Author: Max-Carlos Martinez
Credits: Max-Carlos Martinez

Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1961. Moved to New York 1981. Living in Santa Fe since 2010.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011

I Never Promised You A Rose Garden, El Zaguan, Santa Fe, NM

2010

Buffalo Girls, CSID idea detectives Sàrl, Combremont-le-Petit, Switzerland

2009

The Pursuit of Happiness (Is a Warm Gun), Christopher Henry Gallery, New York, NY

Of Thee I See, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO

2008

Don't Fence Me In, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS

2007

Of Thee I See, The Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011

The Living Room, El Zaguan, Santa Fe, NM

2010

London Biennial, Christopher Henry Gallery, New York, NY

London Underground, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY

2009

Anthropology: Revisited, Reinvented, Reinterpreted, Central Booking Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Collected, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

Painting the Americas-North and South of The Border, El Taller Latino Americano Grady Alexis Gallery, New York, NY

The History of Us, Sputnik Gallery, Two-person show, Brooklyn, NY

2008

Group Show, Christopher Henry Gallery, New York, NY

2006

American Diaspora, Victory Hall, Jersey City, NJ

2005

Inaugural Exhibit Christopher Henry Gallery, New York, NY

Fall Artists in Residence Exhibition, McColl Center for Visual Art, Artist Talk, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

The Expression of Elemental Passions… Plus Ultra Gallery, New York, NY

Project Diversity, Curator: Danny Simmons, Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Panelist Brooklyn Museum, "Diversity in the Art World"

New York Art Generation, Paula Barr Chelsea, New York, NY

2004

International Underground, The Whitney Young Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

Only Human, Van Brunt Gallery, New York, NY

Irrational Exuberance, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY, Curator David Hunt

2003

First Annual Latina/Latino Art Auction & Symposium, Hispanic Research Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2002

Artist to Artist, A Decade of the Space Program, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Ace Gallery, New York, NY, Catalog, Review, Roberta Smith, New York Times

Proper Villains, Space Untitled Gallery, New Haven, CT. Curator: David Hunt Ace Gallery,

Transversing Cultures: Observations in Time and Space, Tibetan Cultural Collaboration, Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY

2001

Kidsart, Clifford Smith Gallery, Boston, MA

Inside/Out, Open Studios, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna, FL

2000

One Community, Many Expressions, The Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery at The Hudson Guild, New York, NY

Good Business is the Best Art, Twenty Years of the Artist in the Marketplace Program, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY review, Holland Cotter, New York Times

Fast/Fat/Fun, Hit and Run 3, Curator Edward Winkleman, New York, NY

1999

Art and Passion, Richard Anderson Gallery, New York, NY

Domain Public 21, Methamodi Cockpit, Montpellier, France

Me and Thee, Leslie Lohman Gallery, New York, NY

1998

Citi-Art, Ethan Cohen Fine Art, New York, NY

1997

Home Is Where the Heart Is, Our Family Values, White Columns, New York, NY

Sentimentality/Brutality, Twin Sides of the Same Coin, The Joe and Emily Lowe Gallery at The Hudson Guild, New York, NY

Through the Eyes of a Child, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY

Import/Transplant/Myth/Reality, Henry Street Settlement Abrons Art Center, New York, NY, Guest Curator Paul Ha

1996

Latin American Art in the 90's, St. John's University, Jamaica, NY

Me, Myself and I/ a Self-Examination< La Mama La Galleria, New York, NY

Art Without Borders, Pumphouse Gallery, Hartford, CT

1995

Artist in the Marketplace Exhibition, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, catalog, Marysol Nieves, Bronx, NY Review, Holland Cotter, New York Times

Visions, The Teahouse Gallery, New York Open Center, New York, NY

FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS, RESIDENCIES

2010

El Zaguan, Residency, Santa Fe, NM

2009

Artists' Fellowship Inc., Grant, New York, NY

2008

Salina Art Center, Residency, Salina, KS

Robert M. MacNamara Foundation, Residency, Westport, ME

2005

National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, Artist Grant, San Antonio, Texas

McColl Center for Visual Arts, Charlotte, North Carolina, Residency, Fellowship

Puffin Foundation Ltd., Teaneck, NJ, Project Grant

2002 International Cultural Collaborations, Trace Foundation, Henry Street Settlement Abrons Art Center, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Tibetan, American Artist exchange, Honorarium

2001 The Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna, Fl, Residency, Master Artist Kerry James Marshall

2000

The Wheeler Art Foundation, Artist Grant, Brooklyn, NY

1998

The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, The Space Program, New York, NY, Year Residency

1997

The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, The Space Program, New York, NY, Short Term Residency

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine, Residency, Skowhegan Fellowship

Puffin Foundation LTD. Teaneck, NJ, Project Grant

1995

Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY

Artist in Residence Workspace Program, Teaching Assistant, Gallery Education

1994

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Artist in the Marketplace Program, Bronx, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2009

Max-Carlos Martinez, The Pursuit of Happiness (Is a Warm Gun), Jane Harris, Time Out NY, October 22-28, New York, NY

Max-Carlos Martinez at Christopher Henry Gallery, Stephen Squibb, idiommag.com, October 12, New York, NY

Tripping on the LES, Evans, Williams, Almeida, Martinez, P-Oriddge, Joanne Mattera Art Blog,October 30, 2009

Family Man, Of Thee I See, Edie Adelstein, Colorado Springs Independent, Colorado Springs, CO

Traditions, Old and New, Roy Sennema, The Pueblo Chieftain, Pueblo, CO

2008

History & Heritage, Gary Demuth, Salina Journal, Salina, KS

2007

Art Review, Of Thee I See, David Hopkins, Duluth.com, Duluth, MN

2005

Triumph of Our Communities: Four Decades of Mexican American Art, Bilingual Press Review, Gary D. Keller PHD. , Hispanic Research Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2002 Artists to Artists, A decade Of the Space Program, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Catalog; review Roberta Smith, The New York Times, New York, NY

2001

Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art: Artists, Works, Culture and Education, Bilingual Press Review, Gary D. Keller PHD. , Hispanic Research Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2000

Images of Ambiente, Homotextuality in Latin American Art, 1810-today, Rudi C. Bleys, Continuum Publications, London, New York

Good Business is the Best Art, Twenty Years of the Artist in the Marketplace Program, The Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY, review, Holland Cotter, The New York Times , New York, NY

1995

Eclectic Group New to the Limelight Holland Cotter, The New York Times, Artist in the Marketplace Exhibition, The Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY

EDUCATION

Self Taught

Awards & Recognitions

  • National Association of Latino Arts and Cuture Grant
  • Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Residency