GABRIEL MARTINEZ

GABRIEL MARTINEZ

Born 1967, Miami, FL
Lives and Works in Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

2003                        Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

1991                        Master of Fine Art, Photography, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Elkins Park, PA

1989                        Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

                       

SELECTED INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

2016                        Solo Project, Prince St. Project Space, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY [forthcoming]

2015                       Bayside Revisited, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

2011                       Gabriel Martinez, Samsøñ, Boston, MA

2009                       Allcott Gallery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

2007                       Self-Portraits, Samsøñ, Boston, MA

                       Current Mischief, Sol Mednick Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2003                        Confidence & Faith, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

2000                        Bachelor (Anonymous), Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia, PA

1998                        Dominion over Gentility, Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia, PA

1995                        100% Body Surface, Nexus Foundation for Today‘s Art, Philadelphia, PA

1994                        The Amusement Room, Challenge Exhibition, Dene M. Louchheim Galleries, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia,PA

1993                        Vanity, Book Trader Gallery, Philadelphia, PA                                                                                   

SELECTED PERFORMANCES

2011                       Solo Performance, Vertigo Performance Art Series, Waterloo Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls, IA

                               Blind Justice, Collaborative with Roxana Pérez-Méndez, Socrates Sculpture               Park, NY

2009                       Salvavida, Collaborative with Roxana Pérez-Méndez, No Soul for Sale- A Festival of Independents, X-Initiative, New  York, NY.

2007                        Special Project, Scope Art Fair, Lincoln Center, New York, NY

2006                        Performance event, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

2004                        Azabache para el Año Nuevo, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

                       The Blessing of the City of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

2003                        Boutonnieres (Flores para los Muertos), Philadelphia Fringe Festival event, The 5 Spot, Philadelphia, PA

   Independencia (collaborative public performance with Roxana Pérez-Méndez and Carlos Rodríguez), Skowhegan, ME

                        Roundup, Lake Wesserunsett, East Madison, ME    

                       Memorial Day, New Smyrna Beach, FL

2000                        Sauna, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY

1998                        Contest, Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia, PA

1997                         A Slice of Heaven, benefit performance event, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

                                Here for Your Amusement, Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia, PA

1996                        Especially for You, Franklin Furnace, New York, NY

1995                        Submersion Tank, White Columns, New York, NY

                      100% Body Surface, White Columns, New York, NY

1994                        A Spectacle, Black Box Theater, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

                      Body & Steel, Dene M. Louchheim Galleries, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA                                                                

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014                        do it, The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

                                ICA@50: Pleaseing Artists and Publics Since 1963, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

 

2013                        Untitled Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL

                               Secret Behavior, Berl’s Poetry Shop, Dumbo, NY

                               Sweetest Taboo, Red Arrow Contemporary, Dallas, TX

                              Capitulo II, Terra Dell Arte, Colectiva International, Tecate, Mexico

                               Group Show, Samsøñ, Boston, MA

 

2012                        Fundacion Televisa, ZonaMACO, Mexico City, Mexico

                        Cintas Foundation Fellows Competition Exhibition, MDC Museum of Art and Design, Miami FL

 

2011                            Witness: 30 Artists Reflect on 30 Years of the Aids Pandemic, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA

Close at Hand: Philadelphia Artist's from the Permanent Collection, Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia, PA

                                 Sweet Things, Cottage Home LA, Los Angeles, CA

                        Nexus Alumni Invitational, Nexus Foundation for Today's Art, Philadelphia, PA

2010            Ars Latina Caminando a San Pancho, Centro Cultural San Pancho, San Pancho, Nayarit, San Francisco, México           

Eye Candy, Print Center, Philadelphia, PA                                                                                   

Solitary Pleasures, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

2009                        Camina a Zacatecas, Antiguo Templo de San Agustín, Zacatecas, México

2008                        Art of Uncertainty, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

                                    Sameness, Difference and Desire, Pulse Play, Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY                       

2007                        GRAVITY, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

                                    Continuum: Photography in Philadelphia, West Gallery, Free Library of Philadelphia, PA

               Out, Loud & Proud, William Way Community Center, Philadelphia, PA

                                   Ser Latino en el Siglo XXI, Centro Estatal de las Artes, Mexicali, Baja California, México

2006                        Works on Paper (Juror—Cornelia Butler), Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA

