Eric Nyquist



Eric Nyquist is an American artist working in Los Angeles. After graduating from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, he began a career as a working artist and illustrator. His body of work includes meticulous drawings, paintings, and collages that merge the organic and the industrial. Nyquist chooses the line as his tool in creating dense narratives so detailed they straddle the representative and the abstract. His work disrupts stereotypes and forces the viewer to go beyond simply "looking" at things. Each drawing asks us to see analytically and not just physically. In a technological age of rapid image making, Nyquist uses classical methods to create contemporary results. From etching to lithography, he upholds the craft of print-making while expanding the possibilities of the medium. The printing process informs his drawings as he arranges layers and screens of color and texture into each piece. His work has been commissioned by institutions including NASA''s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and The New York Times. He has also collaborated with fellow artists including Beck, Doug Aitken and Jakob Dylan. His illustrations have been published all over the world in magazines, books and newspapers including the 2014 best-selling "Southern Reach" trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer.


  • ILL-113-01: Drawing Concepts 1
  • ILL-453-02: Portfolio Design Lab
  • ILL-455-02: Portfolio Design Lab Ent Arts
  • ILL-361A-01: Illustration Strategies
  • ILL-455-01: Portfolio Design Lab Ent Arts
  • ILL-453-01: Portfolio Design Lab