AMERICA MARTIN is an internationally represented Colombian-American fine artist based in Los Angeles. America is a painter and a sculptor. The magnetic pull of Martin’s work is authentic, generated by both her ability to express a unique gesture that speaks to a universal truth (thus, we recognize it instantly) and her exceptional skill at rendering that truth via the human form. She pulls from the stylistic lessons of the classics and its derivations in indigenous subject matter, while redefining what it is to combine abstract and indigenous motifs.

Martin’s art and personality encapsulates a sense of enthusiasm and hope. While born in the USA, the roots of America’s Colombian heritage deeply penetrate her work. People are Martin’s dominant subject. They are large in size, vivacious and accessible, and seem to burst out of the limits of each canvas or sculpture. Within this pulsating interplay of color, texture, line, and shapes, there is always America’s signature expression that identifies each work as an America Martin.

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Born in Los Angeles, CA, 1980.

EDUCATION
1990 – 1998
Apprenticeship with Vernon Wilson, professor of painting and drawing, Art Center College of Design

1998 – 1999
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA JoAnne Artman Gallery, New York, N.Y.
J. Willott Gallery, Palm Springs, CA Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX TEW Galleries. Atlanta, GA

2017
JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2016
JoAnne Artman Gallery, New York, N.Y.
Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
TEW Galleries. Atlanta, GA
Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX
JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland, ME

2015
JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX
Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland, ME
JoAnne Artman Gallery, New York, N.Y.
203 Fine Art Gallery, Taos, NM

2014
JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ
TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA
Forre & Co. Fine Art, Aspen, CO

2013
203 Fine Art Gallery, Taos, NM
Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX
JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland, ME
Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ

2012
Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX
JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland, ME

2011
Rooms & Gardens, Brentwood, CA
Mark Gallery, Englewood, New Jersey
Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
The Carver Hill Gallery, Rockport, ME
Blue Tangerine Art, Beverly Hills, CA

2010
Elizabeth Gordon Gallery Santa Barbara, CA
Book release and signing, Insouciance: A retrospective in print.
AMERICA MARTIN

2009
203 Fine Art Gallery, Taos, NM
Walter Anderson Museum of Art – Through the Eyes of Children, Ocean Springs, MS

2008
203 Fine Art Gallery, Taos, NM
Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2007
Artist of the Month, San Francisco Day School, San Francisco, CA
Monique Oliver Estates, Venice, CA
Santa Barbara Art Co., Santa Barbara, CA
Private Exhibition, Koehler Winery Estates
Los Olivos, CA
203 Fine Art Gallery, Taos, NM
Coda Gallery, Soho, New York, NY

2006
Santa Barbara Art Co., Santa Barbara, CA [spring]
Santa Barbara Art Co., Santa Barbara, CA [fall]

2002
Dionisia, Beverly Hills, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland, ME

2015
University of Maine, Hutchinson Center Fernald Gallery, ME
Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX
JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Santa Barbara Art Co., Santa Barbara, CA
J. Willott Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2014
Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Santa Barbara Art Co., Santa Barbara, CA
TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA
J. Willott Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2013
Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ
Coates Wyllie, New York, NY
JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Santa Barbara Art Co., Santa Barbara, CA
JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2012
Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ
Santa Barbara Art Co., Santa Barbara, CA
JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2011
Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX
Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ
JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Santa Barbara Art Co., Santa Barbara, CA

2010
Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX
JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ
LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA
AMERICA MARTIN
Santa Barbara Art Co., Santa Barbara, CA

2009
Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX [spring]
Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX [fall]
Santa Barbara Art Co., Santa Barbara, CA

2006
Purspace, Chelsea, New York, NY
Santa Barbara Art Co., Santa Barbara, CA

2005
Jeff Electric, Los Angeles, CA
Santa Barbara Art Co., Santa Barbara, CA

2005
The Unknown Gallery, Park City, UT

2003
Headquarters Gallery, Hollywood, CA
City Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002
The Cupboard Show City Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2000
Bedlam Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
City Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

GRANTS

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
L’Ermitage Hotel, 12 month Artist-in-residence, Beverly Hills, CA

