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Eric DeisBiography: Eric Deis is an emerging interdisciplinary artist from Vancouver, Canada. He has produced impactful works in video, installation, digital media, sculpture, drawing, and photography. Deis is a graduate of Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver (B.F.A.) and the University of California, San Diego (M.F.A.). His work has been exhibited in Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Brazil, Mexico, United States, and Germany. http://ericdeis.com An artist's portfolio of artwork from Canadian Artist Eric Deis. Among contemporary Vancouver artists, Eric is known for his work in photography, video art, installation art, sculpture, and digital art. He is one of Vancouver, Canada's premier Emerging Contemporary Artists. Artist's website: http://ericdeis.com Country: Canada Birthyear: 1979 Galleries: Eric simultaneously engages the complexities of digital possibilities and the eloquence of drawing and handwork. His ideas are both focused and wide-ranging, and has managed to produce complicated and impactful contemporary works in installation, video, net.art, multimedia, digital media, sculpture, drawing, and painting. As an interdisciplinary artist, Deis received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A) in Visual Arts from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (ECIAD) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where he studied with David MacWilliam, Gu Xiong, David Rimmer, and Dennis Burke. He has recently completed a Master of Fine Arts Degree (MFA) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where he is studying under the guidance of Sheldon Brown, Alain J.J Cohen, Jordan Crandall, and Barbara Kruger. Deis is also a graduate student researcher for the <a class="data" href="http://www-crca.ucsd.edu">Centre for Research in Computing and the Arts</a> at UCSD and a research fellow for the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. The work of the young contemporary artist has been exhibited in Canada, USA, Denmark, Ireland, Brazil, and Germany where he most recently won the City of Stuttgart Award for New Media (2002). Since 1997, Eric Deis has worked in collaboration with <a class="data" href="http://www.johngregball.com"> Edmonton Industrial Designer, John Greg Ball http://johngregball.com</a> on projects ranging from public sculpture, academic writing, to web design. Eric began his career as a Visual artist in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at Red Deer College in 1997 where he studied ceramics and sculpture with Chuck Wissinger, design and drawing with Graham Page and Ian Cook, and Painting and Art History with James Trevelyan. Eric lives and works as a practicing artist in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver has a young and thriving visual arts scene. Awards: Canada Council Grant Media: photography, Video
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