Multimedia artist Ethan White was born in St. Louis, Missouri and grew up in the mountains of Colorado. Though he graduated from Colorado State University with a BA in psychology with an intent to focus on cognitive neuroscience in graduate school, his interests turned to creative pursuits when he began to study dance. White’s passion for physical means of creative expression blossomed into an abiding interest in the visual arts. Today, his singularly diverse artistic practice includes sculpture and loosely abstracted, engraved copper and steel compositions, whose surfaces often feature patina finishes.
In many ways, White’s artwork reflects his enthusiasm for dance. From time to time, a seascape or landscape joins the imagery of his work—elements inspired by his mentor and father Mark White; indeed, the two frequently in conversation about their work and have collaborated on past projects. Ethan’s latest series of work, Evolving Figure, is a reflection of his observations of life in Los Angeles, where the artist lives with his wife Nikki, who is also a dancer.