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1966 Born Melrose, MA
1984-88 BFA, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston
1986-87 Diploma, Advanced Studies in Printmaking, Central School of Art and Design, London
1988-89 Graduate study, Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana, Cuba;
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston
1991-92 Postgraduate certificate, Institute of Art and Design, Lahti, Finland
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Eric Aho: An Unfinished Point in a Vast Surrounding, New Britain Museum of American Art, CT
Eric Aho: Ice Cuts, Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH
2015 Eric Aho: Wilderness Studio, DC Moore Gallery, New York
2013 Eric Aho: Translation, DC Moore Gallery, New York
Eric Aho: In the Landscape, Federal Reserve Board, Washington
2012 Transcending Nature: Paintings by Eric Aho, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
2011 Eric Aho: Covert, DC Moore Gallery, New York
2010 Occurrence, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee
Eric Aho: Memory and Invention, Hidell Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2009 Eric Aho: Red Winter, DC Moore Gallery, New York
Eric Aho: Ice Box, Brattleboro Museum, VT
2008 Wilderness, Alpha Gallery, Boston
Outermost, Brickwalk Fine Art, West Hartford, CT
2007 Quarry, Reeves Contemporary, New York
New Paintings, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee
2006 The Becoming Line: Pastel Drawings, Brickwalk Fine Art, West Hartford, CT
Copper Field Suite: New Monotypes, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
Geography IV, Alpha Gallery, Boston
Paintings, Hidell Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2005 New Paintings, Reeves Contemporary, New York
Paintings, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee
Monotypes, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston
2004 Paintings, Spheris Gallery, Bellows Falls, VT
New Paintings, Alpha Gallery, Boston
Texas Papers, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston
2003 The Overstory, Reeves Contemporary, New York
Paintings, Gallery BE’19, Helsinki
Recent Work, Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, CT
The Overhead Lake: New Paintings, Hargate Art Center, St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH
Tremaine Gallery, Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT
2002 New Paintings, Munson Gallery, Santa Fe
Watershed: Paintings of the Connecticut River Valley, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH
Distances: Paintings of New England and Ireland, Alpha Gallery, Boston
2001 Three Counties, Spheris Gallery, Walpole, NH
The River, Field and Sky: New Paintings, Susan Conway Gallery, Washington
2000 Standing Still, New Paintings, Munson Gallery, Santa Fe
Pure Geography, Barton-Ryan Gallery, Boston
1999 The Distant Landscape: New Paintings, Spheris Gallery,  Walpole, NH
New Helsinki Views, Galleria Pintura, Helsinki
A Passion for Winter: The Landscapes of Eric Aho, Susan Conway Gallery, Washington
1998 Recent Paintings, Spheris Gallery, Walpole, NH
The Qualities of Heaven and Earth, Oulu City Art Museum, Finland; Vermont College, Montpelier; Embassy of Finland, Washington
1996 Nocturnes: Recent Paintings by Eric Aho, Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington
1994 Paintings, Gallery Pelin, Helsinki
1991 Paintings from the Hemlock Ravine, Tyler Gallery, Marlboro College, VT
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 Boundless Nature: Real and Imagined, DC Moore Gallery, New York
32°: The Art of Winter, Shelburne Museum, VT
2015 Mystic North: Burchfield, Sibelius and Nature, Burchfield Penney Art Center,
SUNY Buffalo State, NY
The Annual 2015: The Depth of the Surface, National Academy Museum, New York
Recent Acquistions: 2012-2014, The Federal Reserve, Board, Washington, D.C.
Cool Day: Pat de Groot and Friends, Acme Fine Art, Boston, MA
2014 Sight Specific: A Selection of American Perceptual Paintings, Concord Art Association, MA
Recently Acquired, The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA
2013 Woods Lovely Dark and Deep, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
Recent Acquisitions: New Diploma Works, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
Landscape Expressed: Eric Aho, Jason Berger, Francesco Carbone, Bernard Chaet, Jon Imber, Jack Kramer, George Nick, Joan Snyder, John Walker, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
Contemporary Works from the Permanent Collection, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, ME
Contemporary Voices From Vermont, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
2012 The New Members Exhibition, The Century Association, New York, NY
Galvanized Truth: A Tribute to George Nick, The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA
The Annual: 2012, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
2011 20 Years of Contemporary Finnish-American Art, Finlandia University Gallery, Hancock, MI
Land Use/Misuse: The Celebration and Exploitation of the American  Landscape, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe
Outermost, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
A Sense of Place: Landscapes from Monet to Hockney, Contemporary  Acquisitions 2009, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Bellagio Gallery, Las Vegas
2010 Changing Soil: Contemporary Landscape Painting, Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Japan
Behind the Green Door, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Raw State, 222 Shelby Street Gallery, Santa Fe
Beyond Sublime: Changing Nature, Walton Art Center, Fayetteville, AR
2009 Trees, DC Moore Gallery, New York
Northern (L)attitudes: Norwegian and American Contemporary Art, The American Scandinavian Foundation, New York
2008 Evening Light, DC Moore Gallery, New York
DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, ME
2007 DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2006 DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
The 181st Annual: Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum, New York
HotPics 06, Katonah Museum of Art, NY
Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture,
American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
2005 In the Zone, Brattleboro Museum, VT
Northern Passages, DeVos Art Museum, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
Diminutive Destinations, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, ME
2004 Contemporary Views of the Landscape, Colby Sawyer College, New London, NH
2003 2003 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, ME
Eire Land, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Ballinglen: The Artist in Rural Ireland, Castlebar Art Centre, County Mayo, Ireland
2002 The American River, Brattleboro Museum, VT; T.W. Wood Gallery, Vermont College, Montpelier; Philadelphia Art Alliance; Florence Griswold Museum, Lyme, CT
George Nick Selects, Concord Art Association, MA
