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Chris Martin - Resume

Selected Solo Exhibitions :

2006        Daniel Weinberg  Gallery, Los Angeles, C.A.

                Bernard  Toale Gallery, Boston, M.A.

2005          Uta Scharf Gallery, New York

                 Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

2001          Malca Fine Arts, New York

                 Galapagos Art and Performance Space, Brooklyn, N.Y.

                 Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y.      

2000        Galapagos Art and Performance Space, Brooklyn, N.Y.

1998        Bill Maynes Gallery, New York

1997        Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

1996        Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston

1995        Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston

1992        John Good Gallery, New York

1991        Jiminez & Algus Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

1990        John Good Gallery, New York

1988        Diane Brown Gallery, New York

                 Philippe Briet Gallery, New York


Selected Group Exhibitions :

2006       American Academy of Arts and Letters, N.Y. Invitational Exhibit

                OSP Gallery, Boston, MA. , Getting It Right

               Holiday Gallery, Brooklyn,N.Y. Leslie  Roberts,Chris Martin, Gelah Penn

               Thorpe Gallery, N.Y.,  Everywhichway     

               Byrdcliffe  Arts Colony, Woodstock, N.Y.  Inside Out

               Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn,N.Y., Mirror of   Our  Obsessions and Fears 

               Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y.,  War Is Over

2005         P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, N.Y. The Painted World

                Feature Gallery, N.Y., Meditative

                Betty Cunningham Gallery, N.Y., Paint It Black

                Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y, Work On Paper

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

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

2004         Tastes Like Chicken Art Space, Brooklyn, NY, Art of the Neighborhood

                Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen,  Germany, In Face of Silence

                J.Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Contemporary New York

                June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, ME, Naked

                Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, Luck of the Drawn

                Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Peace

                Studio 18 Gallery, New York, NY, “Counterpoise”

                N3 Project Space, Brooklyn, NY, The Color Imperative

2003         Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, N.Y., The Invisible Thread

                The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y., Clear Intentions

                Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn N.Y. The Incredible Lightness of Being

2002         Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, N.Y. Integrated Sensibilities

                Gallery 817, Philadelphia, P.A. , All Drawing

                Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y. Merry

2001         Brooklyn Rail Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y. Made in Brooklyn

                Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, Waiting List

                Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, Luck of the Drawn

                Deutsche Bank Gallery, New York N.Y., Expanding Tradition

2000       Smack Mellon Studios, Brooklyn, N.Y., Significant Pursuits: Paint and Geometry

                New York Studio School, New York, Painting Abstraction

                Malca Fine Art, New York, Fundamental Occurances

                Flipside Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y., Flashlight

                The State of the Art Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y., An Homage to Albert Pinkham Ryder              1999       Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y., Rage for Art

1998          Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, N.C., Art on Paper

                 Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME., The Word on Art 

                  N3 Project Space, Brooklyn, N.Y., Paintings              

1997        Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, Alive and Well - New Painting

                 Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, N.Y., Current Undercurrents - Working in Brooklyn                               

                  Walsh Art Gallery, Fairfield University, CN., Christ in Recent New York Art

                  Mott Works Gallery, New York, Blanc and White    

1994           Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA., Review/Preview

                  Gallerie de l’Ecole des Beaux Arts, Lorient, France, Le Temps d’un Dessin

1993         Arena Gallery, New York, Contemporary Drawing Part 2

                  PS1 Museum, Long Island City, N. Y., Four Walls at PS1- Seven Rooms/Seven  Shows

1992         Max Protech Gallery, New York, A New American Flag

1991         The Denver Museum, CO., Visions/Revisions: Selections from the

                  Contemporary Collection                                                                                                                             

                  Dooley La Cappellaine Gallery, New York, Ecstacy                                 

                  John Good Gallery, New York, Works on Paper

                  Tavelli Gallery, Aspen, CO., Young American Painters

1990         Aldrich Museum, CO., Words as Symbols

                  Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CO., Aids Timeline1990

                 John Good Gallery, New York, Shaman : Apfulbaum, Bueys, Droese, Lucas, Martin,


                  Karl Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica, CA., Provocative Absrtaction : New

                  Painting New York

1989         HBO Headquarters, New York, Contemporary Abstract Painting

                  John Good Gallery, New York, Post Modern Painters

                  La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, California, Lannan Aquisitions

                  Cyrus Gallery, New York, Painting Between Awareness and Desire

1988           Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y., Institute of North American Studies, Barcelona,

                  Spain, Sightings - Drawing with Color

                  Freedman Gallery, Albright College, PA., Selections from the Edward Albee


1987         The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, N.Y., Working in Brooklyn


Selected Performances:

1996        14th Street Subway, New York, The Desert (for Thomas Merton)

1994        Mustard Factory, Brooklyn, N.Y., Stories from the South Brooklyn Health Center (+

                  Healing Circle)

1993        Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, 45 Minutes Worth (Dedicated to Thomas Merton)

                 Collaboration with Hit and Run Theater, Brooklyn, N.Y., Seventh Circle of Hell - City

                 of the Red Night

1992        Thread Waxing Space, New York,There’s No Inside There’s No Outside

1991        Jiminez & Algus Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y., Miles is in the Soup with Moon Woman

                 John Good Gallery, New York, An Analysis of Paul Klee’s Heroic Strokes of the Bow               

