Bio: Eric Nyquist is an American artist working in Los Angeles. After graduating from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, he began a career as a working artist and illustrator. His body of work includes meticulous drawings, paintings, and collages that merge the organic and the industrial.
Nyquist chooses the line as his tool in creating dense narratives so detailed they straddle the representative and the abstract. His work disrupts stereotypes and forces the viewer to go beyond simply “looking” at things. Each drawing asks us to see analytically and not just physically.
In a technological age of rapid image making, Nyquist uses classical methods to create contemporary results. From etching to lithography, he upholds the craft of print-making while expanding the possibilities of the medium. The printing process informs his drawings—as he arranges layers and screens of color and texture into each piece.
His work has been commissioned by institutions including NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and The New York Times. He has also collaborated with fellow artists including Beck, Doug Aitken, and Jakob Dylan. His illustrations have been published all over the world in magazines, books, and newspapers including the 70th Anniversary Penguin Orange Collection.
Partial Client: The Atlantic, Audubon Society, Beck, Bloomsbury Press, Barry Zito, California Lottery, Doug Aitken, Farrar Straus Giroux, Harper Collins, Harvard University, Heal the Bay, Heineken USA, Honda, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Goldie Cosmetics, Jeep, Kenneth Brown, LACMA, Lancer Skincare, Lexus, Levis: Station to Station, Men’s Health, Modern Amusement, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Geographic, Nautilus Magazine, The New Yorker, New York Times, Outside Magazine, Penguin Classics, Random House Publishing, Reader's Digest, Ritz Carlton, Smith & Cult, Texas Observer, Think LA, Tumblr, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, VIBE magazine, Virgin Oceanic, Wall Street Journal Magazine, and Walt Disney.
Awards and Recognitions:2009 Art Center College of Design Alumni Award: Young Innovator, American Illustration Annual Exhibition, Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition, Communication Arts Illustration Annual, Art Center College of Design Scholarship.