Greg Minah

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. 


Greg Minah grew up in Columbia, Maryland and graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park with degrees in English Literature and Studio Art. Minah has been honored as a finalist in both the Bethesda Painting Awards and the Trawick Prize. He received the top Individual Artist Award Grant for painting from Maryland State Arts Council and was selected to exhibit at the US Embassy in Guatemala as part of the Art in Embassies Program. 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.


BA, Studio Art, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
BA, English Literature, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Washington, DC (forthcoming)
Monument Sotheby's Gallery, Baltimore, MD (fortcoming) (solo)
Recollection, Black Rock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
Wash: New Paintings by Greg Minah, Visarts, Rockville, MD (solo)
Korean International Art Fair, Galerie Bruno Massa, Seoul
Strictly Painting 10, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA
Memory Like Light, Artscape, Baltimore, MD
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)
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
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)
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)
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
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)
Sunstorm, Fusion Gallery, Collingswood, NJ (solo)
JTHAR 8 of 08, Studio 62 Gallery, Yucca Valley, CA
Distortions, Fusion Gallery, Collingswood, NJ (solo)
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
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
Recipient of the top Individual Artist Award in Painting from the Maryland State Arts Council
Finalist, Trawick Prize, Bethesda, MD
Recipient of Juror's Choice Award from Doreen Bolger, Towson, MD
Finalist, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda, MD
Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency, Joshua Tree, CA
Colonel Wharton Award for Painting, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

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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