Erik Minter in the studio with some of his abstract paintings

Erik Minter


Erik Minter (b. 1979 in District of Columbia) is currently based in New Jersey. Minter known for his use of vibrant color combinations that weave between otherworldly graphical shapes and fluid splashes, combines abstraction with surreal figuration as he searches to capture the emotional feeling of an experience, evocative of dreams or nostalgia. While the compositions are somewhat planned out, his approach to painting is improvisational. Each piece is created with a combination of techniques which he considers to be more of a “set of tendencies”. These “tendencies” involve spraying, pouring, gesturing marks and masking in forms by “drawing” with tape.

‘Hyper-color neon-esque compositional elements exploit the viewer’s desire to understand, to recognize, and to ground the assumptions ambiguous visual cues. These painterly effects push and pull us through the explosions, smears, breaks, drips and cosmic galaxies, proving to be linear escorts where we can make sense of the abstract merits.’

– Gabriel Diego Delgado

Issue 4 of Divide Magazine – Interview
Curriculum Vitae

2022DOPAMINE Mazel Galerie, Brussels, BE Oct. 29th – Nov. 29th Learn more
2021Where Were You When…, Daniel Raphael Gallery, UK. Sept 18th – Oct 11th Learn more
2024Affordable Art Fair Austin, Group Show, PxP Contemporary, Stand No: C8US, May 16 – 19 Learn more
2024Love Endures Group Show, StolenSpace Gallery, London, UK Feb 16 – Mar 17 Learn more
2023Seekers I, Scope Miami Art Fair, Mazel Galerie, booth G015, Dec 05 – 10 Learn more
2023Captured Dreams Group Show, Galerie GT, Biarritz, France. Sept 09 – Oct 10 Learn more
2023Åpningstider Sommer Group Show, Fineart Oslo, Norway July 01 – Aug 05
2023A[BS]TTRACTION  Group Show, Mazel Galerie, Brussels BE, Feb.09 Learn more
2023In Between, Group Show, Jean Jacob Gallery, New Canaan, Connecticut, Jan. 05 – Feb. 2023 
2022Christmas Exhibition, Group Show, Fineart Oslo, Norway Dec 08 – 29 Learn more 
2022ST.ART, Art Fair Strasbourg, FR, with Mazel Galerie Nov. 25th – 27th Learn more 
2022ART MOMENTS JakartaAll About Art Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia. Art Fair, Nov 04th – Nov 31st  Learn more
2022REVVV Group Show, All About Art Gallery, Singapore, F1 weekend, Sept 30 – Oct 2 Learn more
2022Articulture Group Show, White Point Gallery, New Jersey, US, June 4 – July 8 Learn more
2021Luxembourg Art Week | Art Fair. Mazel Galerie, BR – Friday, Nov 12-14, 2021 Learn more
2021Hello I Love You”, Group Online Exhibition. Curated by Jacob Johnson. 07.08.21-08.04.21 Learn more
2021Collective Synergy, A Screaming Art Group Online Exhibition. Curated by Sergio Gomez. 07.04.2021 Learn more
2021‘Portraits & Consensus Works’, 19 KAREN Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast. QLD Australia. Learn more
2020‘Pour Fello’ AR Edition of 50 collab with UniqueBoard. Included COA with hand signature and drawing. Learn more
2020Booth Project for Paris” at Mazel Galerie, Brussels, BE. Exhibition dates: 10.17.20 – 11.28.20 (Group Show). Learn more
2020DIALOGS2019 Atelier97 Arte Contemporanea Las Spazio Espositivo in La Spezia , Italy, Project by: Alessio Guano. Exhibition dates: 09.18.20 – 10.20.20 (Group Show). Learn more
2020“When Spiders Unite They Can Tie Down A Lion” at Daniel Raphael Gallery, London, UK via Artsy. Exhibition dates: 07.30.20 – 08.31.2020. Learn more
2020“Summer Gathering” at GR Gallery, New York NY. Exhibition dates: 07.23.20 – 08.22.2020. Learn more
2020“Boundless Boundaries” at StolenSpace Gallery, London, UK. Exhibition dates: 06.06 – 06.28. Learn more
2020“GROUNDED” Online Group Show at Daniel Raphael Gallery via Artsy, London, UK. Exhibition date: 5th June @ 6pm GMT +1. Learn more
