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Image courtesy of PLATO Gallery.

Erik Nieminen

b.1985, Canada

Erik Nieminen identifies his work as being post-photographic, aiming to explore semi-real spaces where natural and human-made elements come into confrontation. Questioning the notion that humanity can control nature, Nieminen explores the dissolution of space, perspective and light to create a pictorial world that is connected to reality yet defies recognition. 


Erik Nieminen earned his BFA from the University of Ottawa in 2007 and MFA from Concordia University in Montreal. He has exhibited in Europe and North America, including recent solo shows in Montreal, Berlin, London, New York City and Berlin, and group exhibitions in England, Finland and Canada. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant and the 2018 Grand Prize Winner for the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series.  

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Erik Nieminen, Raft, 2023, oil on linen, 47¼ x 86½ x in.

Erik Nieminen, Midas, 2017, oil on linen, 67 x 130 in.

Erik Nieminen, Shroud of Neptune, 2019, oil on linen on two panels, 79 x 102 in.

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