Austin Eddy

Austin Eddy’s work is about love and loneliness. On the other hand, the playfulness and inventive mark making brings a lighter side to seeing the work as fun. The work reflects on history and progress simultaneously in a way that the viewer can almost see how each painting’s surface was constructed with carefully placed marks, mistakes, and solutions.


Eddy´s deceptively simple compositions display an array of playful shapes in a vernacular of imagery reminiscent of fingers, hands, arms, and eyes all in a seeming variety of actions. He colors this personal language in a vibrant palette ranging from the monochromatic to bright solid fields and ombré grounds that together heighten the emotional effect.


Austin Eddy earned a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009, and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He recently launched EDDYSROOM, a curatorial project consisting of organizing private exhibitions in his one-bedroom walk-up apartment in Greenpoint. Solo shows since 2012 include Launch F-18 Gallery, New York, NY (2015); Roberto Paradise, San Juan, PR (2015); Christian Berst, New York, NY (2015); Bendixen Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK (2014); The Horticultural Society, New York, NY (2013); the University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, KY; and Important Projects, Oakland, CA (2012). 

Austin Eddy; Flying-Fingers, City-Face; oil stick on paper on canvas; 24 x 20 in.