and Lead Curator
Eric Fischl is the founder, President and lead curator for America: Now and Here. A celebrated artist, Fischl has been painting suburban American life since the 1970s, demonstrating a unique ability to couple the perceived and the imagined within the context of our own contemporary world. His depictions of domestic life communicate immediacy to audiences and speak with a strong American accent. Fischl’s paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints have been the subject of numerous solo and major group exhibitions as well as publications. His work is represented in many museums including the The Whitney Museum of American Art, Toledo Museum of Art, Des Moines Art Center, St. Louis Art Museum, Oklahoma City Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Basel Kunsthalle, Switzerland, Kunstmuseem der Stadt, Germany, Musée National D’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, France as well as private and corporate collections. Fischl has collaborated with other artists and authors, including E.L. Doctorow, Allen Ginsberg, and Jamaica Kincaid, among others. Fischl was born in New York City in 1948 and grew up in the suburbs of Long Island. He received his B.F.A. from the California Institute for the Arts. Fischl lives in New York City and in Sag Harbor, Long Island with his wife, April Gornik, a celebrated painter.