Masters of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing, University of Washington, Seattle


Bachelors of Arts, Art Practice, University of California, Berkeley



Colorado Mesa University Professional Development Grant

The Herbert and Rosetta Bohnert Memorial Award, Hudson Valley Art Association


Jerusalem Studio School Master Class Residency 


Kickstarter Artist Project Grant 


4Culture Project Grant 

Jentel Foundation Artist Residency Vermont Studio Center Residency and Artist Grant 


Neddy Artist Fellowship 

4Culture Artist Project Award 


Kayla Skinner Special Recognition Award, Seattle Art Museum 

Brink Award Nominee, Henry Art Gallery

Artist Trust GAP Grant 


Recruitment Scholarship, School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle 


James Phalen Art Scholarship, University of California, Berkeley 


Maybelle Toombs Art Scholarship, University of California, Berkeley 

Brink Award Nominee, Henry Art Gallery

Solo Exhibitions


Variations, Omnia Contemporary, Grand Junction, CO


Overgrown, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA 


Pairings, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA 


Residual Forms, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA 


New Paintings, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA 


Transitions, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA 

Group Exhibitions


85th Annual Juried Exhibition, Hudson Vallery Art Association, Old Lyme, CT

Works On Paper, Omnia Contemporary, Grand Junction, CO


Phenomenal, Kittredge Gallery, Tacoma, WA


Drawn, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

That Would be Chaos, 437CO CMU Gallery, Grand Junction, CO 

Painting and Seeing, UNCW Art Gallery, Wilmington, NC  


Stilleven:Contemporary Still Life, Hallie Ford Museum, Salem, OR 

Canopies, Prographica, Seattle, WA 

The Diana Project, The Alice Gallery, Seattle, WA 


Focus on Paper, Prographica, Seattle, WA 

The Still Life Show, Prographica, Seattle, WA 


The Pruzan Collection, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA 

The Thinning Veil Between Worlds, LxWxH, Seattle, WA 

Artists of Prographica, Bellevue College Gallery Space, Bellevue, WA 


Mum’s the Word, Mills Pond Gallery, St. James, NY

Still, Archer Gallery, Vancouver, WA 

The Space Between, Prographica, Seattle, WA 

Decoy, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA 

40+ Years of Richard Shaw’s Students, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA 

Mirage, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA 


The Architectural View, Prographica, Seattle, WA  

Inventing an Illusive Space, Kirkland Art Center, Seattle, WA 

Hearing the Backbeat, Prographica, Seattle, WA 

Seattle Artists, Gallery (206), Seattle, WA 


A Preview of Things to Come, Prographica, Seattle, WA 

Ripe, Seattle Pacific Art Center, Seattle, WA

Honoring 15 Years of Neddy Fellows, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA 

You’re So Cool, OHGE Ltd., Seattle, WA 

Meet Greet Rinse and Repeat, Monarch Contemporary, Seattle, WA 

Parallel Universes, Grey Gallery, Seattle, WA 


On Paper, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY 

Gather Image, Fugitive Form, Kittredge Gallery, Tacoma, WA 

Refracting Space, Steele Gallery, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA 

West Coast Drawings VIII, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Neddy Artist Fellowship, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA  

9th Northwest Biennial, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA 


Deep Space Punctuated by Planets, Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA 

Message in a Bottle, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA 

Black & White Show, Catherine Person Gallery, Seattle, WA 

Seven Propositions, Ouch My Eye, Seattle, WA Bifocal, Ouch My Eye, Seattle, WA 


MFA Thesis Show, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA 

Professional Experience


2015- Present 

Assistant Professor, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO

2007- 2015 

Instructor, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle 

2008- 2013 

Adjunct Faculty, Highline Community College, Des Moines WA

2007- 2008 

Instructor, North Seattle Community College, Cont. Education

Fall 2007, Spring 2007, & Spring 2006 

Visiting Lecturer, University of Washington, Seattle


Gallery Assistant Director and Exhibition Designer: 

2014- 2015 

Prographica Gallery, Seattle

Studio Assistant: 

2005- 2009

Norman Lundin, Seattle, WA  

2004- 2005 

Adelie Landis-Bischoff, Berkely, CA


Presentations/Public Lectures:


Presenter & Panelist, Self Employment in the Arts Conference, Chicago, IL


Judge, 46th Annual Edge of the Cedars Art Show, Cedaredge, CO 


Panelist, The Northwest Five Painting Colloquium, Tacoma, WA

Artist Talk, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA


Artist Talk, Colorado Mesa University


Artist Talk, Digipen Institute of Technology, WA


Artist Talk, Jordan Wolfson Workshop, Olympia, WA

Panelist, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA


Artist Talk, Gage Academy of Art, WA

Artist Talk, Highline Community College, WA


Juror, Annual Student Show, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Panelist, University of Puget Sound, WA

Artist Talk, Gage Academy of Art, WA

Artist Talk, Tacoma Art Museum, WA  


Articles and Reviews

-The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, 'Conversation Pieces', by Ann Wright, February 2, 2018

-Drawing Magazine, 'New and Notable: Eric Elliott', by Austin R. Williams,  vol. 9, Issue 35, Fall 2012, pages 18-19 

-Seattle Times, 'Artists build a skillful 'Architectural View' at Prographica,  by Gale Clemans, November 11, 2011, Section E, pg. 32 

-Art in America, 'Eric Elliott: Exhibition', by Matthew Kangas, Nov. 2009, pg. 203

-Tacoma Weekly, 'A quartet of evocatively murky painters muddy the walls of the Kittredge Gallery', by Dave R. Davison, Nov. 4th, 2009,Section C, Page 4 

-Art Ltd., Eric Elliott: Artist Profile', by Suzanne Beal, Sept/Oct 2009, pg. 48 

-Seattle Weekly, 'Tone Poet', by David Stoesz, September 16-22, 2009, pg. 55  

-City Arts -Tacoma, 'Shades of Gray', by Greg Bell, March 2009, pg. 30 

-The Stranger,'The Men Who Knew Too Much', by Jen Graves, July 15, 2008, pg. 31

-Seattle Post Intelligencer, 'Paintings by Carlos Vega and Eric Elliott Are a Must--See at Harris Gallery', by Regina Hackett, July 10, 2007, pg. 25 

-The Stranger, 'Hold Still', by Jen Graves, February 19, 2008, pg. 23 

-Seattle Post Intelligencer, 'Henry and the Masters', by Regina Hackett, May 25, 2007