Greg Minah
STATEMENT

Water ghostwrites my painting. It erodes and transplants; it pools and it dries away. It conspires with pigment and ground to carve and compose stories stacked with resonant harmonies. I’m a participant in these pieces, pivoting with the unpredictable nature of fluid paint, gazing at the material flux. 

BIO

Born in 1978, Greg Minah grew up in Columbia, Maryland, USA, and graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park in 2001 with degrees in English Literature and Studio Art. In 2009, Minah was honored as a finalist in both the Bethesda Painting Awards and the Trawick Prize. He received the top Individual Artist Award Grant in 2010 from the Maryland State Arts Council, and had ten paintings reproduced and permanently installed on an outdoor public wall in Arlington, VA, in 2011. In 2012, Minah was selected to exhibit at the US Embassy in Guatemala as part of the Art in Embassies Program and another public installation, Tunnel Vision, was installed in the Washington, DC Metro. In 2015, a survey show of Minah's work was accompanied by a catalog featuring an original essay by the director of the Baltimore Museum of Art, Doreen Bolger. Minah's paintings have been included in group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States and can be found in public and private collections internationally. Minah currently lives and works in Baltimore, MD. 

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EDUCATION
2001
BA, Studio Art, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
2000
BA, English Literature, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 
2016
Wash: New Paintings by Greg Minah, Visarts, Rockville, MD (solo)
2015
Korean International Art Fair, Galerie Bruno Massa, Seoul
Strictly Painting 10, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA
Memory Like Light, Artscape, Baltimore, MD
2014
Art Basel Group Exhibition, Etra Fine Art, Miami, FL
Shifting Ground: Selected Paintings 2008-2014, Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, Towson, MD (solo)
Greg Minah On Top, World Trade Building Gallery, Baltimore, MD (solo)
2013
Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Exhibition, UMUC Arts Center, Adelphi, MD
Slow Dance with the Concept of Infinity, The Adam Lister Gallery, Fairfax, VA
Sondheim Exhibition, The Windup Space, Baltimore, MD
Union By Design, The Art Registry Group, Washington, DC
Recent Paintings, Gallery Plan B, Washington, DC
2012
A Web of Artists: Friends of a Social Network, Thomas Deans Gallery, Atlanta, GA
A Vision That Smells of Soap, Linda K. Jordan Gallery, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC
Magically Suspicious, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD (curator: Adam Lister, Adam Lister Gallery)
Intertwined Expressions, Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD (three person)
2011
Strictly Painting 8, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA (curator: Jayme McLellan, Civilian Arts Project)
SELECT: WPA 2011 Art Auction, Washington, DC (curator: Claire D'Alba, Art in Embassies)
Minah, Tokyo, Wapinski, Gallery Plan B, Washington, DC (three person)
3Dx2D Square, Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, Silver Spring, MD (three person)
2010
Otherwise Unseen, Windup Space, Baltimore, MD (solo-alternative venue: bar)
Imagine, Larson Art Gallery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (two person)
Greg Minah: Recent Work, Heurich Gallery, Washington, DC (two person)
Five, Gallery Neptune, Bethesda, MD

Couplings: Baker Artist Awards Exhibition, Windup Space, Baltimore, MD
Minah, Arkin, Goldberg, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD (three person)
Where it Belongs: Artscape 2010, John Fonda Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2009
a/chroma/scape/s, AXD Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (two person)
Trawick Prize: Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD
Bethesda Painting Awards Exhibition, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD
Line Forms Here, Gallery Plan B, Washington, DC
Second Anniversary Exhibit, Towson Arts Collective, Towson, MD (curator: Doreen Bolger, BMA)
Cregger, Drymon, Minah, Gallery Neptune, Bethesda, MD (three person)

Different Kinds: New Paintings by Greg Minah, John Fonda Gallery, Baltimore, MD (solo-alternative venue: theater lobby)
Greg Minah: Recent Work, Red Door Gallery, Richmond, VA (two person)
2008
Sunstorm, Fusion Gallery, Collingswood, NJ (solo)
JTHAR 8 of 08, Studio 62 Gallery, Yucca Valley, CA
Distortions, Fusion Gallery, Collingswood, NJ (solo)
HONORS, RESIDENCIES, LECTURES
2012
Tunnel Vision, permanent public installation in the Washington DC Metro, Bethesda, MD
Selected to exhibit at the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala, Art in Embassies Program
2011
Art Walls Project, permanent public installation, Arlington, VA
Lecture: "Greg Minah, Painting | Process." Delivered at the Cafritz Foundation Arts Center at Montgomery College, Silver Spring, MD
2010
Recipient of the top Individual Artist Award in Painting from the Maryland State Arts Council
2009
Finalist, Trawick Prize, Bethesda, MD
Recipient of Juror's Choice Award from Doreen Bolger, Towson, MD
Finalist, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda, MD
2008
Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency, Joshua Tree, CA
2001
Colonel Wharton Award for Painting, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
O'Sullivan, Michael. "The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition," The Washington Post, 2009
Mellema, Kevin. "Northern Virgina Art Beat," Falls Church News Press, 2009
Bolger, Doreen. "Which Bakers Belong Together?" Art Full Life. Charm City Current, 2010
Ober, Cara. "Pathways of Paint: Baltimore artist Greg Minah experiments with paint and movement," Urbanite Baltimore, 2010
Rousseau, Claudia. "BlackRock exhibits big, bright and lively paintings," The Gazette, 2010. 
Harrison, Elyse. "Other Children's Art Homework," [Weblog Entry.] Studio Neptune, 2011 
Giuliano, Mike. "Abstract Exhibit Takes Form at Howard County Arts Council," The Baltimore Sun, 2012
George, James. "Greg Minah, Abstract Painter, Swirling and Splashing at Artomatic, 2012," The Examiner, 2012   
Sergent, Jennifer. "Drip, Drip: Greg Minah's Poured Art," DC By Design, 2013
Ober, Cara. "No Other Puzzle Will Do: Greg Minah and the Gertrude Stein Questionnaire," Bmore Art. 2013
Bolger, Doreen. "Paint Awash on a Shifting Ground," "Greg Minah: Shifting Ground, Selected Paintings 2008-2014" exhibition catalog, Goucher College, 2014.
Jenkins, Mark. "Art Review," The Washington Post, 2015
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