Eric Stewart is an interdisciplinary multimedia artist and educator. Working predominantly with 16mm film his artistic practice invokes photochemical and darkroom processes to investigate landscape, place and cultural identity in the American West. For over ten years Eric Stewart has been teaching analogue filmmaking workshops and creating experimental films. He was awarded the 2015 Mono No Aware Award for Excellence in Filmmaking at the Haverhill Experimental Film Festival and his films have shown at: The Yerba Buena Center for Fine Arts (SF), Yale University, Crossroads Film Festival (SF Cinematheque), 25fps (Zagreb) and The Florida Experimental Film Festival. His current film, Off Country, is a feature length documentary, podcast and oral history archive documenting communities impacted by the nuclear weapons industry. The project asks: “What does a people’s history of nuclear weapons look like?”.
He holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Eric previously taught Super 8mm filmmaking at the University of Colorado Boulder and served as Assistant Professor of Photography at Adams State University. He currently lives in Vermont, teaching experimental video production at Keene State College and serving on the Board of Directors for the In-Sight Photography Project. He is also a member of AgX Boston Film Collective.