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 (London 2001), Definite Article (London/San Francisco 2005/6), The Devil Finds Work for Idle Hands (San Francisco 2012), A Machine Aesthetic (UK Touring 2013/14), Die Wat Spaart, Die Wat Heeft (Hanover 2023) and Perpetual Arrival (Middlesbrough 2023).

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


Aviva PLC, London
Capital & Provident Management Ltd, London
Clariden Leu (Europe) Ltd, London
Crédit du Nord, Lille, France
Davis, Polk & Wardwell LLP, Madrid and Paris
Deutsche Rentenversicherung, Hannover
GMR Group, London
Hogan Lovells LLP, Houston, USA
Invesco, London
Kazakhmys PLC, London
Laborious, Hannover
LG Collection of Contemporary Art, London
Linklaters LLP, London and Brussels
Majestic Insurance Co, San Francisco
Mayer Brown International LLP, London
Meravis GmbH & Co. KG, 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