               The Studio Visit, Exit Art, New York, NY

          A Timely Response, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

2005                        Bambi II, Gallery Articule, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

               HOMOMUSEUM, Exit Art, New York, NY

          Operation R.A.W., Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

2004                        Picante: Latino Influence on American Culture, Athica, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA

               Super Salon, Samsøñ, Boston, MA

               Benaddiction, Goliath Visual Space, Brooklyn, New York, NY

               Parameters of Fear, Muu Gallery, Helsinki, Finland; and Galerie Art Mûr, Montreal, Quebec,Canada

               MuuMaanatai/Fear Fair II—videoteoksia, Muu Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

               Hope and Glory: The Enduring Legacy of Oscar B. Cintas, Cintas Foundation Fellowship Finalist

      Exhibition, Miami Art Central, Miami, FL

2003                        Bambi, Video Lounge, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

               Lil’ buddy, Project Room, Philadelphia, PA

               Viewpoints, Arthur Ross Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

               1 Bank Street, The 5 Spot, Philadelphia, PA

          From This to That: Artist’s Inspirations, Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia, PA

2001                        In Our Own Back Yard, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

2000            Achieving Failure: Gym Culture 2000, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY travels to Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

               MAN-MADE: Fabricating Masculinity, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

               About Face, Delaware Center for the Creative Arts, Wilmington, DE.

               Studio Visit: Philadelphia Artists at Work, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA Traveling exhibition.

          Snapshot, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD

1999                        Pennsylvania Artists from the Permanent Collection, The Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Place of Memory: An Archaeology of Site-specificity, 1969–1999, Temple Gallery, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

1998            Twenty Philadelphia Artists: Celebrating Fleisher Challenge at Twenty, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

               20 x 12: A Generation of Challenge Artists, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

          Family Realities, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

1997                        Altered Egos, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, New York, NY

               The Body: Expression/Impression, Video Room, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

               Invitational Salon Exhibition, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA

1996                        The Strange Power of Cheap Sentiment (or à bientôt to irony), White Columns, New York, NY

Complexity and Contradiction: Postmodernism in Philadelphia Photography,Paley Design Center, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA

               You Talkin’ to Me?, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Selections II/Social Register: Identity and Community in Philadelphia, Levy Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

               Works on Paper (Juror—Bill Arning), Beaver College [now Arcadia University] Art Gallery, Glenside, PA

1995            Maricas (Faggots: A Communiqué from North America), Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas, La Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

               Flesh, Fetish, and Fashion—Three Activated Installations, White Columns, New York, NY

               The Nude: Beyond the Studio, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

Connections: An Exhibition of the Ideas Behind the Art, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, Pennsylvania.

Through the Looking Glass: Self-Portraits and Autobiographical Images, Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia, PA

1994            Objects & Souvenirs: Artist’s Multiples (Window on Broad), Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

               National Exhibition (Juror—Robert Storr), East-West Cultural Studies, New York, NY

Works on Paper (Juror—Elizabeth Sussman), Beaver College [now Arcadia University] Art Gallery, Glenside, PA

1993                        Snapshot: Philadelphia Photography, Rider University Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ

1992            A Celebration of the Demise of the NEA, Public Funding, and Art As We Know It, ABC NoRio, New York, NY

               Gender Engendered, Community Education Center, Philadelphia, PA

Out and Exposed—New Works, National Museum of Lesbian and Gay History, The Center, New York, NY

1991            Images from the Front: Photography Challenging AIDS, National Museum of Lesbian and Gay History, The Center, New York, NY

               Out and Exposed, ABC NoRio, New York, NY

               GALA: Identities, Levy Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

          Photography 10, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, New Jersey.                                                 

SELECTED GRANTS, AWARDS, AND RESIDENCIES

2014         Artist’s Residency, Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL

2012         Finalist, Cintas Foundation Fellowship, New York, NY

2010         Runner up, Cintas Foundation Fellowship, New York, NY                                                                                                                          

2007         Artist’s  Residency, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York, NY                                                                                                                          

         Distinguished Teaching Award in the Undergraduate Program, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, PA.

2006                                    Director’s Prize, Arcadia Works on Paper, Philadelphia, PA

2004                                    Artist’s Residency, The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

      S.O.S. Artist Grant, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Harrisburg, PA

2003                                    Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors.

Artist’s Residency, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Associate Artist (Master Artist: Gillian Wearing), New Smyrna Beach, FL

            Artists’ Residency, Acadia Summer Arts Program, Acadia, Maine.