2007 – 2011
Artist-in-residence, Gigapix Studios, Chatsworth, CA

2009
Artist-in-residence, Walter Anderson Museum, Ocean Springs, MS
Mississippi Arts Commission

2007
Artist-in-residence, MyLifeTime.com

TELEVISION

2003 – 2005
Artist-in-residence, Joan of Arcadia
CBS Television, Culver City, CA

ART FAIRS

2017
CONTEXT, New York with the JoAnne Artman Gallery

2016
Love Art, Toronto, Canada with the Carver Hill Gallery
CONTEXT New York with JoAnne Artman Gallery
Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY

2015
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair
Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
Love Art, Toronto Canada

2014
Red Dot Miami Beach, FL
Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
Art Silicon Valley, San Francisco, CA
AMERICA MARTIN

2013
Dwell on Design Los Angeles Convention Center
Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL

2012
Affordable Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA

2011
Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
Photo LA, Los Angeles, CA
Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair, San Diego, CA
San Francisco Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA

2010
Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, CA

CHARITY AUCTIONS

2017
A Window Between Worlds, Artworks for Healing, Arena 1 Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2016
Eastwood Ranch Foundation, 2nd Annual Art For Animals, Los Angeles CA
Coalition For Engaged Education, Santa Monica, CA

2015
Human Rights Action Center, CA
One Heart World-Wide, San Francisco, CA

2013
Harmony Project of America, Los Angeles, CA

2010
W.H.E., Los Angeles, CA

2009
Team Maceo, Los Angeles, CA
Sara House, Santa Barbara, CA
W.H.E., Los Angeles, CA
Lotus Outreach, Los Angeles, CA

2008
Sarah House, Santa Barbara, CA

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS / MEDIA

2017
Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine artdeliveryvan.com, (June)

2016
Modern Luxury Interiors, Atlanta (Spring/Summer)
C, California Style, (May Issue)

2015
Where Women Create Magazine
Architectural Digest Magazine

2014
Flaunt Magazine
Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine, Studios (Spring)
Laguna Beach, Life Magazine (February)
Studios Magazine (Spring)
Foam Magazine

2013
Los Angeles, I’m Yours (October)
ArtSlant (August)
LA Confidential Magazine
Camden Herald (August)
Cult Collective (July)
Beauty Bender (April)
Georgiana Design (April)
AMERICA MARTIN

2012
201 Magazine
Fundschau
The Sche Report
Art Social
Maine Art Scene
Austin 360 Daily
Culture Map Austin
2Modern Blog
Tribeza Magazine
OC Weekly Arts (March)
Silly Nightmares
Eventseekr LA
Yo Venice!
Chump Champion
Peek
Cartwheel

2011
Santa Barbara Seasons
Laguna Beach Independent

2010
American Art Collector Magazine
Santa Barbara Seasons (spring)
Insouciance: A retrospective in print.
Dining Women (February)
Art Ruby (February)
Art Scene (February)
Santa Barbara Magazine
Santa Barbara Seasons (fall)
Tribeza Magazine

2009
Santa Barbara Seasons (spring)
Walter Anderson Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Seasons (fall)
Santa Barbara Independent (May)

2008
Santa Barbara Seasons (spring)
Santa Barbara Seasons (fall)
National Geographic Traveler Magazine (July)
Lotus Outreach
Black Book
Morphine Generation
Dining and Destinations Magazine (Summer)
Santa Barbara Independent
Santa Fean, the art issue (July)
Casa Magazine (April)
LA Weekly Vol. 30 NO. 21 (April)

2007
Vista LA, Studio Visit & Interview
ABC Television, Los Angeles, CA
Eliza Magazine (19)
Art Ltd. West Coast Art + Design (September)
Art & Antiques Collectors Sourcebook
Tempo, Arts & Entertainment Magazine of The Taos News (July)
AMERICA MARTIN
THE Magazine of and for the arts (July)
Taos Magazine (July)
Life, News/Press Santa Barbara, CA (May)

2006
Santa Barbara Seasons (spring)
LifeScapes West Coast Art + Design (November)
Santa Barbara Seasons (Fall)
LA Metro The Magazine (May)
LifeScapes West Coast Art + Design (April)
Dining and Destinations

2000
L.A Times / Associated Press

1999
Santa Barbara Magazine – Artful Living (Fall)

PROGRAMS & AWARDS

2017
U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies Art in Embassies Program
OBO/OPS/ART
Washington, D.C. 20522-0611