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Eric Standley

Professor of Studio Art

Eric Standley gave up his dreams of becoming a modernist in favor of maintaining a daily routine of compositional archeology. He sleeps on rare occasions between working in his studio in Blacksburg VA and contributing his compassionate outlook as a Professor of Studio Art at Virginia Tech. Eric is represented by Eli Bronner of the Charles Moffett Gallery, NY, Dinner Gallery, NY and Media Force of Tokyo Japan. He has exhibited in over one hundred and thirty-six museums and galleries around the world. His artworks are a part of the permanent collections of the Palace of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, the Scherenschnittmuseum, Vreden, Germany, and The Zupi Collection, São Paulo, Brazil.

Contemporary Art, Art and Technology, Laser Cutting and Engraving, Cut Paper

ART 5524 Advanced Laser Cutting and Engraving
ART 4514: Laser Cutting and Engraving
ART 3854: Professional Studio Practices
ART 1504: Contemporary Art and Practice
ART 1404: Principles of 2D Art and Design

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

Songs for the Living, Dinner Gallery, New York, NY
Quintessence Does not Wait, Sharjah Museum of Art, Sharjah, UAE
In Depth, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA

Selected Group Exhibitions:

Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
15th Anniversary Summer Party, The Glass House, New Canaan, CT
Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State, Tirana, Albania
Crossings, Southwell Minster Cathedral, Nottinghamshire, UK
Von Traditionell bis Modern, Scherenschnittmuseum, Vreden, Germany
CODA Paper Art 2015 Biannual, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Art on Paper New York, Victori + Mo, Pier 36, New York, NY

Selected Presentations:

Intricacy: Eric Standley, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Eric Standley, Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Spring, TX
Quintessence and Complexity, Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival, Sharjah, UAE
Dyslexia, Technology and Chromatin Packing, Society of Arts + Crafts, Boston, MA
Purpose and Absurdity, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
Technology, Dyslexia and Sensibility, Pixel Show, São Paulo, Brazil
Circle, Escola Técnica Estadual, São Paulo, Brazil
In Depth: Eric Standley, moderated Q&A with Heather Hakimzadeh, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA

19th Annual Betsy Meyers Memorial Award, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Creative Achievement Award, College of Architecture & Urban Studies, Virginia Tech (2021, 2015, 2014, 2009)

Islamic Arts Festival, Department of Culture and Information, Sharjah, UAE

Certificate of Induction, Kappa Pi International Art Honor Society, Iota Mu Chapter, Virginia Tech

Visual Arts Society Award, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

Albert L. Sturm Creative Arts Award, Phi Beta Kappa, Mu Chapter, Virginia Tech

Emerging Educator Award, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education, Savannah, GA

University Certificate of Teaching Excellence, Virginia Tech


B.F.A. Painting and Studio for Interrelated Studio, Massachusetts College of Art

M.F.A. Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design