shape shifting

Stephen Cimini

July 7 - 28th, 2017
Opening Reception: 07/07/2017, 5pm-9pm

Cimini’s newest collection of paintings incorporates all of the directions he has taken over the past twenty years – from the architectural references of his early work to the geometric shapes shouldering the golden triangle to the subtraction of shapes in his most recent pictures of something series.

About the Artist

Recipient of a Grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation selected by a committee of distinguished art professionals awarded to artists with established ability and a finalist in the Global Art League 2015 exhibition at the Montreal Art Centre, NYC artist Stephen Cimini has been making art for more than two decades.

Originally from the small town of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Cimini first studied fine art at the San Fransico Art Institue and eventually moved back east to study at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He wrestled with various art forms from wood constructed sculpture to conceptual environments before landing on abstract painting….something he loved from an early age. In 1994, he began developing the vocabulary for his current work, which originates from the linear landscape of Manhattan. It has since mutated to geometric spaces and their relationships to each other while still adhering to its architectural origins. His fascination with the mystery of color is also a vital aspect of his work.