Second Realm

Eric P. Rhodes, Artist

Artist CV

Eric Paul Rhodes
Born 1978 in New Jersey, USA
Lives and works in New Jersey, USA


2024 B.S. in Labor Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

2013 A.S. in Computer Science, Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

Continuing Education:

2022 Art Law, Christie’s Education, New York, NY

2008 Figure Drawing, with James McElhinney, Art Students League, New York, NY

2005 Drawing in Color and Watercolor, with Tony Capparelli, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

1998 Design & Visual Thinking (Color and Black & White), with Paul Bruner, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Early Influences:

1995-96 “The Palette Paradigm”, an Interdisciplinary Education Program developed by artist and educator Doug DePice at Secaucus High School, Secaucus, NJ. This foundational experience not only inspired a deep appreciation for the interconnectedness of concepts and ideas across various disciplines such as English, Math, Science, Art, History, and Psychology, but it continues to influence my art practice to this day.


2024-Present Host, Rising Tide Podcast
2019-Present Artist & Technologist, Second Realm
2018-19 Service Design Program Manager, Twitter
2016-18 CX Design Consultant, Google
2015 Marketing Manager, MLB, April
2014-15 Marketing Manager, HarperCollins
2006-14 Director of Design, The Book Report Network
2005-07 Workshop Assistant, Tony Capparelli’s “Art of Sport” for Kids
2004-05 Graphic Designer, FedEx Office

Group Exhibitions:

2024 Museum of Crypto Art + Gigatura’s “Utopia Dystopia”
2023 Asprey Studio “ASC Member Wall” London, England
2023 Curatio “Hystoria”
2023 Accelerate Art “A2 Mobile Gallery” New York, NY. USA
2023 Institut Francais “NFT et crypto-esthétiques” Casablanca, Morocco
2022 Digital Surgeons “After Dinner Mints” New Haven, CT. USA
2022 SCI-Arc “A Fylthy Trash Art Exhibition” Los Angeles, CA. USA
2022 L’Avant Galerie Vossen “#Trashart: NFT Garbology” Paris, France
2021 IRL ART “U’R,L” Denver, CO. USA
2020 Natural Habitat Museum “#StayHomeGoViral”
2020 Grey Cross Studios “The Black Lives Matter Archive Project”

Publications and Media:

“What is Trash Art?” MakersPlace. March 22, 2023
“What Exactly is Trash Art?” NFTS.WTF. May 12, 2021
“Men of Crypto Attempt to Master the Art of the Thirst Trap.” The Defiant. February 9, 2021
“Digital Trash.” FOMA Magazine. Volume 1, May 2020. Pages 44-59
“Chill Issue.” The NFT Art Magazine. Volume 1. March 2020. Pages 7-8


2022 “After Dinner Mints”, Digital Artist Q&A, Moderator, New Haven, CT
2008-14 Marketing for Artists, Guest Speaker, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

Honors and Awards:

The People’s Choice Award, NFT Awards, 2020
Most Innovative NFT Shortlist, NFT Awards 2020