Friday, October 13, 2017

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Women to Watch 2018

I'm so excited, I was nominated for National Museum of Women in the Arts, Women to Watch 2018 by Shannon R. Stratton Museum of Arts and Design's William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator. 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Curatorial Project - Memories of Our Town

Curatorial Project 2017
Memories of Our Town, Maritime Garage Gallery, Curator Nadia Martinez

Memories of Our Town
Sept. 26, 2017, to January 5, 2018

Opening reception Tuesday, Sept. 26, 5-7pm

Maritime Garage Gallery
11 N Water St. Norwalk, CT

Opening at the City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery, opening Tuesday, Sept. 26, 5-7pm. 
The show, curated by Nadia Martinez, features a variety of mediums that represents the unique memories of the place we call home

Exhibition's catalog

Monday, July 31, 2017

Maritime Garage Gallery

I'm the new curator at the Maritime Garage Gallery in Norwalk, Connecticut.

The Norwalk Parking Authority's Art in Public Places is part of a broad effort to support the arts and make use of city facilities while providing inspiring and thoughtful works for the public.

Art in Parking Places currently has two venues. The South Norwalk Train Station has two permanent art installations celebrating the heritage and history of Norwalk. The Maritime Garage Gallery, an urban art gallery located at the Maritime Parking Garage, features juried art shows and community exhibits.

Maritime Garage Gallery
11 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Curatorial Project - Indecipherable Messages

Indecipherable Messages May 20 - June 18, 2017  Curated by Nadia Martinez

May 20 - June 18, 2017
Curated by Nadia Martinez

Miranda Arts Project Space
6 N Pearl St. Suite 404 E
Port Chester, NY 10573

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 20th, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Miranda Art Project Space is pleased to present Indecipherable Messages, a group exhibition curated by Nadia Martinez, featuring works by Teresa Waterman, Esther Rosa, Michelle Bratsafolis, and Kathryn Cameron. They are working across medium including paintings, mixed media, sculptures, and installations.

Every artwork in this exhibition is a form of expression that reflects a rotation of ideas, beliefs, concerns or exchanges among all those things within an artist’s mind. At first, the viewer might not be able to find meaning behind the marks or gestures that comprise an artwork or understand the circumstances that gave rise to its creation. The artist’s hand does not necessarily reveal a particular structure or order; however, a combination of intention and instinct often result in balance, a harmony of contrast, and rhythm within each piece. This process, unique to each artist, is a like a hidden language or code of expression; Indecipherable Messages whose meanings can be revealed only by their creators.

6th Annual Creative Mischief Exhibition.

Nadia Martinez, Touched by a Thousand Hands

6th Annual Creative Mischief Exhibition

On view May 18 – June 13, 2017
Opening Reception: May 18, 6 – 9 PM

Join us as the National Academy Museum & School is transformed by the vision of the National Academicians, faculty, alumni, and students.

National Academy Museum
1083 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Exhibition Hours: Monday – Sunday 11 AM – 6 PM

Find the press release here.

Creative Mischief is supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the generosity of private patrons and donors of the National Academy School.

 Whitehot Magazine 6th Annual Creative Mischief National Academy
Happy to have been mentioned in these articles about 6th Annual Creative Mischief Exhibition at the National Academy Museum

Discovering Artists, Both Old and New, at Creative Mischief
By PAUL LASTER, Jun. 2017

Displaying a wide range of artistic disciplines, the National Academy Museum & School’s 6th annual “Creative Mischief” exhibition is a great place to discover artists—both established practitioners and new talents. Featuring more than 100 works by National Academicians, faculty, alumni, and selected student artists, the show reflects the recent history of the 190-year-old cultural institution.

Tackling such contemporary concerns as spirituality, myth, nature and artifice, geometry and the body, illusion and form, symbolism, urban dreams, and play, “Creative Mischief” takes over the full exhibition space of the museum, which is housed in one of the few remaining Beaux-Arts mansions open to the public on Fifth Avenue, and in the Sonia Gechtoff Gallery at the National Academy School.

LatinoLA Latina mixed-media visual artist Nadia Martinez joins a stellar roster of international artists at the National Academy Museum

Creative Mischief at the National Academy Museum

Latina mixed-media visual artist Nadia Martinez joins a stellar roster of international artists at the National Academy Museum

By LatinoLA Contributor

Published on LatinoLA: June 7, 2017

The Archer M. Huntington Townhouse on museum mile in New York City hosts the final installment of the National Academy Museum's annual art exhibition, "Creative Mischief" known for presenting a diverse roster of international artists. The museum announced plans to sell the famous Beaux Art mansion, which means, legend 5th Avenue loses one of its most exquisite public spaces.

