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Associate Director of Admissions
Eric Swangstu has worked at four of the top art schools across the country, reviewing thousands of portfolios and applications among all of them. He currently serves as the Associate Director of Admissions for Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA; Curator at the OK Hotel; and Adjunct Instructor at DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, WA.
Swangstu holds a BFA in painting from Kansas City Art Institute and an MPS from Pratt Institute. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited in places such as Exit Art, New York City; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; DC Arts Center; Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD; Prince Street Gallery, New York City; and the Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju, Korea; among others. His work is included in the public collections of the Government Employee Hospital Association and the Library of Congress. New York Times critic Helen A. Harrison has written that Swangstu’s paintings, “play on the combination of observation and interpretation at the heart of realistic painting” and provides “an effective strategy for testing the boundary between objectivity and invention.”