnathan (ed), Be Which Magazine, Issue 1, Volume 1, p 8-9, Fall 2005

2004

Manni, Megan, Blue Sky’s Artists Push the Limits,” NY Arts Magazine, Oct. 2004, p 93

Kangas, Matthew, “Still Annual but, Alas, Barely Northwest”, Seattle Times, Oct. 29, 2004

2002

New American Paintings MFA Annual, Open Studios Press, Wellesley MA, 2002, p 114-115

 

SELECTED PROJECTS / WRITINGS / PRESENTATIONS

2016

PechaKucha: Undepictable, Brooklyn Art Library

Undepictable, a conceptual painting project, proposed to LACMA Art+Technology Lab

School of Apocalypse, Pioneer Works

Featured Speaker: ICOHTEC 2016, Porto Portugal

Visual Essay: Art F City / IMG MGMT: Land Art and the Nuclear Landscape

Informal Sketching Techniques, online seminar presented through Norman Nielson Group, NYC

Draw a Line Through It - Concept Drawings, presented to Twin Technologies Florida.

2015

Observatory, in collaboration with Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

2014

Bucketfeet Collaboration, courtesy of UpriseArt

2013

Series of concentrated teaching presentations and artist talks, part of Hanford 70th Anniversary, Hanford Reach Interpretive Center, Richland WA

2012

Artwork included in “Atomic Footprints: featuring excerpts from Particles on the Wall”, poster project sponsored by the Washington State Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Washington State Dept. of Ecology

2011

Curator, “The Cambrian Explosion”, in association with The Story Collider, http://storycollider.org/shows/2011-04-13, Zora Art Space, New York NY

“Explosives in the Desert”, story podcast for The Story Collider, http://storycollider.org/podcast/2011-06-01

Contributor, Drawing for Japan, CANADA Gallery, New York NY

2010

Afterglow, keynote speech with Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb. Columbia Basin College, Richland WA

Interpreting Hanford through Art, Science and History, LIGO Hanford Auditorium, Richland WA

Afterglow Outreach Events, lectures and school visits, Richland Public Library, Jefferson Elementary School, Hanford High School, Richland WA

2009

“Guest artist” on Minutiae, http://nathanabels.blogspot.com/2009 /08/guest-artist-eric-lo-presti.html

2008

“Corporate Report”, catalog essay on Jim Reick at Lyons Weir Ortt Gallery

2007

Curator, “The Variegated Landscape,” group show at Like the Spice Gallery, New York NY

2006

“Photo-Based Painting 2006,” critical essay in Zing Magazine

2005

“The Problem with Current Photo-Based Painting,” Coagula Art Journal, Issue #75, p 32

“James Reick at Lyons Wier Gallery,” review in Zing Magazine, Issue #20, p 302

Curator, “SunDown,” group show at Broadway Gallery, New York NY

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

CREHST Museum, Richland WA

Exit Art Archive, New York City, NY

Hanford Reach Interpretative Center, Richland WA

Miami University, William and Dorothy Yeck Purchase Award, Oxford OH

McDonalds Corporation, Oakbrook IL

National Atomic Test Museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, Los Vegas NV

Richland Public Library / City of Richland WA

University of Washington, Seattle WA