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Biography

Eric N. Mack (b. 1987, Columbia, MD) lives and works in New York. He received his BFA from The Cooper Union, NY and his MFA from Yale University, CT. In 2017, Mack was the recipient of the inaugural BALTIC Artists’ Award selected by artist Lorna Simpson and completed the Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva Island, FL and an artist-in-residency at Delfina Foundation in London, UK. Institutional solo exhibitions include Lemme walk across the room, Brooklyn Museum, NY (2019); In austerity, stripped from its support and worn as a sarong, The Power Station, Dallas, TX (2019); the BALTIC Artists’ Award 2017, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2017); and Eric Mack: Vogue Fabrics, Albright–Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (2017). Major group exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial 2019, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Ungestalt, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2017); In the Abstract, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, MA (2017); Blue Black, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, MO (2017); Making & Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK (2016); and Greater New York 2015, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY (2015). Mack’s work is in the permanent collections of Albright-Knox Art Gallery, The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Selected Works

Selected Works Thumbnails
Eric N. Mack Face of Spring Summer (FOSS), 2021 cotton, satin, silk, acetate, polyester, acrylic, orange peels, corks, plastic and bone buttons 82 x 218 x 25 in. (208.3 x 553.7 x 63.5 cm)

Eric N. Mack
Face of Spring Summer (FOSS), 2021
cotton, satin, silk, acetate, polyester, acrylic, orange peels, corks, plastic and bone buttons
82 x 218 x 25 in. (208.3 x 553.7 x 63.5 cm)

Installation view, Face It, Morán Morán, Los Angeles, February 8 - March 7, 2020.

Installation view, Face It, Morán Morán, Los Angeles, February 8 - March 7, 2020.

Eric N. Mack 'Chloe’ is just the name of the girl in the photograph, 2019 assorted fabric, t-shirt, corduroy, oil cloth, Missoni knit, and thread  72 x 284 x 192 in. (182.9 x 721.4 x 487.7 cm)

Eric N. Mack
'Chloe’ is just the name of the girl in the photograph, 2019
assorted fabric, t-shirt, corduroy, oil cloth, Missoni knit, and thread
72 x 284 x 192 in. (182.9 x 721.4 x 487.7 cm)

Eric N. Mack Lucky, 2021 fabric, thread, aluminum stretcher 91 x 52 x 2 in. (231.1 x 132.1 x 5.1 cm)

Eric N. Mack
Lucky, 2021
fabric, thread, aluminum stretcher
91 x 52 x 2 in. (231.1 x 132.1 x 5.1 cm)

Eric N. Mack Landlord, 2021 umbrella, wood flagpoles, metal brackets, fabric collage, thread dimensions variable

Eric N. Mack
Landlord, 2021
umbrella, wood flagpoles, metal brackets, fabric collage, thread
dimensions variable

Eric N. Mack Key, 2020 assorted fabric, acrylic, felt, feathers, toweling, graphite 46 1/2 x 45 in. (118.1 x 114.3 cm)

Eric N. Mack
Key, 2020
assorted fabric, acrylic, felt, feathers, toweling, graphite
46 1/2 x 45 in. (118.1 x 114.3 cm)

Installation view, Halter (2019), Desert X 2019, Coachella Valley, CA. Photo: Lance Gerber, courtesy Desert X.

Installation view, Dye Lens, Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto, Canada, September 19, 2019 - January 25, 2020.

Installation view, Dye Lens, Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto, Canada, September 19, 2019 - January 25, 2020.

Installation view, In austerity, stripped from its support and worn as a sarong, The Power Station, Dallas, TX, October 25 - December 13, 2019. Courtesy of The Power Station, Dallas. Photography by Kevin Todora.

Installation view, In austerity, stripped from its support and worn as a sarong, The Power Station, Dallas, TX, October 25 - December 13, 2019. Courtesy of The Power Station, Dallas. Photography by Kevin Todora.

Installation view, Eric N. Mack: Lemme walk across the room, Brooklyn Museum, 2019. Photo: Jonathan Dorado, courtesy the Brooklyn Museum.

