Eric Standley

b. 1968

Lives and works in Blacksburg, VA

Selected Works

Eric Standley received his B.F.A. from the Massachusetts College of Art and his M.F.A. from Savannah College of Art and Design. He is an Associate Professor of Studio Art and the Foundations of Art and Design Coordinator for the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech. He sleeps on rare occasions and dreams that with hard work and concentration he might one day become a modernist. He holds allegiance to a faith of his own construction, which is reinvented on a daily basis.


Omnia: Everything is Everything: Private Commission completed in 2021

In Fall of 2018, Eric Standley was challenged by one of his most enthusiastic patrons to break out of the frame and create his first three dimensional piece in cut paper. 


Standley Everything is Everything Propos

Public Collections

Cordova Historical Museum, Cordova, AK

Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

Fountain St. Church, Grand Rapids, MI

Fusion Arts Museum, New York, NY

Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

Palace of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Scherenschnitt Museum, Vreden, Germany

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA

Universal Laser Systems, Scottsdale, AZ

Zupi Collection, Sao Paolo, Brazil


Solo Exhibitions

2019        Quintessence Does Not Wait, Sharjah Museum of Art, United Arab Emirates

2018        The Phi Decreed, Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Glen Allen, VA

2017        Strata, Marta Hewett Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2016        Daphne, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA

2015        Thus You Shall Go To The Stars, Islamic Arts Festival, Sharjah Museum of Art, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

                In Depth, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA

2014        CUT: Windows to Eternity, Marta Hewett Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2012        Rendered Artifacts, (2 person exhibit with Jennifer Hand) Armory Gallery, Virginia Tech, VA

2011        Hidden Within, (2 person exhibit with Crimson McCaslin) Jackson State University, Jacksonville, AL

2010        The Either/Or Decreed, Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, KY

2008        Works from Bipedantic, Walker Art Center, Patrick Henry Community College, Martinsville, VA

2007        Bipedantic, Craddock-Terry Gallery at Riverviews Artspace, Lynchburg, VA

2004        Underfoot, Gallery 2101, Savannah, GA

2003        Birds Talk to Me, Starlander, Savannah, GA

2001        Lego on the Moon, J. Anthony Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2000        Reinventing the Sacred, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019        Pulp + Process, Society of Arts + Crafts, Boston, MA

2018        Ties That Bind, Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, NY 

                Part One Crucifixion Now/Part Two Resurrection Now, Southwell Minster Cathedral, Nottingham-shire, U.K.

2017        CUT, Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, VA

2016        Von Traditionell bis Modern, Scherenschnitt Museum, Vreden, Germany

2015        Art on Paper Miami 2015, VICTORI + MO, Miami, FL

                CODA Paper Art 2015 Biannual, CODA Museum Apeldoorn, Netherlands

                Art on Paper 2015, VICTORI + MO, New York, NY

2014        Aqua Art Miami 2014, VICTORI + MO, Miami, FL

2013        Motif, Mantra & Mystery, Marta Hewett Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

                Art on Paper, Circle Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

2012        Pioneers of Digital Media, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

                Reinterpreting the Decorative Arts, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA

                Small Wonders, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

                Purely Paper, Flow Art Space, Minniapolis, MN

                Devotion to Detail, Marta Hewett Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2011        In/Out, The Wallace Anderson Gallery, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

                Pulpfiction: The Art of Paper, Portsmouth Museum, Portsmouth, VA

                Nature and the Non-Objective Realm, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA

                ARCH, Manifest, Cincinnati OH

                2nd Annual Juried Exhibition, FTCC Art Gallery, FTCC, Fayetteville, NC

               14th Annual National Juried Show, Gallery West, Alexandria, VA

                New Waves, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA

2010        Either/Or National Juried Exhibition, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

                2nd Annual Riverviews Juried Exhibition, Riverviews Artspace, Lynchburg, VA

                13th Annual SECAC Members Show, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

                Lines Into Shapes, Art Center of Estes Park, Estes Park, CO

                7th Annual International Juried Exhibition, The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ

                Art Prize, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

                LCAA National Juried Exhibition, Lancaster County Art Association, Strasburg, PA

                LIBF National Juried Competition: Digital Works, Long Beach Island Foundation, Loveladies, NJ

                Magnitude 7, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH

                The Ecstatic, Curious Matter Gallery, NJ

                31st Annual Miniworks on Paper, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

                International Juried Drawing and Printmaking Exhibition, Rogue Space, Chelsea, NY

                Biennial LaGrange National XXVI, LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA

                Art on Paper National Exhibition, Circle Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

                Creative Inquiries, Chautauqua Lecture Series Juried Exhibtion, (Juror: Tina MaCalment) Eastern Kentucky University, KY

                Drawing Discourse, (Juror: Deborah Rockman), Tucker Cooke Gallery, University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC

2009        ArtPrize, Fuller Gallery, Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, MI

                Paperworks 2009 International Juried Competition, (Juror: Maura Heffner, Exhibition Manager, Whitney Museum of Art, NY, NY),                 B.J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY

                30th Annual Miniworks on Paper, (Juror: Steve Temple, Director of Gadsden Museum of Art, Gadsden, AL) Jacksonville State                          University, Jacksonville, AL

                Art Honors Life, The Gallery at FUNERIA, Graton, CA

                Projekt 30, (public juried online exhibition) www,

                Second Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Vertebrate Paleontology, (Poster presentation: Selection, a                                     collaborative installation). Virginia Museum of Natural History, Martinsville, VA

2008        Ashes to Art: Scattered, 4th International Biennial Juried Exhibition, (Jurors Adela Akers,

2008        Nadine, Jarvis and Sylvia Seventy), Art Honors Life, The Galery at FUNERIA, Graton, CA

                Reorder/Represent, Hermann Fine Arts Center, Marietta College, Marietta, OH

2007        Grant Gallery, Sparkling Fresh Show, New York, NY

                Fusion Arts Museum, What the Hell is it Ethel?, (Curated by Deborah Fries), New York, NY

                The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Fourth Annual International Juried Exhibition, (Juror Ben Goldman), Long Branch,                     NJ

                The Synagogue for the Arts, Art from Detritus, (Curated by Vernita Vemec), New York, NY

                Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Drawing No Conclusions, (Juror Dominic Molon), Grand Rapids, MI

                Corporate Research Center Knowledge Building, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

                Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC

2006        Radford University Art Museum, 5th Radford Art Show (Juror Wyona Lynch-McWhite) Second prize, Radford VA

                The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Third Annual International Juried Exhibition, (Juror Robert Curcio), Long Branch,                       NJ

2005        Armory Gallery, Undertow, Blacksburg, VA

                Cordova Historical Museum, Fish Follies (juror Ray Troll) Best in Show, Cordova AK

                August, Projekt30

                Pharmaka Gallery, Semiconductors: Painting the Transmission of Information, Los Angeles, CA

2003        Pinnacle Gallery, Wondrous Reality, Savannah, GA

                Poetter Hall, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

                Gallery 28, Savannah, GA

2001-2002 Il Mare Color Del Vino, Comune di Poggio a Caiano, Italy

1996-2002 McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

2001         J. Anthony Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2000         Second Street Gallery, Reviving the Exquisite Corpse, Charlottesville, VA