Esther Garcia Eder was born in Buenos Aires. She studied painting as a young woman under renowned Argentine painter Emilio Petorutti. At 24 she moved to the United States, married and raised seven children, living around Europe before returning to the U.S.. She returned to painting full time in 1980 and since then has painted from her studios in Boston and Vinalhaven, ME. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and in France. 


Four years of private study with Emilio Perorutti,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
CUNY: Bachelor of Fine Arts

New York University: French Literature
Art Student’s League, New York City: Individual Study

Camden Art Institute, London, England:
Two year painting and life drawing


Student Internship, New York City Arts Commission for Mayor Koch (2 yrs)
Freelance Art Critic, International Herald Tribune, Paris, France (used maiden name Esther Garcia) (2yrs)
New York City Representative and Fundraiser for Maurice Guillaud, Arts Book Publisher (Abrams) (3yrs)
Freelance Arts Writer for Guardian Art News and London Financial Times (2 yrs)
























August Group Show, New Era Gallery, Vinalhaven, ME 

September Open Studio, South End, Boston, MA

Prints from Engine House Press, New Era Gallery, Vinalhaven, ME
May Group Show, Adelson Group Gallery, Boston, MA
"Conversations, Personalities in Boston Art, Portraits Solo Show, Tiny Arts, Allston, MA
"Conversations 2, Personalities in Vinalhaven Arts" Two person show New Era Gallery, Vinalhaven, ME
Featured Artis Vinalhaven Landscapes, New Era Gallery Vinalhaven, ME "SOWA" Group show, Boston, MA
"USEA" Open Studios, Boston, MA
Print and Work on Paper Group Show New Era Gallery Vinalhaven, ME "Latin American Artists Group Show", BHCC Gallery, Charleston, MA.
"USEA Open Studios", Boston, MA
"Biennial of Multicultural Art", Atrium Gallery, Providence State House, Providence, RI.
"Vinalhaven Landscapes", Groupshow, New Era Gallery, Vinalhaven, ME "Southern Star" Solo show, paintings and works on plexi. Latin American Cultural Center, IBA, Boston, MA
Site Specific, Art Installation event. Plexi Sail Living Seascape. Vinalhaven Maine
South End Artists Juried Show. Harriet Tubman House Boston MA.
"Green" Environmental group exhibiton, BHCC Art Gallery, Bunker Hill, Charlestown, MA

"Women in Print" Etchings and threeplate etchings. BHCC Gallery Charlestown, MA.
"Landscape" Solo show, New Era Gallery Vinalhaven, Mane
"Small Works" Group Show, Laconia Gallery Boston MA.

Solo show, Constellation Claire de Villaret Gallery, Paris France
Art Walk, SOWA Boston, MA
Four person show, Landscape Gallery, 170 Damariscotta Maine

Opening Group Show, Red Dot Gallery Boston, MA
Got Art Group Show, Holliston.,MA

Flying to Argentina, Solo show, Center for Latino
Arts,Boston MA
Monoprint Group Show, Fog Gallery, Vinalhaven, ME
Solo Show, Thayer Academy, Braintree, MA.

Group Show, Fog Gallery, Vinalhaven, ME
Group Show, Nan Mulford Gallery, Rockland, ME
Inaugural Show, Center for Latin American Art, Boston, MA

"Fourth International Biennial of Contemporary Art," Florence, Italy
"Drawing Project," Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA
"New Work," New Era Gallery, Vinalhaven, ME

"Inaugural," Gallery G., Boston, MA
"Latin American Artists," Fleet BAnk Headquarters, Boston, MA
"Site Specific," The Red Barn, Vinalhaven, ME
"Three Painters," Firehouse Gallery, Damariscotta, ME

"Magic Realism II," Musee Adzak, Paris, France
"Work on Paper," Upstairs at Johnson,s Gallery, Boston, MA
"Three Painters," Fog Gallery, Vinalhaven, ME

"Inside and Out" Arden Gallery, Boston, MA
"Two Painters" Massachusetts College of Art
(Esther Garcia Eder and Michael Eder featured on "The Connection" National Public Radio)

"Maine Landscape," G. Watson Gallery, Stonington, ME
"Vinalhaven Landscape," Fog Gallery, Vinalhaven, ME
"Work on Paper" Upstairs at Johnson's Gallery, Boston, MA
"Form & Content," Hunter Insitute, Cambridge, MA

"Joyous Visions," Arden Gallery, Boston, MA
"Watercolor and Prints," Upstairs at Johnson's Gallery, Boston, MA
"Island Painters," Fog Gallery, Vinalhaven, ME

"Colors of the Spirit," Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

Group Show, Fog Gallery, Vinalhaven, ME
Group Show, Between the Mews Gallery, Rockland, MA

Solo Exhibition, Galerie Esclaramonde, Labaule, France
Solo Exhibition Arden Gallery, Boston, MA
Group Show, Galerie Esclaramonde, Labaule, France
Group Show, Lehman Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

"Reflejos," USES, Group Show, Boston, MA
Solo exhibition Arden Gallery, Boston, MA
Vinalhaven Press Print Show, Fog Gallery, Vinalhaven, ME