Eric Staller with one of his artworks: fish-o-vision
Exhibitor Profile: Staller Studios
Eric Staller (1947) is an American artist. He grew up in New York and studied architecture at the University of Michigan. Settling in New York City in 1971, he exhibited his art in galleries and museums. He has been commissioned to build large-scale projects for public spaces in the US and Japan. In 1985 he began a series of ‘urban UFOs' mobile public artworks, ‘breaking down the gallery walls' and taking his art to the streets.
The first in this series, ‘Lightmobile', was a beloved fixture in New York in the 1980s and is known worldwide through the media. After moving to Amsterdam in 1994, Staller has shared his magical art with the people of Paris, Berlin, Brussels and London. Always trying to top himself, Staller invented the circular 7-person ConferenceBike (there are now more than 250 of them in 14 countries). He followed this brilliant invention with two more fantastic bikes, the Quintette and the LoveBike.
His recent artworks have become increasingly political and reflective of current events. Staller's autobiographical book ‘Out of my mind' tells the story of a man, always ‘pregnant with an idea', on a mission to delight and challenge the world with his optimistic vision. Eric Staller and his family have just been moving back to the United Stated and are settling down in San Francisco.
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