born : : 1976   Dubuque, Iowa
resides : : Dallas, TX

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012        Platform Gallery, drogue, Seattle, WA
                 McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Coincident Distruption, Dallas, TX
2011        Suyama Space, In theater, Seattle, WA (catalogue)
2010        Platform Gallery, Look out, Seattle, WA
2008        Platform Gallery, prospect fields, Seattle, WA
2007        Art Agents, hover, Hamburg, Germany
                 gallery4culture, landing, Seattle, WA
2006        Hedreen Gallery, Seattle University, intricate matter, Seattle, WA
                 Kolva/Sullivan Gallery, small expanse, Spokane, WA
2001        Archie Bray Foundation, taunt fellowship exhibition, Helena, MT

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012        Southwestern College Gallery, Big & Bright, Cula Vista, CA
2011        Ro2 Gallery, Import, Dallas, TX
                 Eastfield College, Temporary Occupants, Mesquite, TX
2010        Brazos Gallery, Modular, Richland College, Dallas, TX
2009        Art Cologne, Open Space, Cologne, Germany
2008        Archer Gallery, flat/form, Vancouver, WA
2007        Kunsthaus Hamburg, Fish and Ships, Hamburg, Germany
                 VOLTAshow03, outdoor|sculpture projects, Basel, Switzerland
                 SAM Gallery, Here and Now, Seattle, WA
2006        Platform Gallery, Unnatural Presence, Seattle, WA
                  Ash Street Project Space, Sensibility, Portland, OR
2005        SOIL, Abstraction Obstruction, Seattle, WA
2004        Kolva/Sullivan Gallery, Past Residents, Spokane, WA
2001        SOFA exposition, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
                 Myrna Loy Center for the Performing Arts, Basement, Helena, MT
                 Trish Higgins Fine Art, Six Degrees, Wichita, KS
2000        Baltimore Clayworks, Clay on the Cusp, Baltimore, MD
                 Whitefish Gallery, Bray Show, Whitefish, MT
                  Arapahoe Community College, Archie Bray and the Colorado Connection, Denver, CO
                 Chester Springs Studio, Conestoga Ceramics: A Continuing Tradition, Chester Springs, PA
1999        Wayne Art Center, Craft Forms 99, Wayne, PA 
                  Silvermine Guild Arts Center, USA Craft Today, New Canaan, CT
                  Hill Country Arts Foundation, Origins in Clay, Ingram, TX 
                  Vermont Clay Studio, Emerging Artists of the U.S., Waterbury Center, VT

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2011       Block, Jenny. “Tiny Houses and Big Twisters at import.” Dallas Observer, 16 August 2011. Web.
                Grant, Adriana. “Recommendations: Eric Eley at Suyama Space.” Visual Art Source, 31 Mh 2011. Web
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                Miller, Brian. “The Fussy Eye: Gimme Shelter.” Seattle Weekly, March 2, 2011
                Worssam, Nancy. “Suyama Space installation shows the handmade doing battle with the high-tech.” The Seattle
                       Times, February 25, 2011
                Watters, Nate. “Eric Eley Takes Over Suyama Space.” CityArts, 19 January 2011. Web.
                Graves, Jen. "Currently Hanging: Eric Eley." SLOG. The Stranger, 24 Jan 2011. Web. 25 Jan 2011
2009       Beal, Suzanne. “A Society of Artists, The Federal Government, and a Top Secret Studio.” City Arts Magazine, August
2008       Beal, Suzanne. “Eric Eley at Platform Gallery.” Sculpture, vol. 27, no. 10, December
                Pence, Elizabeth. “Eric Eley at Platform Gallery.” Artweek, vol. 39, issue 3 (April 2008)
                Graves, Jen. “In/Visible: What you see is what you see?” Audio Interview. thestranger.com, February 6
                Grant, Adriana. “Walk-through Drawing: ‘prospect fields’ at Platform Gallery.” Seattle Weekly, January 23
2007       May, Whitney. “Art Floats.” NY Arts, July/August
                 Danek, Sabine. “Rumpfbeugen.” Szene, March
                 Schiff, Hajo. “Eleys Wacherungen.” O.T., no. 10, February
                 Brennecke, Ernst. “Kunst Wachst aus der Wand.” Harburger Nachrichten, February 16
2006        Hackett, Regina. “Eley’s Expansive ‘intricate matter’ Freezes Motion in the Moment.” Seattle Post
                        Intelligencer, October 6
                 Staff Writer. “Best Bet.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, September 22
                 Staff Writer. “Hot Ticket.” Seattle Times, September 22
                 Graves, Jen. “profanity, testing, explosion.” The Stranger, September 14
                 Graves, Jen. “First Day of School.” The Stranger, September 7
                 Hackett, Regina. “Contributions by Pokorny and Eley Stand Out in ‘Unnatural Presence’ at Platform Gallery.”
                        Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 30
2001        Shull, Chris. “Go See It!” The Wichita Eagle, March 25
                  Lapoint, Nancy. “A Visit to the Bray.” Ceramics Monthly, vol. 49, no.1
2000        Donohoe, Victoria. “Conestoga’s Crafters of Clay Featured in Ceramics Display.” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 16
                  Quillman, Catherine. “Heritage of Hands-on Craft Unites Artists.” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Suburban Edition, Jan. 16
                  Donohoe, Victoria. “Wayne Art Center.” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 26
1999        Staff Writer. “Emerging Artists Show.” Ceramics Monthly, vol. 47, no. 5 (May 1999), p. 20

PUBLICATIONS
2008        Mammal 002: Machismo, Mammal Magazine, Issue 2
2007        One Shot 2006, Visual Codec

COMMISSIONS
2011        Vulcan Real Estate, Seattle, WA
2009        King County Medical Examiner’s Office, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

COLLECTIONS
Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
City of Seattle, Seattle, WA
Eastfield College, Mesquite, TX
Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA
King County Art Collection, King County, WA
Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, OH
Vulcan Real Estate, Seattle, WA

AWARDS
2008        Individual Projects Grant, 4culture, King County, WA
                 CityArtist Project Grant, City of Seattle, Seattle, WA
                 Grant for Artist Projects (GAP), Artist Trust, Seattle, WA
2004        Kottler/Noritake Scholarship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2001        Taunt Fellowship, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
1999        Regina Brown Fellowship, National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts



BIOGRAPHY
Now based in Dallas, Eric Eley was born in 1976. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, and
his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington in Seattle. Between degrees, Eric spent two years as an artist-in-residence
at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT, sponsored by the Taunt Fellowship.

Eric’s work is represented by Platform Gallery, Seatlel where his most recent solo exhibition ,drogue, was shown in September 2012. He has developed site-specific installations for The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas and Suyama Space, Seattle along with mountng solo exhibitions at Art Agents Gallery in Hamburg, Germany, Gallery4Culture, and the Hedreen Gallery at the Lee Center for the Arts, both in Seattle. Eric’s work has been included in group shows in the Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany, Outdoor Sculpture Projects at Volta03 in Basel, Switzerland, and Open Space at Art Cologne in Cologne, Germany. He recently completed his first permanent outdoor sculpture.