2001 Air, Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, CT
2000 175th Annual Exhibition, National Academy Museum, New York
1999 Ultima Thule, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
1998 173rd Annual Exhibition, National Academy Museum, New York
1997 William Lumpkins and Eric Aho, Munson Gallery, Santa Fe
1996 Small-scale Landscapes, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston
Views from Vermont: Works from the Permanent Collection,
Fleming Museum, UVM, Burlington VT
Weir Farm Visiting Artists, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
New England /New Talent, Fitchburg Art Museum, MA
Provincetown Artists, Provincetown Art Association and Museum
1995 Small Works, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Landscapes, Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston
1994 Regional Selections 1994, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
1992 Young Talent Show, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT
1991 Boston Drawing Show, Boston Center for the Arts
1990 Exhibition, Fitchburg Art Museum, MA
1989 From Havana, Santa Clara Museum of Art, Cuba
1988 Young Printmakers from the US, University of Cape Town, South Africa
FELLOWSHIPS AND RESIDENCIES
2016 DNA Summer Residency, Provincetown, MA
1996-2004 Returning Fellowship, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, County Mayo, Ireland
1995 Artist in Residence, Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT
Artist Fellowship, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, County Mayo, Ireland
1994 Individual Artists Fellowship, Vermont Council on the Arts, Montpelier
1991-92 Fulbright Fellowship, Institute of International Education, New York
GRANTS and AWARDS
2009 Elected National Academician, National Academy, New York, NY
2003 American-Scandinavian Foundation, New York, NY
2000 The John Koch Award for Painting, National Academy, New York, NY
1998 Julius Hallgarten Prize, National Academy, New York, NY
1997 Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts
Finlandia Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
1994 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Inc., New York, NY
Vermont Community Foundation, Middlebury, VT
1993 American-Scandinavian Foundation, New York, NY
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA
Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, County Mayo, Ireland
Boston Public Library, Boston MA
Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington
Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH
Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, MA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Ministry of Culture, Havana, Cuba
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA
National Academy Museum, New York
National College of Art, Oslo, Norway
New Britain Museum of American Art, CT
The New York Public Library, NYC
Ogunquit Museum of American Art, ME
Oulu City Art Museum, Finland
The Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA
Setesdal Museum, Rysstad, Norway
Springfield Art Museum, MO
Tufts University, Medford, MA
University of the Arts, Helsinki, Finland
University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
VISITING ARTIST/CRITIC
2017 Visiting Artist/Critic. Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT
2016 Visting Artist. Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
2009 Visiting Artist/Speaker. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Outside Evaluator. Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
Visiting Artist. Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
2008 Visiting Artist/Speaker. Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
2006 Juror. Massachusetts Cultural Council Painting Grants Competition.
2003 Visiting Artist. Finlandia University, Hancock, MI
2002 Visiting Artist. St. Paul’s School. Concord, NH
2001 Visiting Critic. Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT
2000 Visiting Critic. Harvard Graduate School of Design. Cambridge, MA
Visiting Critic. Massachusetts College of Art. Boston, MA
Visiting Printmaker. Vermont Studio Center. Johnson, Vermont
1997 Visiting Artist/Speaker. Colgate University. Hamilton, NY
1996 Visiting Critic. Marlboro College. Marlboro, VT
1995 Visiting Critic. Massachusetts College of Art. Boston, MA
1994 Visiting Critic. Massachusetts College of Art. Boston, MA
Visiting Artist/Speaker. University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland
Visiting Artist/Speaker. Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
1990 Visiting Artist. Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana, Cuba
Visiting Artist. National College of Art. Oslo, Norway
LECTURES
2016 “An Evening with Eric Aho.” New Britain Museum of American Art, CT
“Gallery Talk: An Unfinished Point in a Vast Surrounding.” New Britain Museum of American Art, CT
“I Did Not Come Here to Paint.” Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
2014 “Landscape in Contemporary Art: Eric Aho, Marcella Durand, Mark Innerst, Claire Sherman, Darren Watterston. Art and Literature Series Event, New York Public Library, NY
2012 “ARTtalk with Eric Aho.” Transcending Nature: Paintings by Eric Aho. Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
2013 “The Pressure of Reality.” Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington
2010 “The Real and the Invented.” Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
2009 “Mediating the Actual.” Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
“Curator’s Talk – HOME.” Westport Art Center, Westport, CT
“Panel Discussion.” Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
2005 “An Evening with Eric Aho.” UBS Art of Leadership
Series. National Academy Museum. New York, NY
“Some Thoughts on Painting.” Keene Art Association. Keene, NH
2001 “Painting and Study.” Western Connecticut State University. Danbury, CT
1999 “Some Thoughts on Painting.” T.W. Wood Gallery. Vermont College. Montpelier, VT
1997 “Surviving Sight. Art and Atrocity.” Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
1996 “Painterly Precedents: The Weir Farm Landscape.” Weir Farm, Wilton, CT
1995 “From Area to Area.” Oulu Art Museum. Oulu, Finland
“Experiencing the Landscape.” University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
1994 “The Raw Landscape: Lapland After the War.” Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
“Gallery Talk.” Regional Selections 1994. Hood Museum of Art. Dartmouth College, Hanover,NH
1993 “Painting and Travelling.” University of Industrial Arts. Helsinki, Finland
“Progression of the Landscape in Lapland.” Finlandia Foundation. NY; AVA Gallery.Lebanon,NH
1992 “Painting and Identity.” Kuusamo Conference on Art and Nature. Kuusamo, Finland
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
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Dunne, Susan. “Eric Aho’s Wartime-Inspired Abstract Landscapes At NBMAA,” Hartford Courant, June 27, 2016

Butler, Sharon. “Eric Aho Shadows His Father at the New Britain,” Two Coats of Paint (Internet), July 26, 2016

O’Shaughnessy, Tracey. “The Private Power of Landscapes,” Waterbury Republican American, June 5, 2016

Smee, Sebastian. “New England artist Aho breaks ice with new body of work,” The Boston Globe, January 16, 2016.

Williams, Mary. “Looking Into The Ice, Saxtons River Artist Meditates on Winter,” Vermont Public Radio, January 14, 2016.

Volpe, Christopher. “Eric Aho, Ice Cuts,” Art New England, January/February 2016.

“Hood Museum carves into Eric Aho’s intense meditation on winter,” Union Leader, January 6, 2016.

“Exhibition of new work on view at DC Moore Gallery,” Artdaily.org, online. October 28, 2015.

Kernan, Nathan. Enclosures, Fields, Territories and Portraits. Exh. cat. DC Moore Gallery: New York, 2015

Chicago Life Magazine, Spring 2015

Schlegel, Amy Ingrid. MANNA: Masterworks from the Tufts University Permanent Art Collection,
ed. Amy Ingrid Schlegel. Tufts University Art Gallery: Medford, MA, 2014: 112, ill.

Smee, Sebastian. “Concord Explores ‘Sight Specific.’ Boston Globe, July 3, 2014

Samet, Jennifer. “Beer with a Painter: Eric Aho.” Hyperallergic (Internet), September 14, 2014

Kuspit, Donald. “Eric Aho: Translation” (DC Moore Gallery exhibition review). Artforum, (January 2014): 212, ill.

Tuite, Diana. Painting Close In. Exh. cat. DC Moore Gallery: New York, 2013

Della Monica, Lauren P. Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views, Schiffer: Atglen, PA, 2013: ill.

Distler, Arlene. “Not Tyrannized by the Seen.” Art New England Online, (October 24, 2012): ill.

