RESUME / CV

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

2015 – 2017: University at Buffalo, MFA Drawing and Painting, Buffalo, NY

2011 – 2014: St. Lawrence University, BA Art and Art History cum laude, Canton, NY

2010 – 2011: Hartwick College, Fine Arts, Oneonta, NY

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

 

2013 – 2016: Freelance Illustrator, The Fat President Art, Buffalo, NY

Maintenance and content creation for a self-driven online media and comic creation. Commissioned work, and original content produced and distributed continuously.

 

2014 – 2015: AmeriCorps VISTA, Outreach, Inc., Des Moines, IA

Worked as part of a team on the Outreach, Inc. Hunger-Free Iowa Initiative. Created original designs, logos, and content for the web, social media, and print media. Developed marketing strategies, as well as funding methods, and grant writing to create sustainability and build capacity to ensure the longevity of the initiative.

 

2013: Drawing Tutor, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

Instructed St. Lawrence University students on the basic tenants of drawing.

 

2013: SLU Fellowship Recipient, St. Lawrence University

Worked alongside English Chair, Sid Sondergard creating original comics, graphic narratives and explicative essays exploring illustration as a narrative form culminating in a collected work and various presentations.

 

2012: Print Shop Intern, Lower East Side Print Shop, New York, NY

Aided Master Printers in the printmaking process. Cleaned, shot, and set up screens for printing as well as aided in packaging and delivering prints to framers, buyers, galleries and artists.

 

2012 - 2015: Graphic Designer, Student Government, St. Lawrence University

Created and marketed orginal graphic materials for student lead clubs and organizations. 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

2017: Professor of Record, Art 250 – Intro to Digital Practices, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Lesson planned, instructed, and guided students in introductory digital art practice ranging from composition and

layout to sound design and graphic interfacing.  

                                    

2016: Professor of Record, Art 111 – Fundamentals of Drawing, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Lesson planned, instructed, and guided students in introductory drawing practices including understanding materials, composition, history, critical analysis, and basic concepts of figure drawing.

 

                                    

2016: Art Instructor, Canalside, Buffalo, NY

Instructed free art classes for the Buffalo community focusing on illustration, life drawing, and narrative artwork.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

 

2017: Sigils|Rhetoric, 515 Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2013: Base(ick) Americana, Griffith’s Art Center, Canton, NY

2010: Beginning Restrospective, Public Library, Waterville, NY

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

 

2017: Aaron Z. Lee and Friends, Oswego Arts Assoc., Oswego, NY

2016: Unusual Politics: The Madness of Reality, Viridian Gallery, New York, NY

2016: Eleven: First Year MFA Show, University at Buffalo, Amherst, NY

2015: Say Hello to Our New MFAs, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

2014: Imok Youreok, Brush Art Gallery, Canton, NY

2014: What Have We Done This Time?, Zink Shirts, Oswego, NY

2013: What Have We Done?, Oswego State Downtown Gallery, Oswego, NY

2013: Bang Bang Bang, SLC Arts Council, Potsdam, NY

2011: Public Exhibition, Main Street, Oneonta, NY

2010: Juried Show, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY

 

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS:

 

 

2017: Philip and Virginia Cuthbert Elliott Scholarship Award, University at Buffalo

2016: Philip and Virginia Cuthbert Elliott Scholarship Award, University at Buffalo

2014: Jane Scribner Cashin Prize, St. Lawrence University

2014: Art & Art History Honorary Society, St. Lawrence University

2013: SLU Summer Fellowship Grant, St. Lawrence University

2013: Juror’s Choice Award, SLC Arts Council

2013: Remington Award, St. Lawrence University

2010: Honorable Mention—Juried Show, Hartwick College

 

 

MEDIA & PUBLICATIONS:

 

2018: Chapter Illustrations, "I Sing of Anthropophagy: The Cannibal Concept Album",

By Sid Sondergard and David Handerson

2013: “3 Illustrations,” The Laurentian Magazine, Canton, NY:

St. Lawrence University. Magazine

 

 

COMMISSION:

2016: Logo design and promotional materials, JSS Classic Motorcars

2015: Logo design and promotional materials, DabTek

2015: Album artwork and promotional materials, Musician Hyndrix

2014: Rugby Club Crest, Montana State Men’s Rugby Club

2014: Branding and Merchandise Design, St. Lawrence University Men’s Rugby Club

2013: Logo Design, Accounting Competition, Rochester, NY

2012: Advertising and Marketing Materials, St. Lawrence University Student Gov’t, Canton, NY

2010: Shirt Design / Logo, Waterville Area Runners and Walkers, Waterville, NY

 

 

COLLECTIONS:

 

St. Lawrence University Permanent Collection – Canton, NY

 

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The Fat President Art and Illustration

Email: erik@thefatpresident.com