Eric Tucker

Title Instructor
Phone (708) 596-2000 ext. 2300
Email etucker
Personnel Type Faculty
Faculty Department Art and Design
Course Discipline ART

Main Campus

15800 South State Street
Room # 4435G
South Holland, Illinois 60473-1200


B.S., Indiana University Northwest

M.F.A., University of Chicago


Eric Tucker has been in numerous regional group exhibitions including at venues such as Koehnline Museum of Art, I space and the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. His solo exhibitions include Zg Gallery, Chicago, IU East, Richmond, IN, New Harmony Gallery for Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN.

Eric is also the curator of the Dorothea Thiel Gallery located on the fourth floor of SSC’s main campus.

Eric currently lives and works in Whiting, Indiana, and is represented by Zg Gallery in Chicago. His work engages the complexities of illusion and the gap between perception and cognition. By melding features of painting, drawing and sculpture, Tucker seeks to reveal ambiguities between the boundaries of traditional media. If our historical moment can be characterized as one in which everything is open to discussion, debate and interpretation, then his objects are sculptures by the most reductive definition, but they are made with the intention of expanding our interpretations of drawing, painting and concepts medium specificity. Essentially, his work is about understanding differences and creating an open discourse in the place of orthodox paradigms.