Contemporary Figurative Artist Eric Armusik (1973) -
Eric Armusik is an artist that has bucked the traditional trend of marketing and sales of his work, taking on the entire operation himself, and with great results. In 2010, the artist sold over 60 paintings worldwide in several original marketing events including his "Fire Sale" and the "48 hour Marathon Portrait." But at his core, Eric is an exceptional, romantic figurative painter. His modern-day usage of Baroque-era drama and his ability to fuse deep emotion has distinguished Eric's art from some of the best figurative realist painters in the world today. Eric’s early experiences with art were staring at the ceilings during church at the local Roman Catholic cathedral each Sunday as a child. Seeking out formal training after school, Eric attended Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a B. F. A. in painting, and a minor in an art history focusing on Baroque art. He spent one semester studying painting and art history in Italy. The rare opportunity to view masterworks by Baroque painters Caravaggio and Artemisia Gentileschi had a profound effect on the direction and quality of his work. In 2010 he won the Chairman’s Award for the Sixth International Art Renewal Center competition out of 1700 submissions from over 30 countries worldwide.
Eric's paintings have been displayed in galleries and museums in Philadelphia, New York, and Florence, Italy. His paintings are in the permanent collections of The Trenton City Museum, Lehigh Valley Hospital and numerous private collections. His work has also been prominently featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, ARTFORUM, American Artist Magazine, American Art Collector, Victorian Homes Magazine, Old House Journal, and ArtMATTERS.
Figurative Contemporary Artist Art and Realism Portrait Painter Eric Armusik.…Read More
1991-1995BFA, Pennsylvania State University studied under Julie Heffernan, Robert Yarber Art History minor (Baroque Art), Pennsylvania State University 1995Penn State University study abroad program, Summer semester
2006 Suite 3 Gallery, Harrisburg, PA 2005 Monsoon Galleries, Bethlehem, PA 2005 Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA 2004 After the Party, The Apollo, Bethlehem, PA 2004 Recent Paintings, Vynecrest Winery, Breinigsville, PA 1999 Recent Artwork, The Artworks, Ephrata, PA 1996 Recent Artwork, Mantis Green, Wilkes-Barre, PA 1995 New Works, Pattee Library West Gallery, University Park, PA 1995 Self Portraits, Schlow Library, State College, PA 1995 Why Me?, Patterson Gallery, University Park, PA
Select Group Exhibitions
2006 The Painted Violin, Zoellner Performing Arts Center, Bethlehem, PA Williams Center for the Arts, Lafyette College, PA Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA Lehigh County Historical Society Heritage Museum, Allentown, PA Winter Group Show, Reading Area Community College, Reading, PA BAA Winter Juried Exhibition, Institute of Arts, Wyomissing, PA 2005 Allentown 29th Biennial Juried Show, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA - Juror: Audrey Flack Immaculata University Art Show, Immaculata University, Philadelphia, PA Lebanon Valley College Juried Exhibition, Suzanne H. Arnold Gallery, Lebanon , PA - Juror: Dan Talley Director of Sharadin Gallery Night of 1000 Drawings, Artist Space, New York, NY Spirits of the World, Qbix Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA All Media Juried Show, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA 77th Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY - award Art of the State, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA - Juror: Kathryn Calley Galitz, Ph. D Metropolitan Museum of Art Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA 28th Annual Juried Show, Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA - Juror: Elyse Gonzales, Assistant Curator ICA, University of Pennsylvania Art Attack III, Gallery 20, West Reading, PA 2004 Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY Self Portraits, Northwest Cultural Gallery, Rolling Meadows, IL. - Juror: William Thomas Chambers - Artist 76th Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY Eye and Ear Exhibition, York Arts, York, PA Artist Equity Fall Exhibition, Phillips Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA. Juror - Nancy Miller Batty 2004 International Art Contest, Art Dept.com.au, On-line Exhibition, Bongaree, Australia Art Attack III, Gallery 20, West Reading, PA Figure and Context Juried Exhibition, Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Artist Equity 55th Anniversary Juried Show, Berman Museum of Art - Juror: Brian H. Peterson, Senior Curator of the James A. Michener Art Museum 62nd Annual Painting Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center, Philadelphia, PA - Juror: Patterson Sims, Director of the Montclair Art Museum Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA 2003 Group Show, MCS Gallery, Easton, PA Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY Berks Dinner Group, Sovereign Center VIP Lounge, Reading, PA Berks Art Alliance 26th Annual Juried Exhibition, Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA Biennale Internazionale dellArte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy Healing Art, Manhattan Arts, New York, NY Hamburg Art Festival, Hamburg, PA 2002 Allentown 28th Juried Show, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA - Juror: Dr. Hugh M. Davies The David C. Copley Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego International Art Competition, National Academy of Fine Arts, Pocos de Caldas, Brazil Reading Area Artists, Willow Street Gallery, Reading, PA Berks Art Alliance 25th Annual Juried Exhibition, Reading Museum, Reading, PA Mid-Atlantic Juried Show, Hoyt Institute of Art, New Castle, PA - Juror: Thomas Hinson Hamburg Art Festival, Hamburg, PA Large Works, Willow Street Gallery, Reading, PA 1999 5th Annual Sacred Mountain Juried Art Show, Mauch Chunk Museum, Jim Thorpe, PA 1998 New York International Independent Video and Art Festival, Madison Square Gardens, NYC