BIOGRAPHY

Eric Freeman is an internationally-exhibited, mid-career artist known for his vibrant visual meditations on light and color. A Bomb Magazine critic once praised Freeman’s works as “Mark Rothko paintings… with the volume turned way up,” and his paintings’ luminous intensity has also earned favorable comparisons to the work of Light and Space artists, such as James Turrell and Dan Flavin. Using oil paint alone, Freeman is able to achieve truly transcendental effects. The artist David Salle has written that Eric Freeman’s paintings “have the luminosity associated with a solar event, the energy of an explosion” but at the same time “a delicacy, a softness… that convinces us to lower our guard.” 

Eric Freeman (b. 1970, Brooklyn, New York)

Education:

1993 Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, B.F.A. and M.A.

Solo Exhibitions

2015 New Paintings, Solo Show, Launch F18, New York, US Launch F18, NYC, NY

2013 Tripoli Gallery, Southampton, NY

2012 Western Project, Los Angeles, CA

2010 Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland

2009 Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Alain Noirhomme Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2008 Alain Noirhomme Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2007 Western Project, Culver City, California.

2006 Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland.
Alain Noirhomme Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2005 Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY

2004 Western Project, Culver City, California

2003 Bjorn Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY
Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Glenn Horowitz Booksellers Gallery, East Hampton, New York

2002 Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2001 Stefan Stux Gallery, NYC, NY

2000 Stefan Stux Gallery, NYC, NY

1999 Gallery 56, Budapest, Hungary

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 Gray would be the color, if I had a heart., Marc Straus Gallery, New York, US

2014 Radiate, Circle Culture Gallery, Berlin, Germany VIENNAFAIR, Art Fair, Circle Culture Gallery, Vienna, Austria

ArtInternational Istanbul, Art Fair, Circle Culture Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2012 Thanksgiving Collective 2012: Modern Salon, Tripoli Gallery, Southampton, New York

2011 Thanksgiving Collective, Tripoli Gallery, Southampton, New York

2010 Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

2009 The First Six Years, Western Project, Culver City, California

2007 Abstract America, The Saatchi Gallery, London, England

2006 Triumph of Painting, The Saatchi Gallery, London, England

2004 Group Show, Western Project, Culver City, California

2003 Glenn Horowitz Booksellers, East Hampton, New York

2002 Glenn Horowitz Booksellers, East Hampton, New York

2000 24/7, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York

1997 The Moderns, Feature Gallery, NYC, NY.

Museum Collections

Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY.
Mint Museum, Charlotte, SC.
Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland.
Saatchi Gallery, London, UK.

Selected Bibliography

Mason, Brook S., Retro Fit Retro Modern, ART & ANTIQUES, September 2005, pp. 62-69.
Myers, Holly, Around the Galleries: Hard to look at, yet absorbing, LOS ANGELES TIMES, 24 December 2004. Leffingwell, Edward, Eric Freeman at Mary Boone, ART IN AMERICA, September 2003, pp. 118-119. Volandes, Stellene, Black Book: Patrick Mc Carthy, DEPARTURES, September 2003, p. 52.
Johnson, Ken, Eric Freeman, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 30 May 2003, p. E37.
Colacello, Bob, Eric Freeman, INTERVIEW, May 2003, p. 64.
Staff, Fanfair: May, VANITY FAIR, May 2003, p. 92.
Edelson, Sharon, WOMEN'S WEAR DAILY, 27 January 2003, p. 2.
Norwich, William, A.I.R. Rights, THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, 30 June 2002, pp. 43-48