Gabriel Martinez  (American, 1967) 

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Gabriel Martinez Biography
1967   Born in Miami, Florida
1989   BFA, Photography, The University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
1991   MFA, Photography, Tyler School of Art/Temple University, Elkins Park, PA.
1993   Dene M. Louchheim Faculty Fellowship, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial.
1994   Friends of the Gallery Award, Works on Paper, Beaver College Art Gallery.
1995   Venture Fund Grant, The University of the Arts.
1997   Artist-in-Residence, The Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia.
1997   Individual Artist Fellowship, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (Photography).
2000   Artist-in-Residence, The Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia.
2000   S.O.S. Artist Grant, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
2000   Individual Artist Fellowship, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (Interdisciplinary Arts).
2001   PEW Fellowship in the Arts, Works on Paper, Philadelphia.
2003   Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME.
2003   Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors.
2003   Artists’ Residency, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Associate Artist (Master Artist: Gillian Wearing), New Smyrna Beach, FL.
2003   Artists’ Residency, Acadia Summer Arts Program, Acadia, ME.
2003   S.O.S. Artist Grant, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
2004   Artists’ Residency, The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH.
2004   S.O.S. Artist Grant, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
2006   Director’s Prize, Arcadia Works on Paper.
2007   Artists’ Residency, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY.
  Lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Selected Exhibitions
2009   “Hidden City,” a Festival Celebrating the Arts, Community & Heritage in Philadelphia, Philadelphia.
2009   “Republic Vivant,” Contemporary Landmarks Project, (Solo)
2009   Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks, Philadelphia. (Solo)
2008   “Art of Uncertainty,” Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2008   “Sameness, Difference and Desire,” Pulse Play, Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, New York.
2007   “Out, Loud & Proud,” William Way Community Center, Philadelphia.
2007   “Ser Latino en el Siglo XXI,” Centro Estatal de las Artes, Mexicali, Baja California, México; and Castellón, Spain.
2007   “Self Portraits,” Samson Projects, Boston. (solo)
2007   “Current Mischief,” Sol Mednick Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia. (solo)
2007   “GRAVITY,” Vox Populi, Philadelphia.
2007   “Continuum: Photography in Philadelphia,” West Gallery, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia.
2006   “Works on Paper,” (Juror- Cornelia Butler), Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA.
2006   “The Studio Visit,” Exit Art, New York.
2006   “A Timely Response,” Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami.
2005   “Bambi II,” Gallery Articule, Montreal, Canada.
2005   “HOMOMUSEUM,” Exit Art, New York.
2005   “Operation R.A.W.,” Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia.
2004   “Picante: Latino Influence on American Culture,” Athica, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA.
2004   “Super Salon,” Samson Projects, Boston.
2004   “Benaddiction,” Goliath Visual Space, Brooklyn.
2004   “Parameters of Fear,” Muu Gallery, Helsinki, Finland; and Galerie Art Mûr, Montreal, Canada.
2004   “MuuMaanatai/Fear Fair II- videoteoksia,” Muu Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.
2004   “Hope and Glory: The Enduring Legacy of Oscar B. Cintas,” Cintas Foundation Fellowship Finalist Exhibition, Miami Art Central, Miami.
2003   “Bambi,” ICA Video Lounge, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.
2003   “lil' buddy,” Project Room, Philadelphia.
2003   “Viewpoints,” Arthur Ross Gallery, Philadelphia.
2003   “1 Bank Street,” 5Spot, Philadelphia.
2003   “From This to That: Artist's Inspirations,” Nexus Foundation for Today's Art, Philadelphia.
2003   “Confidence & Faith,” Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia. (solo)
2001   “In Our Own Back Yard,” Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA.
2000   “Bachelor (Anonymous),” Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia. (solo)
2000   “Achieving Failure: Gym Culture 2000,” Thread Waxing Space, New York; and Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH.
2000   “MAN-MADE: fabricating masculinity,“ catalog, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia.
2000   “About Face,” Delaware Center for the Creative Arts, Willmington, DE.
2000   “Studio Visit: Philadelphia Artists at Work,” Art in City Hall, Philadelphia. (traveling exhibition)
2000   “Snapshot,” Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD.
1999   “Pennsylvania Artists From the Permanent Collection,” The Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia.
1998   “Twenty Philadelphia Artists: Celebrating Fleisher Challenge at Twenty,” Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.
1998   “20 x 12: A Generation of Challenge Artists,” Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia.
1998   “Dominion over Gentility,” Nexus Foundation for Today's Art, Philadelphia. (solo)
1997   “Altered Egos,” Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY.
1996   “The Strange Power of Cheap Sentiment (or à bientôt to irony),” White Columns, New York.
1995   “100% Body Surface,” Nexus Foundation for Today‘s Art, Philadelphia. (solo)
1995   “Maricas (Faggots: A Communiqué from North America),” Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas, La Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1994   “Objects & Souvenirs: Artist's Multiples” (Window on Broad), Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia.
1994   “The Amusement Room,” Challenge Exhibition, Dene M. Louchheim Galleries, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia. (solo)
1993   “Vanity,” Book Trader Gallery, Philadelphia. (solo)
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.
1991   “Images from the Front: Photography Challenging AIDS,” National Museum of Lesbian and Gay History, The Center, New York.
1991   “GALA: Identities,” Levy Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia.