"Up in the Finger Lakes Region of NY, John Eric Byers creates work that combines geometric forms with tooled surfaces like nothing else. Widely awarded and exhibited and a former student of Wendell Castle, his solid wood pieces are all worked by hand – sawn or gouged – then finished with casein milk paint to deliver a striking difference in the otherwise familiar; a complicated visual aesthetic in something very simple. In essence the conjuring of both an artist and a craftsman. Full of intrigue - the work of a true visionary." - John Burrows
Public collections include the Museum of Arts & Design and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Awards include his New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship Awards, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award and inclusion in the Smithsonian's Archives of American Arts.