Eric Hurtgen

Eric Hurtgen is an artist and graphic designer who was born in Louisville, Kentucky. As a designer, Eric has worked across a variety of media for clients in the tech and cultural industries.

Eric’s work has been shown internationally, but mostly in smaller galleries across the Southeastern United States. His artwork can be found here.

He is the co-founder of New Rural, a growing collection of music, statements and artwork. Eric is married with two daughters and has been living and working in Central Kentucky. 

For work commissions or to request a commercial portfolio, please email eric.hurtgen(at)

Selected Exhibitions

2022 Group Exhibition, Nutrient Rich, Goodyear Arts, Charlotte, NC

2021 Group Exhibition, All Together Now, Design Museum of Chicago, Chicago

2018 Group Exhibition, Freiraum Vertikal Denken Akademie der Künste Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2017 Group Exhibition, Type Hike,
Type Director’s Club, New York, New York

2016 Two-Person Exhibition, New Geographic 2,
148 Gallery, MCAD, Minneapolis, MN (with Dan Romanoski)

2015 Group Exhibition, L’Edition Journal,
Oui Mais Non, Montreal, Canada

2015 Two-Person Exhibition, New Geographic 1
Pease Gallery, CPCC, Charlotte, NC (with Dan Romanoski)

2013 Group Exhibition, The Weight of Light, Sojourn Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky

2011 Solo Exhibition, Shooting Into the Sun, The Kalmanson Gallery, Emmanuel Arts Center, Swainsboro, GA

2010 Solo Exhibition, Ellipses and Parentheses,
The Green Rice Gallery, Charlotte, NC

Selected Publications

2019 Ficciones Typografika 1642,
Formist Editions, Australia

2017 Frierum Vertikal Danken, Technische Universität München,Fakultät für Architektur, Munich, Germany

2015 Ten Words and One Shot, Volume V,
Kevin Krumnikl, Publisher, Germany

Selected Collaborations

2023 The Condition of Music No. 19, Avant Banjo with Ben DuVall. Seyðisfjörður Community Radio, Iceland

Selected Clients

AirBNB, Atlantic Records, ATO Records, B4 Records, Columbia Records, Center on Rural Innovation, Cina Associates, EMI, Ghostly Records, Interscope Records, Lex Records, The McColl Center, Pratt Institute, Quartet Health, RCA Records, Red Light Mgmt, Silvertone Records, SOCO Gallery, Stink Films, Tiny Horse Media, Viacom, Vevo, Warner Music, Ways & Means

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