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Nathan Miner
updated: 01/17/2012
website: www.minerstudio.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
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Emergence 1
Emergence 2
Emergence 4
Emergence 3
Wave
Echoes Embrace
Runway 6
Free Fall
La Vida No Vale Nada
Impermanence
The Earth Is My Body #1
Fire Storm
i no i #1
Ring of Fire
Pilot
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, meditative, dreams, pattern, nature, organic, psychological, spiritual, process, science
 
 
Emergence 1 by Nathan Miner
Emergence 1
Pencil, watercolor, gouache, airbrush and acrylic paint over print on paper
2011
26 " x  20 " 
Emergence 2 by Nathan Miner
Emergence 2
Pencil, watercolor, gouache, airbrush and acrylic paint over print on paper
2011
20 " x  26 " 
Emergence 4 by Nathan Miner
Emergence 4
Pencil, watercolor, gouache, airbrush and acrylic paint over print on paper
2011
20 " x  26 " 
Emergence 3 by Nathan Miner
Emergence 3
Pencil, watercolor, gouache, airbrush and acrylic paint over print on paper
2011
26 " x  20 " 
Wave by Nathan Miner
Wave
Pencil, watercolor, gouache, airbrush and acrylic paint over print on paper
2011
20 " x  26 " 
Echoes Embrace by Nathan Miner
Echoes Embrace
Pencil, watercolor, gouache, airbrush and acrylic paint, with shellac and oil paint over digital print on paper mounted to aluminum panel
2011
80 " x  240 " 
Runway 6 by Nathan Miner
Runway 6
Pencil, watercolor, gouache, airbrush and acrylic paint over print on paper
2011
11 " x  16 " 
Free Fall by Nathan Miner
Free Fall
Watercolor, pen, pencil, gouache, airbrush and Japanese mineral pigment over archival print on paper
2008
25" x  25" 
La Vida No Vale Nada by Nathan Miner
La Vida No Vale Nada
Watercolor, pen, pencil, gouache, airbrush and Japanese mineral pigment over archival print on paper
2008
38 " x  25 " 
Impermanence by Nathan Miner
Impermanence
Watercolor, pen, pencil, gouache, airbrush and Japanese mineral pigment over archival print on paper
2008
36" x  54" 
The Earth Is My Body #1 by Nathan Miner
The Earth Is My Body #1
Pencil, watercolor, gouache, airbrush and acrylic paint, with shellac and oil paint over archival print on paper
2010
40" x  60" 
Fire Storm by Nathan Miner
Fire Storm
Pencil, watercolor, gouache, airbrush and acrylic paint, with shellac and oil paint over archival print on paper
2010
40" x  80" 
i no i #1 by Nathan Miner
i no i #1
Pencil, watercolor, gouache, airbrush and acrylic paint, with shellac and oil paint over archival print on paper
2009
60" x  40" 
Ring of Fire by Nathan Miner
Ring of Fire
Pencil, watercolor, gouache, airbrush and acrylic paint, with shellac and oil paint over archival print on paper
2010
40" x  60" 
Pilot by Nathan Miner
Pilot
Pencil, watercolor, gouache, airbrush and acrylic paint, with shellac and oil paint over archival print on paper
2010
40" x  60" 

Artist Statement
This new body of work emerges from the interactions of painting, photography and digital printmaking. I begin my art making process  by creating a ‘canvas’ base of digital prints, using archival inks on heavyweight watercolor paper mounted on aluminum panels.  I then  airbrush, paint and draw on top of the prints with varying combinations of acrylic, gouache, ink, Japanese mineral pigments, oil paint, shellac ,watercolor, pen, and pencil.
 
My work derives from a basic  theory of interconnectedness and uncertainty in the world.  In a society obsessed with factual data, my  mixed-media paintings alternatively  nurture a romance with the unknown. Although drawn from my intuition, each mark—executed with clear intention and a sense of purpose-- represents a manifestation of my inner self, and a testament to the belief in the artistic act of being. The resultant creations can be read as abstract interpretations of the external world, as well as of the interior dimensions of the psyche. They represent the sinuous fibers that stretch between the internal world of the imagination and the external world of our surrounding universe, questioning with each stroke if any boundaries can be delineated. Here, a theoretical battle is staged between visual perception and mental projection; my art does not suggest a victor, but rather a clearer definition of both sides in which the field is leveled and forces are equaled. Ultimately this work is about this clash and the mutability of self-reflexive thought. When forces emerging from the internal mental landscape (in the form of projected ideas and preconceived notions about reality) collide with the demands of the actual world (expressed as perceivable form), limitlessness erupts within the moment and the instant becomes eternity.

Artist Bio / CV

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2011 - Bombay Artisan Series Show, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA

2011 - Global Chain Letter Invitational, Samson Projects, Boston, MA

2010 - Community of Artists Show, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA

2009 - Recent Paintings, Newbury College, Brookline, MA

2009 - Off The Wall 2009 Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA

2008 - Community of Artists Show, Danforth Museum of Art,Framingham, MA

2008 - Artists' Choice, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA


2008 - Leap, 13 FOREST Gallery, Arlington, MA


2007 - Accepted into The Boston Drawing Project, Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston, MA


2007 - Accepted into The Drawing Center Viewing Program, The Drawing Center, New York, NY


2006 - Calculating the Void, Subdivision Art Gallery, Long Island City, NY


2006 - Accepted into The Pierogi 2000 Flat Files, Brooklyn, NY


2002 - Summer Group Show, Earl McGrath Gallery, New York, NY


AWARDS AND GRANTS

2009 - Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center
2008 - Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center
1997 - Rhode Island School of Design, Alumni Award
1996 - Rhode Island School of Design, Scholarship Award
1995 - Shawnee Mission East High School, Purchase Award


EDUCATION


2010 - Making & Meaning, Sci-Arc, CA
2008 - Artist's Professional Toolbox, VLA, MA
2003 - Printmaking, Parsons, NY
1999 - B.F.A. Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, RI
1994 - Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, RI
1993 - Painting, Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1992 - Printmaking, Kansas City Art Institute, MO