VNH artist

Chris Martin

Born in Washington, D.C. in 1954.
Lives and works in New York City, USA.

Artworks

Chris Martin - Case Solved #2, 2008-2011

Acrylic on Newsprint - 114.3 x 94 cm (45 x 37 inches)
Chris Martin - Case Solved #2, 2008-2011

Chris Martin - Untitled, 2005-2009

Oil and mixed media on vinyl - 109.2 x 76.2 cm (43 x 30 inches)
Chris Martin - Untitled, 2005-2009

Chris Martin - Hemlock, 1980-2012

Oil on canvas - 45.7 x 61 cm (18 x 24 inches)
Chris Martin - Hemlock, 1980-2012

Chris Martin - The Molten Core of the Earth Protects the Earth, 2007

Oil and collage on canvas - 63.5 x 71.1 cm (25 x 28 inches)
Chris Martin - The Molten Core of the Earth Protects the Earth, 2007

Chris Martin - Untitled, 1987-1996

Oil and collage on board - 46.4 x 30.5 cm (18.25 x 12 inches)
Chris Martin - Untitled, 1987-1996

Chris Martin - For Glenn, 2009-2017

Oil and collage on canvas - 195.6 x 223.5 cm (77 x 88 inches)
Chris Martin - For Glenn, 2009-2017

Chris Martin - The Seeker, 2013-2017

Gel medium, oil and collage on canvas - 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 inches)
Chris Martin - The Seeker, 2013-2017

Chris Martin - TAZ #117, 2017

Acrylic and collage on canvas - 147.3 x 124.5 cm (58 x 49 inches)
Chris Martin - TAZ #117, 2017

Chris Martin - Summer Heat, 2017

Acrylic and glitter on canvas - 147.3 x 124.5 cm (58 x 49 inches)
Chris Martin - Summer Heat, 2017

Chris Martin - Old Technology, 2016-2017

Acrylic and collage on canvas - 195.6 x 152.4 cm (77 x 60 inches)
Chris Martin - Old Technology, 2016-2017

Chris Martin - Gimme Your Love, 2012-2017

Acrylic, glitter and collage on canvas - 114.3 x 94 cm (45 x 37 inches)
Chris Martin - Gimme Your Love, 2012-2017

Chris Martin - Untitled, 2016-2017

Oil, acrylic, collage and glitter on canvas - 223.5 x 195.6 cm (88 x 77 inches)
Chris Martin - Untitled, 2016-2017

Chris Martin - Untitled, 2017

Acrylic, collage and glitter on canvas - 195.6 x 152.4 cm (77 x 60 inches)
Chris Martin - Untitled, 2017

Chris Martin - Untitled, 2017

Acrylic and glitter on canvas - 195.6 x 152.4 cm (77 x 60 inches)
Chris Martin - Untitled, 2017

Chris Martin - Catskill Sunset (wildflowers), 2017

Oil, acrylic, collage and glitter on canvas - 195.6 x 152.4 cm (77 x 60 inches)
Chris Martin - Catskill Sunset (wildflowers), 2017

Chris Martin - Memory of TAZ, 2017

Acrylic, collage and glitter on canvas - 325.1 x 299.7 cm (128 x 118 inches)
Chris Martin - Memory of TAZ, 2017

Chris Martin - Catskills Afternoon, 2017

Acrylic and collage on canvas - 342.9 x 289.6 cm (135 x 114 inches)
Chris Martin - Catskills Afternoon, 2017

Chris Martin - Meanwhile in a Distant Galaxy...#2, 2017

Acrylic and collage on canvas - 342.9 x 299.7 cm (135 x 118 inches)
Chris Martin - Meanwhile in a Distant Galaxy...#2, 2017

Chris Martin - Wind, 2017

Acrylic on canvas - 342.9 x 299.7 cm (135 x 118 inches)
Chris Martin - Wind, 2017

Chris Martin - Ponds and Streams, 1988

Acrylic on paper - 30.5 x 22.9 cm (12 x 9 inches) Framed : 39.5 x 32 cm (15.3 x 12.5 inches)
Chris Martin - Ponds and Streams, 1988

