James Erickson b. 1986
James earned his BA at The University of Virginia while running varsity track and cross country. He received several honors and awards at UVA including The Aunspaugh Fifth-Year Art Fellowship. In 2011, James earned his MFA at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and now exhibits his work throughout the east coast. His paintings explore the space between realism and abstraction bringing to mind the ephemeral and enduring qualities of nature. Content and inspiration derive from the people and places of his immediate surroundings in rural Virginia. Currently James serves as chair of the visual arts department at Woodberry Forest School where he lives with his wife Jenna and their six children.
Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art
1520 S Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28203.