Eric Schultz : studio 24

Eric Schultz was born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1976. Schultz works predominantly in the medium of metal, found object sculpture, but loves to experiment in making art of any kind. Eric has a deep, artistic fascination with junk and the detritous of life. He finds inspiration from animals, people, ancient myths, good stories,and don't forget trash. After graduating from Tyler School of Art , Eric realized his need to address the invironmental issue of recycling, by transforming waste into sculptural treasures. The "green" aspect of Erics' sculpture is integral in his artistic process, as well as music and humor. For the last 20 years he has had a series of sculpting commisions,shows,demonstrations, classes and residencies in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area. Working as the preparator for Sculpture Foundation and Grounds for Sculpture from 2008 to 2015, Schultz honed his set building, large sculpture construction, art handling and artist consultation skills. One of his commissions was to transform a 1976 VW "Beetle" into a "Love Bug" which is perched on the roof of the Childrens Discovery Museum in Cherryhill, NJ. Eric recently won first place in a juried "Upcycled" sculpture show at Artworks Gallery in Trenton, NJ. Grounds for Sculpture awarded him an artist in residence project to create a 16' found object "Sleeping Giant", in which he collaborated with volunteers and an assistant artist, Ruthann Perry. Schultzs' artwork can be found in a myriad of public an private art collections. He currently has a studio at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ as well as, in his home in Philadelphia, Pa. You can view additional artworks by Eric at his online gallery.