Eric Zammitt

Eric  Zammitt


My work alludes to the dynamics of duality; the interplay of matter and energy, the spiritual and physical, emotion and intellect. It is simultaneously about the glory and drama of creation, and the intellectual fascination with its parts and how they relate to create a whole.

One of the ways I find of expressing this interplay is by compounding complexes of patterned color into synergistic wholes. Color and pattern are so primal to our history and survival that I think they touch the parts of us that are archetypal, rooted in nature, and infinitely curious. I employ abstraction and minimalism as ways to bypass the literal and go directly to metaphor, emotion, and the ineffable. At the same time, like classical music which integrates intellect and emotion, the works are based in structure, rhythm, and a form of logic.

The works are often associated with music, energy fields, quantum and string theory, weaving, land and seascape, genetics, etc. However, I don’t want to limit the viewers imagination.

I refer to the works as paintings, but they are made of tens of thousands of solid bits of colored acrylic plastic glued together, sanded and polished. They are laminated into cohesive panels through an intensive process of layering slicing, and reassembly. This process is followed by wet sanding and polishing.

To me the material is simply paint, but in solid form, and my “brushes” are the band saw, table saw, and glue.



Born: Los Angeles, CA 1960



Pasadena City College, Associate in Arts Degre
California State University, Los Angeles
Three years independent study and travel in Japan and greater Asia


2013      "Eric Zammitt" Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2013      "Eric Zammitt - Material Distillation" David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2010      "Eric Zammitt - Acrylic Plastic Constructions" Davis and Cline Gallery
               Ashland, OR

2008      "Eric Zammitt, "Acrylic Constructions", Scott Richards Contemporary Art
               San Francisco, CA

2006      "Cabin Fever", Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003      "Particles and Waves", Harris Gallery, University of
               La Verne, La Verne, CA

1996      "Eric Zammitt", David Lawrence Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

1995      "Eric Zammitt", Pasadena City College Art Gallery
               Pasadena, CA


2013       20th Anniversary Group Show, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2012       "Random Acts of Time" Curated by William Moreno
                Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

2009       "Locals Only" Curated by Mat Gleason, Look Gallery
                Los Angeles, CA

               "Rolling and Ruling", Sabina Lee Gallery Los Angeles, CA              

2007       "Themes and Variations", Curated by Kristina Newhouse
                Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2006       "Good to Go", Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

               "All in the Family", Curated by Molllie Barnes.
                George Billis Gallery, Culver City, CA

               "Good Clean Fun", The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA

2005        "Connie Goldman / Eric Zammitt", Tangent Contemporary
                 Art, San Francisco, CA

2004        "Three Some", Three person exhibition with Tim Nolan
                 and Gary Symanski, Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003        "Merge", Curated by Jennifer Faist, Andlab, Los Angeles, CA

               "Gridlock", Curated by Kristina Newhouse West L.A. College, CA

               "Trans Fab" (Transcendental Fabrication) Domestic Setting, Venice, CA

               "Approaching Perfection", The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA

2002        Permanent installation, “Wall of Honor”, donor wall
                Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

               "Kaleidoscope", Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA

                Venice Art Walk Silent Auction, Venice, CA

                Korea International Art Fair, Pusan, Korea
                Represented by Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2001        Venice Art Walk Silent Auction, California Sculpture
                Garden, Curator: Noel Korten, Venice, CA

1997       "Skin and Bone", L.A. Municipal Art Gallery,
                Barnsdall Art Park, Curator: Noel Korten, Los Angeles, CA

1996       "New Structuralists", Susan Street Fine Art, Solana Beach, CA

               "On and Off the Wall", Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

               "Structuralism", Boritzer/Gray/Hamano Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

               "Norman Zammitt and Eric Zammitt", M. Anthony Gallery
                Sierra Madre, CA

               "Eric Zammitt/Constance Kocs", Brand Gallery, Santa Ana, CA



Adams/Central Mixed Use Development, Permanent
Public Art Installation, Los Angeles, CA
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Bibi Space Gallery, Daejon, South Korea
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Los Angeles, CA
Harvey Universal Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Jarrow Formulas Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Luxe Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Art and History, Permanent collection,
Lancaster, CA
Tsuge Cafe, Tokyo, Japan
United States Federal Courthouse, Los Angeles, CA
Wallach Glass Studio, Santa Rosa, CA


Estate of Betty Asher, donated,
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Sam Alexander
Carol April
Phillip Bialeck
Sheila Baird
Gerald E. Buck Collection
Tony and Cindy Canzoneri
Robert and Maureen Carlson
Rick Morris and Lisa Cliff
Norm DuPont
Jeff Ehrlich
Merrill Francis
Mark Frankel
Arnold and Homeira Goldstien
Joni Gordon
Jonathan and Nancy Glaser
David Grant
Barbara Horwitz
Dr. Todd Hutton
Anne Hutton
Ken Kaplan
Doug Kennedy
Marianne Kim, Daejon, Korea
Neil and Pamela Kramer
Shuji Kato and Kazumi Kua, Tokyo, Japan
Jeffrey Kurland
Marilyn Lasarow and Judge William Lasarow
Dr. Richard Lasarow
David Loomstein
David Nash
Gina Posalski
Jarrow Rogovin
John and Elsie Sadler
Ralph Perl and Rhoda Shapiro
Dr. Kumiko Saito, Hayama, Japan
Junko Saito, Hayama, Japan
Susan Sauvageau
George and Kay Sherman
Joannie Stern
Steve Sztopek
Brad and Cynthia Theil
Sue Tsao
DeWain Valentine



2011      Four story permanent window installation. Community Redevelopment
              Agency with Meta Housing Corporation. Adams/Central Mixed Use
              Development, Los Angeles, CA


Art Ltd. magazine, March 2013, Review, Eric Zammitt: "Material Distillation" at David Richard Gallery, Jon Carver

Visual Art Source, January 2013, “Eric Zammitt,” review, Iris McLister

THE magazine, Sept. 2009, Article, "On the Radar, Seventeen Artists You Should Know About" Peter Frank

Coagula Art Journal, Feb. 2009 Interview, Mat Gleason

Los Angeles Times, Nov. 11, 2005, Review, “Do these small bits add to a whole?” Christopher Miles

Artscene, June 22, 2004, Review, Mat Gleason

L.A. Weekly, July 16 - 22, 2004, Art pick of the week, Peter Frank

Los Angeles Times, July 2, 2004, Review, ‘Delight is in the Details’, David Pagel

Coagula Art Journal, Nov. 2003, Review, Lucinda Michele Knapp

Los Angeles Times Magazine, Dec. 2000 ‘High Tide’ By Micheal Webb

Angeles Magazine, May 1991 ‘Queen of Cups’ By Lisbet Nilson

The Book of Cups, Garth Clark, Abbeville Press 1990. Cover and page 21