2020“Summer Selection 2020” A Modern and Contemporary Selection of summer themed works at Rosenbaum Contemporary Gallery, Boca Raton, FL, US. 06.09 – 06.07 Learn more
2020“One” Online Group Show. Celebrating the one year anniversary of PXP Contemporary. Curated by Alicia Puig. Learn more small works available.
20201 Piece donated for a Hospice Charity in collaboration with Sothebys and Rotary International. Organized by Michael Schmidt-Ott. Rennweg, Vienna 05.18
2020Joined as a member of the Screaming Art International Group April 2020 Learn more
2020Selected for COCA | Center Of Contemporary Artists – 1st selection – pending rounds Rome, Italy
202035×35 Art Project – Copelouzos Family Art Museum, Athens, Greece
2020Go/GOArt-NYC exhibit at Google NYC, 111 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011 , 01.10 – 10.25.21 – 6 Pieces
2020Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair (fourth Edition), January 9-12, with Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton Florida. 2 Paintings
2019 Limited Edition Print Release , Davis Editions Learn more
2019“Force and Phenomenon”, 150 NW 51st, Boca Raton, FL (Rosenbaum Contemporary Acquisition) Learn more
2009“Art Walk” Hotel Indigo, 10 Flint Road, Amherst, NY (Solo)
2009“Island Heat”, AIDS Family Services, 15th Annual Fundraising Gala, 40  Gates Circle, Buffalo, NY  (2 pieces auctioned)
2008 “Quetzalcoatl Countdown”,   4444 Main Street, Buffalo NY (Solo)
2008“Karma Cab Boa”  Hallwalls Members Exhibition, Buffalo NY (group)
2006“Feminine Mystique”  KFMK Gallery (group) 515 w 29th Street, 1st Floor Chelsea, New York, NY
2003“Chashama Benefit Show”, (Safe Horizon)  4 Pieces auctioned. 135 West 42nd Street, 1st Floor Project space, New York, NY
2003World Trade Center Memorial Competition. LMDC  (Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. New York NY
20002nd Floor Gallery  East Hall, (2 person show) Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY
2000“I.P.S” Circus”,  (sculptural installation) Schafler Hall,  (Senior solo show) Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY
1999“Works on Paper”  Augusta Savage Gallery UMASS, University of Massachusetts
2024Magzoid Magazine – Luxury Magazine in the Creative Space | Edition: April 2024.
pages 54-57. Learn more
2021Create Magazine, “Daniel Raphael Gallery Presents WHERE WERE YOU WHEN…, The First UK Solo Exhibition Of Erik Minter”. Learn more
2021Myartisreal – Interview with Erik Minter, by Jacob Johnson. Learn more
2021“Issue 4 of Divide Magazine”, Interview by: Daniel Da Silva. Learn More
2021“Erik Minter a multi-disciplinary artist from New Jersey”, In The Industry – Interview by: Olivia Hart. Learn more
2020“15 Art Accounts You Must Take On Instagram” by: Marie Pauwels and ELLE Belgium Learn more
2020Creative Conviction”, Create Magazine Issue No. 21 . Interviewed and written by: Alicia Puig. Learn More
2020Visual Atelier 8, “Erik Minter And The Emotion Of An Experience In Vibrant Colors .” written by: Hailey Zendejas. Learn more
2020Wall Street International Magazine, “Don’t pass the Corona. A personal perspective during the pandemic.” Q&A session written by: Gabriel Diego Delgado.
2020German philosophy magazine,”Hohe Luft” – No.4
2019Erik Minter // globs – by writer Lorin Drexler GenSociety
2019Booooooom – Artist Spotlight 
2019Canyon Voice Literary & Art Magazine, Arizona State University. ISSUE 19 – Spring 2019
2000Highest Honors  (Circle Award) Pratt Institute
19991st in show  “Centennial NYC Cityscape Competition” CitiCorp Building, New York NY
1997National Talent Search Award
1997MAFF Maryland Artists Equity Foundation  (Materials Awards)
1997-2000Bachelor of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
1996Life Study Courses, Corcoran Museum, Washington DC