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Currently: Chairman, Sculpture Department, and associate professor of intermedia and sculpture, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland
Background: Eckard explores ideas through found objects, drawings, installations and performative interventions. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1988, and has exhibited nationally and internationally. Eckard was acknowledged by a jury of his peers with the Bonnie Bronson Fellowship for 2010. His work has been discussed in Flash Art, The New York Times, Art in America, ArtNews, Sculpture and The Chicago Tribune.