Eric Riemenschneider graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design with a B.F.A. in Illustration. He is the recipient of several awards including Southwest Florida's Best Up and Coming Artist, the Angels of the Arts Award, All Florida- Best of Show, Lee County Golden Apple Teacher, Lee County Arts Teacher of the Year, and the Robert Rauschenberg Scholarship.
Eric enjoys painting large-scale oil paintings and creating mixed media digital designs. Yohana de la Torre, publisher of Gulf Coast Times stated, "His art has been a life-long exploration of the human spirit. Through his work, he captures the essence of the individuals with a unique point of view. Simply put: this is impressionism done with a vivid modern approach and an enormous assurance of the handling of his materials." His work has been exhibited in the Robert Rauschenberg Gallery, Space 39, Tincture Gallery, Selby Gallery, Alliance for the Arts, Big Arts, Howl Gallery, Franklin Gallery, Yabo, Cru, and a solo show at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.
Eric was born in Akron, Ohio and later lived in New York City. He moved to Sanibel Island twenty years ago, where he met and married Sanibel resident, Katie. Married for seventeen years, they now have three sons named Clay (15), Kai (13) and Rhys (3). Recently, they moved to downtown Ft. Myers near the historic Edison Home.
Works held in private collections in the United States, Costa Rica and the Netherlands.