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

Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions

2022   DOPAMINE,  Mazel Galerie, Brussels, BE Oct. 29th – Nov. 29th Learn more

2021   Where Were You When…, Daniel Raphael Gallery, UK. Sept 18th – Oct 11th Learn more


2023   A[BS]TTRACTION, Group Show, Mazel Galerie, Brussels BE, Feb.09 Learn more

2023   In Between, Group Show, Jean Jacob Gallery, New Canaan, Connecticut, Jan. 05 - thru Feb. 2023 

2022   Christmas Exhibition, Group Show, Fineart Oslo, Norway Dec.08 – 29 Learn more 

2022   ST.ART, Art Fair Strasbourg, FR, with Mazel Galerie Nov. 25th – 27th Learn more 

2022   ART MOMENTS JakartaAll About Art Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia. Art Fair, Nov 04th – Nov 31st  Learn more

2022   REVVV Group Show, All About Art Gallery, Singapore, F1 weekend Event, Sept 30th – Oct 2nd Learn more

2022   Articulture Group Show, White Point Gallery, New Jersey, US, 06.04.21-07.10.21 Learn more

2021   Luxembourg Art Week | Art Fair. Mazel Galerie, BR – Friday, Nov 12-14, 2021 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   DIALOGS 2019 Group Show Atelier97 Arte Contemporanea – La Spezia , Italy, Project by: Alessio Guano. 09.18.20 – 10.20.20. 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. 06.06.20 – 06.28.2020. Learn more

2020   “GROUNDED” Online Group Show at Daniel Raphael Gallery via Artsy, London, UK. 06.05.2020 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 Issuu Publication Read 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

2022 "CREATING HYPER-COLORED WORLDS" Erik Minter in conversation with Nora Partl with Misa.art Learn More

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

2021  Interview with Erik Minter, by Jacob Johnson. – Myartisreal  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. 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


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 Studies, Corcoran Museum, Washington DC

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