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Eric Nash

Western Lust
Graphite on Paper
30x44
Sold
Casablanca
Charcoal on Paper
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Cowboy Corral
Charcoal on Paper
30x44
Hollywood Blvd
Charcoal on Paper
30x44
Sold
Del Rey Car Wash
Oil on Canvas
36x48
Liquor
Oil on Canvas
36x48
Sunset Blvd
Oil on Panel
38x60

Eric Nash is a California artist working in oil and charcoal. His subject matter focuses on icons and scenes inspired by California. Often highly realistic, his images are pared down to their idealized essence often conveying a film still or a memory. He works in series, some of which go back decades.

Eric began painting and exhibiting his work at an early age. He received a BFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on scholarship. He has had multiple solo shows in California since 2000. He is currently represented by leading galleries in Los Angeles and Palm Springs. His work is collected by noted art collectors worldwide including many well-known Hollywood names, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and corporations. He has been the subject of numerous media articles and his work has been featured at Tucson Museum of Art, Laguna Art Museum, Riverside Art Museum, Hilbert Museum of California Art, and Palm Springs Art Museum. He currently lives and works in the high desert town of Yucca Valley, California next to Joshua Tree National Park.

Eric Nash

Born: Champaign-Urbana, IL; Lives and works: Yucca Valley / Joshua Tree CA

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign: Bachelor of Fine Arts

One Person Exhibitions

2020 LA / SF, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

2019 DRIVE, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

2018 A Golden State, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

2017 BLVD, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

Western Pictures – KP Projects, Los Angeles

2016 Land/Sky, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

Eric Nash, Land/Sky, Skidmore Contemporary Art, CA

Pools and Gas Stations, Flow Modern, Palm Springs, CA

2015 City of Dreams – Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

Other Desert Cities – Flow Modern, Palm Springs, CA

2014 Moon Horizon – Flow Modern, Palm Springs, CA

Return of the Raven – Flow Modern, Palm Springs, CA

Driven – Stephen Archdeacon Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

2013 Western Noir – Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

Raven Nights – Stephen Archdeacon Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

2012 Doomsday – Stephen Archdeacon Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

California Noir – Stephen Archdeacon Gallery, Palm Springs CA

Selected New Work by Eric Nash – Stephen Archdeacon Gallery, Palm Springs

CA

2011 One Night – Stephen Archdeacon Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

Twelve Ravens – Stephen Archdeacon Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

Skull – Stephen Archdeacon Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

2010 Raven – Art Front Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Six Ravens – Blackman Cruz, Los Angeles, CA

Wexler Weekend – Eric Nash Studio Show, Palm Springs Preservation Society,

Palm Springs, CA

2009 76 – Red Dot Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

Signs of Life – Art Front Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

GenArts Presents Eric Nash – Culver City Art Walk, Culver City, CA

2008 Raven 76 – Art Front Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Western Lights – Blackman Cruz, Los Angeles, CA

Works by Eric Nash – Red Dot Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

LA >< Art Fundraiser, LA >< Art, Los Angeles, CA

2007 To Die and Live in LA – Art Front Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

12 Skulls – Rose in Venice, Los Angeles, CA

Freeway – Blackman Cruz, Los Angeles, CA

2006 LA Highway – Rose in Venice, Los Angeles, CA

15 Skulls – Rose in Venice, Los Angeles, CA

LA Moment – Blackman Cruz, Los Angeles, CA

2005 LA Nights – Rose in Venice, Los Angeles, CA

Little Houses – Rose in Venice, Los Angeles, CA

Little Skulls – Rose in Venice, Los Angeles, CA

2004 Signs of Night – Rose in Venice, Culver City, CA

Not for Sale – Casa Blanca Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

2003 Hollywood – PUSH Studios, West Hollywood, CA

Still of the Night – Casa Blanca Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

2002 Modern Days – Casa Blanca Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

2001 Desert Nights – Casa Blanca Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

2000 Go West – Casa Blanca Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 A Work in Progress – Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

Palette to Palate – Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

Desert Views – Flow Modern, Palm Springs, CA

Art Market San Francisco – Skidmore Contemporary Art Booth, San Francisco, CA

2014 Art Market San Francisco – Skidmore Contemporary Art, San Fran., CA

Summertime – Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

Art Silicon Valley – Skidmore Contemporary Art Booth, San Mateo, CA

Desert Heat – Flow Modern, Palm Springs, CA

Untitled – Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

Desert Artists Group Show – Archangle Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

The Last Picture Show – Stephen Archdeacon Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

2013 Totally Carried Away and Off the Wall – Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

New Artists – Stephen Archdeacon Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

Still Summer – Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

Candy – Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

The Art of Summer – Stephen Archdeacon Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

