Born and raised in California and currently living in New York, Blum is a recipient of grants from the Pollack-Krasner Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts and has exhibited widely throughout the United States.
Eric Blum’s work is psychological in nature. His paintings channel the sensation of seeing something from the corner of the eye that proves elusive – what Blum refers to as “the irretrievable glimpse” – and leads to uncertain and oddly poetic associations. The ambiguity of what is real, what is imagined, and what is desired is the space he seeks in his work.
Eric’s work has been included in the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH; Kresge Art Museum, MI; Knoxville Art Museum, TN; Montclair Art Museum, NJ; and Albright-Knox Gallery, NY.