Selected Works / Exhibitions / Biography / Available Inventory

Eric Elliott

Born 1975 Anchorage, AK

Lives and works in Seattle, WA



2007    Masters of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing, University of Washington, Seattle

2003    Bachelor of Arts, Art Practice, University of California, Berkeley


2014 Jerusalem Studio School Master Class Residency

2013 Kickstarter Artist Project Grant

2011 4Culture Artist Project Award

2011 Jentel Foundation Artist Residency

2011 Vermont Studio Center Residency

Drawing Center Viewing Program

2009 Neddy Artist Fellowship

2009 4Culture Artist Project Award

2008 Kayla Skinner Special Recognition Award, Seattle Art Museum

2008 Neddy Award Nominee

2008 Artist Trust GAP Grant

2003 James Phalen Art Scholarship

2002 Maybelle Toombs Art Scholarship


Solo Exhibitions

2015   Overgrown, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

2013    Pairings, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

2011    Residual Forms, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

2009    New Paintings, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

2008    Transitions, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA


Group Exhibitions

2016    Drawn, Manifest Gallery, Cincinatti, OH

Painting and Seeing, UNCW Art Gallery, Wilmington, NC

That Would be Chaos, CMU Art Gallery, Grand Junction, CO


2015    StillEven:Contemporary Still Life, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Williamette

University, Salem, OR

Canopies, Prographica Gallery, Seattle, WA

The Diana Project, The Alice Gallery, Seattle, WA


2014    Focus on Paper, Prographica Gallery, Seattle, WA

The Still Life Show, Prographica Gallery, Seattle, WA


2013    Creating the New Northwest, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

Zwischerliecht, LxWxH, Seattle, WA

Art-A-Phone, 826 Seattle, Seattle, WA

The Seattle Sketchbook Show, Steele Gallery, Seattle, WA

Artists of Prographica, Bellevue College Gallery Space, Bellevue, WA


2012    Mum’s the Word, Mills Pond Gallery, St. James, NY

Still, Archer Gallery, Vancouver, WA

The Space Between, Prographica Gallery, Seattle, WA

Decoy, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA

40+Years of Richard Shaw’s Students, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley CA

Mirage, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA


2011    Inventing an Illusive Space, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA

Seattle Artists, Gallery 206, Seattle, WA

Hearing the Backbeat, Prographica, Seattle, WA


2010    A Preview of Things to Come, Prographica, Seattle, WA

Ripe, Seattle Pacific Art Center, Seattle, WA

Honoring 15 Years of Neddy Fellows, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

You’re So Cool, OHGE Ltd., Seattle, WA

Meet Greet Rinse and Repeat, Monarch Contemporary, Seattle, WA

Parallel Universes, Grey Gallery, Seattle, WA


2009    On Paper, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY

Gather Image, Fugitive Form, Kittredge Gallery, Tacoma, WA

Refracting Space, Steele Gallery, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

West Coast Drawings VIII, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Culver City, CA

Neddy Artist Fellowship, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

9th Northwest Biennial, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA


2008    Deep Space Punctuated by Planets, Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA

Message in a Bottle, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

Black & White Show, Catherine Person Gallery, Seattle, WA

Seven Propositions, Ouch My Eye, Seattle, WA

Bifocal, Ouch My Eye, Seattle, WA


2007    MFA Thesis Show, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA


2006    Works on Paper, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA

SP1, Sand Point First Year MFA Painting Exhibition, Seattle WA


2005    Works in Progress, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle WA


2003    Fall Honor Studio Show, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley CA

New Works, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley CA

Spring Honor Studio Show, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley CA


2002    Ghosts of Kroebis, Fall Arts Festival, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley CA

The Dirt Show, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley CA


2000    Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Articles and Reviews

New and Notable: Eric Elliott, by Austin R. Williams,
Drawing Magazine, Vol. 9, Issue 35, Fall 2012, pages 18 & 19
Prographica’s ‘Space Between Things’: the lure of the void, by Micheal Upchurch,
Seattle Times, October 5, 2012

Artists build a skillful ‘Architectural View’ at Prographica, by Gale Clemans,
Seattle Times, November 11, 2011, Section E, pg. 32
Inventing an Illusive Space, by Andrew Bartels, Artdish Magazine, August 2011
Eric Elliott at James Harris Gallery, Seattle, Washington, by Adriana Grant, Visual Arts Source, April 2011
Hearing the Backbeat at Prographica, by Gary Faigin, Artdish, March 2011
Seattle Exhibition: Eric Elliott, by Matthew Kangas, Art in America, Nov. 2009, pg. 203
A quartet of evocatively murky painters muddy the walls of Kittredge Gallery, by Dave R. Davison, Tacoma Weekly, Nov. 4th, 2009,Section C, Page 4
Artist Profile, by Suzanne Beal, Art Ltd., Sept/Oct 2009, pg. 48
Tone Poem, by David Stoesz, Seattle Weekly, September 16-22, 2009, pg. 55
Shades of Gray, by Greg Bell, City Arts -Tacoma, WA, March 2009, pg. 30
The Men Who Knew Too Much, by Jen Graves, The Stranger- Seattle, WA, July 15, 2008, pg. 31
Paintings by Carlos Vega and Eric Elliott Are a Must-See at Harris Gallery, by Regina Hackett,
Seattle Post Intelligencer, July 10, 2007, pg. 25
Hold Still, by Jen Graves, The Stranger- Seattle, Washington, February 19, 2008, pg. 23
Henry and the Masters, by Regina Hackett, Seattle Post Intelligencer, May 25, 2007

Professional Experience

Artist Lectures:
Digipen Institute of Technology, 12/2014 Highline Community College: 5/2011; University of Puget Sound: 11/2009, Gage Academy of Art: 9/2009 & 11/2011; Tacoma Art Museum: 4/2009

Assistant Professor, Colorado Mesa University, August 2015-Present

Adjunct Instructor, Highline Community College, Des Moines WA, 9/08-8/13
Art Instructor, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle 6/07- July 2015
Art Instructor, North Seattle Community College, Cont. Education, 6/07- 11/08
Adjunct Instructor, University of Washington, Seattle, Fall 2007, Spring 2007 & 2006


Assistant Gallery Director and Exhibition Coordinator:

Prographica Gallery, September 2014-August 2015

Studio Assistant:
Norman Lundin, November 2005 – May 2009
Adelie Landis-Bischoff, April 2004 – May 2005

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