Born 1971

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York |




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




2018    Superbloom, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces NM

            An Ocean of Light, Burning in Water, New York NY

2016    Blooms, at Elizabeth Houston Gallery, New York NY 

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



2019    POOL PARTY, curated by Rachel Frank, Kristen Racaniello and Jacob Rhodes, C24 Gallery, New York NY

             Burning In Water, Group Show at New Location, New York NY

             Center-Surround, at “Reinventing Civil Defense” at the Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

             Dry Wit, Artworks from the Collection, The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Las Vegas NV

             Forced Collaboration, curated by Jacob Rhodes of Field Projects, 42 Social Club, Lyme CT

             Center-Surround, part of 2019 New Ear Festival, Fridman Gallery, NY

2018    Plural, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Las Vegas NV

             Site, Solomon Gallery at Youngstown State University, Youngstown OH (Catalog available)

             Free Arts NYC Junior Board, Uprise Art, NYC

2017     No More Deaths / No Más Muertes, Benefit Auction at Salon 94 Freemans NY

             Children's Museum of Art, Benefit, NYC

             SANCTUARY, curated by Amy Finkbeiner, Brooklyn NY

             ArtFCity Benefit, in collaboration with Paddle8, NYC

             High Octane Presents! Curated by Koan-Jeff Baysa with Fred Fleisher, Ace Hotel, Palm Springs NV

             Collect Hudson, Hudson County Community College, NJ

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,

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



Reinventing Civil Defense, Artists Grant, funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (2019)

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)



2019    New Ear Festival 2019, Fridman Gallery

2018 Eric LoPresti: An Ocean of Light, April 12, 2018

            Cascone, Sarah, Artnet Editor’s Picks, April 9, 2018 Artnet

            Crnjak, Dragana, Site (Exhibition Catalog), Youngstown State University, Ohio

            Graver, David, Painter Eric LoPresti’s An Ocean of Light at Burning In Water Gallery, May 8 2018

            Malley, Clara, NY Painter, Eric LoPresti's Muse is Destruction, The Fullest

            Michalska, Aleksandra, New York artist paints to understand nuclear weapons (video interview), Reuters, Jan 26, 2018, syndicated by The Washington Post, Adobe Stock (includes additional text description), The Star Online, Deccan Chronicle, The Environment Online, India Blooms, ArcaMax, Rumble, India News-Today, Kotgari News, One News Page Global,,

            Reeck, Matt, Art, Reality and the Imagination, Staging Ground Magazine

            Selvin, Claire, New York’s Burning in Water Gallery to Open San Francisco Space, Artnews April 20, 18

            Valentines-Álvarez, Jaume, “The atom in the Garden and the Apocalyptic fungi: a tale on a global nuclearscape (with artworks and bird-songs)”, chapter and images in upcoming book. Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia / Universidade Nova de Lisboa

2017     Baumann, Minerva, Cold War and nuclear testing subject of artist lecture, University Art Gallery at NMSU

             Eric LoPresti Interviewed by Paddy Johnson at Elizabeth Houston Gallery, Parts 1 and 2, Vimeo

             Artist Video Profile, Wake Forest Art Buying

             McGrath, Kim, “Students purchase art during WFU’s New York art acquisition trip,” Wake Forest News

            “Eric LoPresti”, Art Rabbit

            “Eric LoPresti - Blooms,” NY Art Beat

2016     Artwork pictured in “A Gallerists’ Industrial, Artful Brooklyn Home,” Lonny Magazine

            “‘Particles on the Wall’ exhibit open at Reach museum in Richland”, Tri-City Herald, July 6, 2016

            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

            ArtRx NYC, Hyperallergic, August 30

            Inside the Studio with Eric LoPresti, Uprise Art

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

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

            Frenz, Lesley, "Shifts - Eric LoPresti", The Artsy Forager

2014     Chun, Tze, “Uprise Art Interview,” Uprise Art

            Feather of Me, “Eric LoPresti - Art of Conflict”

            Snedden, Megan, “Priceless and Emotional,” BBC

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

            “Creative Culture / No Blue Skies”, Another Something & Company

            Light and Bright on NYC’s Lower East Side, Design Sponge

2013     Bornfeld, Steve, “In-Site-Ful (Feature Article),” Vegas Seven Magazine

            Las Vegas Sun, “Eric LoPresti: Test Site at the Atomic Testing Museum”

