Eric Aho studied at the Central School of Art and Design in London, England and received a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. In 1989 he participated in the first exchange of scholars in over thirty years between the U.S. and Cuba. He completed his graduate work at the Lahti Art Institute in Finland supported by a Fulbright Fellowship in 1991-92 and an American-Scandinavian Foundation grant in 1993.
In 2009, the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT, presented the one-person exhibition Eric Aho: Ice Box. Aho’s paintings have been shown internationally in Ireland, South Africa, Cuba, Norway, and Finland. Recent exhibitions in the United States have taken place at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut; Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire; Portland Art Museum, Maine; Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Maine; National Academy, New York; and American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; and Tufts University Art Collection, Medford, MA, among others.
Aho was elected National Academician of the National Academy Museum in 2009. He lives and works in Saxtons River, Vermont.