Echo EggebrechtAssistant Professor of Art
Hailing from NYC/Philadelphia, where she was an Assistant Professor at Tyler School of Art, Echo Eggebrecht is a painter whose work has been compared to that of the East German born artist, Neo Rauch. In her own words “psychology, language, and humor are among the primary issues addressed in my work. My process is research-based, culling histories or narratives from various locations. As a rule I use automatic drawing as a warm-up ad building block in my studio practice. But in the daily act of making, I tend to view painting as an external mystery with its own inherent thread. I pick up and follow it to its chosen destination.” In her teaching practice she believes “the emphasis should be on exposing students to as many ideas as possible. Many non-digital works can be created through digital experimentation; many digital works are best explored through drawing” and “short-cuts are invaluable—if there is an easier way to do something, that is the approach that should be taken.” Her own practice has recently expanded to include stop-animation and graphic novel format for organizations like BAM’s Next Wave Art Festival and the Innocence Project. Echo is represented by Horton Gallery, NYC. She received her BFA in 2000 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA in 2006 from Hunter College, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, held residencies at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art and the Fine Arts Work Center, and continues to exhibit her work internationally.