Nate Ethier

Artist Biography

Nate 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; and at institutes such as the Boston University Gallery, MA; Georgia Southern Univeristy, GA. He is a recipient of the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Award and was nominated for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant. Ethier is originally from Providence, Rhode Island, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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Artist Statement

Drawing on traditions of twentieth century formalism and hardedge 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.


Nate Ethier

February 9, 2018 - March 18, 2018

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

Cate McQuaide, “Convergence: School of Visual Arts Alumni Exhibition,” Boston Globe

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 >>>

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