Eric Gerdau earned his BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). He was a recipient of the European Honors Program, granting him a year of study in Rome, Italy. His education culminated in receiving the Guggenheim Award for Painting.
Gerdau’s art practice began in New York, NY exhibiting multi-disciplinary work. His work is also informed by perspectives encountered living and working in Europe and Asia. In Lisbon, Portugal, collaborations with a dance company opened curtains into performance and installation work, highlighted with an installation for the entrance of Centro Cultural de Belem. Currently, Eric draws inspiration from Southern California where he maintains a studio gallery in Laguna Beach. His interpretations of ocean horizons, mixed media, and drawings are exhibited in galleries, museums, and collected and commissioned by private collectors internationally.
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