About Erik Gran
PAINTINGS OF ERIK GRAN He was born in Finland in 1951, and moved to the United States in 1960. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The California Institute of the Arts in 1973, and his Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University in 1976. He primarily works in acrylic on canvas and wood panel. His practice has developed into three categories he refers to as Compositional, Improvisational, and Figurative.
EDUCATIONColumbia University, New York, New York, MFA, 1976.The California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, BFA, 1973.EXHIBITSMinneapolis Institute Of The Arts, Minneapolis, MN, FOOT IN THE DOOR 4, Group Show, Feb-June 2010.East Side Arts Council, Saint Paul, MN, SUDDEN VIEWS (Solo Show), Jan 6, 09-Feb15, 2010Robbin Gallery, Robbinsdale, Minnesota, LANDSCAPE BASED ABSTRACTS (Solo Show): The Paintings of Erik Gran October 2009, Solo Show.Stevens County Historical Museum, Morris, Minnesota, Horizontal Grandeur Exhibit,July 7-October 31, 2008, A celebration of prairie related themes based on Bill Holms' essay HORIZONTAL GRANDEUR.Vivid Image, Hutchinson, Minnesota, (Solo Show), July 11-Oct 10, 2008.Crow River Arts Organization, Hutchinson, Minnesota: Featured Web Artist- April 2008. (Solo Show)SILENT AUCTION BENEFIT, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, 2008.Stevens County Hisorical Museum, Morris, Minnesota, Horizontal Grandeur, Juried Entry Exhibit, Jul 13-Oct 31, 2007. Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council, Marshall, Minnesota, (Benefit Exhibit, Marshall, Minnesota, 2007. Robert Wilde Gallery, Dassell, Minnesota, Artist Representative 2007-2008.Art In The Park Exhibit, Dassell, Minnesota, 2007.Universal Lab Museum, Dassel, Minnesota, Juried Exhibits,2008, 2007, 2006.Columbia University, Visual Art Archive, First Edition 50s, 60s,70s, ON LINE EXHIBIT.Abracax Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Group Exhibit, March-April 2007.Crow River Arts Gallery, Hutchinson, MinnesotaA Look At Erik Gran, 2006, (Solo Show).Crow River Arts Gallery, Hutchinson, Minnesota,Juried Exhibit 2007, 2006Gallery Artist 2006, 2007.Juried Exhibit 2007.Silent Auction Show 2006,2007.Hartford Invitational, Maplewood, Minnesota, Group Exhibit, 2006.Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington, Minnesota, Juried Entry Show, 1992.Rockland Center For The Arts, Nyack, New York, Heaton Gallery,Two Person Show 1979, >. McLaurie Bouldin/ Erik Gran. Edward Hopper House, Nyack, New York, Juried Print Show, 1977.Rockland Community College, Suffern, New York, Faculty Exhibit 1976.Columbia University, New York, New York, Thesis Show 1976.Kenmore Galleries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1973.Spring Valley Juried Exhibit, Spring Valley, New York, 1969, Drawing Award.COLLECTIONSStevens County History Museum, Morris, MinnesotaWORK IN MUSEUM COLLECTIONSouthwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council, Marshall, Minnesota, WORK IN HOLDINGSColumbia University, N.Y., N.Y., PUBLISHED- Alumni Visual Arts Archive.Rockland Center for the Arts, Nyack, N.Y., WORK IN COLLECTION.Columbia University, N.Y., N.Y., STUDENT WORK IN COLLECTION.PRIVATE COLLECTIONS- California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Minnesota.GRANTS, AWARDS, PUBLISHEDSouthwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council, Marshall, Minnesota, INDIVIDUAL ARTIST DEVELOPMENT GRANTS-2007 And 2009.Universal Lab Museum, Dassell, Minnesota, FIRST PLACE/TWO DIMENSIONAL- 2007.Universal Lab Museum, Dassell, Minnesota, SECOND PLACE/CATEGORY OF PAINTING-2006.Columbia University, N.Y., N.Y., PUBLISHED- Visual Arts Archive.Crow River Arts Gallery, Hutchinson, Minnesota, FIRST PLACE PAINTING-2006.Crow River Arts Gallery, Hutchinson, Minnesota, Art Beat Magazine: A Look At Erik Gran-By Roger Hanson. Nov.2006.Edward Hopper House, Nyack, N.Y., INTAGLIO PRINT AWARD-1977.Columbia University, N.Y., N.Y., SCHOLARSHIP-MFA study 1975-1976.The California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, SCHOLARSHIP-BFA Study 1972, 1973.Spring Valley Juried Art Exhibit, Spring Valley, N.Y., DRAWING AWARD-1969.,
Saint Marks Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Two Person Show, February, 2014.