Saskatoon, b.1977

Heather Gwen Martin

Heather Gwen Martin studied at the University of California in San Diego, and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois.

Recent solo exhibitions include Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY (upcoming); “Currents,” L.A. Louver,Venice, CA; “Heather Gwen Martin,” L.A. Louver, Venice, CA; “Landing,” Murals of La Jolla, La Jolla, CA; “Rogue Wave Projects: Heather Gwen Martin,” L.A. Louver, Venice, CA; “Pattern Math,” Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; “Recreational Systems,” Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA;“Transpositional,” Luis De Jesus Seminal Projects, San Diego, CA;“Paintings,” Lombardo Studios Gallery, Culver City, CA among others.

Recent group exhibitions include “Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century,” curated by Mark Scala, Frist Art Museum, Nashville,TN (traveled to the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk,VA); “The Agency...

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Biography

Heather Gwen Martin studied at the University of California in San Diego, and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois.

Recent solo exhibitions include Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY (upcoming); “Currents,” L.A. Louver,Venice, CA; “Heather Gwen Martin,” L.A. Louver, Venice, CA; “Landing,” Murals of La Jolla, La Jolla, CA; “Rogue Wave Projects: Heather Gwen Martin,” L.A. Louver, Venice, CA; “Pattern Math,” Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; “Recreational Systems,” Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA;“Transpositional,” Luis De Jesus Seminal Projects, San Diego, CA;“Paintings,” Lombardo Studios Gallery, Culver City, CA among others.

Recent group exhibitions include “Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century,” curated by Mark Scala, Frist Art Museum, Nashville,TN (traveled to the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk,VA); “The Agency of Art,” University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA; “Intersecting at the Edge, Karl Benjamin, Heather Gwen Martin, Eric Zammitt,” Claremont Museum of Art, Claremont, CA;“Evolver,” L.A. Louver,Venice, CA;“Shaping Color,” L.A. Louver,Venice, CA;“On the Road:American Abstraction,” David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI; “California Connections: Selections From the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego,” curated by Anthony Graham, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA; “How Many Miles to Babylon: Recent Paintings from Los Angeles and New York,” C24 Gallery, New York, NY; “Atmospheric Abstraction,” Quint Gallery, La Jolla, CA; “Touch,” El Segundo Museum of Art, El Segundo, CA; “Younger Than George,” George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA; “View from the Edge of the Soul,” Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA; and “NOW-ISM: Abstraction Today,” Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH, among others.

Her work is included in the permanent collections of Equinor Art Collection, Houston, TX; Hallmark Art Collection, Kansas City, MO; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA ; Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH.

Heather Gwen Martin lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Artworks

16

Cypher, 2019

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Abstract Painting / Abstraction / Art of the 2010s / Balance and Harmony / Bold Composition / Broad Brushstrokes / Canada / Canadian Art / Color Field Abstraction / Color Field Painting / Contemporary Canadian Art / Energy/Vitality / Fluid Brushstrokes / Gentle and Smooth Brushstrokes / Linen / Media Study / Oil on Linen / Oil Paint / Oil Painting / Painting / Rhythmic Expression / Smooth and Flat Surface / Spontaneity

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2001

    The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2017

    “Currents,” L.A. Louver,Venice, CA

  • 2016

    “Heather Gwen Martin,” L.A. Louver,Venice, CA

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    “Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century,” curated by Mark Scala, Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN (traveled to the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA)

  • “The Agency of Art,” University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA

  • “Intersecting at the Edge, Karl Benjamin, Heather Gwen Martin, Eric Zammitt,” Claremont Museum of Art, Claremont, CA

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Education

  • 2001

    The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2017

    “Currents,” L.A. Louver,Venice, CA

  • 2016

    “Heather Gwen Martin,” L.A. Louver,Venice, CA

  • “Landing,” Murals of La Jolla, La Jolla, CA

  • 2014

    “Rogue Wave Projects: Heather Gwen Martin,” L.A. Louver, Venice, CA

  • 2013

    “Pattern Math,” Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2010

    “Recreational Systems,” Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA

  • 2008

    “Transpositional,” Luis De Jesus Seminal Projects, San Diego, CA

  • 2005

    “Paintings,” Lombardo Studios Gallery, Culver City, CA

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    “Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century,” curated by Mark Scala, Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN (traveled to the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA)

  • “The Agency of Art,” University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA

  • “Intersecting at the Edge, Karl Benjamin, Heather Gwen Martin, Eric Zammitt,” Claremont Museum of Art, Claremont, CA

  • “Evolver,” L.A. Louver,Venice, CA

  • “Shaping Color,” L.A. Louver,Venice, CA

  • 2017

    “On the Road: American Abstraction,” David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI

  • “California Connections: Selections From the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego,” curated by Anthony Graham, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA

  • 2016

    “How Many Miles to Babylon: Recent Paintings from Los Angeles and New York,” C24 Gallery, New York, NY

  • “Atmospheric Abstraction,” Quint Gallery, La Jolla, CA

  • “Touch,” El Segundo Museum of Art, El Segundo, CA

  • 2015

    “Younger Than George,” George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • “View from the Edge of the Soul,” Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

  • “NOW-ISM: Abstraction Today,” Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH

  • 2014

    “Object Object!!,” Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA

  • “MAS Attack 6,Torrance Art Museum,” Torrance, CA

  • 2013

    “Rogue Wave 2013,” L.A. Louver,Venice, CA

  • “Paradox Maintenance Technicians,“Torrance Art Museum,Torrance, CA

  • “Theatrical Dynamics,” Torrance Art Museum,Torrance, CA

  • “MAS Attack,” LA Mart, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2012

    “The Very Large Array: San Diego/Tijuana Artists in the MCA Collection”, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego,” San Diego, CA

