Photo-Angie Pickersgill, Bend, OR, 2016

Photo-Angie Pickersgill, Bend, OR, 2016

Eric Pickersgill is a full time artist, husband, and father working in North Carolina. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015. He was born in Homestead, Florida in 1986 and spent his teenage years in Charlotte, North Carolina. Eric received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Fine Art Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2011. Between 2011 and 2013 Eric taught high school in Charlotte, NC via Teach for America. His passion for teaching and image making allows him to see the connections that the two share. The work Eric makes is often about photography as he explores the psychological and social effects that cameras and their artifacts have on individuals and societies as a whole. Eric has exhibited and presented his work internationally at institutions, galleries, and art fairs such as The North Carolina Museum of Art, Pantheon-Sorbonne University, The Ackland Art Museum, Rick Wester Fine Art, Pulse Art Fair Miami, AIPAD, and many more. 

Photographer Eric Pickersgill discusses his photography series which looks at life without smartphones. Video by Full Frame CGTN

Eric is a co-founder of The Gallery 145 and Mall Pretzel. He also serves on The Board of Directors and Exhibition Committee at The Light Factory in Charlotte, NC.

 

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Eric Pickersgill, Do Our Devices Divide Us? at TEDxBend 2016


One Person Exhibitions

2017
NoShow, The Médiathéque / Mérignac Photo Festival / France

2016
Removed, Rick Wester Fine Art / New York, NY
The Merchandise Revolt / Lianzhou Foto Festival / Lianzhou, China

2015
Constructing Archives, The Carrack / Durham, NC
Removed, John and June Allcott Gallery / Chapel Hill, NC
Endec - Off the Radar, Golden Belt Studios bldg. #3 / Durham, NC

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
Eyes on Main Street, Wilson, NC

2017
Here I live, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Hello, Robot. Design between man and machine,* traveling exhibition, The Design Museum Gent, Gent, Belgium; Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria; Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
As Entertaining As Possible, Testbed 2 Cultural Creative Park / Chongqing, China

2016
reset, Garis and Hahn / New York, NY
Actual Size: Exploring the Photographic Contact Print, Cassilhaus / Chapel Hill, NC  
Future Tense, 516ARTS / Albuquerque, NM
The Photography Show at AIPAD, Rick Wester Fine Art / New York, NY
The Members Show, The Light Factory / Charlotte, NC

2015
PULSE Contemporary Art Fair Miami, Rick Wester Fine Art / Miami, FL
EUREKA!, John and June Allcott Gallery / Chapel Hill, NC
BEYOND CAMERAS, Horace Williams House / Chapel Hill, NC
Neo-Pre-Post-Contra-Para-Anti-Hyper-Pro-Trans-Ultra-Photography, Spectre Arts /  Durham, NC
Virtual Insanity, Whitdel Arts / Detroit, MI
Regarding Leisure, University of Northern Florida Gallery of Art / Jacksonville,  FL
The Land of No Things: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2015, Ackland Art Museum / Chapel Hill, NC
2015 Annual Auction Exhibition, The Light Factory / Charlotte, NC
R.E.C.A.P, The Carrack Modern Art / Durham, NC

2014
Press Street & The Blue Library, Antenna Gallery / New Orleans, LA
Pixel and Grain, Durham Art Guild - SunTrust Gallery / Durham, NC    
Art Nouveau 3rd Annual Exhibition, Womble Carlyle Gallery / Winston Salem, NC
Faraway Nearby: Duke / UNC-CH MFA PhotoFaculty, Cassilhaus / Chapel Hill, NC  
Between the Eyes, Allcott Gallery - Hanes Art Center / Chapel Hill, NC
That Makes Me Nervous, Chapel Hill Underground / Chapel Hill, NC

2013
Icon Industry: The Visual Economy of Human Rights, Kenan Institute for Ethics,  Duke University / Durham, NC
Park Pictures, North Carolina Museum of Art / Raleigh, NC

2011
Manifest '11 BA + BFA PHOTO EXHIBITION, Columbia College Chicago / Chicago, IL
CONTACT: 19th century photographic processes, LivingRoom Gallery / Chicago, IL

2010
Relative Exposure: Photographs of Family, 310conTEMPORARYGallery / Chicago, IL
NEEDLESS SUFFERING, The Drawing Room Gallery at The Hopkinson House / Chicago, IL
Images of Home, Columbia College Chicago / Chicago, IL
Low Tech *(Directors Choice Award), The Center for Fine Art Photography / Fort Collins, CO
Suspicious Minds, The Light Factory / Charlotte, NC
North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Exhibition, Green Hill Center for NC Art / Greensboro, NC

                                         

Artist Residencies
Contemporary Artists Center Woodside '14 / Troy, NY
Starry Night Retreat '14 / Truth or Consequences, NM

Portfolio Reviewer                                           
Atlanta Celebrates Photography '16
Portfolio Throwdown / The Light Factory '16

Artist Talks and Lectures                                       
TEDxPantheonSorbonne '16 / Paris, France
Kibbitznest, Chicago, IL
AIPAD 2016, The Photography Show
TEDxBend '16 / Bend, Oregon
The Carrack, Durham, NC                                      
University of North Carolina at Charlotte                
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill          
Columbia College Chicago                                
The Art Institute of Charlotte
The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
Winthrop University '17

Publication                                                            
Starry Night, Artists to Look Out For           
Soak: anything that ails you – The Blue Library

Curatorial                                                              
TheyThem / Photographs From The Cassilhaus Collection / Chapel Hill, NC (Fall ‘14)

Collections                                                         
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Joseph M. Cohen Family Collection
JPMorgan Chase Art Collection
Cassilhaus Gallery               
Living Room Gallery                                      
Anne-Marie Obregt
The Blue Library – RM220
UNC Chapel Hill / Sloan Art Library
Several Private Collections

Select Online Bibliography
Photograph
Tech Insider 
PetaPixel
CNN
South x Southeast photomagazine
Wired
WUNC The State of Things Interview
BBC World Service
Business Insider
The Huffington Post
fisheye
The Atlantic
Techly
The Washington Post
FotoFilmic 
Forbes
Digital America 
Vice
Long division, Issue 1
DailyNews
NCMA Park Pictures 
BuzzFeed
Winston-Salem Journal
SLRLounge
The Center for Fine Art Photography

(for full listing visit www.removed.social/about)

 

 

 


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