EDDIE MARTINEZ


EDDIE MARTINEZ

Eddie Martinez’s (b. 1977) work joins together painting and drawing, abstraction and representation in non-traditional ways. Imbued with a sense of personal iconography, his practice often combines signature elements, such as bug-eyed humans wearing eclectic headgear, blockheads and Buflies. Energetic and raw, his artworks employ an aggressive use of colour and texture through various combinations of oil, enamel, spray paint, collage and detritus picked up from the studio floor. Martinez’s unconventional practice has received growing institutional support, with five museum solo shows in the last four years, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit and the Yuz Museum in Shanghai, both 2019, and at the Bronx Museum in 2018.

Image: Untitled, 
2023
, oil, acrylic and spray paint on linen
, 101.6 x 76.2 cm.; 40 x 30 in. Photo: JSP Art Photography

Biography


VITA

1977

Born in Groton, Connecticut, USA


2007

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


2008

Bauernmarkt Residency, Lenikus Collection, Vienna


Lives and works in Brooklyn

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Davis Museum at Wellesley College

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City

La Colección Jumex, Mexico City

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Pérez Art Museum, Miami

RISD Museum, Providence

The Bronx Museum of the Arts

The Marciano Collection, Los Angeles

The Morgan Library, New York

The Saatchi Collection, London

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024

Buflies
Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill

You think that you know but you know that you don't

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Nomader

Republic of San Marino Pavilion, The 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
Pavilion of the Republic of San Marino, Venice

Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill

To Be Continued
Space K, Seoul

Wavelengths
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York


2023

Enough

Timothy Taylor, London

Supernature

Capitain Petzel, Berlin


2022

Pigeon Sweat

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles


2021

Fingers Pointing at the Moon
Perrotin, Shanghai

Green Thumb

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

Inside Thoughts

Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

New Paintings 2

Loyal Gallery, Stockholm


2019

Open Feast

Yuz Museum, Shanghai

Fast Eddie

Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit

EMHK19

Perrotin, Hong Kong


2018

White Outs

The Bronx Museum, New York

Blockhead Stacks

Perrotin, Hong Kong

Love Letters

Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

Yard Work

Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York


2017

Studio Wall

The Drawing Center, New York

Ants at a Picknic

Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley

Cowboy Town

Timothy Taylor, London


2016

Stop the world and let me off

Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels

Salmon Eye

Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York


2014

Island I

Timothy Taylor, London

Nomader

Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles

Neanderthal Jeans

Half Gallery, New York


2013

Beginner Mind

Bill Brady KC, Kansas City

Matador

The Journal Gallery, New York


2012

Studio Drawings

Half Gallery, New York


2011

Seeker

Peres Projects, Berlin

New York Electric

Patricia Low Contemporary, Geneva

Eddie Martinez. Drawings 2005
2011
Schwarz Contemporary, Berlin


2010

Buffet State Of Mind

Sorry We're Closed, Brussels

ZieherSmith, New York


2009

News and Updates

Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen

Seomi & Tuus, Seoul


2008

Some Drawings

The Journal Gallery, New York

ZieherSmith, New York

New Paintings

Loyal Gallery, Stockholm


2007

Hooters

Galeria Comercial, San Juan

Darkness

aliceday, Brussels


2006

ZieherSmith, Volta Show, Basel

A Horse With No Name

ZieherSmith, New York

A Mini Carrot Experience

Loyal Gallery, Stockholm


2005

Abracadabra

Bucket Rider, Chicago

A Big Ole Steely Dan Conversation

Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston

Cool Beans Brother

Loyal Gallery, Stockholm

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024

City Life
V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Push and Pull
Andrew Reed Gallery, Miami

Friends of the Pod

BROADWAY, New York 


2023

Next Door

Yuz Museum, Shanghai

Levity

Alexander Berggruen, New York


2022

Eddie Martinez & Sam Moyer

South Etna Montauk Foundation


2021

Linger and Flow

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia


2020

100 Drawings from Now

The Drawing Center, New York

Kaleidoscopes: Contemporary Portraiture

Perrotin, Hong Kong

Sympathetic Magic

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

How ‘Bout Them Apples?

ross+kramer gallery, New York

Arthur

Ratio 3, San Francisco


2019

Senior Coconut

Reyes | Finn, Detroit

Jaywalkers

Loyal Gallery, Stockholm


2018

Palo Santo

Ratio 3, San Francisco

A New Way of Walking

Timothy Taylor, London

Beyond the Streets

Los Angeles


2017

10th
Anniversary
Gallery Target, Tokyo

Drawing Island

The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn


2015

13

V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

The Avant-Garde Won’t Give Up: COBRA and it’s Legacy

Blum and Poe, Los Angeles

New York Painting

Kunstmuseum Bonn

Die Dritte Hand: Last Exit Painting

Salon Dahlmann, Berlin


2014

Brushcrusher

Studios353, New York

Vanitas: Contemporary Reflections on Love and Death from the Collection of Stephane Janssen

