Eric White received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1990, and has shown extensively in galleries and museums around the world. He has served as professor at The School of Visual Arts in New York City since 2006. In 2010, White received a Painting Fellowship from The New York Foundation for the Arts. He currently lives and works in New York City.
In his cinematic paintings, White presents photorealistic scenes with a surreal visual twist. For source materials, White turns to 1940s-era Hollywood films and film noir; he also claims inspiration from David Lynch’s darkly humorous TV series Twin Peaks. Compressing a sequence of events into a single moment, White creates claustrophobic scenes populated by glamorous figures locked in ambiguous psychological drama.