Born in 1977 in Groton, Connecticut, USA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA

Eddie MARTINEZ

Eddie Martinez is essentially a self-taught artist, having only very briefly attended art school. He had his first solo show in 2005. Alternating between traditional and unconventional modes of painting, Martinez often layers oil and enamel painting with silkscreen, spray paint, and on occasion pieces of gum wrappers and baby wipes. His somewhat arbitrary choice of material and subject could be seen to embody the ease and lightness of contemporary culture, although his practice also reflects elements of historical movements such as Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Expressionism and CoBrA.

solo shows

2018
Blockhead Stacks, Perrotin, Tokyo, Japan (forthcoming)
White Outs, The Bronx Museum, New York, NY, USA
Love Letters and Yard Work, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY, USA

2017
Studio Wall, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, USA
Ants at a Picknic, Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA
Cowboy Town, Timothy Taylor, London, UK

2016
Stop the world and let me off, Sorry We're Closed, Brussels, Belgium
Salmon Eye, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY, USA

2014
Island I, Timothy Taylor, London, UK
Nomader, Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Neanderthal Jeans, Half Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2013
Beginner Mind, Bill Brady KC, Kansas City, MO, USA
Matador, The Journal Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2012
Studio Drawings, Half Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2011
Seeker, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
New York Electric, Patricia Low Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
Eddie Martinez – Drawings, 2005-2011, Schwarz Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

2010
The Feast, presented by ZieherSmith, Art Positions, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL, USA
Buffet State Of Mind, Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels, Belgium
Eddie Martinez, ZieherSmith, New York, NY, USA

2009
News and Updates, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Eddie Martinez, Seomi & Tuus, Seoul, South Korea

2008
Some Drawings, The Journal Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Eddie Martinez, ZieherSmith, New York, NY, USA
New Paintings, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2007
Hooters, Galeria Comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Darkness, aliceday, Brussels, Belgium

2006
Eddie Martinez, ZieherSmith, Volta Show, Basel, Switzerland
A Horse With No Name, ZieherSmith, New York, NY, USA
A Mini Carrot Experience, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2005
Abracadabra, Bucket Rider, Chicago, IL, USA
A Big Ole Steely Dan Conversation, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA, USA
Cool Beans Brother, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

group shows

2018
Palo Santo, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA, USA
A New Way of Walking, Timothy Taylor, London, UK
Beyond the Streets, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2017
10th Anniversary, Gallery Target, Tokyo, Japan
Drawing Island, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
 
2015-2016
13, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
 
2015
The Avant-Garde Won't Give Up: COBRA and Its Legacy, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, USA
New York Painting, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany​
Die Dritte Hand - Last Exit Painting, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany
 
2014
Brushcrusher, Studio353, New York, NY, USA
Vanitas: Contemporary Reflections on Love and Death from the Collection of Stephane Janssen, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Life, The Journal Gallery at Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
Tip Top, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
 
2013
Body Language, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Paint On, Paint Off, Halsey McKay Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Drawing Gym, organised by Brian Belott, 247365 & Know More Games, New York, NY, USA
LAT. 41° 7' N., LONG. 72° 19' W, Martos Gallery, East Marion, New York, NY, USA
Work, Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2012
EDDIE MARTINEZ  Paintings / PABLO PICASSO –​ Ceramics, Sorry We're Closed, Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Group Show, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Wonders  Masterpieces from Private Collections in Denmark, KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark
Eddie Martinez & Jose Lerma, Halsay McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY, USA 
Eagles, Marlborough Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Breed, Greenberg Van Doren, New York, NY, USA
Portrait of a Generation, The Hole, New York, NY, USA
New Prints 2012/Winter, International Print Center New York, New York, NY, US
Thanksgiving, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011
BNA, ZieherSmith Pop-Up Gallery, Nashville, TN, USA
back room, Untitled, New York, NY, USA
Facemaker, curated by Kathy Grayson, Royal/T, Culver City, CA, USA
Body Language, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
The Big Clown Show, Sorry We’re Closed, Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
New York Minute, Garage Center For Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia
Triangle Fool, Hiromiyoshii Roppongi Gallery, Toyko, Japan
I Am Who I Am: The Portrait Reconsidered, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA, USA
Cover Version LP, curated by Timothy Hull, BAMart, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Group Show, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France

