Eric Schultz


Born 1976, Trenton, NJ

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"In my case, being an artist is to love creating artwork that evokes wonder in the imagination of the passerby, a quest for the secret story behind the object. This is why I create work from everyday found objects “trash art”. Everywhere there are discarded treasures to find and recycle into new art. I transform them into common forms such as; animals, cars, robots, and my own special characters. This technique helps the viewer to identify and feel the link between the materials, the forms I create, and the stories they imagine. If, I achieve this link, I feel that I have created a successful piece of artwork that everyone can enjoy." – Eric Schultz

Eric Schultz focuses on the use of found and discarded materials, creatively reworking shapes of tools and other everyday items into his work.  His work is regularly on exhibit throughout the PA/NJ region. In 2006, he created a a large scale outdoor work using a VW Bug for the Garden State Discovery Museum that was permanently installed atop the main entrance.  Grounds For Sculpture partnered with Schultz for the 2010 Artist in Residence program.  Schultz worked alongside community volunteers to create a sculpture made of donated found objects.  This work was on display until 2013.  In 2014, the Noyes Museum will display a solo exhibition of his sculptures.  He resides in Philadelphia.

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Eric Schultz

photo: Faith McClellan

Work on Display at GFS