Installation view, Eric N. Mack: Lemme walk across the room, Brooklyn Museum, January 11–July 7, 2019. Photo: Jonathan Dorado. Photo: Jonathan Dorado, courtesy the Brooklyn Museum.

Installation view, Never Had A Dream, Morán Morán, Los Angeles. October 17 - November 10, 2015. Photo: Joshua White.

Installation view, Never Had A Dream, Morán Morán, Los Angeles. October 17 - November 10, 2015. Photo: Joshua White.

Eric N. Mack Face of Spring Summer (FOSS), 2021 cotton, satin, silk, acetate, polyester, acrylic, orange peels, corks, plastic and bone buttons 82 x 218 x 25 in. (208.3 x 553.7 x 63.5 cm)

Eric N. Mack
Face of Spring Summer (FOSS), 2021
cotton, satin, silk, acetate, polyester, acrylic, orange peels, corks, plastic and bone buttons
82 x 218 x 25 in. (208.3 x 553.7 x 63.5 cm)

Installation view, Face It, Morán Morán, Los Angeles, February 8 - March 7, 2020.

Installation view, Face It, Morán Morán, Los Angeles, February 8 - March 7, 2020.

Eric N. Mack 'Chloe’ is just the name of the girl in the photograph, 2019 assorted fabric, t-shirt, corduroy, oil cloth, Missoni knit, and thread  72 x 284 x 192 in. (182.9 x 721.4 x 487.7 cm)

Eric N. Mack
'Chloe’ is just the name of the girl in the photograph, 2019
assorted fabric, t-shirt, corduroy, oil cloth, Missoni knit, and thread
72 x 284 x 192 in. (182.9 x 721.4 x 487.7 cm)

Eric N. Mack Lucky, 2021 fabric, thread, aluminum stretcher 91 x 52 x 2 in. (231.1 x 132.1 x 5.1 cm)

Eric N. Mack
Lucky, 2021
fabric, thread, aluminum stretcher
91 x 52 x 2 in. (231.1 x 132.1 x 5.1 cm)

Eric N. Mack Landlord, 2021 umbrella, wood flagpoles, metal brackets, fabric collage, thread dimensions variable

Eric N. Mack
Landlord, 2021
umbrella, wood flagpoles, metal brackets, fabric collage, thread
dimensions variable

Eric N. Mack Key, 2020 assorted fabric, acrylic, felt, feathers, toweling, graphite 46 1/2 x 45 in. (118.1 x 114.3 cm)

Eric N. Mack
Key, 2020
assorted fabric, acrylic, felt, feathers, toweling, graphite
46 1/2 x 45 in. (118.1 x 114.3 cm)

Installation view, Halter (2019), Desert X 2019, Coachella Valley, CA. Photo: Lance Gerber, courtesy Desert X.

Installation view, Dye Lens, Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto, Canada, September 19, 2019 - January 25, 2020.

Installation view, Dye Lens, Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto, Canada, September 19, 2019 - January 25, 2020.

Installation view, In austerity, stripped from its support and worn as a sarong, The Power Station, Dallas, TX, October 25 - December 13, 2019. Courtesy of The Power Station, Dallas. Photography by Kevin Todora.

Installation view, In austerity, stripped from its support and worn as a sarong, The Power Station, Dallas, TX, October 25 - December 13, 2019. Courtesy of The Power Station, Dallas. Photography by Kevin Todora.

Installation view, Eric N. Mack: Lemme walk across the room, Brooklyn Museum, 2019. Photo: Jonathan Dorado, courtesy the Brooklyn Museum.

Installation view, Eric N. Mack: Lemme walk across the room, Brooklyn Museum, January 11–July 7, 2019. Photo: Jonathan Dorado. Photo: Jonathan Dorado, courtesy the Brooklyn Museum.

Installation view, Never Had A Dream, Morán Morán, Los Angeles. October 17 - November 10, 2015. Photo: Joshua White.

Installation view, Never Had A Dream, Morán Morán, Los Angeles. October 17 - November 10, 2015. Photo: Joshua White.

Video

Eric N. Mack's Artist-in-Residence studio at WNYC’s Greene Space, as part of The Studio Museum in Harlem's residency program, 2014-2015.