Manager, Digital Fabrication Lab
Studio Art: Sculpture + Extended Media
MFA, Arizona State University
BFA, Pennsylvania State University
R. Eric McMaster received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The Pennsylvania State University in 2003 and a Master’s degree in Sculpture from Arizona State University in 2008. He has shown extensively, including exhibitions in New York, Paris, New Delhi, Miami, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Phoenix among others. He is a recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship, the Ted Decker Catalyst Fund and numerous scholastic grants and scholarships. Prior to joining the University of Texas at Austin, McMaster taught and ran a digital fabrication lab in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Sculpture + Extended Media Department.
Competitive sports are the current vehicle through which McMaster explores themes of order, social hierarchies, and the individual versus the collective. His works often involve fabricated objects, installations, video, photography, performance and/or athletes.