Eric D. Charlton is an American Artist originally hailing from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Western Pennsylvania. Charlton’s work is exploring the desire for meaning and the lack of human understanding on a cosmic scale to the minutiae of everyday. He embraces an open studio practice that centers around a broad definition of objecthood and the absurd acts of humans trying to make sense of the world. He earned his MFA at Syracuse University. Charlton has been the recipient of residencies at Tuner Semester Residency in LA, Kimmel Harding Nelson, Nebraska City, NE, as well as Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Farmington, ME. He has exhibited internationally, including Das Giftraum, Berlin, Germany, Bratislava, Slovakia, CB1 Gallery Los Angeles, CA, ArtHelix in Bushwick, NY. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, and Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA. Charlton currently works at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, as an instructor of Ceramics, Sculpture, and Digital Art, as well as 3D Technical support for students.