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Forging the Past Decoding the Present, Catalyst Contemporary, Baltimore, MD

The Mechanics of My Existence, Villa Julie College, Stevenson, Maryland

The Cup and Three Quarters, The Art of James von Minor, Academy Art Museum, Easton, Maryland

The Three Quarter Series, Gallerie Francoise e.s.f., Lutherville, Maryland

A Decade of Drawings and Diagrams, Wilson/Bismark Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

Push Pin Drawings, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, Maryland

Gomez Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

Gomez Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

Gomez Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

Gomez Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

Gomez Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

G.H. Dalsheimer Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

G.H. Dalsheimer Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

Towson State University, Towson, Maryland

Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

JAMES VON MINOR

James von Minor, Slip Chord #5, Oil on wood, 2011, 13 x 13 inches

JAMES VON MINOR

BIOGRAPHY

Lives and works in Baltimore, MD.

1953

MFA The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania

BFA Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

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James von Minor is a Maryland-based artist who is internationally known for his paintings, drawings, constructions, and sculptural installations. In his work, abstract, organic forms integrate into geometric patterns and shapes. These seemingly opposite styles depend on a delicate juggling act of balance, shape, color, and pattern. Humans are predisposed to look for dualities as an organizing principle; for every idea there is a counter idea. But von Minor suggests that this is an artificial concept in need of deconstructing. He has dedicated his lengthy career to uncovering ways to move beyond the limitations of that dualitybased thinking. The inspiration for his work is the Islamic architecture of southern Spain in which strict, rational, logical geometries are coupled with decorative, organic calligraphy and plant forms. In his work, von Minor unifies concept and experience, as well as the geometric and organic. In addition, the artist questions the nature of painting, drawing, and sculpture. Most of his work merges qualities of all these classical approaches: the paintings are sculptural, sculptures are painterly, etc. von Minor blurs these boundaries to construct a new union of pattern and organic abstraction.

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35-33-35, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland

Printmaking: Faculty Art Invitational, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Maryland

Evolving Structures, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, Maryland

Drawings: Faculty Art Invitational, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Maryland

Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibit, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Maryland

Rudimentary A Post-Mastery Return to Fundamentals, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Maryland

Bridging Contemporary Art and Architecture, Read & Company, Architects, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland

Small Wonders National Juried Exhibition, MFA Circle Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland

A Survey of Maryland's Teaching Artists Invitational, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Maryland

A Survey of Maryland's Teaching Artists Invitational, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Maryland

Inside The Box, Academy Art Museum, Easton, Maryland

Everybody Draws, Fleckenstien Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

The Seven Deadly Sins, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, Maryland

Color & Form: Contemporary Painting and Sculpture by Michelle Hinebrook, John Richardson and James von Minor, The Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, Maryland

International in Situ Art Symposium, "Jardins du Precambrien", Quebec, Canada

Barro de America, Galeria Marta Traba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

V Bienal Barro de America, Museo lia Bermundez, Maracaibo, Venezuela

Positional Play an installation by Joe Mancuso and James von Minor, Falconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa

Great Plains National, Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, Hays, Kansas

Great Plains National, Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, Hays, Kansas

Postal Exhibition, The Sharjah Arts Museum, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Collaborative Exhibition, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia

ANA 28, The Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana

12th Annual Artstravaganza Juried Exhibition, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee

17th Annual September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana

1998 Annual Juried Winners, Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, Virginia

National Juried Exhibition, Art Forms Gallery, Manayunk, Pennsylvania

Artscape, Baltimore, Maryland

III Bienal Barro de America Roberto Guevara, Museum of Contemporary Art, Caracas, Venezuela

III Bienal Barro de America Roberto Guevara, El Centro de Arte de Maracaibo, Maracaibo, Venezuela

Artscape, Baltimore, Maryland

Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, Virginia

Art Maryland ’98, Howard County Center For The Arts, Ellicott City

Artscape, Baltimore, Maryland

Houston/Baltimore: A Collaboration, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore

Biennial 96’, The Delaware Museum of Art, Wilmington, Delaware

1995 Critics’ Pick, Critics’ Residency Program, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, Maryland

Conjugate Sites/Sights, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, Maryland

Gomez Gallery Honors Biennial Artists, Gomez Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

II Bienal Barro de America, Museum of Contemporary Art, Caracas, Venezuela

Resurgam Gallery’s Third Annual Juried Exhibition, Baltimore, Maryland

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Baltimore, MD, 21201

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