Eric Louie creates works that simultaneously acknowledge and deny spatial illusion, yet respond to the natural order of things. Louie melds organic and geometric elements in multiple planes without falling into pattern or repetition. His luminous “mind paintings” hint at memories or conscious thoughts evoked during the painting process: he continually invents forms that evolve, change course or are lost in the many layers of thin glazes. None of the works are planned but all come to some resolution and are let go.
Born in Boston, now based in Vancouver, Louie started studying art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery at the age of nine. He graduated with a BFA in Painting from ACAD (2002), and was awarded the Jason Laing scholarship as a student (2001). His work is collected by many corporate and public collections including: Encana Energy; Detechtion Technologies; Swedish Thoracic Medical Centre, Seattle; City of Calgary; Calgary Transit; Calgary Municipal Building. Louie is also known for his 20 foot high mural at the Fashion Central building on Stephen Avenue Mall, commissioned by Encorp Management.
Selected solo exhibitions include: *untitled*, Galerie D’Este, Montreal (upcoming 2017); The Last Time I Saw You, Herringer Kiss Gallery (2016); Singled Out, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver (2014); Levels and Constructs, Herringer Kiss Gallery (2014); Destiny, Axis Contemporary Art Gallery (2011); Another Life, The Gallery (2010). Selected group exhibitions include: Summer Group Show, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver (2016, 2015) and Herringer Kiss Gallery (2016, 2015); Virtually Abstract, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver (2016); Art for Food, Herringer Kiss Gallery (2016); Art Toronto, Toronto (2014).