About Eric Aho

Born 1966, 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 Represented by DC Moore Gallery, New York Lives and works in Saxtons River, Vermont In 1989 Aho participated in the first exchange of scholars, in over thirty years, between the U.S. and Cuba. He completed his graduate work at the Lahti Art Institute in Finland supported by a Fulbright Fellowship in 1991-92 and an American-Scandinavian Foundation grant in 1993. Additional fellowships and grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Finlandia Foundation, the American Scandinavian Foundation, the Vermont Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts have facilitated many projects over the past twenty years. His paintings have been presented in numerous exhibitions including: the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine; the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, CT; the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College; the Ogunquit Museum of American Art; the Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Nagoya, Japan; the National Academy of Design and the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City. Most recently, The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH organised Eric Aho: Transcending Nature, a survey of more than thirty of Aho’s paintings. Aho’s work is represented in private and public collections throughout the country and abroad including the permanent collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; the Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Ogunquit Museum of American Art and the Oulu City Art Museum, Oulu, Finland. A recent contributor to Modern Painters, Aho has also lectured at the Denver Art Museum, the National Academy Museum; Colgate University; the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, Finland; the Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont and the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH.