Photo: Brad Ogbonna

Photo: Brad Ogbonna

Drawing on traditions of twentieth century formalism and hard-edge abstraction, Nate Ethier’s flamboyant geometric abstractions celebrate both the bucolic and the post-industrial world. The exchange of interchangeable modular structures through synchronicity and symmetry is the bedrock of the work, while rock and roll, the rolling surf, and poetry whisper in the background. Creating compositions that allow for the optical emphasis to alternate and reverberate with unequivocal intensity and grace, the mechanics of Ethier’s paintings function as perpetual, philosophical, and visual motion machines.

Born 1977, Providence, Rhode Island


2004 MFA Boston University College of Fine Arts, Boston, MA


2000 BA Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

 

Representation: LMAKgallery, New York, NY

gallery website: LMAKgallery.com

 

CV:

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2018

 

New Work, LMAKgallery, New York, NY (forthcoming, February 2018)

 

2016

 

Nate Ethier: Speak About The Ocean, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

 

Selected Two/Three Person and Group Exhibitions

 

2017

 

Vagary of the Abstract: Rachel Beach, Lisa Beck, Nate Ethier, and Dan Walsh., LMAKgallery, New York, NY

 

Caroline Wells Chandler, Nayda Collazo-Llorens, and Nate Ethier (three person booth with LMAKgallery), Este Arte, Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay

 

2016

 

On Paper, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY

 

Solar Vortex , Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

 

Papered Stories, LMAKgallery, New York, NY

 

SMALL WORK: MORE or LESS, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

 

2015

 

Checkered History: the Grid in Art and Life, curated by David Weinstein & Ruth Kahn, Outpost Artists Resources, Ridgewood, NY

 

To The Edge: Jaqueline Cedar & Nate Ethier, Morris-Warren Gallery, New York, NY

 

Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Open Studios, DUMBO Brooklyn, NY

 

Polysolaris, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

 

20 x 16, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY

 

Pulled, C2C, San Francisco, CA

 

2014

 

NurtureART Benefit (invitational), The Boiler/Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

Beyond Measure, SEABA Gallery, Burlington, VT

 

20 x 16, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

 

Convergence: Boston University Alumni, 808 Gallery, Boston MA

 

2013

 

Sluice Art Fair, Parallel Art Space, London, England

 

NurtureART Benefit, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

 

All-over or nothing, Parallel Art Space, Ridgewood, NY

 

Endless Summer, Curated by Gary Petersen, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY

 

Phaedo, Storefront Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

 

Overlap, Bennington Arts Center, Bennington, VT

 

Paper Mirror Torn, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY

 

Rituals of Exhibition II, H Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

2012

 

X-centric, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

 

Resonant Frequencies: Roger Chamieh, Peter Edwards, and Nate Ethier, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

 

Treasure Maps: Nate Ethier and Julie Shapiro, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI

 

Grid List- Detroit, Center Galleries, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

 

Grid List- New York, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY

 

Hung Jury, Curated by Susan Metrician, Boston, MA

 

NurtureART Benefit, Charles Bank Gallery, New York, NY

 

Awards/Honors

 

2017 Visiting Artist, Pratt Institute

 

2014-2015 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Award (formerly the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program)

 

2013 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant Nominee

 

2011 Vermont Studio Center Visual Artist Grant

 

2002-2003 Boston University, Constantin Alajalov Scholarship

 

Residencies

 

2014-2015 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

 

2011 Vermont Studio Center

 

Selected Bibliography

 

Cate McQuaide, "Convergence: School of Visual Arts Alumni Exhibition", Boston Globe, 12/02/2014
 

Gorky's Granddaughter: Nate Ethier, November, 2013

http://www.gorkysgranddaughter.com/2013/12/nate-ethier-nov-2013.html

 

Patrick Neal, “The Many Faces of Abstraction”, Hyperallergic, 7/9/2013

 

“Age and Ageism: The Decisive Eye of Fellow Artists”, NY Arts Magazine, Summer 2013

 

Bill Van Siclen, “Nate Ethier: Patterns, Optical Effects Make for Eye Teasing Art”, Providence Journal, 3/1/2012