ABOUT ERIK

New Jersey-based artist Erik Minter makes paintings that bridge abstraction into a surreal figuration. With a long career working in commercial design, it was natural for him to draw and paint digitally from the start, manipulating photographs from his own physical painting swatches into his digital originals where colors push saturation. Today, Minter returns to paint and the physical surface allowing him to express an emotion and what he is most curious about in life. It’s more immediate, the outcomes are filled with surprise. I treat my work as if I’m building out a storyboard, channeling the metaphysical through past, present and future experiences.

FORCE AND PHENOMENON

Gabriel Diego Delgado

Erik Minter lives and works in New Jersey. Minter received a BFA from The Pratt Institute on a Presidential Scholarship as well as being a National Talent Search Winner. He was the recipient of the Pratt Institute Circle Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, the schools highest honor. After college Erik went on an interesting creative journey that landed him many unique opportunities from, creating murals and sculptures for many different artists, including, Matthew Barney and his Cremaster 3 film, designing award winning packaging in the skincare industry, to creating visual merchandise design for large national retailers. During this period he’s had spurts of showing his art in group shows, featured in boutique hotels, public and private collections.


ABOUT THE WORK

As a painter, I explore the human interaction we have with gravity, light and speed. Experimenting with both my own physical limits in achieving the gesture, to the environment that surrounds us, affecting how the paint cures and how light reacts, it’s through these acts and variables in my process that help me seek new meaning in my painterly expression. I have developed a set of tendencies through my explorations, many of which now combine to create works of art that constantly evolve.


CURRICULUM VITAE

Exhibitions

2020   DIALOGS2019 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: 06.06.20 – 06.28.2020. Learn more

2020  Online Group Show “GROUNDED” 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. 06.09.2020 – 06.07.2020 Learn more

2020   Online Group Show, “One”. Celebrating the one year anniversary of PXP Contemporary. Curated by Alicia Puig. Learn more small works available.

2020   1 Piece donated for a Hospice Charity in collaboration with Sothebys and Rotary International. Organized by Michael Schmidt-Ott. Rennweg, Vienna May 18, 2020

2020   Became a member of the Screaming Art International Group April 2020 Learn more

2020   Selected for COCA | Center Of Contemporary Artists – 1st selection – pending rounds Learn more Rome, Italy

2020   35×35 Art Project – Copelouzos Family Art Museum, Athens, Greece

2020   6 Pieces GOArt ongoing exhibit at Google NYC, 111 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011 , January 10 – April 17

2020   2 Paintings exhibited at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair (fourth Edition), January 9-12 with Rosenbaum Contemporary

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

2003     World Trade Center Memorial Competition. LMDC  (Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. New York NY

2000     2nd 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

Recent Publications

2020  “Creative Conviction”, Create Magazine Issue No. 21 . Interviewed and written by: Alicia Puig. Learn More

2020  Visual Atelier 8, “Erik Minter And The Emotion Of An Experience In Vibrant Colors .” written by: Hailey Zendejas. Learn More

2020  Wall Street International Magazine, “Don’t pass the Corona. A personal perspective during the pandemic.” Q&A session written by: Gabriel Diego Delgado. wsimag.com

2020  German philosophy magazine,”Hohe Luft” – No.4

2019  Erik Minter // globs – by writer Lorin Drexler GenSociety

2019  Booooooom – Artist Spotlight 

2019  Canyon Voice Literary & Art Magazine, Arizona State University. ISSUE 19 – Spring 2019

Awards

2000   Highest Honors  (Circle Award) Pratt Institute

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

1997   National Talent Search Award

1997   MAFF Maryland Artists Equity Foundation  (Materials Awards)

Education

1997-2000 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NEW

1996 Life Studies Courses  Corcoran Museum, Washington DC