Chris Martin - Untitled, 1986

Acrylic on paper - 22.9 x 30.5 cm (9 x 12 inches) Framed : 32 x 39.5 cm (12.5 x 15.3 inches)
Chris Martin - Untitled, 1986

Chris Martin - Sunrise...Asi Ghat Varanasi, 2002

Acrylic on paper - 30.5 x 21.6 cm (12 x 8.5 inches) Framed : 39.5 x 32 cm (15.3 x 12.5 inches)
Chris Martin - Sunrise...Asi Ghat Varanasi, 2002

Chris Martin - Untitled, 2011

Ink on paper - 31.8 x 25.4 cm (12.5 x 10 inches) Framed : 39.5 x 32 cm (15.3 x 12.5 inches)
Chris Martin - Untitled, 2011

Chris Martin - Untitled, 2008

Collage and acrylic on paper - 27.9 x 21.6 cm (11 x 8.5 inches) Framed : 39.5 x 32 cm (15.3 x 12.5 inches)
Chris Martin - Untitled, 2008
Biography
"I started not worrying about whether it was a good painting, and instead thinking, this is just a particular painting, it is about this memory, or this woman’s song. I don’t care if it’s a good painting, but it is something that is emotional or important for me to make."

1992 : Certificate of Art Therapy, School of Visual Arts, New York (USA)
1972-1975 : BFA, Yale University, New Haven (USA)

Solo Exhibitions

2018
Anton Kern Gallery, New York (USA)

2017
Chris Martin – Paris TAZ, VNH Gallery, Paris (France)

2016
Chris Martin : Works on paper, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels (Belgium)
Saturn Returns, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)

2015
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (Ireland)
Rectangle, Brussels (Belgium)
Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels (Belgium)
Three Black Paintings (1992-1996), Anton Kern Gallery, New York (USA)

2014
Pirate Utopias, Half Gallery, New York (USA)
Anton Kern Gallery, New York (USA)
Cool Drink on a Hot Day, KOW Gallery, Berlin (Germany)

2013
Yellow, Green, Red (& Blue), Karma, New York (USA)
David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)

2012
Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels (Belgium)
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York (USA)
Chris Martin, Shoot the Lobster, Martos Gallery, New York (USA)

2011
Staring into the Sun, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (Germany)
Chris Martin : Painting Big, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. (USA)

2010
Joe Bradley & Chris Martin, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York (USA)
KOW Gallery, Berlin (Germany)

2009
Works on Paper, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York (USA)

2008
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York (USA)

2007
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)

2006
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)
Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston (USA)

2005
Uta Sharf Gallery, New York (USA)
Sideshow Gallery, New York (USA)

2001
Malca Fine Arts, New York (USA)
Galapagos Art and Performance Space, New York (USA)
Sideshow Gallery, New York (USA)

2000
Galapagos Art and Performance Space, New York (USA)

1998
Bill Maynes Gallery, New York (USA)

1997
Pierogi Gallery, New York (USA)

1996
Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston (USA)

1995
Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston (USA)

1992
John Good Gallery, New York (USA)

1991
Jiminez & Algus Gallery, New York (USA)

1990
John Good Gallery, New York (USA)

1988
Diane Brown Gallery, New York (USA)
Philippe Briet Gallery, New York (USA)

Group Exhibitions

2017
Sommer Gallery, Tel Aviv (Israel)
Black Light, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelone, Barcelona (Spain)
Animal Farm, The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich (USA)
Please fasten your seat belt as we are experiencing some turbulence, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai (China)
Drawing Island, Journal Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)
Thinking Out Loud : Notes on an Evolving Collection, The Warehouse, Dallas (USA)
Hobson-Jobson, BBQLA, Los Angeles (USA)

2016
Implosion 20, Anton Kern Gallery, New York (USA)
A Way of Living, APALAZZOGALLERY, Brescia (Italy)
Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco (USA)
Home is Where You’re Happy, EMBASSY, Los Angeles (USA)
Nice Weather, Skarstedt Gallery, New York (USA)

