Instructor: ERIC EREKSON


Eric Erekson's long road to making art started with his life and education in Salt Lake City, Utah. His skills as a painter were fine-tuned in the BFA and MFA programs at the University of Utah. He has shown in a number of galleries throughout the state, received honorable mentions, has been included in group and solo exhibitions, and has been published twice in International Artist magazines. His work has been exhibited locally at Coda Gallery, Evergreen Art and Frame, Magpies Nest, Pickett Fairbanks, Springville Art Museum, Pioneer Theater, Salt Lake Photo Collective, Gittins Gallery, Art Access Gallery, and Mountain Trails Gallery. Eric's interest is in how identity is formed, which he now explores in a body of work that bridges the gaps between technology and painting. He has a relentless work ethic, leading to a prolific portfolio. He paints consistently while also teaching at the University of Utah, participating in family life, and volunteering for projects such as the Beautify Salt Lake Mural project (intersection show) and leading Sketch Night at the Leonardo Art and Science Center.

"I loved this class, it was exactly what I needed to start my art journey. Eric was very kind and always super helpful. I'm really proud of what I was able to create with his guidance and I'm excited to continue drawing!"-Rebecca L.

"[Eric] was engaging and took time to make sure everyone was understanding each technique. He made the class fun and relaxing."-Amber S.

ERIC EREKSON is currently teaching:

Class Title Semester Date(s) Program
Drawing: Basic Non Major Summer, Fall Multiple Academic Noncredit
Beginning Drawing Skills and Techniques Summer 6/21/23 - 8/02/23 Lifelong Learning
Portrait Drawing Spring 3/21/23 - 4/25/23 Lifelong Learning

ERIC EREKSON has previously taught:

  • Figure Drawing