West Week at The Pacific Design Center – Holly Hunt, West Hollywood, CA

Group Exhibition – Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

Art Market San Francisco – Skidmore Contemporary Art Booth, San Francisco, CA

Contemporary Works – Stephen Archdeacon Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair – Skidmore Contemporary Art Booth, Palm Springs, CA

2012 Route 66 – Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

Modern Times – Stephen Archdeacon Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

The Dirty Show 2012 – The Dirty Show, Detroit, MI

Modern Family – The Rooster Fish, Venice Beach, CA

2011 New Palm Springs – Stephen Archdeacon Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

The Dirty Show 2011 – The Dirty Show, Detroit, MI

The Dirty Show LA – The Dirty Show, Los Angeles, CA

Kum ‘n’ Go – The Rooster Fish, Los Angeles, CA

2010 Untitled Group 12 – Art Front Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The ACE Show – Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

2009 Red – Art Front Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Dirty Show LA – The Dirty Show, Los Angeles, CA

New Artists – Red Dot Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

Art Front Goes Hollywood – Art Front Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Go Green – Abbot Kinney Pop-Up Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Summer in Los Angeles – Art Front Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007 LA Night – Rose in Venice, Los Angeles, CA

La La Land – Art Front Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006 Art Night LA 2006 – PUSH, West Hollywood, CA

Western Light – Art Front Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005 Art Night LA – PUSH, West Hollywood, CA

Beach Meets City – Rose in Venice, Los Angeles, CA

Rebirth – Casa Blanca Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

2004 Art Night LA 2004- PUSH, West Hollywood, CA

A Dark and Sunny Place – Casa Blanca Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

2003 Art Night LA 2003 – PUSH, West Hollywood, CA

Desert Ocean – Casa Blanca Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

2002 Art Night LA 2002 – PUSH, West Hollywood, CA

Black & White – Casa Blanca Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

2001 Pretty Pictures – Casa Blanca Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

Bibliography

Leonardo, Kathy. “On View Now: Skidmore Contemporary Art Celebrates California

Artists Eric Nash and Bradley Hankey”, laartparty.com. September 2015.

Staff Writer. “Skidmore Contemporary Art Hosts Solo Shows for Two Southern California

Based Artists”, westsidetoday.com. August 21, 2015.

Staff Writer. “Other Desert Cities by Eric Nash”, Palm Springs Style. April 2015.

Naylor, Dre. “Palm Springs Attractions”, Palm Springs Life. February 2015.

Staff Writer. Laguna Art Museum Palette to Palate Featured Artist Eric Nash’s Latest

Rich, Painterly Drawings Reflect A Movement”. exploregram.com, June 1, 2015.

Lieu, Lynn. “Downtown Palm Springs Event Art Bar Celebrates First Anniversary”, The

Desert Sun. August 1, 2014.

Haldeman, Peter. “The Desert in Demand”, New York Times. May 30, 2014.

Welles, Elenore. “Eric Nash at Skidmore Contemporary Art”, Art Scene Los Angeles.

September 2013.

Leonardo, Kathy. “Eric Nash: Western Noir”, Artillery Magazine. November 6, 2013.

Stanton, Chris. “Eric Nash at Skidmore Contemporary Art”, dailydujour.com. October 23,

2013

Lancaster, Libby. “Skidmore Contemporary Art Features the Work of Acclaimed Artist

Eric Nash”, Examiner.com. October 15, 2013.

Johns, Laurence. “Eric Nash”, Tinsel Tokyo. Summer 2013.

Fitzpatrick, Kyle. “Eric Nash Paints His Drive”, laimyours.com. February 21, 2013.

Nelson, Liz. “Throwing a Party to End All Parties”, The Desert Sun. December 21, 2012.

Powers, Jim. “Doomsday Party”, palmspringslife.com. December 20 – 23, 2012.

Knight, Kenya. “Apocalyptic Art”, 354daysofsun.com. December 19, 2012.

Knight, Kenya. “PS, I Love Your Style”, 354daysofsun.com. Novemer 6, 2012.

Keeps, David. “Palm Springs and the High Desert”, Travel+Leisure. December 2011.

Keeps, David. “Palm Springs and the High Desert”, travelandleisure.com. December

2011.

Dean, Will. “Palm Springs Artist Eric Nash Explores Highways of Art”, mydesert.com.

January 6 2012.

Dean, Will. “Palm Springs Artist Eric Nash Explores Highways of Art”, Desert Outlook.

January 2012.

Schulman, Sandra. “Darkness on the Edge of Town”, Desert Valley Star Weekly. March

25 – 31, 2010.

Harris, Chloe. “Desert Cool”, California Home + Design. May 2008.

Medson, Randall. “Made in the USA / 92262”, Exit Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 4, Spring /

Summer 2007.

 

Selected Collections

Delta Airlines

Pacific Investment Management Company, LLC

Beth DeWoody

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer

Mena Suvari

Hillary Duff

Orlando Bloom

James Ellroy

Jake Bloom