John Zurier (born 1956) is an American abstract painter. Zurier paints abstract almost monochrome paintings that are informed by Abstract Expressionism, Post-War French painting, and Japanese aesthetics. His main interest is in simplicity, surface modulation, and color as it is tied to our experience of time. Zurier's reductive paintings show the artist's dedication to color, and the material fact of painting and painting’s history. His soft-hued abstract paintings play at crossing the line into representation with the sensation of nature, the silence of luminous weather and the human touch.