View with artist Erik Minter in the studio before, "WHERE WERE YOU WHEN..."
In the studio with Erik Minter

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.

Issue 4 of Divide Magazine – Interview

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.



2022  Dopamine Solo Show, Mazel Galerie, Brussels, BE – Sept 29th – Oct 29th- , 2022 Learn more

2022  Articulture Group Show, White Point Gallery, New Jersey, US – June 4- , 2022 Learn more

2021  Luxembourg Art Week | Art Fair. Mazel Galerie, BR – Friday, Nov 12-14, 2021 Learn more

2021   Where Were You When…, Solo Exhibition. Daniel Raphael Gallery, UK. 09.18.21-10.09.21 Learn more

2021   “Hello I Love You”, Group Online Exhibition. Curated by Jacob Johnson. 07.08.21-08.04.21 Learn more

2021   Collective 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

2020   “Booth Project for Paris” at Mazel Galerie, Brussels, BE. Exhibition dates: 10.17.20 – 11.28.20 (Group Show). Learn more

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  “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. 06.09.2020 – 06.07.2020 Learn more

2020  “One” Online Group Show. 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   Joined as 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 Go/GOArt-NYC exhibit at Google NYC, 111 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011 , January 10 – Oct 1st 2021

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

2021  Create Magazine, “Daniel Raphael Gallery Presents WHERE WERE YOU WHEN…, The First UK Solo Exhibition Of Erik Minter”. Learn More

2021  Myartisreal – 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  “Entrevista a Erik Minter”, Plataforma de Arte Contemporáneo, Interview by: Alba Herrero. Learn More

2020  “15 Art Accounts You Must Take On Instagram” by: Marie Pauwels and ELLE Belgium Learn More

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.

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


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)


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

1996 Life Study Courses, Corcoran Museum, Washington DC