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This is a painting titled Untitled by artist Chris Martin made in 2017 to 2018. The materials are acrylic, oil, collage, sequins and glitter on canvas, and the dimensions are 135 inches by 118 inches.This is a painting titled California by artist Chris Martin made in 2015 to 2017. The materials are Oil, acrylic, glitter and collage on canvas, and the dimensions are 88 inches by 77 inches.This is a painting titled Line Up for Glenn O'Brien #3 by artist Chris Martin made in 2018. The materials are oil, acrylic and collage on canvas, and the dimensions are 88 inches by 77 inches.This is a painting titled Commander Salamander by artist Chris Martin made in  2017. The materials are acrylic and collage on canvas, and the dimensions are 135 inches by 114 inches.This is a painting titled Dance (Eclipse) by artist Chris Martin made in 2016 to 2017. The materials are acyrlic, glitter and collage on canvas, and the dimensions are 135 inches by 114 inches.This is a painting titled Golden Age (for Harry Smith) by artist Chris Martin made in 2018. The materials are acrylic, oil, collage and sativa on canvas, and the dimensions are 135 inches by 118 inches.This is a work titled Double Frog Afternoon by artist Chris Martin made in 2017. The materials are Oil, acrylic, collage and glitter on canvas, and the dimensions are 135 inches by 118 inches.This is a painting titled Swamp Music by artist Chris Martin made in 2016. The materials are Acrylic, oil and collage on canvas, and the dimensions are 135 inches by 118 inches.This is a painting titled The Gold Painting by artist Chris Martin made in 2016. The materials are acrylic and foam disks on canvas, and the dimensions are 135 inches by 118 inches.This is a painting titled Sunset by artist Chris Martin made in 2016. The materials are acrylic, collage and polymer medium on canvas, and the dimensions are 228 inches by 135 inches.This is an installation image of Untitled at Unlimited art fair in 2016. The materials for the work is mixed media on canvas, and the dimensions are 312 inches by 134 inches. This is a painting titled The Twins by artist Chris Martin made in 2016. The materials are acrylic on canvas, and the dimensions are 135 inches by 118 inches.

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Biography

Chris Martin

  • 1954

    Born in Washington, D.C.

    Certificate of Art Therapy, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

    B.F.A. Yale, University, New Haven, CT

     

    Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

  •  

    Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    The Eighties, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2018

    Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2017

    New Paintings, Sommer Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
    Tennis Elbow, New York, NY
    Chris Martin: Paris TAZ, VNH Gallery, Paris, France

  • 2016

    Chris Martin: Works on paper, Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
    Saturn Returns, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles

  • 2015

    Frieze Art Fair, London, UK
    Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
    Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2014

    Half Gallery, New York, NY
    Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    Cool Drink on a Hot Day, KOW Gallery, Berlin, Germany

  • 2013

    Karma, New York, NY
    David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2012

    Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
    Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY

  • 2011

    Staring at the Sun, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
    Painting Big, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

  • 2010

    Joe Bradley & Chris Martin, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY
    KOW, Berlin, German

  • 2009

    Aberrant Abstraction, Nerman Museum, Kansas City, KS
    Works on Paper, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY
    KOW, Berlin, Germany

  • 2008

    Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY

  • 2007

    Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2006

    Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA

  • 2005

    Uta Scharf Gallery, New York, NY
    Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2001

    Malca Fine Arts, New York, NY
    Galapagos Art and Performance Space, Brooklyn, NY
    Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2000

    Galapagos Art and Performance Space, Brooklyn, NY

  • 1998

    Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY

  • 1997

    Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 1996

    Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, MA 

  • 1995

    Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA

  • 1992

    John Good Gallery, New York, NY

  • 1991

    Jiminez & Algus Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 1990

    John Good Gallery, New York, NY

  • 1988

    Diane Brown Gallery, New York, NY
    Philippe Briet Gallery, New York, NY

  •  

    Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Downtown Painting Presented by Alex Katz, Peter Freeman, New York, NY
    Artists I Steal From
    , Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London, UK

  • 2018

    EDDYSROOM @ GALLERITHOMASSEN, curated by Austin Eddy, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Out of Control, curated by Peter and Sally Saul, Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY
    Abstraction Today – Mapping the Invisible World
    , curated by Raymond Foye, Tobias Mueller Modern Art, Zurich, Switzerland
    The Unseen
    , James Fuentes Gallery, New York, NY
    Dutch Masters
    , Mrs. Gallery, Queens, NY

