Curriculum Vitae

GABRIELA MARTÍNEZ

Born in Los Angeles, CA

Lives and works in Long Beach, CA

Education

MFA in Art: Concentration in Printmaking, California State University, Long Beach, 5/2003  Thesis: The World Never Let Us Down, Advised by Professors Roxanne Sexauer (chair), Craig Stone, Brian Sanderson, Anna Sandoval

Graduate Coursework in Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University, 2001-2002

BA in Art: Concentration in Painting and minor in Gender Studies, La Sierra University, 6/2000,  Senior Solo Exhibition: The Red

Museum and Gallery Experience

Curator of Education, Museum of Latin American Art, 11/2012-Present

Curatorial Projects: Whims & Absurdities, Lotería: An Interpretation of MOLAA’s  Permanent Collection

Guest Curator, Brandstater Art Gallery, 1/2014, I am Still an Artist: Beatriz Mejía-Krumbein, a Retrospective

Associate Vice President of Education, Museum of Latin American Art, 2011-2012

Curatorial Project: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly?: Selections from MOLAA’s Permanent Collection

Guest Curator, Bakersfield Museum of Art, 12/2011, De la mano: Traditions & Innovations in L.A.-based Printmaking

Guest Curator, La Mano Gráfica Studio Workshop, 3/2011, L.A. Gráfica

Education Coordinator, Museum of Latin American Art, 1/2010-1/2011

Education Assistant, Museum of Latin American Art, 5/2008-1/2010

Studio Assistant, Archivist and Gallery Coordinator, La Mano Press, 1/2006-5/2007

Special Projects Assistant, Brandstater Art Gallery, La Sierra University, 2002

 Teaching Experience

Instructor, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, 2/2008-1/2011

Course: Printmaking I & II

Teaching Artist, Museum of Latin American Art, 11/2007-8/2008,  School tour and workshop instructor in two- and three-dimensional media

Workshops: Master Art Class in Relief Printing, Non-Toxic Etching, Beginning Collagraph

Instructor of Record, California State University, Long Beach, 9/2007-12/2008

Course: Art 270: Basic Printmaking

Contract Instructor, Japanese-American National Museum, 3/2007

Workshop: Block Printing

Workshop Instructor and Assistant, La Mano Press, 3/2006-9/2006

Workshops: Introduction to Reduction Cut Printmaking, Beginning Printmaking,

DIY Screenprinting

Teaching Assistant, California State University, Long Beach, 1/2005-1/2006

Course: Introduction to Relief Printmaking

 

Selected Exhibitions

2013   

Women of the West (traveling exhibition)

Lionel Rombach Gallery,  Arizona State University,Tucson, AZ

Rocky Mountain Printmaking Alliance Symposium, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Kingsville Inksville II- Ben Bailey Gallery, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX

2011   

Día de los muertos: Transitions in Life, Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington, IN

Sopa de Gabi, CSUF Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA (solo exhibition)

2010   

The Stamp Project:  Creating Cultural Currency

Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, CA

Chimaya Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

SPACE Printmaking Annual, SPACE Art Center, Pasadena, CA

2009   

Historias/Histories, Brandstater Art Gallery, La Sierra University, Riverside, CA (solo exhibition)

Tepeyac Visions:  La Virgen Revealed, Mexican Cultural Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Corps, Identités et Impressions, La Passarelle, Institut Universitaire De Formation Des Maîtres, Mont-Saint-Aignan, Rouen, France (two-person exhibition with Beatriz Mejía Krumbein)

Gabriela Martínez, Scuda, Long Beach, CA (solo exhibition)

2008   

Intersection 2008 Auction, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Catalyst Summer AnnualCatalyst Art Collective, Los Angeles, CA Juror:  Liz Brizzi

Love*Life*Lust, La Mano Press, Los Angeles, CA

2007   

Crossing Over:  Una nueva existencia, Viento y Agua Gallery, Long Beach, CA       

Something from Nothing, Scuda, Huntington Beach, CA

A Passage Beyond, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Tianjin, China Juror: Jennifer D. Anderson (catalogue)

Evva S. Vale Memorial Exhibition, Pauline and Zena Gatov Gallery, Jewish Community Center, Long Beach, CA, 2007  Juror: Ron Nelson

Women in the Arts:  Reflections, Division 9 Gallery, Riverside, CA Jurors: Susan Elizalde and Beatriz Mejía-Krumbein

2006   

Latin Grooves, Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, CA

Puro Muerto:  Contemporary Imagery of the Day of the Dead, Getty Gallery, Los Angeles Central Library, Los Angeles, CA

2005   

46,080 inches squared:  Skin, Flesh, Bones, California State University, Long Beach, CA

Nuestras venas siguen abiertas / Our Veins Remain Open, Dr. Maxine Merlino Gallery, California State University, Long Beach, CA (solo exhibition)

2004   

Emerging Los Angeles Printmakers, Gallery 164, Slippery Rock, PA Juror: Ruth Leaf

Insights 2004 : Annual Student Exhibition, University Art Museum

California State University, Long Beach, CA   

2003   

Shin Chon Esprit, Modern Art Museum, Hong-Ik University, Seoul, South Korea

SoCal Seoul, California State University, Long Beach, CA     

Alumni Exhibition, Brandstater Art Gallery, La Sierra University, Riverside, CA

Awards and Fellowships

Leadership Long Beach Institute Arts Council Scholarship, Long Beach Arts Council, 2012

Distinguished Woman Artist, West Los Angeles College, 2011

Rising Star Alumni Award, La Sierra University, 2010

Latino Museum Studies Program Fellow, Smithsonian Latino Center, 2009

Beverly G. Alpay Award for Working Visual Artists, Palos Verdes Art Center, 2008

Honorable Mention, Evva S.Vale Memorial Exhibition, Long Beach Jewish Community Center, 2007

Publications

Catalogue for I am Still an Artist: Beatriz Mejía-Krumbein, a Retrospective, Brandstater Art Gallery at La Sierra University, 2014

“Family Guides”, The Getty Museum, Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles, 1945-1980, 2011, (contributor)

Selected Presentations

“Gender and Sexuality in Latin American Art,” California State University, Los Angeles, 2013

“Lotería: Symbols and History,” Mattel Corporation Headquarters, 2013

“Traditions & Innovations:  Printmaking Today” The Language of Art, La Sierra University, 2011

“Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art: Challenges and Opportunities,” Smithsonian Latino Center, 2010

“Recent Work” Los Angeles Printmaking Society, 2007

“Applying to Graduate School” Art Seminar, La Sierra University, 2007

El Suite del Silencio:  New work by Beatriz Mejia Krumbein,” Latino Art Museum, 2003

“Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University, Ethnic Studies Conference, San Francisco State University, 2002           

“Rejecting the Male Gaze:  The Art of Frida Kahlo,” Rhetorical Studies Conference, California State University, East Bay, 1998

 

Bibliography

Christopher Johnson, “Crossing the Canvas Border: Gabriela Martínez speaks out about the place of Latin art in the art community,” Qi-yue Media, June 2012

Gabriela González, “Historias Visuales Para Contar,” La Prensa, February, 2009

Kevin Ferguson, “Telling Stories,” The District Weekly, April 2008.

Jennifer D. Anderson, A Passage Beyond, (catalogue), June 2007

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