Eric has been designing and building sets since 1993. He began his career working on TV Commercials and Music Videos for such stars like Billy Joel, Mariah Carey, Hall & Oates, Angela Lansbury, Valerie Harper, and Dick Clark, among many others. Eric also designs for family and corporate events such as, Channel 6 News, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, religious events and even weddings.
In 1998, Eric won the Theatre Association of NY State award for Outstanding Set Design for productions of “Moon Over Buffalo” and “Kindertransport” .
In 2006, he won the Helen Hayes award for best Set Design for “Children of Eden.”
In 2010, Eric was nominated for a New Jersey Perry Award for best Set Design for a production of “Who Dunnit”.
In 2017, Eric was nominated for 2 Broadway World Regional Awards for productions of The Secret Garden and Seussical Jr.
He has also worked on several feature films including, “Goodfellas”, “Jacob’s Ladder”, “The Hardway”, “Ransom”, “Sabrina”, “Dead Man Walking”, “The Ice Storm”, among a few others. Eric spent 7 years teaching stagecraft and lighting at Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY, and is now teaching at William Paterson University.
Eric is also an accomplished artist. He began painting at an early age due to the influence of his farther, a well known abstract artist. He is also inspired by artists such as Dali, Vasarely, Magritte, and Agam. Thru the years he developed a unique and individualistic style and technique. His paintings come to life on various canvasses in a gentle, pleasing blend of color, form and design, combined with a touch of surrealism. By using subtle color gradations and geometric shapes, he brings a new experience and dimension to his art. "My paintings are myself... my moods... my inner thoughts. They convey no significant message. Only the message I and the painting share at a particular moment. It is not important whether the viewer understands the moment, but it should leave the viewer pleased with the experience"