BELTZ, Eric

Creator

BELTZ, Eric
b. United States, 1975
Californian artist Eric Beltz was born in the city of Orange in 1975. After graduating with a BFA in art from CSU Fullerton, Beltz received his MFA in Art from UC Santa Barbara in 2004. His post-graduate education at the university transitioned into a teaching position, which he has held for over fifteen years. Working primarily in graphite on Bristol paper, Beltz’s drawings pulse with activity, fusing nature with geometry and history with mythology to create darkly charming scenes with a psychedelic slant. Many of his drawings also have a distinctive political element, incorporating decorative text to caption satirical portraits of American culture and history. Beltz’s work figures in the permanent collections of such institutions as the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Kansas’s Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. Appearing in gallery exhibitions across California and the United States, he has also been featured twice in Flaunt magazine, and in 2015, was awarded PULSE Art Fair’s annual PULSE Prize.

Citation

BELTZ, Eric, b. United States, 1975, and Californian artist Eric Beltz was born in the city of Orange in 1975. After graduating with a BFA in art from CSU Fullerton, Beltz received his MFA in Art from UC Santa Barbara in 2004. His post-graduate education at the university transitioned into a teaching position, which he has held for over fifteen years. Working primarily in graphite on Bristol paper, Beltz’s drawings pulse with activity, fusing nature with geometry and history with mythology to create darkly charming scenes with a psychedelic slant. Many of his drawings also have a distinctive political element, incorporating decorative text to caption satirical portraits of American culture and history. Beltz’s work figures in the permanent collections of such institutions as the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Kansas’s Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. Appearing in gallery exhibitions across California and the United States, he has also been featured twice in Flaunt magazine, and in 2015, was awarded PULSE Art Fair’s annual PULSE Prize., “BELTZ, Eric,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 25, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/4743.