Alfred Martinez



Alfred Martinez is a mixed media painter, watercolorist and photographer. He has lived and worked in New York City for 38 years. He is a Professor Emeritus of Art from the University of Connecticut. In 2007 The Oxford Roundtable Forum on Public Policy English journal published his research paper: The Gap Narrows in Fine Art/ Modernism and Women’s Art. His works are included in the art collections of Abbey Regina Laudis of Connecticut, in the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 2013 his work was exhibited in the Whitney Museum’s “I, You, We” exhibit. In 1977 he held his first one-person show at the 112 Green Street Space in Soho. That exhibit initiated his idea of painting on three-dimensional objects which was very novel in the early 70s. He credits that first solo show for solidifying his artistic vision. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad since then.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Professor of Art, University of Connecticut, W. Hartford Regional Campus

EDUCATION
1969-71 Earned M.F.A. in Painting at Syracuse University, Syracuse Univ., N.Y.
1966-68 Earned B.F.A. in Painting at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
1964-66 Attended Arlington State College, Arlington, Texas
1958-59 Attended painting classes at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas

EXHIBITIONS
Group Exhibits:
2008 “Domestic Thoughts”, Wm. Benton Museum, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Ct.
2005 “Mothers Rights”, Wm. Benton Museum, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Ct.
1996 “The Book”, 2/20 Gallery, W. 16th Street, N.Y., N.Y.
1994 “Benefit Exhibit”, 2/20 Gallery, W. 16th Street, N.Y.,N.Y.
1993 “Faculty Exhibition” Wm. Benton Museum, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Ct.
1992 “22th Faculty Exhibit”,Wm.Benton Museum, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Ct.
1991 “Exploit/Expose:Why War”B4A-Gallery, Broadway, (May), N.Y.,N.Y.
1991 “Exokiut/Expose:Why War”Kanter Drawing Center, Red Hook, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1990 “20th Faculty Exhibit”,Wm.Benton Museum, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Ct.
1989 “Formers to the Present”, Artworks Gallery, (Oct.), Arbor St., Hartford, Ct.
1987 “Concrete Crisis/Urban Images of the 80’s”,(Dec.), Exit Art, N.Y., N.Y.
1986 “Night Drawing”, at the World Night Club, (Dec.), N.Y., N.Y.
1985 “Countervisions”, Judson Memorial Church,(Jan.), Washington Sq., N.Y., N.Y.
1985 “ Invitational”, A’s Gallery, Riverton, (Jan.), N.Y., N.Y.
1985 “Drawing Invitational”, Inner Gallery, Art Dept., Conn.Central State Univ., Ct.
1984 “Light Moving”, Kamikaze Club, (Aug.), 19th Street, N.Y., N.Y.
1983 “Applachian National Drawing Competition”, (Feb.), Boone, North Carolina
1982 “Running”, New York Road Runners Club, N.Y., N.Y.
1982 “Summer Invitational”, O.K. Harris Gallery, (June), N.Y., N.Y.
1981 “10 Latin American Artists”, Cayman Gallery, N.Y., N.Y.

Solo Shows
2009 Illuminated Paintings, M55 Gallery,Long Island City Art Center, Long Island City, N.Y.
2007 “Suspended Memories”,Paintings”,Visual Arts & Design Center, Mott College,Flint,Mich.
1994 “Sensate Light”, University Gallery, C.C.S.U., New Britain, Ct.
1983 “Painted Things”, Washington Arts, Association, Washington, Ct.
1982 “The Real Painted Object”, Cayman Gallery, (Jan.), N.Y., N.Y.
1981 “The Real Painted Object”, Artworks Gallery, Hartford, Ct.
1980 “The Real Painted Object”, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, N.Y.
1978 “Prints of the Coil Fence”, Artworks Gallery, Hartford, Ct.
1977 “The Real Painted Object”, 112 Green Street Gallery, N.Y., N.Y.
1976 “Photo/Drawinngs”, Footprints Gallery, Manchester, Ct.
1973 “Watercolors”, College Gallery, Centenary College, Hackkenstown, N.J.

PUBLISHED ARTICLES
2007 “The Gap Narrows In Fine Art/ Women Artists In Modernism”, by Alfred Martinez, eweb, Winter Edition, Journal on Public Policy, Oxford Roundtable, Oxford University, U.K.

PRINTED ARTWORK
2007 “Universe Painting”, from research paper “The Gap Narrows In Fine Art”, Winter Edition, Journal On Public Policy, Oxford Roundtable, Oxford University, U.K.
1994 “Who’s Who In American Art”, 28th Edition, publisher Cattell/Bowker Co. N.Y.
1994 “Hartford Courant”, photograph features, art section, Nov., Hartford, Ct.
1991 “Phonenix News”, article by Tom Wachanas, “Exploit/Expose/Why War, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1988 “New York Art Review”, image reproduction/publisher, Les Krantz, Chicago, Ill.
1988 “Cover News”, East Village, image reproduction/Concrete Crisis exhibition, N.Y., N.Y.
1984 “Who’s Who in American Art”, 21th. Edition, publisher, Cattell/Bowker Co. N.Y., N.Y.
1983 “Artform”, “Special-Issue”, (March), N.Y.,N.Y.
1982 “On Drawing”, Introduction to Basic Drawing, by Roger Winter, image repro, Prt-Hall
1981 “History-Documentation of 112 Green Street Artist”, publisher, New York Univ. Press

MEDIA
1984 “Electric Painting”, M.T.V., (Music Television Video Cable Rock), (Nov.), N.Y.,N.Y.
1982 “Artists In The Art Space”, Public Cable Television, New Rochelle, N.Y.

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