Eric Nelson of Middlebury, Vermont is an artist who works in the mediums of wood, watercolor and photography. Nelson is retired from Middlebury College where he taught sculpture and drawing for thirty-three years. Most recently he exhibited at the Courthouse Gallery in Lake George, New York in a one person show called Three Hundred Sixty Five: An Idea And The Reality and the Fleming Museum of the University of Vermont in a show called In Grain: Contemporary Wood Sculpture. Other exhibitions of his sculpture have been installed in public sculpture parks at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Navy Pier in Chicago and the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Nelson has been a visiting artist at the Edinburgh College of Art in Edinburgh, Scotland, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. Nelson has been awarded residency fellowships at Moulin a Nef in Auvillar, France, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Sweet Briar, Virginia and Sculpture Space, Inc., in Utica, New York. He has received two fellowships from the Vermont Council on the Arts and the Albert Jacobson Memorial Award at the Silvermine Guild Arts Center in New Canaan, Connecticut.