Douglas Max Utter

Douglas Max Utter (born December 8, 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American expressionist painter.

His paintings have been displayed in more than 150 exhibitions during the subsequently 20 years, including thirty one-person shows in Cleveland, New York City, Phoenix, and Germany. These exhibits have been reviewed in Art in America, New Art Examiner, The Washington Post, Dialogue, The Plain Dealer, and many new publications. In 1987 he was awarded the grand prize for painting at the Cleveland Museum of Art's May Show and has traditional Ohio Arts Council Fellowships in 1993, 1995 and 2001, and by the Artists Fellowship, Inc of New York in 2004.

As a writer he has been lucky by the Cleveland Press Club and the Poets and Writers Guild of Greater Cleveland. Utter is a founding editor of Angle Magazine / A Journal of Arts and Culture, and is currently managing editor of Artefakt Magazine. His critiques and essays on the arts have been published in New Art Examiner, (Chicago), Art Papers (Atlanta), Fiberarts, Ceramics Monthly, The Plain Dealer, Artefakt, Dialogue, Northern Ohio Live, CLE Magazine, and the Cleveland Free Times.

Utter is the son of noted American biochemist Merton F. Utter, and was educated in portion at Case-Western Reserve University. He has taught painting and drawing courses at the University of Akron, Kent State University, and the Cleveland Institute of Art. He has two children: Christopher Benjamin Utter, born 2/9/84 and Elizabeth Anne Hyler, born 8/26/85.

About his recent exhibit "Asymptotes" he says:

Recently, Utter has contributed to the upcoming scrap book about buddy and connect Stephen Kasner. (Stephen Kasner WORKS: 1993 - 2006).[citation needed]

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