1990        Crosby Street, New York , The Silence of Joseph Beuys is Overrated



Selected Catalogues and Books:

The Invisible Thread - Buddhist Spirit in Contemporary Art,  Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, New York,2004, Catalog essays by Robyn Brentano, Roger Lipsey, Lilly Wei

Chris Martin, Malca Fine Arts Gallery, 2001,  New York, Catalogue Essays by Daniel Baird and Geoffrey Young

On My Painting, Chris Martin, Bill Maynes Gallery 1998  New York, Exhibition Catalog Essay

Chris Martin, Pierogi Gallery, 1997, Brooklyn N.Y. Exhibition Catalog Essay by Peter Halley

The One Chosen:Images of Christ in Recent New York Art, Walsh Art Gallery, Fairfield   University, CN.,1997, Catalog Essays by Regnerus Steesma and James Blaettler

Art into Ideas, Robert Morgan, 1996 Performance and Spectacle in America, pg.201

Chris Martin, John Good Gallery, 1990 Exhibition Catalog Essay by Ann Lauterbach

Sightings, New York Barcelona 1988 Exhibition Catalog Essay by Donald Kuspit

Selections from the Edward Albee Collection, Freedman Gallery Albright College, 1988 Catalog Essay by David Rubin

Working in Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Museum,1987,  Catalog Essay by Charlotta Kotik

Romantic Science, New York, 1987,  Catalog Essay by Stephen Westfall



Selected Bibliography:

Wei, Lilly,   Chris Martin,  Art News, December 2005, p. 148

Johnson, Ken, PS1: The Painted World, The New York Times, November 18, 2005, p. E28

Johnson, Ken, The Painted World, The New York Times, November 11, 2005, p.E33

Saltz, Jerry,  Odd Artist Out, The Village Voice, October 12, 2005, p. 113

Yau, John, Chris  Martin, The Brooklyn Rail, October 2005, p. 27

Maine, Stephen, Dateline Brooklyn , Magazine, October 14, 2005, p.1

Moyer, Carrie,  Aesthetic Scavenger Hunt, Gay City News, October 20, 2005, p. 19

Gilbert Deborah,  Martin Show At Sideshow Rocks,  The Greenline, October 6, 2005, p.14

La Rocco, Ben, Chris Martin,  , October 2005

Kalm, James, Chris  Martin, Wagmag, September, 2005, p 4

Cotter Holland, Meditative, The New York Times, August 5, 2005, pE28,  with  photo

Mullarkey, Maureen,  Paint  It With Black,  The New York Sun, July 21, 2005, with photo

Naves Mario, I See A Canvas And I Want It Painted Black, The New York Observer, August 1, 2005, p16

Kalm, James , Burma Buddha and Clifford Still - Comments by Chris Martin, NY Arts Magazine, June 2002, p.37

Tomassio, Longhi, Integrated Sensibilities, The Brooklyn Rail, June 2002

Johnson, Ken, Chris Martin, The New York Times, March 9, 2001, p. E36

Johnson, Ken, Chris Martin, The New York Times, March 2, 2001

Kalm, James,  Chris Martin “Long Lake”, NY Arts Magazine, March 2001, p.69

Cotter Holland, Expanding Tradition, The New York Times, May 4, 2001

Morgan, Robert, Intimate Art, Temma Celeste Magazine, May 2001, p.38

Schmerler, Sarah, Gallery Beat,  Art On Paper, July 2001

Youens, Rachel, The Manhattan Scene, The Brooklyn Rail, March 2001

Schmerler, Sarah ,Flashlight - Flipside Gallery,Time Out Magazine, April 20 2000 p.62

Kalm, James,  An Homage to Albert Pinkam Ryder, NY Arts Magazine, April 2000,p.71

Morgan Robert, Quick Take on Williamsburg NY Arts Magazine, April 2000, p. 23

Muster Michael, Chris Martin, New Art Examiner, September 1998, p.52 illustration

Schmerler, Sarah, Chris Martin, Time Out Magazine, June 11 1998,, p57 illustration

Johnson, Ken , Chris Martin , The New York Times, June 5, 1998

Murdock, Robert , Chris Martin , Review Magazine, June 1 1998, p.15

Vasilades, Gust,  When Color Is a Number Or The Silence of Sigmund Freud Is Deafening

                          New Observations, Winter 1998 p21-22, illustration

Smith, Roberta ,Current Undercurrent, The New York Times, 1997

Wye, Pamela, Chris Martin Drawings: Find The Door To the Wall Where There Is None

                          Sulfur Magazine, Spring 1996, p.86-97, illustrations

Morgan, Robert C, Performance and Spectacle, Tema Celeste Magazine, Spring1993

                               p. 62 - 65, illustation

Morgan, Robert C., After the Deluge: The Return Of the Inner Directed Artist , Arts

                                Magazine, March 1992, p.49 -55 illustration

Smith, Roberta ,  Chris Martin , The New York Times, April 27, 1990




2002                 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship 

1999                 Pollack - Krasner Foundation Award

1996                 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship

1993                 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

1990                 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

1987                 American Academy and Institute for the Arts and Letters

                       Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award

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