America Martin

BIOGRAPHY

America Martin

Born in Los Angeles, CA, 1980

 

America Martin is an internationally represented Los Angeles based artist, best known for magnetically authentic works that speak to a universal truth. Her exceptional skill at rendering the human form takes inspiration from classical and contemporary subject matter, while an evocative use of color and decorative motifs redefines the abstract whole with a sense of enthusiasm and hope. 

Born in the USA, of Colombian heritage, this duality penetrates her work. People are her dominant subject; large, vivacious and accessible, they seem to burst out from the limits of each canvas or sculpture. America Martins signature expression, a lively interplay of color, texture, line, and shape, is omnipresent, making each work uniquely her own. TEW Galleries has represented America Martin since 2014.

 

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

2020   

Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland, ME

2019   

Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX

203 Fine Art Gallery, Taos, NM

Elizabeth Gordon Gallery in Wyoming, Jackson Hole, WY

2018   

TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

Artman Gallery, New York, NY

J. Willott Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX

2017

JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

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

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

2020 Art & Antiques

 

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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