Eric Gushee is a Chicago based artist, who was born and raised in New York City. His interest in art was first found at Marlboro College. During his stay at Marlboro, Eric devoted himself to the arts, graduating with highest honors. After two years of being a practicing artist he decided to further his academic career by attending The Art Institute of Chicago and graduated with a BFA in 2010. Much of Eric’s work is a struggle between two and three-dimensional worlds. The shadows cast by his sculptures often can be seen in his drawings and sometimes the drawings themselves are made from the sculpture’s materials. His work combines the unfamiliar world with the familiar—he does not try to disguise the materials he uses but embraces them for what they are and can be. Eric currently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.