2010
The Power of Selection, curated by Ryan Travis Christian, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL, USA
Not Quite Open for Business, The Hole, New York, NY, USA
Insider/Outsider, Portugal Arte 2010, Lisbon, Portugal
Draw, curated by Erik Foss and Curse Mackey, Museo de la Cuidad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Wall to Wall, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Apartment Show Presents Big Apple, Clifton Benevento, New York, NY, USA
Forth Estate Editions, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, NY, USA
The Cannibal’s Muse, curated by Max Henry, Patricia Low Gallery, Gstaad, Switzerland

2009
Forth Estate Editions, RISD Memorial Hall Gallery, Providence, RI, USA
New York Minute, MACRO FUTURE, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy
Grand Reopening, ZieherSmith, New York, NY, USA
Leaves of Ash, Suzanne Tarasieve Gallery, Paris, France
Just Landed, two person show with Wes Lang, aliceday, Brussels, Belgium
Collaborations, ZieherSmith, New York, NY, USA

2008
This is Boston, Not LA, LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, MA, USA
Whatever is Whatever, curated by Dimitrios Antonitsis, Hydra Project, Hydra, Greece
Timeless, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ, USA
Mail Order Monsters, curated by Kathy Grayson, Andreas Melas Presents, Athens, Greece; and Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK
Living In A Box, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany
ambivalent figuration; people, Samson Projects, Boston, MA, USA

2007
Eddie Martinez, William J. O’Brian, Roman Wolgin, Jonas Wood, Gallery Min Min, Tokyo, Japan
Accessories, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagan, Denmark
Painters, Cosar HMT, Düsseldorf, Germany
Mail Order Monsters, curated by Kathy Grayson, Deitch Projects, New York; and Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
Athens Biennial, curated by Dan Nadel, Athens, Greece
Cabinet of Curiosities, curated by Kathy Grayson, The Journal, Brooklyn, NY, USA
So Wrong, I’m Right, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Crystal Crunch, curated by Taylor McKimens, Perugi, Padua, Italy
Five Painters, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2006
Panic Room: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Beyond, curated by Caroline Hwang & Suzannah Sinclair, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
You have to be almost gifted to do what I do, Alexander and Bonin, New York, NY, USA
Don’t Abandon The Ship, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA, USA
Fine Line, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2005
Thank You for the Days, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
Winners, HiFi Gallery, Austin, TX, USA
Greater Brooklyn, CRG Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Loyal and his band hand drawn covers, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2004
Eddie Martinez and Denise Kupferschmidt, Evos Arts, Lowell, MA, USA
In The Making, KCDC, Brooklyn, NY, USA
The 18th Drawing Show, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA, USA
Eddie Martinez and Matt Clark, Compound Gallery, Portland, OR, USA
Suburban, 1300 Gallery, Cleveland, OH, USA
The Russian Doll Show, 65 Hope Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA; New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA, USA; and Green Street Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA, USA

2003
Dishwasher Safe, Wurst Gallery, Portland, OR, USA
Halloween Show, Evos Arts, Lowell, MA, USA
Go Team, Upstairs At Johnsons, Boston, MA, USA
Textile, Somerville Arts Center, Somerville, MA, USA
Subconscious, 1300 Gallery, Cleveland, OH, USA
Overhung, Oni Gallery, Boston, MA, USA
Animal Show, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, USA

public collections

​The Saatchi Collection, London, UK
Hiscox Collection, London, UK
La Colección Júmex, Mexico City, Mexico
The Marciano Collection, Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Morgan Library, New York, NY, USA
Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA

awards

2008
Bauernmarkt Residency, Lenikus Collection, Vienna, Austria

2007
First Place, Best Group Show in a Commercial Gallery Boston-area, International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Awards

  • October 2017
    Forbes — 4 PAGES

  • September 2014
    Interview — 7 PAGES