stephen cimini

stephen cimini

New York City, NY, United States

About stephen cimini

BIO—
Recipient of the Pollack-Krasner Grant, Cimini primarily identifies as a self taught artist although he briefly studied at the the San Francisco Art Institute and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. His work is held in various corporate and private collections internationally. He is represented by Carter Burden Gallery, in New York and exhibits in various other galleries throughout the United States.

ARTIST STATEMENT—
Building on the architectural origins which have been the basis of my work for over a decade, I have started referring to my compositions as random symmetry. That is, creating a balance on the canvas with no discernible pattern allowing a symmetrical, meditative composition to emerge. I employ the golden mean as a reference which can often be seen in the composition.

I use oil paint with a cold wax medium, layering the paint, as organic surfaces evolve within the restrained lines of the composition. During the process an environment develops giving an emotional story to the thoughtfully planned out compositions. My color choices vary, sometimes deliberating creating a series with particular color decisions and sometimes allowing the color choices to impulsively appear fueled by intuition and experience. Color remains a constantly unfolding mystery.

Education

My fine art education is from east coast and west coast schools, studying at the San Francisco Art Institute in California and School of Visual Arts in New York City. I must say that most of my learning has come from the 20 plus years of my commitment to painting.

Events

Recipient of a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation awarded to artists with established ability,

Finalist in Painting for The Global Art Awards 2017 held at the Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa.

Cimini’s work is held in private collections worldwide as well as numerous corporate collections throughout the United States, including Coca Cola Bottling Co., Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Wells Fargo Bank, Bayer Healthcare and prominent law firms and corporations in Texas and Denver CO and New York, NY.

Exhibitions

2020
Inhabit, featured artist virtual exhibition, Carter Burden Gallery, New York, NY
Consolations I, a virtual group exhibition, Carter Burden Gallery, New York, NY
Altered Sates, a juried exhibition, Pleiades Gallery
2019
COLD, a group exhibition,
Carter Burden Gallery, New York, NY
Monochrome, Site:Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Small Works Show
Carter Burden Gallery, New York, NY
Market Art + Design 2019, Bridgehampton, NY
"Uncontrollable" a group exhibition
Carter Burden Gallery, New York, NY
Art New York at Pier 94, New York, NY
Friends of Pleiades: Invitational Exhibition
Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY

2018
THE OTHER ART FAIR NEW YORK , November Presented by Saatchi Art.
SOMETHING BLUE
Panepinto Galleries
Jersey City , NJ
FrameWorks, solo exhibition
LSJ Studios, Lancaster PA
Collected Works: 10 Years of Paintngs
JacksoNewark Gallery, Hoboken, NJ
THE OTHER ART FAIR NEW YORK, May
Presented by Saatchi Art.
Friends of Pleiades: Invitational Exhibition
Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY
Cabin Fever, Group Exhibtion
Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY

2017
THE OTHER ART FAIR NEW YORK, November
Presented by Saatchi Art.
Selected Paintings—Solo Exhibition, Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters, New Brunswick, NJ
Through the Eyes of an Artist, group exhibition
PANEPINTO GALLERIES, Jersey City, NJ
SHAPE SHIFTING
Solo Exhibition—a series of 13 new paintings
LSJ Studios, Lancaster PA
THE OTHER ART FAIR NEW YORK, June
Presented by Saatchi Art
ALTER(NATIVE) FACTS
A really real group show
Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY
An Evening of Art and Design
Saatchi Art PopUp in New York City
Wintertide: Invitational Exhibition,
Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY

2016
Square Foot Art Basel Miami FOUR,
Projects Gallery, Miami, FL
Solo Exhibition: pictures of something,
ANNEX 24 Gallery, Lancaster, PA
Summer in the City INVITATIONAL SHOW,
Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY
TWITTER ART EXHIBIT: NYC,
Trygve Lie Gallery, New York, NY
Spring Fever INVITATIONAL SHOW,
Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY
Solo Exhibition: DIVINING THE SPACE
Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ

2015
Group Juried Exhibition, Le Canal Gallery
Montreal, CANADA
Solo Exhibition, MATH TO BEAUTY
ANNEX 24 Gallery, Lancaster PA
Square Foot Art Basel Miami Three
Projects Gallery, Miami, FL

2014
Solo Exhibition, Paintings on Paper
Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ
Solo Exhibition, more paintings on paper,
ANNEX 24 Gallery, Lancaster, PA
Square Foot Art Basel Miami
Projects Gallery, Miami, FL

2013
Solo Exhibition, Architectural Abstract Paintings Sawadee, Jersey City, NJ

2012
Solo Exhibition, Architectural Abstract Paintings Intermezzo Gallery, Englewood, NJ

2011
Solo Exhibition, no more secrets
Jadite Galleries, New York, NY
Solo Exhibition,1984: Remembering the Early Days of AIDS, Jadite Galleries, New York, NY
Solo Exhibition, VASTU Gallery, Washington, DC
Solo Exhibition, scale, shape, positioning
Noho Gallery Chelsea, New York, NY
Group Exhibition, Chromatogenous Conversations
MH Art Gallery, New York, NY

2010
Group Exhibition, A splendid energy,
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
Solo Exhibition, secrets in nature: a small studies installation, Jadite Galleries, New York, NY
Group Exhibition, Fieldstone Fine Art, Ramsey, NJ

2009
Solo Exhibition, SQUARES
Noho gallery Chelsea, New York, NY
Group Exhibition, Fieldstone Fine Art, Ramsey, NJ

2008
Solo Exhibition, new paintings
Jadite Galleries, New York City

2007
Group Exhibition, DEZART ONE Gallery,
Palm Springs, CA
Solo Exhibition, small studies
Jadite Galleries, New York, NY

2006
Solo Exhibition, Urban Architectural Paintings
DEZART ONE Gallery, Palm Springs, CA
Solo Exhibition, new paintings
Jadite Galleries, New York, NY

2005
Solo Exhibition, The Gillette Gallery,
Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY
Solo Exhibition, mutated dna,
Jadite Galleries, New York, NY