            Lawrence, Christina, “Sky Drawings,” Uprise Art

            McCally, Karen, “Dust Cloud Memories (Feature Article),” Rochester Review

            Ehrhardt, Ursula, “'This Land' Exhibit Explores the Environment”, Delaware Beaches, Sept 10, 2013

            Kauffman, Elizabeth, This Land, Salisbury University Art Galleries

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

            GeoAesthetics, “This Land”

            The Jealous Curator, “Eric LoPresti

2012     Stainburn, Samantha, Forced Collaboration (Video Profile)

            Artist Feature, Satellite Magazine

            Lillie, Ben, I am Science (Video Profile)

            Rhodes, Jacob, “Documentation for Show #8 Forced Collaboration,” Field Projects

            Study for an Installation, ArtsNotFair

            Sage, Marisa, Like The Spice Blog

2011     Ables, Nathan, “Studio Visit / New Exhibition,” Minutiae

            Carmel, David, “Artistic Diversity”, Nature, pp 37, April 7, 2011

            Gainer, Lee, Peek, Mar 25, 2011

            Rummler, Scott, Brooklyn Art Blog – Art Reviews, April 26, 2011

            Seely, Thomas, “Art Uncovered – Radio Interview with Eric LoPresti,” Breakthrough Radio, May 3, 2011

            Sorgatz, Michael, Art In Brooklyn, April 5, 2011

            Weil, Harry J., “Rain Rain Go Away...”, On-Verge, April 5, 2011

            ArtCat, “Different Country,” April 8, 2011

            Artlog, “Catching Their Eye”

            Brooklyn Art, April 8, 2011

            New York Times, Community Affairs April 8, 2011

            Paper & String, “Best Bet April 7-9”, 2011

2010     O’Neal, Dori, “Painter explores desert, river and Hanford's place in history”,, Oct 1,1010

            O’Neil, Melissa, Radio Interview on KONA 610AM, Sept 28, 2010

            MacMillan, Kyle, “A Curating Role Reversal”, Denver Post, Arts and Entertainment Section, February 2, 2010

            McInnis, Mallory, “Eric LoPresti’s Linescapes”, Design for Mankind

            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

            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”, Sept 2010 issue, pp7

2009     Baan, Joachim, Another Something

            Chin, Siong, “Eric LoPresti”

            Gueiros, Gisela, “Terra”, Minas de Ouro (in Portuguese)

            Pascowitch, Joyce, “Glamurama / Notas”, Tinta (Portuguese)

            Revel In New York, “Artist Interview”, Sept 11, 2009

            L Magazine, Art/Reviews

2008     Ables, Nathan, Minutiae

            Emerging Artist Profile, Phillips Art Expert

            ArtCat, Sept 9, 2009

            ARTMostFierce Eric LoPresti@ Like The Spice Gallerye

2007     Grackleworld, “Featured Artist”, Fall 2007

2005     Art In America, p 171, September 2005

             Pym, William, “Solitary Refinement”, ArtForum Diary, July 2005

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

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

            Kirn, Peter, “Cord Fetish”, Create Digital Music,, 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



2018    A Brilliant Violet Flash: Color Lessons from Nuclear Weapons Tests, University Forum Lecture at

            the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art / University of Nevada Las Vegas

            Swipe Right -- Art, Aesthetics and Analytics in Age of the Anthropocene, serial podcast in collaboration

with Art F City (ongoing). Guests have included painter David Salle and ornithologist Richard Prum.

            Artists 4 Democracy SuperPak Postcard Action Kit, Paper Chase Press

            Center-Surround, two-channel video, 1h52m featuring performers from New York Aikikai and Aikido of Park Slope

2017    Creative contributor to “Reinventing Civil Defense,” funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

            The Apocalyptic Sublime, artist lecture at University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University

            SAKKĀDO, Proposal for LACMA Art + Technology Lab

            Assembly at Recess, assisting performance artist Shaun Leonardo, Brooklyn

2016    Flowers and Nuclear Warfare, Video presentation and PechaKucha event, 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 Uprise Art

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, Zora Art Space, New York NY

            “Explosives in the Desert”, story podcast for The Story Collider

            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” (artist post) on Minutiae

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



CREHST Museum, Richland WA

Exit Art Archive, New York City, NY

Hanford Reach Interpretative Center, Richland WA

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Las Vegas NV

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

New Mexico State University

Richland Public Library / City of Richland WA

University of Washington, Seattle WA