|Phone||(708) 596-2000 ext. 2300|
|Faculty Department||Art and Design|
15800 South State Street
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 Lee E. Dulgar and Dorothea Thiel Galleries located on 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.