Eric Wieringa

Eric Wieringa

Profile | Statement | Biography


Eric Wieringa • Profile

 

Eric Wieringa

A lover of quality, Wieringa draws inspirations from everyday items. With a natural passion for narrative art and visual storytelling, these items become the story-telling props and tools that Wieringa uses as an illustrator.


Eric Wieringa • Statement

Eric Wieringa is a studio artist currently living in Hastings Michigan. In 2002 Eric completed his undergraduate at Indiana Wesleyan University earning degrees in both Painting and Illustration. In 2011 Mr. Wieringa furthered his education by completing his MFA in Illustration at the University of Hartford (Connecticut). Eric is an award-winning painter who has been printed in several publications including: American Illustration, Poets and Artists Magazine and Creative Quarterly online. Eric was also featured on Wood TV 8 for his ArtPrize entry in 2015.


Eric Wieringa • Biography

EDUCATION

2011
MFA in Illustration, Hartford Art School, Hartford, CT

2003
Bachelor of Science in Illustration & Painting, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN

SELECTED/JURIED EXHIBTIONS

2017               
Flight, Lowell Arts, Lowell, MI

Summer Opening Exhibition, Houska Gallery, Central West End, MO

2016                
Clearly Human 2 Exhibition, St. Louis Artist Guild, Saint Louis, MO

2015          
Art Prize, Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, MI

2014               
Art Prize, The B.O.B, Grand Rapids, MI

Summer Regional Collection, St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, MO

How We See Her, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO

Figurative Works, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO

2013               
Clearly Human, St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, MO

Alumni Art Show, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN

It’s Not Heat, It’s the Humidity, St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, MO

2012        
Booth Exhibition, Spectrum Fantastic Art Live Event, Kansas City, MO

Solo Exhibition, Sterling College, Sterling, KS

Solo Exhibition, Picasso’s, St. Charles, MO

2011
         
Group Show, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, CT

2010         
Pow! Bam! Zap! Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO

2008        
Labor of Love, Soulard Art Market, Saint Louis, MO

2005        
Chapel of Love, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN

2004        
Open Space: Art About the Land, Minnetrista, Muncie, IN

2003       
Solo Exhibition, Thorn-Apple Gallery, Hastings, MI

HONOR/AWARDS

2016         
Mary Ewen Memorial Prize, St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, MO

2013        
Frank Crunden Annual Prize Award, St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, MO

Best Book Cover Award, Viking Challenge, The Art Order Blog Online

2009     
Merit Scholarship, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT

PUBLICATIONS

2017
The Hero’s Journey Guide, Online Interview

2016   
American Illustration 35, Online Publication

2015  
Creative Quarterly 41, Runner-up Fine Art Professional

Figural Movement, PoetsArtists Online

2014   
4-H Today, October 2014

2013  
Interview with Eric Wieringa, St. Louis Artist Guild Blog