  • 2017

    birds, cigarettes, guitars, eyes and trees, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
    Animal Farm
    , curated by Sadie Laska, The Brant Foundation, Greenwich, CT
    Don’t Invite Me To Dinner And Then Only Server Hors D’oeuvres
    , Half Gallery, New York, NY
    Drawing Island, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2016

    Magic, The Gallery at MCCC, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ
    Way Of Living
    , APALAZZOGALLERY, Brescia, Italy [cat.]
    Out of The Dark, KOW, Berlin, Germany
    Unlimited, Art Basel, Switzerland
    Home Is Where You’re Happy, Embassy, Los Angeles, CA
    Nice Weather, curated by David Salle, Skarstedt, New York
    LSD, Rob Tuffnell, London, UK

  • 2015

    Intimacy in Discourse: Unreasonable Sized Paintings, curated by Phong Bui, SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY
    Drawing Show: Ten Artists, Harper’s Books, East Hampton, NY
    Substance, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK
    Back to the Future: Part II, Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
    Community of Influence, curated by Chuck Webster, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    PER RISPLENDERE DEVI BRUCIARE, Galleria Federico Vavassori, Milan, Italy
    Z-ing, Richard Teller Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
    Call and Response, Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York, NY
    Massif Central Presents, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Paperazzi IV, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2014

    Markshmallow, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich, Switzerland
    Spaced Out: Migration to the Interior, curated by Phong Bui, Red Bull Studios, New York, NY
    The Image Is Beside The Point, Pierot the Fool, New York, NY
    Pierogi XX: 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
    Bloodflames Revisited, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
    LIFE, curated by The Journal Gallery, Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY
    I was a double, curated by Ian Berry and David Lang, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Musem and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
    This One’s Optimistic: Pincusion, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
    All the Best Artists Are My Friends (Part 1), Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
    That’s The Neighbor, Always Dressing These Boulders In The Yard, curated by Torey Thornton, The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York, NY
    All the Best Artists Are My Friends (Part I), curated by Ray Smith, Mana Exposition, Jersey City, NJ
    BROOKLYN BRIDGE, curated by Justine Frischmann, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Disaster!, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Barrington, MA
    Outside In, Life on Mars Gallery, New York, NY
    Paperazzi, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, New York, NY
    The Age of Small Things, curated by Chuck Webster, DODGE Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2013

    Garage Show, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY
    40 Years at the Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Dainiel Weinberg, Los Angeles, CA
    See with Fingers, Barbara Walters Gallery, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
    Paint On, Paint Off, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
    Come Together, Surviving Sandy, organized by the Dadelus Foundation and the Brooklyn Rail, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY
    See with Fingers, The Barbara Walters Gallery, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
    LAT. 41° 7’ N., LONG. 72° 19’ W, organized by Bob Nickas, Martos Gallery, East Marion, NY
    Submarine Wharf - XXXL Painting; Klaas Kloosterboer, Chris Martin and Jim Shaw, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Woods Lovely, Dark and Deep, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
    Mushroom Hunter, The Journal Gallery, New York, NY
    From Radiance and Dissolution, curated by Margari Mendes, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin, Germany
    Banned in DC, Ventana244 Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
    The Stairs, Algus Greenspon, New York, NY
    Paperazzi 2, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, New York, NY
    Monsalvat, Bureau, New York, NY
    Donut Muffin, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, New York NY

  • 2012

    Believers, KOW, Berlin, Germany
    LOVE, One River Gallery, New Jersey, NJ     
    Pillow Talk, ILLE Gallery, New York, NY
    Eagles, Marlborough Gallery, Madrid, Spain
    Meditated Iconography, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK
    Disappearing Acts (act Ii), Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, NY
    Home Again, Again, The Journal Gallery, New York, NY
    Painting Now, Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
    Creature from the Blue Lagoon, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
    Shoot the Lobster, organized by Mary Grace Wright, New York, NY
    Best of 2012, Soloway Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2011

    bodybraingame, curated by Hudson, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Pure Freude, Nationalmuseum, Berlin, Germany
    Bridgehampton Biennial, Bridgehampton, NY
    We Regret to Inform You There is Currently No Space or Place for Abstract Painting, Martos Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2010

    Salad Days, The Journal Gallery, New York, NY
    Emerging Images: The Creative Process in Prints, International Print Center, New York, NY
    Wait for Me at the Bottom of the Pool, Martos Gallery, New York, NY
    Friends in High Places, Christopher Henry Gallery, New York, NY
    Jr. and Sons, Zach Feuer, New York, NY, curated by Joe Bradley
    Devotion, Zurcher Studio, New York, NY
    It’s a Wonderful Tenth, Sideshow Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2009

