ERIK NIEMANN

 

www.erikniemann.com

Biography

 

 

ERIK NIEMANN – Abstract Paintings
www.erikniemann.com
 
Erik Niemann creates dynamic and elegant contemporary abstract paintings. Erik 
has a background in architecture and has been fascinated with exploring an 
architectural visual language through acrylic paint applied by a variety of metal 
tools. 
 
Erik is a self-taught artist and began painting professionally in January 2002. In 
1994 while finishing architecture school, Erik started using acrylic paint to cover 
chip-board used for constructing architectural models…he soon discovered the joy 
and beauty of applying paint on a flat surface. Erik’s architectural background 
guides him through the creation of each painting.
 
 
Erik was born in 1971 in Modesto, California, United States. He studied 
architecture in California, the University of Kansas, the Danish Institute for Study
Abroad in Copenhagen, and graduate studies at the Architectural Association in 
London, England.  
 
 
ART SHOWS
 
32 Solo Art Shows (2003 – 2016)
 
Highlights include:
 
Intero Real Estate Show 
Sacramento, California (March - May 2016)
 
Ruth Stroup Farmers Insurance Show 
Oakland, Calfornia (March 2016)
 
"FLOW: A Decade of Paintings by Erik Niemann"
East Bay Municipal Utility District Headquarters, Oakland, California (2012)
 
Color-Space-Thirst: Paintings and Photography by Erik Niemann,
Spice Monkey Restaurant, Oakland, California (2011)
 
Art in Embassies, U.S. Department of State
United States Embassy, Dili, Timor-Leste (2008-09)
 
Form and Space, Albatross Pub, Berkeley, California (2008)
 
Deep, Moshin Vineyards, Healdsburg, California (2008)
 
85 Group Art Shows  (2002 – 2016)
 
7th Annual Monastir International Art Festival, Monastir, Tunisia (2009)
 
 
PUBLICATIONS
 
Alameda Magazine, May/June 2011 issue, page 25 "An Abstract Concept"
 
Island Art: Artist Erik Niemann, October 12, 2010, web magazine
 
American Artist magazine, December 2008 issue, page 17
 
 
EDUCATION
 
Self-taught artist
 
Architectural Association, Graduate Design Group, London, United Kingdom (1995 – 1997)
 
Denmark’s Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen, Denmark (1993 – 1994)
 
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States (1990 – 1995)
 
Modesto Junior College, Modesto, California, United States  (1989 – 1990)