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.

Eric Riemenschneider

b. 1970, Akron, OH
Lives and works in Fort Myers, FL


EDUCATION

2004 BFA, Ringling College of Art & Design

EXHIBITIONS

2014
Dark Arts, Space 39, Ft. Myers
Jazz & Blues, Space 39, Ft. Myers (SOLO)
Collections, Tincture, Ft. Myers

2013
All Florida 2D/3D, Alliance for the Arts, Ft. Myers
SBDAC 5 Year Retrospective, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Ft. Myers
Recent Works, Space 39, Ft. Myers (SOLO)

2012
All Florida 2D/3D, Alliance for the Arts, Ft. Myers
Public Space, Patio DeLeon, Ft. Myers (SOLO)
Recent Works, The Franklin Gallery, Ft. Myers

2011
Out of Time, HOWL Gallery, Ft. Myers
AmERICa, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Ft. Myers (SOLO)
AmERICa Eats, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Ft. Myers (SOLO)

2010
Turn, Turn, Turn, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Ft. Myers
What Dreams May Come, Alliance for the Arts, Ft. Myers

2009
Dark Arts, Space 39, Ft. Myers
Outside the Box, Alliance for the Arts, Ft. Myers

2008
Too Hot to Handle, Alliance for the Arts, Ft. Myers
Dark Arts, Space 39, Ft. Myers
Arts for Act, Rauschenberg Gallery, Ft. Myers

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Hall, Thomas: "Portrait artist Eric Riemenschneider best at Alliance's All Florida show", Web June 2, 2012

Stetson, Nancy: "Painting America... one face at a time", Florida Weekly, April 2011

Elias, Andrew: "Eric's America", Ft. Myers & Southwest Florida Magazine, March-April 2011

Hall, Thomas: "Eric Riemenschneider's epicurean pieces poke fun at our disassociation with food", Web April 4, 2011

De la Torre, Yohanna: "Raw Impression Artist, Eric Riemenschneider", Gulf Coast Times, July 2011

COLLECTIONS

Works held in private collections in the United States, Costa Rica and the Netherlands.

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