    Abstract America, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
    Put it on Paper, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY 
    Inside Abstraction - Part 1, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    Forgotten in the Smile, Envoy Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2008

    Charismatic Abstraction, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
    Present Tense, Spanierman Modern, New York, NY
    Works on Paper, Bravin Lee Programs, New York, NY
    Unnameable Things, Artspace, New Haven, CT
    Shape Shifters: New York Painters, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, A.D. Gallery, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, NC 

  • 2007

    Heralds of Creative Anachronism, D'Amelio Terras, New York, NY
    Unfathom, Max Protetch, New York, NY
    Painting as Fact – Fact as Fiction, de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich, Switzerland
    Block Party II: An Exhibition of Drawings, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2006

    Abstract, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY
    Invitational Exhibit, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
    Getting It Right, OSP Gallery, Boston, MA
    Block Party: An Exhibition of Drawings, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Leslie Roberts, Chris Martin, Gelah Penn, Holiday Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    Everywhichway, Thorpe Gallery, New York, NY
    Inside Out, Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, Woodstock, NY
    Mirror Of Our Obsessions and Fears, Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    War is Over, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2005

    The Painted World, P.S.1, Long Island City, NY

    Meditative, Feature Gallery, New York, NY

    Paint it Black, Betty Cunningham Gallery, New York, NY

    Work on Paper, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

    Field Questions, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    30th Anniversary Exhibition, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2004

    Art of the Neighborhood, Tastes Like Chicken Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
    In Face of Silence, Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany
    Contemporary New York, J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville Beach, FL
    Naked, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, ME
    Luck of the Drawn, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
    Peace, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    Counterpoise, Studio 18 Gallery, New York, NY
    The Color Imperative, N3 Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2003

    The Invisible Thread, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY
    Clear Intentions, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 
    The Incredible Lightness of Being, Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2002

    Integrated Sensibilities, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY
    All Drawing, Gallery 817, Philadelphia, PA
    Merry, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2001

    Made in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Rail Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    Waiting List, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
    Luck of the Drawn, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
    Expanding Tradition, Deutsche Bank Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2000

    Significant Pursuits: Paint and Geometry, Smack Mellon Studios, Brooklyn, NY
    Painting Abstraction, New York Studio School, New York, NY
    Fundamental Occurrences, Malca Fine Art, New York, NY
    Flashlight, Flipside Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    An Homage to Albert Pinkham Ryder, The State of the Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 1999

    Rage for Art, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 1998

    Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, NC
    The Word on Art, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

  • 1997

    Alive and Well - New Painting, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
    Current Undercurrents - Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
    Christ in Recent New York Art, Walsh Art Gallery, Fairfield University, CT
    Blanc and White, Mott Works Gallery, New York, NY

  • 1994

    Review/Preview, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA
    Le Temps d’un Dessin, Gallerie de l’Ecole des Beaux Arts, Lorient, France

  • 1993

    Contemporary Drawing Part 2, Arena Gallery, New York, NY
    Four Walls at PS1- Seven Rooms/Seven Shows, PS1 Museum, Long Island City, NY

  • 1992

    A New American Flag, Max Protech Gallery, New York, NY

  • 1991

    Visions/Revisions: Selections from the Contemporary Collection, The Denver Museum, Denver, CO
    Ecstasy, Dooley La Cappellaine Gallery, New York, NY
    Works on Paper, John Good Gallery, New York, NY
    Young American Painters, Tavelli Gallery, Aspen, CO

  • 1990

    Words as Symbols, Aldrich Museum, CO
    Aids Timeline 1990, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CO
    Shaman: Apfulbaum, Beuys, Droese, Lucas, Martin, Polke, John Good Gallery, New York, NY
    Provocative Abstraction: New Painting New York, Karl Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

  • 1989

    Contemporary Abstract Painting, HBO Headquarters, New York, NY
    Post Modern Painters, John Good Gallery, New York, NY
    Lannan Acquisitions, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, California, CA
    Painting Between Awareness and Desire, Cyrus Gallery, New York, NY

  • 1988

    Sightings - Drawing with Color, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Institute of North American Studies, Barcelona, Spain
    Selections from the Edward Albee Collection, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, PA

  • 1987

    Working in Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

 
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