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Eric Telfort

Eric Telfort was born to Haitian immigrants in Little Haiti, Miami, FL. He followed a long and tumultuous path before earning his BFA in illustration from RISD and his MFA in drawing, painting and sculpture from the New York Academy of Art. Telfort has lectured throughout the northeastern US and internationally—in Zimbabwe, where he was a 2010 VIA Artist in Residence—and creates work exploring the concept of creativity in poverty.

Telfort currently lives in Rhode Island, where he teaches drawing and digital illustration at RISD.

Spring 2021 Courses

  • ILLUS-3936-01 Character Creation
  • ILLUS-3306-01 Intermediate Digital Illustration
  • ILLUS-4012-02 Senior Portfolio
  • BFA, Rhode Island School of Design