Eric Schmidt

Gallery and Studio Technician

Eric Schmidt, Ruffin Gallery and Studio Technician, has been with the Art Department for 22 years. He holds a BFA with a concentration in painting for UNC-Chapel Hill. Eric creates and implements safety procedures in the art studio and galleries; advises students on the appropriate use of tools and machinery in the wood and metal shops; works with faculty, staff and students on usage, storage, and disposal of chemicals used in studios; maintains the studios, galleries, and Ruffin Hall building in general, which includes supply maintenance, general condition maintenance including making repairs, and oversight of exhibition installation and coordination with exhibitors. He coordinates with UVA Environmental Health and Safety and Facilities Management with building safety, chemical usage, and repair issues.