2015
#CrowdedHouse, Harper’s Books, New York (USA)
Z-ing, Richard Telles, Los Angeles (USA)
Call and Response, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York (USA)

2014
Spaced Out : Migration to the Interior, Red Bull Studios, New York (USA)
Displayed, Anton Kern Gallery, New York (USA)
I was a double, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs (USA)
That’s The Neighbor, Always Dressing These Boulders In The Yard, The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York (USA)
Bloodflames revisited, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York (USA)
The Journal Gallery, Venus Over Manhattan, New York (USA)

2013
Personal Choice, Gallery Il Capricornio, Venice (Italy)
LAT. 41° 7’ N., LONG. 72° 19’W, Martos Gallery, New York (USA)
From Radiance and Dissolution, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin (Germany)
Woods, Lovely, Dark, and Deep, DC Moore Gallery, New York (USA)
Submarine Wharf – XXXL Painting, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
Mushrooom Hunter, The Journal Gallery, New York (USA)
Banned in D.C., Ventana224, New York (USA)

2012
Believers, KOW Gallery, Berlin (Germany)
LOVE, One River Gallery, Englewood (USA)
Pillow Talk, Ille Arts, New York (USA)
Eagles, Marlborough Gallery, Madrid (Spain)
Mediated Iconography, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (UK)
Creature From the Blue Lagoon, Bridgehampton Biennial, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton (USA)
Home Again, Again, The Journal Gallery, New York (USA)
Painting Now, Eva Presehuber, Zurich (Switzerland)
Best of 2012, Soloway, New York (USA)

2011
abstraction/quotidien, Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain, Brest (France)
bodybraingame, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago (USA)
Pure Freude, Nationalmuseum, Düsseldorf (Germany)
2011 Bridgehampton Biennial, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton (New York)
We Regret To Inform You There is Currently No Space or Place for Abstract Painting, Martos Gallery, New York (USA)

2010
Friends in High Places, Christopher Henry Gallery, New York (USA)
Jr. and Sons, Zach Feuer, New York (USA)
Devotion, Zurcher Studio, New York (USA)
Salad Days, The Journal Gallery, New York (USA)

2009
Abstract America, Saatchi Gallery, London (UK)
Put it on Paper, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York (USA)
Inside Abstraction – Part 1, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, New York (USA)
Forgotten in the Smile, Envoy Entreprises, New York (USA)
Aberrant Abstraction : Keltis Ferris, Chris Martin, Cordy Ryman, Agathe Snow, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park (USA)

2008
Charismatic Abstraction, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo (USA)
Present Tense, Spanierman Modern, New York (USA)
Works on Paper, Bravin Lee Programs, New York (USA)
Unnameable Things, Artspace, New Haven (USA)
Shape Shifters, Sideshow Gallery, New York (USA) and University of North Carolina, Pembroke (USA)

2007
Block Party II : An Exhibition of Drawings, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angles (USA)
Heralds of Creative Anachronism, D’Amelio Terras, New York (USA)
Unfathom, Max Protetch, New York (USA)
Painting as Fact- Fact as Fiction, de Pury & Luxembourg Gallerie, Zurich (Switzerland)

2006
Abstract, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York (USA)
Invitational Exhibit, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York (USA)
Getting It Right, OSP Gallery, Boston (USA)
Block Party : An Exhibition of Drawings, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)
Leslie Roberts, Chris Martin, Gelah Penn, Holiday Gallery, New York (USA)
Everywhichway, Thorpe Gallery, New York (USA)
Inside Out, Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, Woodstock (USA)
Mirror of Our Obsessions and Fears, Black and White Gallery, New York (USA)
War Is Over, Sideshow Gallery, New York (USA)

2005
The Painted World, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City (USA)
Meditative, Feature INC, New York (USA)
Paint It Black, Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York (USA)
Work On Paper, Sideshow Gallery, New York (USA)
Field Questions, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia (USA)
30th Anniversary Exhibition, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York (USA)

