Painting trees outside opened many doors for me. I could see and feel the vibrancy of the energy in and around us.
Eric Holzman is a painter living in New York City.
My work has always been based on observation. Often painting outside, I bring these paintings into the studio where I may work on them for extended periods of time, sometimes for many years. When I am sure of the image, when it feels right, I may make a larger painting from these smaller works. The basic composition is usually worked out on the larger canvas in earth colors of varying tones and temperatures before I begin the next layer.
In 2014, I began creating compositions from my imagination. I use references from my own work, and from other artists paintings as well. I have also put figures into my work, thereby enabling me to better express the relationship between humankind and Mother Nature.
I have spent most of my time when the weather is good outdoors painting in the Hudson Valley from Westchester to Hudson NY to the Catskills, and some painting with friends in Branford CT. Painting trees outside opened many doors for me. I could see and feel the vibrancy of the energy in and around us. Connections such as these became a primary theme in my work from around 2000 onwards.
ArtCritical, Atmosphere is Key: Eric Holzman at Lori Bookstein by Jonathan Goodman
Painters Table – Eric Holzman at Lori Bookstein by Steven Alexander.
Arte Fuse Magazine, Eric Holzman at Lori Bookstein Fine Art by Daniel Gauss
– 1967-71 TYLER SCHOOL of ART BFA
– 1971-73 YALE UNIVERSITY MFA
– 1970 Summer SKOWHEGAN SCHOOLS
– 1971 Summer NY STUDIO SCHOOL
One Person Shows
2019 JOHN DAVIS GALLERY Hudson, NY
2015 SIDESHOW GALLERY Brooklyn, NY
New work, and Large Paintings
2015 LORI BOOKSTEIN FINE ART New York, NY
2013 GREMILLION FINE ART New Paintings Houston, TX
2013 GREMILLION FINE ART, Drawings Houston, TX
2011 GREMILLION FINE ART Houston, TX
2010 PRESENT GLOBAL West Palm Beach, FL
2009 SIDESHOW GALLERY Brooklyn, NY
2007 GALLERY, NY STUDIO SCHOOL, Drawings New York, NY
2004 JASON MCCOY New York, NY
2004 INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Monte Castello, Italy
2002 UNIV OF HARTFORD Hartford, CT
2002 ESTREYA GALLERY Baltimore, MD
2001 TIBOR D’NAGY New York, NY
2000 JASON MCCOY Kansas City, MO
Group Shows (from 2006)
2018 American Academy of Arts and Letters
2015 BERNARD JAKOBSON New York, NY
Drawn to Perfection
2014 PAINTING CENTER New York, NY
2014 BERNARD JACOBSON GALLERY New York, NY
2014 JANET KURNATOWSKI Brooklyn, NY
2014 RUTGERS UNIVERSITY New Brunswick, NJ
2013 BERNARD JACOBSON GALLERY New York, NY
2013 SIDESHOW GALLERY Brooklyn, NY
2012 LORI BOOKSTEIN GALLERY New York, NY
2010 GREMILLION GALLERY Houston, TX
2012 LOHIN GEDULD New York, NY
2009 LOHIN GEDULD New York, NY
2008 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ARTS AND DESIGN New York, NY
2008 AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND LETTERS New York, NY
2008 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA Columbia, SC
2007 PRESENT GLOBAL GALLERY West Palm Beach, FL
2007 WEST PALM BEACH ARMORY West Palm Beach, FL
2006 RK GALLERY Brooklyn, NY
2010-2016 BUROUGH OF MANHATTAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
New York, NY
2002-2010 NY STUDIO SCHOOL New York, NY
1997-2002 BARD COLLEGE Annanendale on Hudson, NY
1994‐1997 PRATT Brooklyn, NY
1991‐1992 MICA Baltimore, MD
Grants and Awards
2018 POLLACK KRASER FOUNDATION
2015 ADOLPH and ESTER GOTTLEIB FOUNDATION
2014 PETER S. REED FOUNDATION
2008 AMER. ACADEMY of A RTS AND LETTERS – Academy Award
2008 NATIONAL ACADEMY – Purchase Prize
2003 THE ATLANTIC PACIFIC FELLOWSHIP
1998 TIFFANY FOUNDATION
1989 NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS
1978 STUDIO, P.S. 1
– Steven Alexander Eric Holzman Small paintings – Painters Table
– Jonathan Goodman Eric Holzman Lori Book stein – Art Critical
– Elaine Smelling Eric Holzman: Disclosure – Invigorate
– Daniel Gauss Eric Holzman at Lori Book stein Fine Art – ArtFuse
2009 Steven Alexander Eric Holzman at Sideshow Painters Journal
2007 Naves, Mario Drawing to the Music of Time NY Observer, April
2007 Schjeldahl, Peter Eric Holzman The New Yorker, May
2007 Linquist, Greg Eric Holzman’s Drawings Brooklyn Rail, June
2004 Naves, Mario Eric Holzman’s Crying Skies NY Observer, Aug.
2004 Kernan, Nathan Eric Holzman at Jason McCoy Art in America, Nov.
2004 Cohen, David Gallery Going The New York Sun, May
2002 McNatt, Glenn Action Figures Baltimore Sun, May
2001 Naves, Mario Art About Artifact-And Trains NY Observer, May
2000 Fanning, Leesa Eric Holzman at Jason McCoy Kansas City, Dec.
1996 McQuaid, Cate Holzman’s Ever-Changing Canvases The Boston Globe, Oct.
1995 Stephen, Nancy Galleries The Boston Globe, Oct.
1994 Schneeman, Ellio Eric Holzman’s Landscapes Cover Magazine
1994 Scholnick, Michael New Romantics Cover Magazine
1987 Masters, Greg Eric Holzman Cover Magazine