ERIC AHO
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Eric Aho (American, b. 1966) studied at the Central School of Art and Design in London, England and received a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. In 1989 he participated in the first exchange of scholars, in over thirty years, between the U.S. and Cuba. He completed his graduate work at the Lahti Art Institute in Finland supported by a Fulbright Fellowship in 1991-92 and an American-Scandinavian Foundation grant in 1993.

Additonal fellowships and grants from the Vermont Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Vermont Community Foundation and the Finlandia Foundation and the American Scandinavian Foundation in New York have facilitated many projects over the past twenty years.

From 1989 to 1998 Aho taught painting at the Putney School in Putney, Vermont. Since 1998 Aho has held an adjunct position as lecturer in visual art at the Theater Academy of Finland in Helsinki, Finland and has taught at the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland. He has been a visiting artist and critic at the Burren College of Art in County Clare, Ireland; the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in County Mayo Ireland; the Weir Farm National Historic Trust in Connecticut; Colgate University in Hamilton, New York; the National College of Art in Oslo, Norway; the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, Finland; the St. Paulís School, Concord, New Hampshire and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Ahoís exhibitions include the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine; the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, CT; the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College; the Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg, MA; the Ogunquit Museum of American Art; the McMullen Museum at Boston College; the Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Nagoya, Japan; the National Academy of Design and the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City. The Oulu City Art Museum in Oulu, Finland and the Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont have presented solo exhibitions.

His work has been presented in numerous gallery exhibitions and is represented in private and public collections throughout the country and abroad including the permanent collections of the Fleming Museum, the Oulu City Art Museum, the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Eric Aho is represented by DC Moore Gallery in New York and lives and works in Saxtons River, Vermont.