Biography

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.

EDUCATION

2011

MFA in Illustration, Hartford Art School, Hartford, CT

2003

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

SELECTED/JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2018

“Collective,” LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

2017

Perception & Intention, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

Toast, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas, MI

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

HONORS/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, Publication

2015

Creative Quarterly 41, Runner-up Fine Art Professional

Figural Movement, Poets and Artists Magazine

2014

4-H Today, October 2014

2013

Interview with Eric Wieringa, St. Louis Artist Guild Blog