b. 1984, Portland, Oregon; Lives and works in New York

Eric Helvie's work deals directly with the act of seeing, obsessive looking, and optical ambiguity.  Pulling from art history, television and film, his paintings act as props and icons: objects that glean meaning from their context and point to a larger system of understanding.


Eric Helvie has exhibited extensively, including exhibitions at Marianne Boesky Gallery, Natalie Kates Projects, the Rivington Design House, Highline Loft, and SPRING/BREAK Art Show.  The artist has been featured in multiple solo exhibitions at Massey Klein Gallery, most recently presenting new work in No Friends in the spring of 2021.  From 2015 to 2016, Helvie was the Artist in Residence at Nord Anglia International School New York.  The artist has been featured in numerous outlets and publications including PBSArtfile MagazineArtefuseDeviation Art JournalVICECreators Connect, and The Unlimited Magazine.  Helvie currently lives and works in New York.