Eric Dodson is a Kansas City-based artist, curator, musician, and writer. His primary focus as a visual artist is assemblage, utilizing found objects in conjunction with construction materials and painting techniques. He considers his work to be related to the creation of an abstracted visual language manifested through inexplicit symbol-forms. Eric is the co-founder and director of Kiosk Gallery, an artist-run space in Kansas City, MO.
Selected Exhibitions & Publications:
March 2018 – Solo exhibition: Leavings at Kiosk Gallery, Kansas City, MO
May 2017 – Group exhibition: ProXimity at Trap Gallery, Kansas City, MO, curated by Dan Frueh
May 2017 – Group sound art installation: New Music Remix Machine, organized by Jason Charney and Warren Enström for New Music Gathering 2017, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
March 2017 – Group exhibition: Attach Files at 50/50, Kansas City, MO
June 2016 – Group exhibition: 2016 Kansas City Flatfile & Digitalfile, H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute. Kansas City, MO
May 2016 – Group exhibition: ProXimity at Trap Gallery, Kansas City, MO, curated by Dan Frueh
March 2016 – Group exhibition at Paragraph Gallery/Project Space: The One Thing That Can Save America, curated by Jessica Baran for Charlotte Street Foundation, with multimedia installation by Archive Collective
January 2016 – Photo-object featured in The Hand, Issue 11, January 2016
October 2015 – Two-person exhibition: Proximal Topologies with Erin Dodson at West Patrons’ Gallery, Overland Park, KS, with artist talk.
June 2015 – Two-person exhibition: Proximal Topologies with Erin Dodson at The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs, Matfield Green, KS
June 2014 – Two-person exhibition: Marc Bosworth & Eric Dodson: Tactile Diagrams at Bob Schwan Studios, Wichita, KS
February 2013 – Solo exhibition: Abstracted Artifacts: New Assemblage Work by Eric Dodson at Kiosk Gallery, Kansas City, MO
February 2013 – Poem published in The Bohemian magazine
November 2012 – Group exhibition: Have I Been Here Before? presented by Charlotte Street Foundation at La Esquina, Kansas City, MO. Curated by Jamilee Polson Lacy. Writing featured in exhibition, publication, and public reading.
October 2012 – Group exhibition: Morbid Art Show at Art Closet Studios, Kansas City, MO
July 2012 – Group exhibition: 3rd Friday Benefit show at Art Closet Studios, Kansas City, MO
April 2018 – Co-juror – Group exhibition: Undergraduate College Student Exhibition, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO. Co-juror with Erin Dodson. Exhibition featuring undergraduate students from Kansas and Missouri.
April 2018 – Co-curator with Erin Dodson – Group exhibition: Wild Wild Guest, Imagine That!, Kansas City, MO. Guest curators: Front/Space, 50/50, and Kiosk Gallery.
October 2017 – Artist Strategies Part 3 at Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO. Panelists: Eva Reynolds of Eva Reynolds Fine Art Gallery, and Erin & Eric Dodson of Kiosk Gallery
August 2017 – Artspeak Radio: with Chris Dahlquist, ArtsKC, & Kiosk Gallery
January 2017 – Founder of Taohaus Publishing
June 2016 – Co-curator with Erin Dodson – Group exhibition: 2016 Kansas City Flatfile & Digitalfile, H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
August 2015 – Co-curator with Erin Dodson: Aggregate: Structure and Space at Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO, for Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Residency Program
September 2012 – present: co-founder, co-owner, director – Kiosk Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Graphic Design – Illustration & Studio Arts, School of Art & Design, Wichita State University
Intern / Assistant to Technical Director at The Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center, Wichita, KS