Born in 1977 on Groton Naval Base, Groton, Connecticut, USA.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA.


A la fois traditionnelle et non conventionnelle, la peinture d’Eddie Martinez se combine à la sérigraphie, la peinture aérosol et parfois même des morceaux d’emballages de chewing gum et de lingettes pour bébé. Son oeuvre épouse la légèreté de la culture contemporaine, mais s’inspire également de mouvements historiques tels que l’Action Painting, le néo-expressionnisme et CoBrA.

Le travail de Martinez a fait l’objet d'expositions personnelles dans des musées et institutions, dont le Bronx Museum of the Arts, le Drawing Center à New York ou encore le Davis Museum à Wellesley, dans le Massachusetts. Ses oeuvres figurent dans de nombreuses collections publiques et privées telles que la Saatchi Collection et la Hiscox Collection à Londres; la Colección Jumex à Mexico; la Marciano Collection à Los Angeles; le Morgan Library & Museum à New York; et le Davis Museum à Wellesley.

solo shows

Pigeon Sweat, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Fingers Pointing at the Moon, Perrotin, Shanghai, China
Green Thumb, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, USA

EMHK19, Perrotin, Hong Kong, China
Fast Eddie: New Paintings, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, MI, USA
Eddie Martinez: Open Feast, Yuz Museum, West Bund, Shanghai, China

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kaleidoscopes: Contemporary Portraiture, Perrotin, Hong Kong, China
Sam Moyer & Eddie Martinez: Arthur, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA, USA

Senior Coconut: Eddie Martinez, Gerasimos Floratos, Rafael Delacruz, Reyes Finn, Detroit, MI, USA
JAYWALKERS: Eddie Martinez, Odessa Straub, Rafael Delacruz, LOYAL Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

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

10th Anniversary, Gallery Target, Tokyo, Japan
Drawing Island, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
13, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
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
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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China
​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


Bauernmarkt Residency, Lenikus Collection, Vienna, Austria

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