Eric Green was born in Gorham, New Hampshire in 1956. Green went to RISD on a full scholarship at the age of sixteen. After attending the school for a week, he left to ride freights across the country, spending four years on the road.
In addition to painting for thirty years, he has worked in a frame shop, assembled pulp testers, traveled with a carnival, restored houses, painted industrial buildings from a hanging scaffold, designed two labels for Brazilian beers, written four novels and a column for the local paper.
Green has had several solo exhibitions including Ameringer McEnery Yohe, New York, NY; Gallery Henoch, New York, NY; Thomas Moser Gallery, Portland, ME; and Haley and Steele, Boston, MA.
Recent group exhibitions include Portland Museum Biennial, Portland, ME; “Realism in 20th Century American Painting,” Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME; “171st Annual Exhibition,” National Academy of Design, New York, NY; “Art from the Driver’s Seat: Americans and Their Cars,” curated by Cara Sutherland. Traveling to: Museum of Our National Heritage, Lexington MA; Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID; Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois State University, Charleston, IL; Kalamazoo Insititute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI; Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY; Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI; Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN; Flint Institute of the Arts, Flint, MI; Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL; The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA; and Galerie Bernard DesRoches, Montreal, Quebec.
Green is the recipient of the National Academy of Design Merit Award and the Vermont Council Arts Fellowship.
Eric Green lives and works in Belfast, ME.
"In the end, Eric Green is really a stunning blend of his own intuitions, his own struggles, and his own triumphs. We can ask no more of a contemporary artist, at the same time wondering why so few of them – exhibiting this kind of basal aesthetic integrity – grace our galleries today."
—Gerrit Henry, art critic for Art News, Art in America, The New York Times, etc.
"I admired your paintings very much; some of them are quite extraordinary and none are ordinary. You have a real talent and you are working hard and thinking hard, and more power to you."
—John Updike, author of Rabbit Run, and double Pulitzer Prize winner