Nate Ethier

Artist Biography

Born 1977, Providence, Rhode Island
2004 MFA Boston University College of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2000 BA Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

Ethier’s work has been shown at Minus Space, NY; Geoffery Young Gallery, MA; Nancy Margois Gallery, NY; The Boiler/Pierogi Gallery, NY; Morgan Lehman Gallery, NY; Boston University Gallery, MA; Georgia Southern Univeristy, GA. Ethier is a recipient of Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Award, and was nominated for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant.

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Artist Statement

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.

Vagary of Abstraction

Dan Walsh, Lisa Beck, Nate Ethier, Rachel Beach

June 23, 2017 - July 28, 2017

Papered Stories; 14 Artists Dealing with Paper

Aiden Simon, David Kramer, Erika Ranee, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Jane Ben...

June 10, 2016 - July 30, 2016

Este Arte

Caroline Wells Chandler, Nate Ethier, Nayda Collazo-Llorens

January 11, 2017 - January 14, 2017

2013
Gorky’s Granddaughter: Nate Ethier, November, 2013 >>>

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 >>>

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