2018 Silk organza, cotton handkerchief and tulle 257 x 470 x 303 cm / 101 1/8 x 185 x 119 1/4 in
Eric N. Mack (b. 1987, Columbia MD; lives and works in New York NY) refers to himself as a painter, yet his works rarely observe the medium’s traditional canvas-to-stretcher format. His use of color, form, and material as elements in a compositional lexicon situate the origin of his practice in the investigation of painting in an expanded field, using stained or dyed fabrics as his principal medium.
Eric N. Mack in his South Bronx Studio. Courtesy of the artist and Rika Magazine. Photo: Charlie Engman
In April 2021, Mack was awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy in Rome, Italy. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including Morán Morán, Mexico City, (2022); NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2021); Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto, Canada (2019); The Power Station, Dallas, TX (2019); Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY (2019); Buffalo AKG Art Museum, Buffalo, NY (2017).