Gabriel Martinez


SELECTED PRESS

Oscar J. Rivera NUEVA LUZ:
The Queer Issue [pdf]

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 is a photo-based multidisciplinary artist and educator born and raised in Miami, Florida.

Martinez’s practice is based in Philadelphia and his work is represented by Samson Projects in Boston. He was a Pew Fellowship in the Arts recipient in 2001, received a Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship in 2003, and was recently awarded both a 2019 Independent Creative Production Grant from the Sachs Program for Arts Innovation and a 2019 Independence Foundation Fellowship. He has participated in several artist residency programs including: the Rosenbach Museum, the Fabric Workshop, the Fountainhead Residency, Arcadia Summer Arts Program, MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Banff Centre, the Studios at MASS MoCA and the Joan Mitchell Center.

Martinez attended the Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting in 2003, and received his MFA from Tyler School of Art in 1991 and his BFA from the University of Florida in 1998. He has been teaching in the Photo Program for the Department of Fine Arts, PennDesign for the last 20 years. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for the Emerging Visual Artist, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and Galaei (a Queer LatinX social justice organization).

Gabriel Martinez has created performances 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, the Bike Stop, Fjord, William Way LGBT Community Center and Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art; in New York at White Columns, Leslie Lohman Gay Art Museum’s Prince Street Project Space, Franklin Furnace, Exit Art and Thread Waxing Space; and in Miami at Miami Art Central and Bernice Steinbaum Gallery. His work is included in the Phaidon Press publication "Art & Queer Culture" (Themes and Movements Series) and is featured in En Foco’s recent Nueva Luz issue, Vol 22.2: The Queer Issue. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Fabric Workshop & Museum and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay Art.