March 29, 2012
Richmond Center for Visual Arts, room 2008
Eric Gleason was born in West Springfield, MA in 1982. While studying Political Science and Art History at Syracuse University, he worked at the Everson Museum in Syracuse, NY and completed his thesis on Christo and Jeanne-Claude's The Gates, 1979-2005 in Central Park after working as a monitor on the installation. He has been employed by Marlborough Gallery since 2005 and as a Sales Director at Marlborough Chelsea since 2007. While at Marlborough he has worked extensively with artists Michael Anderson, Chakaia Booker, Steven Charles, Rashaad Newsome, Will Ryman, and Stephen Talasnik, coordinating exhibitions, establishing a critical mass and placing work in public and private collections around the world.
As a curator, Eric has organized solo exhibitions by Seung Jung (2009) and Sora Sim (2010) for The Brain Factory in Seoul, South Korea, as well as numerous thematic exhibitions including natural renditions (co-curated with Diana Campbell), Marlborough Chelsea, June - July 2010; Run and Tell That! New Work from New York, The SUArt Galleries at Syracuse University, November 2010 - January 2011; Powders, a Phial and a Paper Book (co-curated with Max Levai and Anastasia Rogers), Marlborough Chelsea, March - April 2011; and The Finishers (co-curated with Ethan Greenbaum), The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY, July through September 2011.