Phoenix Art Museum

Life

The Journal Gallery at Venus Over Manhattan, New York

Tip Top

Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn

2013

Body Language
Saatchi Gallery, London

Paint On, Paint Off
Halsey McKay Gallery, New York

Draw Gym
, organized by Brian Belott
247365 & Know More Games, New York

LAT. 41° 7′ N., LONG. 72° 19′ W

Martos Gallery, East Marion, New York

Work

Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York

2012

Group Show
Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

Wonders - Masterpieces from Private Collections in Denmark

KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg

Jose Lerma & Eddie Martinez

Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, New York

Eagles

Marlborough Madrid

Breed

Greenberg Van Doren, New York

Portrait of a Generation

The Hole, New York

New Prints 2012/Winter

International Print Center New York

Thanksgiving

V1 Gallery, Copenhagen


2011

BNA

ZieherSmith Pop-Up Gallery, Nashville

back room

Untitled, New York

Facemaker

Royal/T, Culver City

Body Language

The Saatchi Gallery, London

New York Minute

Garage Center For Contemporary Culture, Moscow

Triangle Fool

Hiromiyoshii Roppongi Gallery, Tokyo

I Am Who I Am: The Portrait Reconsidered

Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston

Cover Version LP

BAMart, New York

Group Show
Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris


2010

The Power of Selection

Western Exhibitions, Chicago

Not Quite Open for Business

The Hole, New York

Insider/Outsider

Portugal Arte 2010, Lisbon

Draw

Museo de la Cuidad de Mexico, Mexico City

Wall to Wall

Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles

Apartment Show Presents Big Apple

Clifton Benevento, New York

Forth Estate Editions

Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York

The Cannibal's Muse

Patricia Low Gallery, Gstaad


2009

Forth Estate Editions

RISD Memorial Hall Gallery, Providence

New York Minute, MACRO FUTURE

Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome

Grand Reopening

ZieherSmith, New York

Leaves of Ash

Suzanne Tarasieve Gallery, Paris

Just Landed,
two person show with Wes Lang
aliceday, Brussels

Collaborations

ZieherSmith, New York

2008

This is Boston, Not LA

La Montagne Gallery, Boston

Whatever is Whatever
Hydra Project

Timeless

Morris Museum, Morristown

Mail Order Monsters

Andreas Melas Presents, Athens;
Max Wigram Gallery, London

Living In A Box

Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin

ambivalent figuration; people

Samson Projects, Boston

2007

Eddie Martinez, William J. O’Brian, Roman Wolgin, Jonas Wood

Gallery Min Min, Tokyo

Accessories
Galerie Mikael Anderson, Copenhagen

Painters

Cosar HMT, Düsseldorf

Mail Order Monsters

Deitch Projects, New York;
Peres Projects, Berlin

Athens Biennial

Athens
Cabinet of Curiosities

The Journal, Brooklyn

So Wrong, I'm Right

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

Crystal Crunch

Perugi, Padua

Five Painters

Loyal Gallery, Stockholm

2006

Panic Room: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection

Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens

Beyond

New Image Art, Los Angeles

You have to be almost gifted to do what I do

Alexander and Bonin, New York

Don't Abandon The Ship

Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston

Fine Line

Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York

2005

Thank You for the Days

Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago

Winners

HiFi Gallery, Austin

Greater Brooklyn

CRG Gallery, New York

Loyal and his band hand drawn covers

Loyal Gallery, Stockholm


2004

Eddie Martinez and Denise Kupferschmidt

Evos Arts, Lowell

In The Making

KCDC, New York

The 18th Drawing Show

Mills Gallery, Boston

Eddie Martinez and Matt Clark

Compound Gallery, Portland

Suburban

1300 Gallery, Cleveland

The Russian Doll Show

65 Hope Street Gallery, Brooklyn, travelled to:
New Image Art, Los Angeles;
Space 1026, Philadelphia;
Green Street Gallery, Jamaica Plain


2003

Dishwasher Safe

Wurst Gallery, Portland

Halloween Show

Evos Arts, Lowell

Go Team

Upstairs At Johnsons, Boston

Textile

Somerville Arts Center

Subconscious

1300 Gallery, Cleveland

Overhung

Oni Gallery, Boston

Animal Show

Mass Art, Boston
 

Publications


Eddie Martinez: You think that you know but you know that you don’t

Exhibition Poster
2024

€ 15.00 € 12.00

Selected Press


Artforum January 2024

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Cultured Mag July 2022

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Document Journal December 2018

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Cultured Mag November 2018

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Forbes October 2017

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The Believer June 2012

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