Residency: Project Based

Austin Eddy

5 – 30 March 2018

The Residency:

Liquitex International Residency Program is a program of residencies, recently launched, with 9 artists, over 12 months, across three cities: New York, San Francisco and London.

Developed as an ongoing series, the initial residencies began in summer 2017 and will continue through August 2018. In the US, we have partnered with Residency Unlimited in New York City and Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco. Our London residency hosts international artists who have been invited to work in a studio here, fully stocked with Liquitex intermixable materials, alongside our Innovation and Development Laboratory.

Austin Eddy:

'What makes a good painting? This question is at the forefront of my exploration and experimentation. Through the tools of abstraction and other historical painting languages, I break down qualitative aspects of painting and question the validity of “seriousness”. I find answers to this question by making paintings though play. From my singular and personal experience, I am interested in deconstructing information, and creating a hybridized personal painting vernacular. This process produces vaguely representational images that portray the emotions and energies of situations and as individuals.'


‘Brooklyn-based artist Austin Eddy…continues to blur the line between figuration and abstraction.

Bold, Matisse-like shapes proliferate the canvas. Muted taupes and browns mingle with vibrant reds, yellows and oranges, dark forest greens and deep blues. Geometric outlines and rounded, hand-like forms regenerate in familiar patterns from piece to piece, snuggly floating in abstract constellations. They can be found in sculptural incarnations too, as myriad materials bring them alive.’ -  Wall Street International Magazine


Austin Eddy (b. 1986, Boston, MA) received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He has exhibited at Fredericks & Freiser in New York City, Conduit Gallery in Dallas TX, Roberto Paradise in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Charlotte Fogh Gallery in Aarhus, Denmark, Asya Geisburg Gallery in New York City, Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe in New York City, The Horticultural Society in New York City, and The University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, KY. He has received press coverage in The New York Times, Modern Painters, Blouin Artinfo, and The New Yorker, among other publications.

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