      S.O.S. Artist Grant, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Harrisburg, PA

2001                        PEW Fellowship in the Arts, Works on Paper, Philadelphia, PA

2000                                    Artist in Residence, Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, PA

         S.O.S. Artist Grant, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Harrisburg, PA

      Individual Artist Fellowship, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (Interdisciplinary Arts), Harrisburg, PA

1997                                    Artist in Residence, The Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia, PA

      Individual Artist Fellowship, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (Photography), Harrisburg, PA

1995                                    Venture Fund Grant, University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

SELECTED BiBLIOGRAPHY

Terranova, Charissa. “The Sweetest Taboo.” Art + Culture Texas (September 18, 2013)

Bailey, Richard. “The Sweetest Taboo.” Glasstire (September 17, 2013).

Gallagher, James. “Examination #1 Gabriel Martinez, Anonymous Men in Action.” Secret Behavior, Issue 01: Anonymity (2013): 62-73

McQuaid, Cate. “Galleries: Reliably Provocative.” Boston Globe (September 20, 2011)

------. “Different Strokes: Learn to Love Yourself at the Slought Foundation.” Philadelphia Weekly (April 7, 2010): 27.

Copeland, Colette. Gabriel Martinez: Portraits, Peeps, and Bulldogs. Exposure (Fall 2010): 16-23.

Kurczynski, Karen. Gabriel Martinez. Art Papers (March-April, 2008): 54-55.

Schmerler, Sarah. The Exhibitionists. Time Out New York (February 22–28, 2007): 23.

Kearnan, Scott. “Money Shots.” Bay Windows (October 31, 2007):

Villasmil, Alejandra. “Armory Show/Pulse/Scope ’07.” Arte al Dia International, no. 119 (2007): 97.

Fallon, Roberta. “All That Jizz: Two Gay Artists Investigate Gender and Wanking.” Philadelphia Weekly (May 2–8, 2007): 71.

Mavrikakis, Nicolas. “À Qui Profite la Peur?” Voir Montreal (July 21, 2005): 32.

Wilcox, Jessica. “Homomuseum: Delivering Heroes and Moments Through Multiple Heterogenous Answers.” NYMosaic.com (July 16, 2005).

Redfern, Christine. “Terror Strikes.” Montreal Mirror (July 14– 20, 2005).

Cotter, Holland. “Heroes and Monuments.” The New York Times (June 24, 2005): E36.

Gayer, John. “Reviews/International (Helsinki).” Art Papers (March–April, 2005): 60.

Link, Melissa. “ATHICA Presents a Midsummer Salsa Celebration/Vibrant Impact.” Athens Banner-Herald (July 8, 2004).

Turner, Elisa. “Hope and Glory.” The Miami Herald(July 4, 2004): 1.

Santiago, Fabiola. “Cuban Themes Escape Traditional Palette.” The Miami Herald (May 20, 2004): 3. (May 16, 2004): 8E.

Gräsbeck, Bianca. “Fear as a Disturbing Affliction.” NY TID, ed. #42 (2004).

Zimmerman, Rachel. “Off the Wall.” Philly Style Magazine (January 2004): 72.

------. “From Here to Where.” Philadelphia Weekly (January 15, 2004): 31.

------. “The Wrap of Kwan.” Philadelphia Weekly (December 24, 2003): 32.

------. “Sporting Goods: Bachelor Anonymous.” Philadelphia Weekly (July 5, 2000): 58.

Hagen, Susan. “Taste Test: Bachelor (Anonymous).” Philadelphia City Paper (June 29, 2000): 29.

Ludwig, Elisa. “Boy Crazy.” Philadelphia Weekly (May 31, 2000): 32.

Sozanski, Edward. “Man-Made.” The Philadelphia Inquirer (May 5, 2000): Weekend 44.

Rice, Robin. “Men at Work.” Philadelphia City Paper (May 4, 2000): 42.

Skenazy, Lenore. “The New Rule: Skip the Gym, You Don’t Fit In.” New York Daily News (February 10, 2000).

------. “Hair Shirts and Formal Wear.” Philadelphia City Paper (August 6, 1999): 26–28.

Rosenholtz, Ellen. “Who Do You Think I Am, Anyway?” Philadelphia Weekly (July 28, 1999): 49.

Moss, Marsha, and Robin Rice. “American Sculpture Tour: Philadelphia.” Sculpture (May 1999): 41–49.

Warner, David. “Head to Toe.” Philadelphia City Paper(July 16–23, 1998): 41.

Arning, Bill. “Gabriel Martinez.” Honcho (June 1998): 69–70.

