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Riad Miah

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20110806102449-no_26
No 26, 2011 Oil on Canvas Over Panel 12" X 12" © Riad Miah
20110731102850-no_12
PD I No 12, 2010 Oil on Canvas Over Panel 12" X 12" © Riad Miah
20110802074256-no_13
PD I No 13, 2010 Oil on Canvas Over Panel 18" X 18" © Riad Miah
20110806102604-no_17
PD I No 17, 16" x 16" Oil on Canvas Over Panel 16" X 16"
20110731103628-no_9
PD I No 9, 2010 Oil on Canvas 16" X 16" © Riad Miah
20110731102119-no_23
PD I No 23, 2011 Oil on Canvas Over Panel 20" X 20" © Riad Miah
20110806102644-no_18
PD I No 18, 2011 Oil on Canvas Over Panel 16" X 16" © Riad Miah
20110731094951-no_11
PD I No 11, 2010 Oil on Canvas Over Panel 20" X 20" © Riad Miah
20110731095137-no_15
PD I No 15, 2010 Oil on Canvas Over Panel 16" X 16" © Riad Miah
20110731105337-no_10
PD I No 10, 2010 Oil on Canvas Over Panel 20" X 20" © Riad Miah
20110731102510-no_24
PD I No 24, 2011 Oil on Canvas Over Panel 30" X 30" © Riad Miah
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PD I No 24 -Detail, 2011 Oil on Canvas Over Panel Detail © Riad Miah
20110806102913-pd_ii_no_2
PD II No 2, 2011 Oil on Canvas Over Panel 10" X 10" © Riad Miah
20110806102838-no_4
PD I No 4, 2010 Oil on Canvas 10" X 10" © Riad Miah
20110731105012-pd_ii_no_5
PD II No 5, 2011 Oil on Canvas Over Panel 12" X 12" © Riad Miah
20110806102949-pd_ii_no_4
PD II No 4, 2011 Oil on Canvas Over Panel 30" X 30" © Riad Miah
20110806103114-pd_ii_no_6
PD II No 6, 2011 Oil on Canvas Over Panel 36" X 36" © Riad Miah
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"PD III Factor No. 2", 2012 Oil on Canvas on Panel 30" X 30" © Riad Miah
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Trinidad
Lives in
New York
Works in
New York
Schools
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 2000
The Ohio State University, 2000, MFA
School of Visual Arts New York (SVA)
Tags
photography, abstract
Statement

Petri Dish Paintings

2010-present

These paintings are executed by way of experimentation. A straight line grid drawing is laid out. Once the drawing is made, color is applied. Colors are built upon one another, attending to the suggestion of the composition and particular formations of the droplets.

I approach the creation of these works somewhat as a scientist approaches his/her research: here, interested in the aesthetics and the process of discovery rather than in solving a problem, I consider the ways in which the colors’ chemistries respond to one another, and the ways in which the viscosities of paint react.

The inspirations for this work range from the very small to the very large, and vary in their approaches, including direct observation and conceptual understanding. I’ve considered mold and bacteria growing on a pinecone and the expansive nature of the constellations; domestic life in its minutiae and centuries art, both present and past.

Exhibitions

2011            Crime Story, NJ Arts Guild, New Jersey

 

2010            Scope Art Fair, White Box Gallery, New York

 

2009            10 x 10, White Box Gallery, New York

 

2008            Day Job, Parsons Fine Arts Gallery, Faculty Exhibition, New York

 

2007            Popshot, New York Foundation Benefit Auction, New York

 

2005            Group Exhibition, Collision, Brooklyn, NY

 

2003            PS 122 Small Works Exhibition, PS122 Gallery, New York

             

2002            “I can’t wait to see you again." deluxe projects, Chicago, Illinois

                           Life of the City, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Free Ingress - Establishing a Scenario, Budapest Galéria, Budapest, Hungary

 

2001    Skowhegan Alumni Exhibition and Auction, Knoedler & Co. Gallery, New York

The Jubilee Exhibition – 575th Year Anniversary Exhibition Kathalieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium, (public installation)

 

2000            Snapshot, Baltimore Museum for Contemporary Art, Baltimore, Maryland

             MFA Thesis Exhibition, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

             Group Exhibition, BLD Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

 

1999            New Directions ’99, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York

Group Exhibition, BLD Gallery, Columbus, Ohio,

 

1998            Juried Exhibition, Arthur Anderson Consulting Agency, Columbus, Ohio

 

Bibliography

2002    The Artful Mind text by Nancy Worthington, Massachusetts

2001    Free Ingress text by Celine Saraiva and Agnes Eperjesi, Budapest, Hungary

2001   Yours, A Collection of CAPCO, text by Dr. Johan Swinnen, Slato, Belgium

2001    Leuven in the Turbulent Sixties by Judith Hermans, The Voice Newspaper, Leuven, Belgium


Grants and Awards

2004     Fellow in Painting from New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

2001     Germinations Europe, International Artists Grant, Germany

2000     Peter B. Lewis Fellowship, New York

98-00    Three-time recipient of the Edith Fergus Gilmore Awards, Columbus, Ohio

Residencies

2007            Vermont Studio Center, Johnson Vermont

2001    Germinations Europe, Budapest, Hungary

2001    Higher Institute for Fine Arts – Flanders, Antwerp, Belgium