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BIOGRAPHY

America, b.1953

Donald Martiny is interested in allowing gesture to escape from the traditional rectangular support and realize its potential in relation to architectural space. Each piece encourages a dialogue between the viewer, the work, and the space contained within.

Donald Martiny was born in Schenectady, NY in 1953 and currently lives and works in Chapel Hill, North
Carolina. He studied at the School of the Visual Arts, The Art Students League in New York, New York
University and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Museum exhibitions include the FWMoA, Courtauld
Institute of Art, Alden B Dow Museum of Art, Falmouth Museum, and the Cameron Art Museum. In 2015
Martiny received a commission from the Durst Organization to create two monumental paintings that are
permanently installed in the lobby of One World Trade Center in New York City. In 2015 Martiny received
the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts Residency Grant and his work has been featured in the
Huffington Post, NPR, Philadelphia Inquirer, VOGUE LIVING | Australia, New American Paintings | South
and Woven Tale Press. Martiny’s work is represented by galleries in Europe, the US and Australia and is
collected internationally.

“Donald Martiny’s work forces us to question the established definitions which form the backbone of our
understanding of painting as both a pursuit and a product, and of paint as a medium. In challenging the
viewer in these ways, it is not only visually exciting but intellectually invigorating.”

-Professor Deborah Swallow, Märit Rausing Director, The Courtauld Institute of Art

EDUCATION

1977-80       School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1980-83       The Arts Students League, New York, NY
1988-90       New York University, New York, NY
2007-09       Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

2016-17

All Things Great and Small, Falmouth Art Museum, Cornwall, UK, Curated by Natalie Rigby
Donald Martiny | Paintings, Alden B. Dow Museum, Midland, MI, Curated by Charles A. Shepard III and Joslyn Elliot, Sponsored by the FWMoA

2014-15

INTERACT: East Wing Biennial, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK (With Bridget Riley, Julie Mehretu, and Felix Gonzalez Torres)
CAM | Contemporary Art Museum | Raleigh Sponsored by Citrix, Curated by Marjorie H. Hodges, Director, Contemporary Art Foundation
State of the Art | Art of the State, Cameron Art Museum, Curated by: Laura Hoptman, Museum of Modern Art, NY, Peter Eleey, MoMA PS1
Nora Burnett Abrams, MCA | Denver
Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
Donald Martiny: Freeing the Gesture, (Traveling exhibition)
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Mariam Diehl Gallery, Jackson, WY | July – August
Pentimenti Gallery at Volta, New York, NY | March
NIOBasement, Rotterdam, NL
Pittura A Macchia, Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA

2016

Donald Martiny, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Moving Paint, Gallery Urbane, Dallas, TX

2015

Donald Martiny | Gestures, University of North Carolina | John and June Allcott Gallery, Curated by Elin O’Hara Slavic, director of graduate studies at UNC
Donald Martiny | Gestures, Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA

2014

Donald Martiny: Freeing the Gesture, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
Donald Martiny Paintings and Works on Paper, Curated by Janusz Jaworski, Courtesy of the Durst Organization.
Condé Nast Atrium, New York, NY
George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013

Galleri Urbane Marfa+Dallas, Dallas, TX
George Lawson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012

Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC

2011

POST Herman Street Studios, Philadelphia, PA

2010

Donald Martiny: Prototypes and Studies,High Point Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Celia Johnson, Donald Martiny, ArtSpace, Raleigh, NC | September
Celia Johnson, Donald Martiny, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT | April

2016

Great & Small: A Holiday Miniature SHow, Diehl Gallery, Jackson, WY
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE HUE, Curated by Edie Carpenter, director GreenHill Center for NC Art
GreenHill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC

2015

Pino Pinelli, Donald Martiny, Bram Bogart, ArtA Gallery, Milan, Italy
Is it…Monochrome, Colorfield, or Object?, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX

2014-15

INTERACT: East Wing Biennial, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK (With Bridget Riley, Julie Mehretu, and Felix Gonzalez Torres)
State of the Art | Art of the State, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC

2014

Complementary Colors, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, (with Clint Jukkala, Peter Combe, Alexix Grawell)
China Art Projects, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China
7 x FARBE PUR | Monochrome Malerei , Galerie Klaus Braun, Stuttgart, Germany (with Beatriz Barral, Christiane Conrad, matthias Lutzeyer, Pino Pinelli, Barbara Uetrecht)
25 Years: Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Two Artists: Donald Martiny and Sherna Teperson, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sidney, Australia

2013

International Art Biennale non-objective, Curated by Roland Orépük, Pont de Claix, France
Fundaments, Galerie Concret, Paris France, (With Alain Biltereyst, Louise Blyton)
Ice Water, Flyswatter: Abstract Painting on Holiday in the Philadelphia Summer, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA, Curated by Douglas Witmer
George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Dallas Art Fair, Galleri Urbane, Marfa+Dallas, Dallas, TX
Raleigh Fine Arts Society’s North Carolina Artists Exhibition, Curated by Bill Dunlapm, Raleigh Fine Arts Society, Raleigh, NC
Unfettered, Curated by Katharine Adkins, Assistnt Curator of Exhibitions, The Nasher Museum of Art
Visual Art Exchange Gallery, Raleigh, NC
Open Source, Curated by Elysia Borowy-Reeder, Executive director, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh
Visual Art Exchange Gallery, Raleigh, NC

2012

Miami Aqua, George Lawson Gallery, Miami, FL
Painting to Sculpture, Curated by John Anderson, Associate Professor of Art, Marlboro Gallery, Prince George Community College, Largo, MD
This and That, Harris Warren Gallery, Wake Forest, NC

2011

New Abstraction, Speakeasy Gallery, Boonton, NJ

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

One World Trade Ceter, New York, NY
Grahm Gund Family Foundation, Cambridge, MA
Patrick Duffy, Chairman, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV
Erin Lawlor, Sainte-Marie de Re, France
City of Pont de Claix, France
John Hudson, New York, NY
Mae Gall, Basel, CH
C. Laville, Montreal, QC, Canada