Eric Fausnacht


Contact Information

administrator@ericfausnacht.com

Phone: 215-704-5219

http://www.ericfausnacht.com/

603 Haycock Run Road Kintnersville, PA 18930

Please contact artist or gallery for purchases, commissions, etc.

Painting

Artist's Statement

Eric N. Fausnacht is a Philadelphia artist based out of Bucks County Pennsylvania who paints portraits of domestic fowl in a contemporary/pop/baroque style. Fausnacht takes cues from portrait styles of Warhol, Frances Bacon, Jeff Koons, Matisse, Chuck Close, Kehinde Wiley and the schools of photo realism and historic turn of the century animal portraiture. His subject matter of domestic fowl shows strength, beauty and regal splendor in a classic portrait style.

The subject matter is a stylized portrait of chickens and roosters from every day, showing a complication and beauty that makes each image forceful and strong, as well as, light and elegant. Bringing out the beauty and strength of character in these images shows a juxtaposition of the common chicken or rooster as elevated elegance.

My portraits fuse the boundaries between a traditional animal painting and a contemporary modern portrait. My paintings take a subject with historical references and fuse color, pattern, and textile design with a larger than life size figure to depict strength and beauty.

My portraits are based on photographs taken at farm exhibitions and county fairs throughout Pennsylvania. The rooster or chicken figure takes up most of the canvas and is then fused with a rococo ornamentation. This takes a simple portrait and emphasizes and compliments the textural aspects throughout the subject’s body.

After receiving a BSE in Art Education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Eric N. Fausnacht continued his education at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and The Art Institute of Philadelphia.

He has had several solo shows in Philadelphia, most recently at Muse Gallery in February of 2008. Upcoming group shows at Muse Gallery will be in December, 2008. He was a selected artist at Hicks Gallery, Bucks County Community College/Temple University and a juried artist selected for Spring Manifestations, Art in City Hall in 2007. He also shows his giclee prints and paintings at many juried fine art festivals throughout the year.

He is also a newly selected member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and the Designer Craftsmen of Philadelphia.

Eric’s originals and prints are also available at Blue Raccoon in New Hope, Michelle’s Gallery in Ephrata, PA , Almanac in Springtown, PA and available though his web site at www.ericfausnacht.com. His work is in private collections throughout the United States.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo

2007
FOWL IMAGES, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2005
FOWL IMAGES, Café Harlem, Philadelphia, PA

1992
Millersville University, Millersville, PA
Co-insiding with costume design of theater show

Two-Person

2008
FOWL IMAGES, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Four-Person

2007
Four Strong Winds, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Group

2008
The Designer Craftsmen Show of Philadelphia, Valley Forge, PA
National Juried Exhibition

2007 – present
Michelle’s Gallery, Lancaster, PA

2007
Spring Manifestations, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Juried Exhibition

2006 – present
Blue Raccoon, New Hope, PA

2006
New Members’ Show, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

28th Annual Members Show, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2005
GREETINGS AND GRIEVINGS, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Annual Members Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center,
Cheltenham, PA

2003
Harrisburg AIDS Alliance

1992
Student Exhibition, Millersville University, Millersville, PA

Artist's Bibliography

2008
Saez, Paloma, “Students look at Old City art,” artblog, February 25, 2008

Hill, Lori, “First Friday Focus,” Philadelphia City Paper, January 29, 2008

2007
Fallon, Roberta and Rosof, Libby, “Eric Fausnacht instates the proud chicken,” artblog, January 17, 2007

Kehinde Wiley vs Eric Fausnacht,” The Flog, January, 2007

“Arts Agenda – Catch it or regret it,” Philadelphia City Paper, January, 2007

“2007 HOT LIST,” MyFoxPhilly.com, January, 2007

Donohoe, Victoria, “A mix of fantasy, reality, vision,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, September, 2007

Other

Costume Design
2003
Grand Prize, Most Outrageously Spectacular, “Henry David Halloween Ball,” The Four Seasons, Philadelphia, PA

1993
“Sound of Music,” Fulton Opera House, Lancaster, PA

1993
“Chicago,” Ephrata Performing Arts Center, Ephrata, PA

“Night of the Iguana,” Ephrata Performing Arts Center, Ephrata, PA

“Man of La Mancha,” Ephrata Performing Arts Center, Ephrata, PA

Education

2005
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2003
Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

1992
Millersville University, Millersville, PA
B.S.Ed., Art Education