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 transformation, entropy and evolution in the form of painting installations. By combining different 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.
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 to create unexpected associations among different elements to evoke a material presence in constant transformation.
Textures, shapes and color are combined in my work to build a visual illusion that contains the possibility of the real. My pieces are conceived as hybridisations that open the door to new territories, living in-between the anatomical and the botanical realm, the tangible and the imaginary, the intimate and the strange.
b. 1982, Plasencia (Cáceres), Spain.
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.
2019 Dark Matter. Kutxa Kultur Plaza, Katapulta Plataforma, Tabakalera, San Sebastián, Spain.
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. Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, New Jersey.
2013 Connect. Coohaus Art Gallery, Chelsea, New York.
2013 Unseen Realities. SVA Gallery, New York.
2013 Crossing Platforms. Visual Arts Gallery, New York.
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
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)
Workshop of digital painting 'Criaturas Fantásticas' at Escuela Superior de Dibujo Profesional ESDIP Madrid (Jan-Jul 2017)