EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2001

Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1997

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016   Hellion Gallery, Portland, OR

2015/13/11/09/07/05  William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA

2006/04  Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2004/03  Gescheidle Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004  Prater Rouse Gallery, Norfolk, VA

2003  Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL

1999  Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017  Attention to Detail, Robert Lange Gallery, Charleston, SC

          Platinum Blend, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          Animal Kingdom, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA

2016  Ema, Hellion Gallery, Portland, OR, Hatos Gallery, Tokyo, and Galerie Artistik Rezo, Paris.

          Get Real, Stephanie Chefas Projects, Portland, OR

          20th anniversary exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA

          Salon, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

          Summer, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

2015  Lush Life, Roq la Rue, Seattle, WA

          The Magic of Realism, Saks Galleries, Denver, CO

          Wallflowers, Miller Gallery, Cincinatti, OH

          Ema, Hellion Gallery, Portland, OR and HPGRP Gallery, Tokyo

          Winter Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

          2015 Still Life Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA

2014  Amuse Bouche, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

          Them Pretty Pictures, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

          April Flowers, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

          2014 Still Life Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA

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  Water, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

          2012 Still Life Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA

2011  Spring Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

         Decadence, Evoke Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

         Florabundance, Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, CA

         Distinctive Offerings, Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

         Contemporary Realism Invitational, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

         2011 Still Life Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA

2010  The Metaphoric Object, Dunedin Fine arts center, Dunedin, FL

          Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

          Evoke Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

          2010 Still Life Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA

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 and 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

           10th Annual Realism Invitational, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

           Guest List, Gescheidle Gallery, Chicago, IL

           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

          Noir, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL. Curated by Ed Paschke

          Anatomy in the Gallery, International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, IL

1998  New Talent II, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL

 

PUBLICATIONS

2017  Emerson, Melissa, "Good Enough to Eat", The Mayfair Magazine, April, p 27

2016  Leggio, Gail "Still Life Exhibition Review", American Arts Quarterly, Winter, p 44-47

          Abramson, Sarah Elise "Dissimilar Similarities", Culture, February

2015  Vaccani, Alex “Eric Wert”, Toh Magazine, November, p 64-68

          O'hern, John “Painting a Cohesive Composition”, International Artist, November, p 40-48 (cover)

          O'hern, John “Discovering Connections”, American Art Collector, November, p 56-61

          Menendez, Didi, “Realism, edited by Frank Bernarducci”, Poets/Artists, September, p 47-48

          Gibson, Mike "Picture Perfect", Foodism, August, p 50-55

          Bloomfield, Maureen "Paint Your Vegetables", Artists Magazine, June, p 20-23

          Net, Nuria, "These sweet and destructive paintings will inspire lovers and the forsaken alike", Fusion.net (blog), February 14

          “Eric Wert”, m-u-s-e-u-m (blog), February 2. 

          “Still Life Beauty” American Art Collector, February, p 122-123

2014  De La Cruz, Jennifer, "Eric Wert", Hi Fructose, Summer, p 32-37

          Parker, Charley.  “Eric Wert”, Lines and Colors (blog), April 11.

          Cognito, Slim.  “Eric Wert”, Empty Kingdom (blog), 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

          Hitt, Laura. “Sin Boldly”, Santa Fe Reporter, July 1

2010  Menendez, Didi “Eric Wert”, Poets and Artists, October, p. 45-50

          “Still Lifes”, American Art Collector, March, p 150 -153

2009  “Macabre Sensibilities”, American Art Collector, November, p 118 – 121 (cover image)

           Sarah Buttenweiser. “Eric Wert: Solo Exhibition”, Art New England, October / November, 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 and 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, Nov. 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 AND 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

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain CT

Illinois State Museum, Springfield IL

Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2011  Adjunct Instructor, Portland Community College, Cascade Campus, Portland OR

2007 - 2009  Visiting Assistant Professor, Lewis & Clark College, Portland OR

2002 - 2007  Adjunct Instructor, Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL
                   Adjunct Instructor, Harrington Institute of Interior Design, Chicago, IL

2000-2001  Teaching Assistant, Northwestern University

1996-1999  Scientific Illustrator, Anthropology Department, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL