America Martin

BIOGRAPHY

 

American Martin

Born in Los Angeles, CA, 1980

 

Anerica Martin is an internationally represented Colombian-American fine artist based in Los Angeles. America is a painter and a sculptor. The magnetic pull of Martin's work is authentic, generated by both her ability to express a unique gesture that speaks to a universal truth (thus, we recognize it instantly) and her exceptional skill at rendering that truth via the human form. She pulls from the stylistic lessons of the classics and its derivations in indigenous subject matter, while redefining what it is to combine abstract and indigenous motifs.

Martin’s art and personality encapsulates a sense of enthusiasm and hope. While born in the USA, the roots of America’s Colombian heritage deeply infuses her work. People are Martin’s dominant subject. They are large in size, vivacious and accessible, and seem to burst out of the limits of each canvas or sculpture. Within this pulsating interplay of color, texture, line, and shapes, there is always America’s signature expression that identifies each work as an America Martin.

 

EDUCATION 

1990 – 1998 Apprenticeship with Vernon Wilson, professor of painting and drawing, Art Center College of Design

1998 - 1999 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

TEW Galleries Peachtree Hills Ave Atlanta GA

JoAnne Artman Gallery, New York, New York

Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland, ME

Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX

CONTEXT New York with the JoAnne Artman Gallery

2015 JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland, ME

203 Gallery, Taos, NM

JoAnne Artman Gallery, New York, New York

Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

Affordable Art Fair NY with the JoAnne Artman Gallery

2014 TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ

2013 203 Gallery, Taos, NM

Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX

JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland Maine

Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ

2012 Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX

JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland, ME

2011 Rooms & Gardens, Brentwood, CA

Mark Gallery, Englewood, New Jersey

Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

The Carver Hill Gallery, Rockport, ME

Blue Tangerine Art, Beverly Hills, CA

2010 Elizabeth Gordon Gallery Santa Barbara, CA

Book release and signing, Insouciance: A retrospective in print.

2009 203 Fine Art Gallery, Taos, NM

Walter Anderson Museum of Art - Through the Eyes of Children, Ocean Springs, MS

2008 203 Fine Art Gallery, Taos, NM

Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

 

2007 Artist of the Month, San Francisco Day School, San Francisco, CA

Monique Oliver Estates, Venice, CA

Santa Barbara Art Co., Santa Barbara, CA

Private Exhibition, Koehler Winery Estates

Los Olivos, CA

203 Fine Art Gallery, Taos, NM

Coda Gallery, Soho, New York, NY

2006 Santa Barbara Art Co., Santa Barbara, CA [spring]

Santa Barbara Art Co., Santa Barbara, CA [fall]

2002 Dionisia, Beverly Hills, CA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 TEW Galleries Salon Show, Atlanta, GA

2014 Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Tew Galleries, Atlanta, GA

2013 Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ

Coates Wyllie, New York, NY

2012 Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ

2011 Wally Workman gallery, Austin, TX

Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ

JoAnne Artman Gallery

2010 Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX

JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ

LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

2009 Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX [spring]

Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX [fall]

2006 Purspace, Chelsea, New York, NY

2005 Jeff Electric, Los Angeles, CA

2005 The Unknown Gallery, Park City, UT

2003 Headquarters Gallery, Hollywood, CA

City Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002 The Cupboard Show City Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2000 Bedlam Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

City Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

GRANTS

2012 L’Ermitage Hotel, 12 month Artist-in-residence, Beverly Hills, CA

2011 L’Ermitage Hotel, 12 month Artist-in-residence, Beverly Hills, CA

2007 to 2011 Artist-in-residence, Gigapix Studios, Chatsworth, CA

2009 Artist-in-residence, Walter Anderson Museum, Ocean Springs, MS

Mississippi Arts Commission

2007 Artist–in-residence, MyLifeTime.com

Television

2003 – 2005 Artist –in-residence, Joan of Arcadia

CBS Television, Culver City, CA

 

ART FAIRS

2014 Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY

2013 Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL

2012 Affordable Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY

PhotoLA, Los Angeles, CA

Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair, San Diego, CA

San Francisco Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA

2010 Art San Diego, San Diego, CA

Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, CA

 

CHARITY AUCTIONS

2013 Harmony Project of America, Los Angeles, CA

2010 W.H.E., Los Angeles, CA

2009 Team Maceo, Los Angeles, CA

Sara House, Santa Barbara, CA

W.H.E., Los Angeles, CA

Lotus Outreach, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Sarah House, Santa Barbara, CA

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS / MEDIA

2014 Flaunt

Yes

Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine

2013 Artslant

LA Confidential

Foam

Los Angeles, I’m Your’s

Camden Herald

2012 201 Magazine

Fundschau

The Sche Report

Art Social

Maine Art Scene

Austin 360 Daily

Austin360.com

Culture Map Austin

2Modern Blog

Tribeza Magazine

OC Weekly

Silly Nightmares

Eventseekr LA

Yo Venice!

Chump Champion

Peek

Cartwheel

 

2011 Santa Barbara Seasons

Laguna Beach Independent

 

2010 American Art Collector

Santa Barbara Seasons [spring]

Insouciance: A retrospective in print.

Dining Women, February

Art Ruby, February

Art Scene, February

Santa Barbara Magazine

Santa Barbara Seasons [fall]

Tribeza Magazine

2009 Santa Barbara Seasons [spring]

Walter Anderson Museum of Art

Santa Barbara Seasons [fall]

2008 Santa Barbara Seasons [spring]

Santa Barbara Seasons [fall]

National Geographic Traveler Magazine

Lotus Outreach

Black Book

Morphine Generation

Dining and Destination

Santa Barbara Independent

2007 Vista LA, studio visit and interview

ABC Television, Los Angeles, CA

Eliza

Art Ltd.

Art Collectors Sourcebook

Tempo

THE

Taos

2006 Santa Barbara Seasons [spring]

Lifescapes [spring]

Santa Barbara Seasons [fall]

Lifescapes [fall]

Dining and Destinations

2000 L.A Times / Associated Press

 

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