Lives and works in Washington, DC.
Eric Uhlir uses abstraction to examine the lines between art historical reference and this lived history in an attempt to name and give voice to these conflicted spaces we currently inhabit. References to the environment, art, and human history all take center stage across his large, vibrant paintings. Uhlir has received numerous awards and recognitions such as The Boynes Artist Award and the Washington Commission on the Arts and Humanities’ Fellowship. His work has been written up in the Washington Post and is held in private collections internationally.
“Much like our human systems of invention and destruction, each painting is built up through additive mark making and reductive methods like scraping, drawing or the application of solvents.”