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Eric Stewart (b. 1985; Chicago, Illinois) is an interdisciplinary multimedia artist and educator. Working predominantly with 16mm film his artistic practice invokes photochemical and darkroom processes to investigate landscape, place and cultural identity in the American West. Before moving to Colorado in 2013, Eric lived in the San Francisco Bay Area where he taught a biweekly analogue filmmaking workshop called “The Elements of Image Making”. He was awarded the 2015 Mono No Aware Award for Excellence in Filmmaking at the Haverhill Experimental Film Festival and his films have shown at: The Yerba Buena Center for Fine Arts (SF), Yale University, Crossroads Film Festival (SF Cinematheque), 25fps (Zagreb) and The Florida Experimental Film Festival. His current film examines the philosophy of science, ecology and the 19th century natural sciences as a window into contemporary issues of globalization, climate change, and social perspectives on wilderness. He holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor in Photography at Adams State University in the beautiful San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado.
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