Smee, Sebastian. “Transcending Nature: Paintings by Eric Aho.” Editor’s Pick,
Boston Globe, Aug. 15, 2013

Spahr, P. Andrew, Bruce McColl, and Chard deNiord. Transcending Nature: Paintings by Eric Aho.
Exh. cat. Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH, 2012. ill.

Beem, Edgar Allen. “Eric Aho Breaks Down the New England Landscape.” (Currier Museum exhibition review). Yankee Magazine Online, (July 18, 2012): ill.

McQuaid, Cate. “Contemporary Painters bring Dynamism, Drama to N.E Landscapes.”
(Currier Museum exhibition review). Boston Globe, July 17, 2012. ill.

Kuechenmeister, Mary and Eric Aho. “Inspired Lives: Eric Aho.”
New Hampshire Public Radio. July 11, 2012

Chestney, Linda. “Transcending Nature: Paintings by Eric Aho.” (Currier Museum exhibition review). Artscope, (July/August, 2012): 52, ill.

Volpe, Christopher. “Eric Aho at Currier Museum of Art.” (exhibition review).
Art New England 33, Issue 4 (July/August 2012): 70, ill.

Huebner, Jeff. Trees, Rocks and Water: The Finnish-ness in Finnish-American Art.
Exh. cat. Finlandia University Gallery: Hancock, MI: 

Wei, Lilly. “Eric Aho: Covert” (DC Moore Gallery exhibition review).
ARTnews 10, Issue 11 (Dec.2001): 127, ill.

Kuspit, Donald. Sublime Fullness, Perennial Light: Eric Aho’s Paintings.
Exh. cat. DC Moore Gallery: New York, 2011

Inokuchi, Satoko. Changing Soil: Contemporary Landscape Painting.
Exh. cat. Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts: Nagoya, Japan: 2010

Peterson, Kristen. “Bellagio’s ‘A Sense of Place’ Brings Together Classic and Contemporary.”
Las Vegas Weekly, Apr. 13, 2011

Packard, Andrea. Beyond Sublime: Transformative Views of Nature.
Exh. cat. Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR, 2010

Aho, Eric. Interview with Ellen Altfest. “Meeting of Minds.”
Modern Painters 22, Issue 3 (Apr. 2010): 40–41, ill.

Dorrill, Lisa. “Fire and Ice: The Sublime Landscapes of Eric Aho.”
The Gettysburg Review (Spring 2010): 78–88, ill.

Guyon, Anne Lawrence. “Eric Aho: Red Winter” (DC Moore Gallery exhibition
review). Art in America 97, Issue 11 (Dec. 2009): 138

Costello, Bonnie. Red Winter: Eric Aho’s Actuality. Exh. cat.
DC Moore Gallery: New York, 2009

Smee, Sebastian. “Maine Event.” Boston Globe, May 8, 2009

Beem, Edgar Allen. “HOME at Westport Arts Center, Painter Eric Aho Creates a
Homecoming.” Yankee Magazine Online, (May 2009)

McQuaid, Cate. “A See Change in 2008.” Boston Globe, Dec. 24, 2008

McQuaid, Cate. “The Elements beyond Our Control” (Alpha Gallery exhibition review).
Boston Globe, May 21, 2008. ill.

Campion, Peter. Quarry. Exh. cat. Reeves Contemporary: New York, 2007

McQuaid, Cate. “On the Surface and Beneath” (DNA Gallery exhibition review).
Boston Globe, Aug. 30, 2007

Kirk, Anthony. Night Vison: Printing Darkness. Exh. cat. Center for Contemporary Printmaking: Norwalk, CT 2007

Guyon, Anne Lawrence. “Fresh Paint Breathes Venerated Air.” Rutland Herald, Nov. 16, 2006

Kirk, Anthony. Copper Field Suite. Exh. cat. Center for Contemporary Printmaking: Norwalk, CT, 2006

The Becoming Line. Exh. cat. Brickwalk Fine Art: West Hartford, CT,2006

Kadour, Ric Kasini. “Eric Aho: New Paintings” (Reeves Contemporary exhibition review).
Art New England 28, Issue 2 (Feb./March 2006): 29

McQuaid, Cate. “Provincetown’s Visual Landscape.” Boston Globe, Aug. 17, 2006

Slayton, Tom. “The Big Evocative Landscapes of Eric Aho.” Vermont Life (Summer 2005): 20–21, ill.

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Tarbell, Bethany. “Studio Session: The Sky’s the Limit.” Art and Antiques 24, Issue 8
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