The Ohio Artist Registry (OAR) is an exciting opportunity for artists to share their work, connect with the creative community, and establish an online presence—all on a free, virtual platform! The OAR encourages artists working in all art forms, throughout Ohio and beyond, to create a profile, which allows them to better promote themselves and their work. Being listed in the OAR provides artists with new opportunities to share their work with clients, galleries, patrons, and audiences. For more information, contact Kathy Signorino, artist programs director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-728-6140.
Eric Rippert is a visual artist mining poignant personal imagery; investigating those particular remembrances that never appear in full focus, triggering intuition, and exploring the complex intersections of individual and collective memory. His work resides in the permanent collections of Cleveland Museum of Art, Columbus Museum of Art, Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland Clinic Art Program, and Summa Health Art Collection. Exhibited internationally, Eric has had solo exhibitions at Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Progressive, Maria Neil Art Project, and BAYarts, along with curated shows at Cleveland Museum of Art, Minnesota Center for Photography, City Gallery, Prague, and Ludwig Museum, Budapest. He received his MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts and his BFA in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. For years, Eric practiced commercial photography in New York before relocating to the Midwest where he taught photography at University of Akron, Oberlin College, and Baldwin Wallace University. Eric began to exhibit his paintings in 2016 with shows at American Greetings, University Hospitals Triennial Invitational, CAN 22 Triennial, CAN 18 Triennial, the 2019 Biennial Juried Exhibition at Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, and Arc Gallery in San Francisco.