Gabriel Martinez


James Gallagher
Examination #1: Gabriel Martinez, Anonymous Men in Action [pdf]
Secret Behavior, Fall/Winter, 2014

Catherine Lord & Richard Meyer
Gabriel Martinez [pdf]
Art & Queer Culture, Phaidon Press, 2013

Colette Copeland
Gabriel Martinez: Portraits, Peeps, and Bulldogs [pdf]
Exposure, Fall 2010

Karen Kurczynski
Gabriel Martinez at Samson Projects [pdf]
Art Papers, March/April 2008

Richard Torchia
The Definite Article [pdf]
Gabriel Martinez: Self-Portraits.
Boston: Samson Projects, 2008

Scott Kearnan
Money Shots [pdf]
Bay Windows, October 2007

Bill Arning
Gabriel Martinez [pdf]
Honcho, June 1998

John Ravenal
Twenty Philadelphia Artists: Celebrating Challenge at Twenty [pdf]
Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1998

Gabriel Martinez, a Cuban-American native of Miami, Florida, works largely with photography, performance and installation. Martinez's practice is primarily based in Philadelphia, PA, as well as Miami and New York.

Martinez was a Pew Fellowship in the Arts recipient in 2001 and was a Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship recipient in 2003. He has received two Individual Artists Grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He has also participated in several national artist residencies and artist-in-residence programs including: The Rosenbach Museum and Library, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, both in Philadelphia; Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida; Arcadia Summer Arts Program, Maine; MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire; and Yaddo, New York.

He has created performance-oriented events and installations for various venues including: in Philadelphia at the Institute of Contemporary Art, The Fabric Workshop & Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Art Alliance and Nexus Foundation for Today's Art; in New York at White Columns, Franklin Furnace, Exit Art, Thread Waxing Space and the Scope Art Fair at Lincoln Center; and in Miami at Miami Art Central and Bernice Steinbaum Gallery. Martinez attended the Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting in 2003, and received his MFA from Tyler in 1991 and BFA from UF in 1998, both in photography.

Martinez’s work is represented by Samson Projects in Boston where he had his first solo commercial gallery exhibition entitled “Self-Portraits” (catalog) in November 2007.