Born in Singapore in 1970, Eric Butcher moved to England in 1974. Through an early study of fine art a preoccupation with the problems of aesthetics developed, which following an interestingly circuitous route eventually took him to Cambridge University where he read philosophy. Since graduating from Corpus Christi College in 1994 he has exhibited extensively in the UK and internationally with shows in Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Australia and the USA.

In 2001 he completed an MA in Fine Art at Wimbledon School of Art. In 2007 he received an Arts Institute at Bournemouth Research Fellowship and in the same year held the Centre for Art International Research (CAIR), Liverpool School of Art, Multiple Perspectives Fellowship. During 2008-10 he was Artist in Residence at Benson-Sedgwick Engineering, London.

His creative practice also embraces curating; initiating exhibitions/projects including Emission (2001), Definite Article (2005/6), Underground (2007), The Devil Finds Work for Idle Hands (2012) and A Machine Aesthetic (2013/14).

He currently lives and works in Oxfordshire, England and shows with Galerie Robert Drees, Hannover, Patrick Heide Gallery, London and Nancy Toomey Fine Art, San Francisco.


Aviva, London
Capital & Provident, London
Clariden Leu (Credit Suisse), London
Crédit du Nord, Lille, France
Davis, Polk & Wardwell, Madrid and Paris
Deutsche Rentenversicherung, Hannover
GMR International, London
Hogan Lovells, Houston, USA
Invesco Perpetual, London
Kazakhmys PLC, London
LG Collection of Contemporary Art, London
Linklaters, London and Brussels
Majestic Insurance, San Francisco
Mayer Brown International, London
Meravis, Hannover and Hamburg
Munkenbeck + Marshall Architects, London
The Open University, Milton Keynes
Thomas Miller, London
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Cancer Centre, Birmingham
Schlumberger, London
Selescope, Paris
Société Générale, London
Summit Partners, London