  • “Painting on Edge II,” d.e.n contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2011

    “Lucky 13,” MKG benefitting Rice University Art Gallery, Houston,TX

  • “Welcome to Anywhere: Southern California Abstraction,” Southwestern College Art Gallery, Chula Vista, CA

  • 2010

    “Here Not There: San Diego Art Now,” (curated by Lucía Sanromán), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA

  • “Seven Person Show,” Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA

  • “New Contemporaries III,” Project X Art, Solana Beach, CA

  • 2009

    “Social Climbing: On the Move,” Luis De Jesus Seminal Projects, San Diego, CA

  • “Homing In,” Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA 2005

  • 2008

    “Transpositional,” Luis De Jesus Seminal Projects, San Diego, CA

  • 2005

    “Bare Walls,” Gallery II, Chicago, IL

  • Galleria Ninapi, Ravenna, Italy

  • “Paintings,” Lombardo Studios Gallery, Culver City, CA

  • 2004

    “OMA Regional 3,” Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA

  • 2003

    “Understood,” Cassius King Gallery, San Diego, CA

  • “Emergent Stages,” Lyceum, San Diego, CA

  • 2001

    “Exhibitions and Time Arts Events,” Gallery II, Chicago, IL

  • 2000

    “Project Cathedral,” San Diego, CA

Public Art Projects

  • 2016

    Landing, Murals of La Jolla, La Jolla, CA

Collections

  • Equinor Art Collection, Houston, TX

  • Hallmark Art Collection, Kansas City, MO

  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA

  • Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH

Bibliography

  • 2019

    Daichendt, James G. “Thinking Big: Murals of La Jolla”, San Diego Union-Tribune, April 14, 2019, p.E6.

  • 2018

    Osberg, Annabel. “Intersecting at the Edge”,Artillery Magazine, August 2018.

  • Plagens, Peter. “‘Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century’ Trying to Corral the Uncorralable”, Wall Street Journal, July 9, 2018, p.A13.

  • “Heather Gwen Martin”, Full Bleed,Vol 1, 2018, pp. 192-196.

  • 2017

    Zimmerer, Kathy.“Heather Gwen Martin and Deborah Butterfield at L.A. Louver”, Art and Cake December 30, 2017.

  • Nimptsch, Emily.“Heather Gwen Martin at L.A. Louver Gallery”, Sixty Hotels, December 26, 2017.

  • 2016

    Mackin, Ashley. “Prepare for ‘Landing’”, LA Jolla Light, August 2016.

  • Davis, Genie.“David Hockney and Heather Gwen Martin at L.A. Louver Gallery”, Art and Cake, August 16. 2016.

  • Abrahams, Megan.“Heather Gwen Martin”, Fabrik, fall 2016, pp.101-103.

  • Hudson, Suzanne. “Atmospheric Abstraction”,Artforum, March, 2016, pp.281-282.

  • Hrbacek, Mary.“How Many Miles to Babylon: Recent Paintings from Los Angeles and New York”, Whitehot Magazine, January 2016.

  • Lombardi, Dominick D.“How Many Miles to Babylon: Recent Paintings from Los Angeles and New York”, Artes Magazine, January 21, 2016.

  • 2014

    Goldman, Edward. ”Chaos, Under Beautiful Control”, KCRW, Huffington Post, November 4, 2014.

  • 2013

    Enholm, Molly. “Supersaturated”,Art Ltd, September-October 2013, pp.70-74.

  • Calder, Diane. “Heather Gwen Martin: Pattern Math”, Art Scene, October 2013, p.17.

  • Chassepot, Beatrice. “LA Artist Heather Gwen Martin at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles”, be-Art Magazine, September 7, 2013. '

  • Muller, Mario M. “Five Exhibitions to Anticipate in the Upcoming Season”, Glasstire, September 4, 2013.

  • Pagel, David. “Wave of Vigor Spills Over”, Los Angeles Times, August 2, 2013, p.D13.

  • 2012

    Harnish,Tracey. “Thirteen Questions for Heather Gwen Martin”,Artweek.LA, March 21, 2012.

  • 2011

    Muller, Mario M. “A Fair to Remember”, Truffle Hunting, January 29, 2011.

  • 2010

    Frank, Peter.“Heather Gwen Martin”, Artillery Magazine, November-December 2010, p.61.

  • Harnish,Tracey. “2010 Top LA Art Shows”, Culture Mob, December 15, 2010.

  • Frank, Peter. “Haiku Review: Heather Gwen Martin”, Huffington Post, October 15, 2010.

  • Muller, Mario M. “Heather Gwen Martin at Luis De Jesus”,Truffle Hunting, October 5, 2010.

  • Roth, David M. “Letter From Los Angeles - Part 2”, Squarecylinder.com, October 3, 2010.

  • Harnish,Tracey. “Heather Gwen Martin:Top Show at Bergamot Station”, Culture Mob, September 15, 2010.

  • Zone, Ray. “Preview: Heather Gwen Martin”,Art Scene, September 5, 2010.

  • Buscemi, Lauren.“Artist Profile: Heather Gwen Martin”, Art Ltd. Magazine, July-August 2010, pp.54-55.

  • Pincus, Robert L. “A Boisterous Exhibit Shines Spotlight on S.D.”, The San Diego Union-Tribune, June 13, 2010.

  • Pincus, Robert L. “Think of it as a Kind of Banquet or Feast”, The San Diego Union-Tribune, April 11, 2010.

  • Pincus, Robert L. “Off to LA, Keeping a Presence Here”, The San Diego Union-Tribune, January 10, 2010.

  • 2008

    Pincus, Robert L. “The Pranksters”,The San Diego Union-Tribune, April 10, 2008, Night & Day, p.27.