NAME: Jason Martinez  
NATION: Tiwa Taos Pueblo  


My paintings depict a union between the sappy sweet and grotesque. The works illustrate stories of my obsessive conflict with heritage, mortality, and precious personal relationships. I am creating a visual world laced with mythological elements, abstracted pop symbolism and depictions of familial relationships to compose a beautifully twisted fairytale landscape of neo-mythology and spiritual reclamation.


2007 Masters of Fine Arts (M.F.A.), State University of New York at Albany

1999 Bachelors of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Purchase College Purchase New York

Teaching Experience

Instructor 2007-Present
The Doane Stuart School, Albany NY

Instructor 2005-2007
State University of New York at Albany
Course: AART250 Introduction to Digital Imaging

Teachers Assistant 1996-1997
Purchase College, Purchase New York
Courses: Digital Bookmaking & Silk Screen/Intaglio

Solo Exhibitions

2007 "Martinez" Envisions Architects, Albany NY

2007 "Jason Martinez Selected Works" Terra Nova Gallery, Troy NY

2007 "Jason Martinez Selected Works" Albany Visitor Center, Albany NY

2006 "Jason Martinez Selected Works" Visions Gallery, Albany NY

Group Exhibitions

2008 "6x6 Show" Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY

2008 "Little Engines Show" Fulton Street Gallery, Troy NY

2007 "M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition" Museum SUNY Albany, Albany NY

2007 "Street Nature" Duke City Sabor Gallery, Albuquerque New Mexico

2006 "AUA Show" The Institute of History and Art, Albany NY

2006 "The Winter Show" Firlefanz Gallery, Albany NY

2006 "Dead of Winter" The Upstate Artist Guild UAG, Albany NY

2006 "Night of 1000 Drawings" The Drawing Center, New York, NY

2006 "Upstate Magazine Release Show" Cafe Noche', Albany NY

2006 "Unification" Albany Underground Artists Space, Albany NY

2006 "Fresh Produce" Anno Domini Gallery, San Jose CA


"Surveillance" Upstate Magazine, Autumn 2006 Albany NY

"Alive and Well" Metroland, August 11-17 2005, Albany NY

"All Hail Dylan" The Saratogian, May 26 2005, Albany NY


2008 "Little Engines", Curator, Fulton Street Gallery, Troy NY

2005 "Vital Signs", Curator, Visions Gallery, Albany NY

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