Biography

New Jersey based artist Erik Minter paints bold, vibrant colour combinations often met with sky-tone gradients that weave between graphical shapes and fluid-like splashes. Combining abstraction with surreal figuration, Minter has moved from digital drawings and photographic manipulations to paint and the physical surface, seeking to capture the emotion of experiences, either lived or dreamed, and to express his feelings and curiosity about life. With different layers that unfold over time, each work gives way to new discoveries.

When Minter bends the flow of colour, his forms look as if they could not be controlled, however they have been. His technique, both premeditated and unplanned, channels him to find and explore pleasures, ironies and the mutable and plastic nature of existence. Experimenting with techniques, as well as the strength and agility of his body, Minter continually pushes the limits of painterly expression. Through his experiments, he has developed a set of techniques that he now combines to create truly unique works of art that serve as both traces of processes and immutable results.

Education

1997-2000 “Bachelor of Fine Arts” Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, USA

1996 “Life Study Courses” Corcoran Museum, Washington DC, USA

Exhibitions

2021 “Where Were You When” Daniel Rapheal Gallery, London UK

2020 “Pour Fello” AR Edition of 50 collab with UniqueBoard, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2020 “Booth Project for Paris” Mazel Galerie, Brussels, BELGIUM

2020 “DIALOGS2019” Atelier97 Arte Contemporanea – Las Spazio Espositivo, La Spezia, ITALY

2020 “When Spiders Unite They Can Tie Down A Lion” Daniel Raphael Gallery, London, UK

2020 “Summer Gathering” GR Gallery, New York, USA

2020 “Boundless Boundaries” StolenSpace Gallery, London, UK

2020 “Grounded” Daniel Raphael Gallery via Artsy, London, UK

2020 “Summer Selection 2020” Rosenbaum Contemporary Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

2020 “One” PXP Contemporary, USA

2020 Hospice Charity collaboration with Sothebys and Rotary International, Vienna, Austria

2020 Center of Contemporary Artists, Rome, Italy

2020 “35×35 Art Project” Copelouzos Family Art Museum, Athens, GREECE

2020 “GOArt” Google NYC, New York, USA

2020 Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair, Florida, USA

2019 Limited Edition Print Release, Davis Editions (online)

2019 “Force and Phenomenon” Rosenbaum Contemporary Acquisition, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

2009 “Art Walk” Hotel Indigo, New York, USA

2009 “Island Heat”, AIDS Family Services, New York, USA

2008 “Quetzalcoatl Countdown” 4444 Main Street, Buffalo, New York, USA

2008 “Karma Cab Boa” Hallwalls Members Exhibition, Buffalo, New York, USA

2006 “Feminine Mystique” KFMK Gallery, New York, USA

2003 “Chashama Benefit Show”Safe Horizon, New York, USA

2003 “World Trade Center Memorial Competition” Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, New York, USA

2000 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2000 “I.P.S” Circus” Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, USA

1999 “Works on Paper” Augusta Savage Gallery UMASS, Massachusetts, USA

Publications

2021 “Erik Minter a multi-disciplinary artist from New Jersey” The Industry

2020 “Entrevista a Erik Minter” Plataforma de Arte Contemporáneo

2020 “15 Art Accounts You Must Take On Instagram” ELLE Belgium

2020 “Creative Conviction” Create Magazine (issue No. 21)

2020 “Erik Minter And The Emotion Of An Experience In Vibrant Colors” Visual Atelier 8

2020 “Don’t pass the Corona. A personal perspective during the pandemic” Wall Street International Magazine

2020 “Hohe Luft” German philosophy magazine (no.4)

2019 “Erik Minter // globs” GenSociety

2019 Booooooom Artist Spotlight

2019 Canyon Voice Literary & Art Magazine, Arizona State University( issue 19)

Awards

2000 “Circle Award” Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, USA

1999 “1st in show” Centennial NYC Cityscape Competition, CitiCorp Building, New York, USA

1997 National Talent Search Award, USA

1997 “Materials Awards” MAFF Maryland Artists Equity Foundation, Maryland, USA

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