2004
Art of the Neighborhood, Tastes Like Chicken Art Space, New York (USA)
In Face of Silence, Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen (Germany)
Contemporary New York, J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville Beach (USA)
Naked, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland (USA)
Luck of the Drawn, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington (USA)
Peace, Sideshow Gallery, New York (USA)
Counterpoise, Studio 18 Gallery, New York (USA)
The Color Imperative, N3 Project Space, New York (USA)

2003
The Invisible Thread, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island (USA)
Clear Intentions, The Rotunda Gallery, New York (USA)
The Incredible Lightness of Being Black and White Gallery, New York (USA)

2002
Integrated Sensibilities, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York (USA)
All Drawing, Gallery 817, Philadelphia (USA)
Merry, Sideshow Gallery, New York (USA)

2001
Made in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Rail Gallery, New York (USA)
Waiting List, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington (USA)
Luck of the Drawn, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington (USA)
Expanding Tradition, Deutsche Bank Gallery, New York (USA)

2000
Significant Pursuits: Paint and Geometry, Smack Mellon Studios, New York (USA)
Painting Abstraction, New York Studio School, New York (USA)
Fundamental Occurrences, Malca Fine Art, New York (USA)
Flashlight, Flipside Gallery, New York (USA)
An Homage to Albert Pinkham Ryder, The State of the Art Gallery, New York (USA)

1999
Rage for Art, Pierogi Gallery, New York (USA)

1998
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (USA)
The Word on Art, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick (USA)
Paintings, N3 Project Space, New York (USA)

1997
Alive and Well – New Painting, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York (USA)
Current Undercurrents – Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, New York (USA)
Christ in Recent New York Art, Walsh Art Gallery, Fairfield University, Fairfield (USA)
Blanc and White, Mott Works Gallery, New York (USA)

1994
Review/Preview, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston (USA)
Le Temps dʼun Dessin, Galerie de lʼEcole des Beaux Arts, Lorient, France

1993
Contemporary Drawing Part 2, Arena Gallery, New York (USA)
Four Walls at PS1- Seven Rooms/Seven Shows, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City (USA)

1992
A New American Flag, Max Protech Gallery, New York (USA)

1991
Visions/Revisions: Selections from the Contemporary Collection, The Denver Museum, Denver (USA)
Ecstasy, Dooley La Cappellina Gallery, New York (USA)
Works on Paper, John Good Gallery, New York (USA)
Young American Painters, Tavelli Gallery, Aspen (USA)

1990
Words a Symbols, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield (USA)
Aids Timeline 1991, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford (USA)
Shaman: Apfulbaum, Bueys, Droese, Lucas, Martin, Polke, John Good Gallery, New York (USA)
Provocative Abstraction: New Painting New York, Karl Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica (USA)

1989
Contemporary Abstract Painting, HBO Headquarters, New York (USA)
Post Modern Painters, John Good Gallery, New York (USA)
Lannan Acquisitions, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla (USA)
Painting Between Awareness and Desire, Cyrus Gallery, New York (USA)

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, Reading (UK)

1987
Working in Brooklyn/Painting, The Brooklyn Museum, New York (USA)
Romantic Science, curated by Stephen Westfall, One Penn Plaza, New York (USA)

Exhibitions

Paris TAZ

19 October - 23 December 2017 VNH Gallery
Paris (France)
Press

bombmagazine.org (EN)

2018 18 Pages DOWNLOAD PDF

artspace.com (EN)

2016 06 Pages DOWNLOAD PDF

Elephant Magazine (EN)

2016 08 Pages DOWNLOAD PDF

Frieze Master (EN)

2015 02 Pages DOWNLOAD PDF

hyperallergic.com (EN)

2014 06 Pages DOWNLOAD PDF

Kaleidoscope (EN)

2014 06 Pages DOWNLOAD PDF

Brooklyn Rail (EN)

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Art Forum (EN)

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studiointernational.com (EN)

2014 07 Pages DOWNLOAD PDF

believermag.com (EN)

2013 05 Pages DOWNLOAD PDF

Art in America (EN)

2011 03 Pages DOWNLOAD PDF

brooklynrail.org (EN)

2008 07 Pages DOWNLOAD PDF
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