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Biography

Alicia Martin is a visual artist from Spain. She obtained her MFA degree at the School of Visual Arts of New York thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship, where she focused on digital and traditional painting. In her latest body of works she deals with concepts such as change, entropy and evolution in the form of painting installations. By combining diverse techniques overlapping layers and materials she strategically orchestrates elements on intricate hybrid compositions halfway between collage and sculpture. Her work has been exhibited in cities such as New York, New Jersey, San Francisco, Madrid and San Sebastián.

Statement

My work concentrates on the exploration of matter as visual language through an experimental search of the organic form. Taking painting and drawing as a starting point, I rely on chaos and order as a tool to stimulate unexpected associations among different elements which result evokes a corporeal presence in constant transformation.

In my practice I intend to enhance the particular processes of each material and communicate within the morphology of its own physical essence. Textural rhythms, color vibrations and shape shifts are dissected and reassembled to build new interconnected structures coexisting in uneasy balance. I conceive my pieces as temporary natures that behave as pictorial ecosystems, living in-between the anatomical and the botanical realm, the tangible and the imaginary, the intimate and the strange.

CV

b. 1982, Plasencia (Cáceres), Spain.

EDUCATION

2013   MFA School of Visual Arts, NYC, New York. (Fulbright Scholarship)

2007   BA Communication&Design (Honors), Nebrija University, Madrid.

2005   BA English Philology, Salamanca University, Salamanca.

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Shows

2019 Dark Matter. Kutxa Kultur Plaza, Katapulta Plataforma, Tabakalera, San Sebastián, Spain.

Group Shows

2019 Art Battalion, White Lab Gallery, Madrid, Spain (upcoming September)

2019   Magic Wave, Summer Online Exhibition, Young Space (curated by Mark Joshua Epstein and Kate Mothes), yngspc.com.

2019   ArtBanchel. Estudio 10, Madrid, Spain.

2019 Asociación Artística de Guipuzkoa, Okendo Cultural Center, San Sebastián, Spain.

2018 3º Muestra Creadores Katapulta, Tabakalera, San Sebastián, Spain.

2018   Impulsarte, Hybrid Festival III, Petit Palace Hotel Alfonso XII, Madrid, Spain.

2018   ArtBanchel. Estudio 10, Madrid, Spain.

2016   SVA MFA Computer Art 30th Anniversary Exhibition, SVA Flatiron Gallery, New York.

2014   Ilustrísima. ABC Museum, Madrid, Spain.

2014   Empty Kingdom Summer Show. 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2013   Juried 2013, curated by Jonathan LeVine. Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, New Jersey.

2013   Connect. Coohaus - Art Mora Gallery, Chelsea, New York.

2013   Unseen Realities. SVA Gramercy Gallery, New York.

2013   Crossing Platforms. SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York. 

AWARDS

2016 Behance Appreciation Award, Madrid, Spain

2013 Semifinalist Adobe Design Achievement Awards, Illustration and Installation category, NYC

2013 Paula Rhodes Memorial Award-Master Degree Honor Award, SVA, New York

2012 Academic and Creative Excellence Scholarship, School of Visual Arts, New York

2011 Fulbright Scholarship, Fulbright Commission Spain, Madrid  

online Features & INTERVIEWS

Juxtapoz / Hi Fructose / Empty Kingdom 

Beautiful Decay  / Cultura Inquieta  /  Domestika

The Creators Project / EMPTY KINGDOM Interview

TALKS

Okendo Cultural Center, invited by Asociación Artística de Guipuzkoa, Artist Talk, San Sebastián, Spain. (2019)

3º Muestra Interdisciplinar de Creadores Katapulta, Artist Talk, TABAKALERA, San Sebastián, Spain. (2018)

Speaker at Reset C Young Talent Talks invited by Club de Creativos. Kursaal, San Sebastián, Spain. (2017)

TEACHING

Workshop of digital painting  'Criaturas Fantásticas' at Escuela Superior de Dibujo Profesional ESDIP Madrid (Jan-Jul 2017)