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Artist: Eric Heerspink


Artist: Eric Heerspink
Eric Heerspink, MICHIGAN
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Since my youth, science fiction films have captivated my imagination. Spaceships, robots, and other futuristic technology interest me in both their design and function (actual or fictional). I am interested in capturing the ultra modern look and feel of these machines and technology within my own work. The surface of the work serves as a canvas in which to incorporate shapes that reference the ultra modern. Employing traditional techniques and modern technology, layers of decoration are used to create a depth of imagery in order to investigate repetition, pattern, and line.

 EDUCATION
2012 – 2015 MFA in Ceramics
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

2002 – 2008 BFA in Ceramics, Art Education Certificate
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2016 – Present Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, Adjunct Faculty, Visual Culture

2012 – 2015 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL Graduate Assistant, 2-D Design, Art Appreciation, Ceramic Studio Technician

2008 – 2012 Westminster Christian School, Miami FL, Art Teacher, 6 -12 Grade

2006 – 2008 Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, Ceramic Studio Assistant

EXHIBITIONS
2016
Last Call II, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN

Irons in the Fire, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN

2015
Holiday Cup Show, Edwardsville Art Center, Edwardsville, IL

50/50 Exhibition, Center Art Gallery, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

Art Prize 7, 25 Ottawa, Grand Rapids, MI

Rebuilding Perceptions: MFA Thesis Exhibition, Edwardsville Art Center, Edwardsville, IL

MFA Art Exhibition, Art Gallery, SIUE, Edwardsville, IL

2014
22nd Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center, E. Petersburg, PA

Varsity Art XVIII Exhibition, Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO

4th Biennial Central Time Ceramics, Bradley University Galleries, Peoria, IL

Ceramic Exhibition, MUC Art Gallery, SIUE, Edwardsville, IL

MFA Art Exhibition, Art Gallery, SIUE, Edwardsville, IL

2013
Battle of the Bowls, The Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, VA

Best Served Hot, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL

Functional Relationships, Arts Council of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN

MFA Art Exhibition, MUC Art Gallery, SIUE, Edwardsville, IL

2012 20th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center, E. Petersburg, PA

2008
Quarter Carnival: Spring Arts Festival, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

We Would Paint But the Door Was Locked, 106 South Division, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

Sticks and Stones, Center Art Gallery, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

Preface, 106 South Division, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

2007
Termite Night Club, Gondola Gallery, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

Big Sub Art Show: Submersion, Calvin Art Department, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

The Smooth and the Striated, 106 South Division, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

2006
Merge, 106 South Division, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

Spring Arts Festival, Commons Lawn, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

Future Constructions, Gondola Gallery, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

Big Sub Art Show, Calvin Art Department, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

Etchings in Time, 106 South Division, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

PUBLICATIONS
2014
Straight Up Magazine

Straight Up; Issue 20, March 2014



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