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.

Fall 2018 Courses

  • ILLUS-2012-07 Drawing I: Visualizing Space
  • ILLUS-8900-03 ISP Major
  • ILLUS-3306-01 Intermediate Digital Illustration
  • ILLUS-2024-05 Painting I: Color Perception and Expression

Spring 2019 Courses

  • ILLUS-3936-01 Character Creation
  • ILLUS-8965-02 Collaborative Study
  • ILLUS-2028-07 Painting II: Observation and Imagination
  • ILLUS-4012-02 Senior Portfolio
  • BFA, Rhode Island School of Design