Eric Wert was born in Portland, Oregon. He received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Northwestern University. He currently paints full time from his studio in Portland.
His work has been shown across the U.S. and in Europe. In the last decade, he has had ten solo exhibits and has participated in over fifty group exhibitions. He has been featured in numerous publications, including American Art Collector, New American Paintings and Artists Magazine. Public collections include the New Britain Museum of American Art, in Connecticut, and the Illinois State Museum. 'I want to create an image that one can be lost within. To me, still life painting is about looking intensely, about intimately exploring a subject. I hope that the paintings can convey that sense of intensity and fascination'.
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