Born 1971 in Denver Colorado, Eric LoPresti grew up in the desert of southeastern Washington State. Eric received a BA in Cognitive Science from the University of Rochester in 1993 and an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2002. In 2005 he was awarded the prestigious Miami Young Painters Award, which was followed by a solo show at Miami University (OH).
Recent New York exhibitions include Test Sites at the New York Public Library, Force Against Force at Like the Spice Gallery, and Against Nature at Jan Larsen Fine Art. Eric's current series of diptychs juxtaposes photorealistic renderings of aerial landscapes with abstract color gradients.
Eric lives and works in Brooklyn, and practices Aikido at New York Aikikai.