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America Martin

Apple and Mango Tree
Apple and Mango Tree
72x42
Woman with Hair Down
Woman with Hair Down
20x20
Woman on the Mountain
Woman on the Mountain
72x60
Woman With Leaves In Hair
Woman With Leaves In Hair
48x48
Women
Women
60x60
Desert Hot Springs
Desert Hot Springs
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
96x184
Desert Pool
Desert Pool
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
84x128
Quixote's Sancho Panza Goes West
Quixote’s Sancho Panza Goes West
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
76x48
Guitar, Horn and Drum
Guitar, Horn and Drum
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
55x70
Two Women Play At Cards After A Swim
Two Women Play At Cards After A Swim
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
66x72
The Three Graces
The Three Graces
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
42x47
Woman in Tree & Seeing a View
Woman in Tree & Seeing a View
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
128x56

AMERICA 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 penetrate 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.

Born in Los Angeles, CA, 1980

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
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 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

2014 Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Tew Gallery, Atlanta, GAAMERICA MARTIN
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 AMERICA MARTIN
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 Yours
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 AMERICA MARTIN
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

Painter America Martin on Craftsmanship