------. “Gabriel Martinez.” The Philadelphia Inquirer (April 24, 1998): 24.

Brown, Gerard. “Clothes Make the Man.” Philadelphia Weekly (April 16, 1998): 35.

Green, Natalie. “Altered Egos Innerselves.” ARTVOICE (March 19–25, 1997): 3.

Salisbury, Stephan. “Arts Anxiety.” The Philadelphia Inquirer (February 23, 1997): F1, F12.

Beyer, Rita. “Paley Exhibits Postmodernist Photos.” Chestnut Hill Local (August 1, 1996): 23.

-----–. “Postmodern Paths of Philadelphia Photographers.” The Philadelphia Inquirer (July 12, 1996): 36.

------. “Seven Artists Look at Identity and Community.” The Philadelphia Inquirer (July 5, 1996): 30.

Ryesky, Helene. “Examining Photographers’ View of Contemporary World.” Art Matters (July 1996): 10, 13, 24.

Nugent, Jeanne. “Cross-Cultural Conversations.” Philadelphia Weekly (May 22, 1996): 98

------. “Paper Trails.” Philadelphia City Paper (April 19, 1996): 20.

Fitzpatrick, Laurie. “Art Performance Focuses on Body Awareness.” Art Matters (April 1995): 22.

Seidel, Miriam. “Objects and Souvenirs: Artist’s Multiples.” New Art Examiner (April 1995): 43.

------. “New Nudes Are Exhibitionist and Political.” The Philadelphia Inquirer (March 31, 1995): 32.

------. “The Tyranny of Gay Male Beauty: Gabriel Martinez’ Act of Art.” Philadelphia Gay News (March 17, 1995): 18–19.

------. “Local Nudes: Uncovering Work by Area Artists at the Art Alliance.” Philadelphia City Paper (March 17, 1995): 24–25.

Sirgado, Miguel A. “Reabre la Miami Art Central y una Antologia Neoyoriquina.” El Nuevo Herald

------. “Gabriel Martinez: 100% Body Surface.” Eyelevel, vol. 1, no. 3 (1995): 7.

------. “Fleisher Show Continues a Balanced Tradition.” The Philadelphia Inquirer (September 16, 1994): 32.

------. “Connected.” Philadelphia City Paper (July 15, 1994): 18–19

------. “The Subject Is Sex Roles at a West Philadelphia Center.” The Philadelphia Inquirer (May 28, 1992): D1.

Hirsh, David. “Second Exposure.” New York Native (May 18, 1992): 36.

Davids, Julie. “Gender Engendered: Uncompromising Art.” Labyrinth (August 1992): 5.

Day, Ken. “Out and Exposed.” NYQ (December 1, 1991): 38.

------. “A New Identity.” Philadelphia City Paper (June 7, 1991): 15.

------. “A Show to Help Understanding of Gay Experiences.” The Philadelphia Inquirer (May 23, 1991): D7.

SELECTED CATALOGS                                                                                                           

Lord, Catherine (and Richard Meyer). ART AND QUEER CULTURE (Themes and Movements Series),

            Phaidon Press, 2011.

Torchia, Richard. “The Definite Article.” Gabriel Martinez: Self-Portraits. Boston: Samsøñ, 2008.           

Plummer, Johanna, ed. 40 Years at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Philadelphia: Institute of

        Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 2005.

Schaffner, Ingrid. “The New Pew Fellows.” Philadelphia: Pew Fellowships in the Arts, 2001.

Barry, Judith. “Thoughts on Context.” Context. Philadelphia: Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, 1998.

Nogueira-Rogers, Doris. Artists’ Selections II. Philadelphia: Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, 1998.

Ravenal, John. Twenty Philadelphia Artists: Celebrating Challenge at Twenty. Philadelphia:

            Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1998.

Fortin, Sylvie. “Altered Egos.” Altered Egos. Buffalo, N.Y.: Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 1997.

Colombo, Paolo, and Patrick Murphy. “Excerpts from a Conversation.” You Talkin’ to Me? Philadelphia:

        Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 1996.

Arning, Bill. “Flesh, Fetish, and Fashion.” New York: White Columns, 1996.

Stewart, Patricia. “Naked Truths.” The Nude: Beyond the Studio. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Art Alliance, 1995.

Marincola, Paula. “To General Effect.” Snapshot: Philadelphia Photography. Lawrenceville, N.J.: Rider

        University Gallery, 1993.

                                               

                                                                                    

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