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 PBS, Artfile Magazine, Artefuse, Deviation Art Journal, VICE, Creators Connect, and The Unlimited Magazine. Helvie currently lives and works in New York.
Eric Helvie: No Friends19 March - 1 May 2021Massey Klein Gallery is pleased to announce, No Friends, a solo exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Eric Helvie. This is his fourth show with the gallery. The exhibition...Read more
Leviathan, Eric Helvie1 - 31 March 2019Massey Klein Gallery is pleased to announce, Leviathan, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Eric Helvie. This is the artist's third show with the gallery. The exhibition will be...Read more
ArtRageous with NateEric Helvie in “The Art of Optical Illusion (Photorealism Painting) 12 February 2022What is photorealism painting? The level of skill you need to fool the eye is incredible, and artist Eric Helvie is one of the most extraordinary photorealism artist I have ever met. Helvie has a unique ability to combine his photorealistic painting skills with some of the most thought provoking abstract ideas. Helvie is redefining what it means to be a mixed media artist, and you will absolutely love digging into his creative story and experiencing his jaw-dropping work!Read more