Erik Gonzales was born in New Mexico and currently lives and works in Phoenix, Arizona. He earned a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Arizona State University graduating Summa Cum Laude. He was awarded multiple Regents Scholarships during his attendance at university and continued his studies in Madrid, Spain obtaining a second degree in Spanish Studies and Literature.
Gonzales’s paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including; the Bronx Museum of Art in NYC, Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, CA, the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art in Las Vegas, NV, El Ajuntament el bruc in Barcelona, Spain, Julie Nester Gallery in Park City, UT, Costello Childs Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ, Laura Rathe Gallery in Houston and Dallas and Nuart Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. His work has been featured in New American Paintings artist book, No. 84 and No. 36.