Born: 1985, Ottawa, Canada (lives and works in Berlin and Montreal)

 

Education:

2003-2007                           B.F.A. (Honours) University of Ottawa, Ottawa

2007-2010                           M.F.A. Concordia University, Montreal

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2016                                    "The Unreal", Albemarle Gallery, London UK

2011                                    “Anonymous Reality”, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa

2010                                    “Anonymous” MFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal

2006                                    “Man Machine”, Gallery 115, Ottawa

 

Group Exhibitions:

2017                                    "Art²√Magic + Love", Magic Beans Gallery, Berlin

2016                                    "Konditionalgefüge", Kunstverein Neukolln, Berlin

2016                                    "I Sky You", Magic Beans Gallery, Berlin

2015                                    "Open Art", Toskana-Halle, Berlin

2015                                    “City of Ottawa Acquisitions”, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa

2015                                    "Around the World in 30 Days", The Ballery, Berlin 

2014                                    “Concurrent”, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver

2013                                    Kunsthalle Kreativstadt Weißensee, Berlin

2013                                    “Reflections”, Albemarle Gallery, London UK

2012                                    “Art” Kunsthalle Kreativstadt Weißensee, Berlin

2011                                    “December Choice 11”, Wallack Gallery, Ottawa

2010                                    “December Choice 10”, Wallack Gallery, Ottawa

2010                                    “Art and Technology: Intertwined Creative Ventures”, Mechtronix, Montreal

2009                                    “December Choice 09”, Wallack Gallery, Ottawa

2009                                    “Art 09”, Toronto

2009                                    “Time Off”, Galerie Art Mur, Montreal

2008                                    “Cinéma”, Calligrammes Gallery, Ottawa

2008                                    “Shut Up and Paint”, MFA Gallery, Montreal

2008                                    “Strata”, Espace Artefacto, Montreal

2007                                    “De-Re-Construction”, University of Ottawa, Ottawa

2007                                    “Painting and Source,” Gallery 115, Ottawa

2006                                    “2006 VASA Art Contest Exhibition,” University of Ottawa, Ottawa

2005                                    “2005 Mayor’s Art Festival,” Ottawa City Hall, Ottawa

2001                                    “Les Artistes de Calligrammes saluent les IVes Jeux de la                                                                                                                                            Francophonie”,Calligrammes Gallery, Ottawa

Awards:

2014                                    Elizabeth Greenshields Award

2011                                    Elizabeth Greenshields Award

2010                                    “Art and Technology: Intertwined Creative Ventures”, 1st prize award.

2008                                    Lillian Vineberg Graduate Award in Painting and Drawing

2007                                    The Edmund and Isobel Ryan Visual Arts Scholarship for Painting

2007                                    Royal Canadian Academy Painting Scholarship Award

2006                                    VASA Exhibition Award

 

Bibliography:

“Anonymous Reality”, Exhibition Catalogue, June 2011

Anja. “Erik Nieminen-Anonymous Reality”. Visual Encounter. June 30, 2011: http://visualencounter.blogspot.com/2011/06/erik-nieminen-anonymous-reality.html

Boronat, Cristina. “Spotlight on Erik Nieminen”. ArtConnect Berlin. January 8th, 2015. Online: http://blog.artconnectberlin.com/2015/01/08/spotlight-on-erik-nieminen/

Di Nallo, Lidia. “Erik Nieminen – Concordia Artist Sees Life Through his Own Eyes”. The Bridge Magazine. Fall 2009: pgs 26-28

Itzkowich, Claudia. “Arte en Ottawa: toda una revelación”. Revista Bleu & Blanc. July 2011. pg 34.

Juxtapoz Magazine. “Erik Nieminen’s (Un)Altered Reality”. Online Magazine, June 20, 2013. http://www.juxtapoz.com/illustration/erik-nieminens-unaltered-reality

“Kunsthalle Weissensee”, Catalogue, December 2012.

Kronsten, Venetia. “Five Painters: Albemarle Gallery”. Idol Magazine. December 18, 2013. Online: http://idolmag.co.uk/blog/five-painters-albemarle-gallery

Lin Lain, Shear. “Interview: Erik Nieminen”. Awe50me. August 15, 2013. Online: http://www.awe50me.com/2013/08/15/interview-erik-nieminen/

Le Van, Katy. "À la Galerie Karsh-Masson", Voir, July 14, 2011: pg 20. Online: http://www.voir.ca/publishing/article.aspx?zone=3&section=20&article=77824

Made in Mind Magazine. “Issue 01”, Online Magazine. May 2014. Pgs: 32-37

“MFA’s take off”. Montreal Mirror. March 19-25: pg 57

Moghaddam, Maria Sabaye. “Disconnect Broods in the Air”. Iranian.com. June 27, 2011: http://www.iranian.com/main/blog/msabaye/disconnect-broods-air

Paradissis, Athena. “Checkout Artist Erik Nieminen.” CheckoutArt. November 14th, 2009. Online: http://www.checkoutart.ca/artists/checkout-artist-erik-nieminen/

Poets and Artists Magazine. “Poets and Artists Issue 29”, Online Magazine. November 2011. Pgs: 63-66

Poets and Artists Magazine. “Poets and Artists Issue 66, Curated by Daena Title”, Online Magazine. July 2015. Pgs: 5-6.

Simpson, Peter. “Scene Through Plate Glass”. Ottawa Citizen, June 13, 2011: pg C1. Online:

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/Scene+through+plate+glass/4935249/story.html?cid=mggadrop_story

Simpson, Peter. “Erik Nieminen and the Swirling City: New Paintings. Beat Big Blog, June 13, 2011. Online: http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2011/06/13/erik-nieminen-and-the-swirling-city-new-paintings/

“Strata”, Exhibition Catalogue, April 2008

“Time Off”, Exhibition Catalogue, 2009

"The Unreal", Exhibition e-catalogue. 2016. Online: http://issuu.com/albemarle-gallery/docs/eriknieminen2016?e=1754661/32875446

We and the Color. “Distorted Urban Oil Paintings by Erik Nieminen”. Online, August 5, 2013. http://weandthecolor.com/distorted-urban-oil-paintings-by-erik-nieminen/29590

Weiner, Paul. ”Erik Nieminen interview”, Critique Collective. August 23, 2013. Online: http://critiquecollective.com/2013/08/23/erik-nieminen/

 

Collections:

City of Ottawa

Brookstreet Hotel, Ottawa

Private Collections

Kanata Ford

 

Related:

2015                               Artist Talk, Concordia University

2011                               Artist Talk, Concordia University

2010-2011                       Artist Mentor, Jeunes Volontaires Program, Government of Quebec

2008-2009                       Teacher Assistant, Painting Class. (Juliana Espana Keller), Concordia University.

2007-2008                       Teacher Assistant, Painting Class. (Elise Bernatchez), Concordia University.