About


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Self Portrait with Queensboro Bridge, 2011

Eric March is a painter and draftsman whose work explores the formal possibilities of realism with themes of urban life, urban environments, and personal narrative-often through the lens of Coney Island, one of his favorite subjects. Eric grew up in northern Illinois and earned his BFA at Indiana University. He continued his studies in New York City with Andrew Reiss and at the Art Students League before launching his career with a solo show in 2006.

Eric has exhibited his work in New York and Connecticut, including solo shows in Brooklyn, Queens, and New Haven, CT. Honors include the Queens Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant, the Provincetown Dune Shack Residency, and the Hudson River Fellowship. Eric taught painting and drawing at the National Academy School from 2011-2017 and served as the Department Head of the Painting and Drawing Department in 2014-15. He currently teaches at the 92nd Street Y, the Creative Arts Workshop and at his studio in New Haven.

Articles on my work:
QCA Blog Post on “Portraits of LIC” show
Sam Dalsheimer of Queens Council on the Arts reviews the show

Featured article in the Epoch Times
“Eric March Paints a Sense of Place” by Christine Lin

EXHIBITIONS

Westbeth Gallery – The Portrait Project: Artists Portraying Artists, New York, NY 2017
Art Space – City Wide Open Studios, New Haven, CT 2016
National Academy Museum – Creative Mischief, New York, NY 2016
Coney Island USA – Sodom by the Sea Salon, Brooklyn, NY, 2015
Central Park Fine Arts – Works by Dan Gheno, Yuka Imata, Yee Mee Lee, Eric March, Robert Lenz, and Annie Patt, New York, NY, 2015
Art Space – City Wide Open Studios, New Haven, CT 2015
Kehler Liddell Gallery – Artist As Curator 2; New Haven, CT, 2015
National Academy Museum – Creative Mischief; New York, NY, 2015
National Academy School – Outdoor Visions; New York, NY, 2015
The George Billis Gallery–Between the Boroughs; New York, NY, 2014
National Academy School– Projects in Contemporary Art & Architecture; New York, NY, 2013
National Academy – Faculty Show, New York, NY 2013
Park Slope Gallery – Spring Into Summer 2013, Brooklyn, NY 2013
Studio 34 – Beach Elements II, Long Island City, NY 2013
National Academy – Faculty Show, New York, NY 2012
Park Slope Gallery – Summer Show, Brooklyn, NY 2012
studio21south – Black and White (More or Less), North Adams, MA 2012
Westmont Museum of Art – 5 x 5, Santa Barbara, CA 2011
Art Students League – 30 Artists/30 Years, New York, NY 2011
National Academy – Faculty Exhibition, New York, NY 2011
Going Coastal – studio21south, North Adams, MA 2011
Park Slope Gallery – Summer Show, Brooklyn, NY 2011
Purimé Gallery – Summer in the City, New York, NY, 2011
studio21south – Re/Imaging New York, North Adams, MA, 2010
studio21south – Snow Show, North Adams, MA, 2010
Park Slope Gallery – Moments in Time, Solo show of N.Y. Cityscapes, Brooklyn, NY, 2009
Manhattan Borough President’s Office – Dance on Canvas; New York, NY, 2009
Washington Square East Galleries – Small Works Show; New York, NY, 2009-Juror Award Winner
Park Slope Gallery – The Brooklyn Bridge at 125; Brooklyn, NY 2008
Gensler Architecture Firm / Ogilvy – Portraits; New York, NY, 2007-2008
World Culture Open Center – Expo; New York, NY, 2007
Park Slope Gallery – A Brooklyn Year; Solo show of Brooklyn cityscapes, Brooklyn, NY, 2006
Washington Square East Galleries – Small Works Show; New York, NY, 2006
Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall – Art Students League Merit Scholars; New York, NY 2005
Washington Square East Galleries – Small Works Show; New York, NY, 2005-Juror Award Winner
Park Slope Gallery – Anti-War Show; Brooklyn, NY, 2003
Zia Gallery at the Cutting Room – Free For All #1; New York, NY, 2002
Park Slope Gallery – Outside In; Brooklyn, NY, 2002
Washington Square East Galleries – Small Works Show; New York, NY, 2002
Gallery Onetwentyeight – SX Group Show; New York, NY, 200

TEACHING
Painting, Drawing and Anatomy Instructor – National Academy School, New York, NY 2011-present
Guest Lecturer – NYU Conservation Center at the the Institute of Fine Arts – 2016
Department Head, Drawing and Painting Department – National Academy School, 2014-2015
Drawing Instructor – Art Students League, 2012, 2014
Guest Lecturer – John Jay College, NYC – 2013
Oil Painting & Watercolor Instructor – Jackson Heights Arts Club, Queens, NY 2009 – 2011
Drawing Instructor, Demonstrator, Guest Judge – National Art League, Queens, NY 2007 – 2011
Workshop Instructor – Central Queens YM & YWHA, 2009

COLLECTIONS & COMMISSIONS
Cover Illustration for “Best of McSweeney’s”, 2013
Portrait painting for the set of the Broadway musical Old Acquaintance, 2007
Portrait painting for the set of the Broadway musical Grey Gardens, 2006
Indiana University Undergraduate Painting Collection
Park Slope Gallery and other private collections

EDUCATION
Art Students League (Vavagiakis, Porcu, Sherr, Dinnerstein), 2004-2007
Copyist Program, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2004, 2007
Private Study with Andy Reiss, 2003-2006
Indiana University, BFA 1999
Indiana University Study Abroad Program in Florence, Italy, 1999
Vermont Studio Center, 1998

GRANTS AND HONORS
Queens Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant, 2013
Provincetown Dune Shack Residency, 2011
Artist of the Month, National Art League, 2010
Hudson River Fellowship, 2010
NYU Small Works Show Juror Award Winner, 2005, 2009
Merit Scholarship, Art Students League, 2004-2005
Indiana University Undergraduate Research Grant for study in Florence, 1999
Indiana University Honors Division Creative Activity Grant, 1999
Clara Abbott Foundation Grant, 1998
Work Study at Vermont Studio Center, 1998