Eric Uhlir (American, b. 1979) grew up in Southern California and earned his BFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003. His work is both figurative and abstract, examining the Anthropocene in the context of art history. He exhibited at IA&A at Hilyer in Washington, DC in 2019 and with Caitlin Berry Fine Art at Culture House in 2021. His work is held in private collections internationally. He keeps a studio in Washington, DC.
“Much of my practice deals with examining our present day through the lens of art history and our relationship with the natural world. We often feel that our challenges are unique to our present time and the product of our preoccupations, but often current moments trace distinct paths from events in the past. Many of my series, like Trophic Cascade and A Perilous Loop, explore similar themes through different lenses – the repetition of history that’s depicted in most museums but often overlooked.”