Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Eric Aho

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: Saxtons River, VT
MacDowell fellowships: 2018
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Eric Aho’s paintings join historical research, personal inquiry, and a close reading of the landscape together with delight in experiencing the natural world reinvigorating what it means to paint the landscape today. Working in seasonal cycles, in winter he paints snow, ice, and a hole cut in a frozen pond. His “Ice Cuts” were the subject of a 2016 exhibition at the Hood Museum of Art.

While at MacDowell, Aho completed a series of paintings reflecting on the pine forest environment and walking trails at MacDowell many of which will be included in his forthcoming exhibition at DC Moore Gallery in New York City. Also underway was a new series of etchings to be published by Wingate Studio. Aho was the subject of a widely received 2016 exhibition at Dartmouth College's Hood Museum of Art.

Exhibited and collected widely, Aho’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH; Denver Art Museum; Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; New Britain Museum of American Art, CT; among others. Aho grew up in rural Hudson, New Hampshire and now lives and works in Saxtons River, Vermont.


Eastman (formerly Shop)

Eric Aho worked in the Eastman (formerly Shop) studio.

Thanks to the generous support of MacDowell Fellow and board member Louise Eastman, a century-old farm building has been reinvented as a modern, energy efficient live and workspace for visual artists. Originally built to provide storage when the residency program was expanding, this small barn was simply converted for studio use in the mid-1950s with the…

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