From Philadelphia to San Francisco to Los Angeles and back to Philadelphia, Derek Ihnat has been making his mark and gathering inspiration all along the way. With the likes of his artist of the month, Derek has curated the best of the best in some of the most talked about and prestigious galleries, then eventually in his own Philadelphia based gallery. Curator turned sole artist, Derek now shows his own pieces coast to coast. Gathering inspiration from artist friends, avant-garde designers, and the romanticism movement, his pieces reflect more than a watercolor portrait.
Derek Ihnat's work is strongly based upon design, movement and fashion.
While his paintings often appear photographic, each work depicts a sense of infinite delicacy and sophistication.
The artists suggestion of bemusement within his paintings often creates a disorientated sense of curiousity but brings the viewer back to the carefully rendered subjects timeless demeanor.
Other exhibitions include, "Meagan Alwood Benefit", Max Fish NYC 2007, "222 Group Show", 222 Gallery Phila 2008, "Ma Vie en Rose", Amberella Gallery Phila 2009, "A Cry for Help",Thinkspace Gallery LA 2010.
His work has been displayed respectively with artists Kris Chau, Kime Buzelli, Dash Snow, David Ellis, Spike Jonze and Futura amongst others.