Eric Hongisto


BFA Alumni

Major: Painting

Graduation Year: 1997


Lives in Penngrove, CA

Artist and Professor of Fine Arts in the Department of Art + Architecture at the University of San Francisco. He received his MFA in Painting/Printmaking from the Yale University School of Art, 1999, and his BFA in Painting from the Maine College of Art, 1997. Most recent awards include a 2009 Graves Award in the Humanities, a 2006 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a 2005 Guggenheim Fellowship in Installation and a 2002 New York Foundation of the Arts, Painting Fellowship.

He has participated in numerous Residency programs, such as the Fine Arts Work Center, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Dieu Donne Papermill, Socrates Sculpture Park, and the Lower Eastside Printshop.

Recent exhibitions of his work have been shown at the deCordova Museum, Museum of the Rockies, Queens Museum, Bates Museum of Art, Drawing Center, and the Boston Center of the Arts.