Part of what makes "Creative Mischief" so engaging is that the illustrious, historic hosts subject matters that range from naughty to vice, from evil to nice. Sexual violence, despair in poverty, spiritual recalibration, and other topics of the human heart fill three floors of the beautiful mansion.

Latina mixed media artist Nadia Martinez hangs a site-specific installation of meticulously netted resistors and crystals, and fellow sculptor Borinquen Gallo incorporates architectural building motifs into casts of silver-grey automotive hubcaps.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Connection - My latest Solo Exhibition in NYC


Resistors, connectors, transistors, circuit boards are integral parts of technology; they are all man-made materials that connect to create the devices we use today to communicate. Those devices and their components have changed, evolved and gotten so sophisticated that technology is no longer isolated; it has become part of our everyday lives. The absence of a computer, a tablet or a cellphone leaves us feeling naked, disoriented, with the empty sensation of being disconnected from the rest of the world. In a way, they have become the idols of this new generation, in what we trust and where we seek comfort…

But what happens when the essence, the thousand parts of those devices get connected with other materials? Would they connect in the same way? Would they create a new form of communication?

This new exhibition explores the CONNECTION between computer parts, their environment, and the human being. A connection that can change depending on the manipulation of the piece and from which points it is held. It has grown from the idea of how things influence us to how we influence them; they are armors, shields, capes that can take on new shapes depending on circumstances and how we choose to interact with them.

The installations are like drawings on the walls or suspended in the air, creating the feeling of movement and structure, and at the same time revealing organic shapes. In the end, it is all about asking ourselves: what is our connection to technology? Does it connect or disconnect?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

NYC Solo Exhibition - Containment, Connection & Contemplation

Containment, Connection & Contemplation

Curated by Maurizio Pellegrin

March 22 through April 14, 2017

121 Varick St, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10013

Reception, Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Three Solo Exhibitions

Containment by Kathryn Cameron
Connection by Nadia Martinez
Contemplation by Taka Maruno

Press Release here

Exhibition Hours
March 20 - April 14, 2017

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
12 p.m. - 6 p.m. or by appointment

Telephone: 240-672-3953

Nadia Martinez

Computer parts compose the sculptures of Nadia Martinez, in which nature and architecture are hidden sources of inspiration. The artificial nature of these components sometimes disappears, leaving space for a composition that reveals an organic shape. Many things are woven in this relationship with technology, as the discovery of the familiar in the unfamiliar, the observation of things that surround us, the awareness of how technology became a solid and integrated part of our lives. In her works, Nadia has found a way to also insert everyday materials, focusing on how things influence the human being and vice-versa. In this unique approach, the construction of the artist becomes an open process in which the things assume different shapes, such as armors, shields, nets, and whatever determines the interchange. The work is calm, offering a balance between stillness and subtle movement. The desire, the action, the research for a path of connection and disconnection, seems to reverberate with the antique mythology in which legend and reality constantly change their roles.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Curatorial project - Exchanges on Paper

Curated by Nadia Martinez

March 20th to April 28th, 2017

Miranda Art Project Space
6 N Pearl St. Suite 404 E
Port Chester, NY 10573

Reception: Saturday, April 15th, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Miranda Art Project Space is pleased to present Exchanges on Paper, a group exhibition curated by Nadia Martinez, featuring works by Teresa Waterman, Esther Rosa, Michelle Bratsafolis, and Kathryn Cameron. All the artists in this exhibition work with paper in various forms, using different techniques to bring their visions to fruition.

Exchanges on Paper highlights the significant role and variety of forms paper has taken over time in the world of fine arts. This show features a range of disciplines including drawing, alternative photography, sculpture, and painting. Each discipline is represented through the use of various media and techniques including encaustic, cyanotype, metal leaf gilding, casting from paper pulp, and painting with mixed media. Age-old methods are combined with contemporary sensibilities so that ideas and materials converge, resulting in a transformation of traditional media into modern artistic expressions. Time is the invisible thread that unifies all the artworks in the exhibition. Its passage is a catalyst acting upon the materials chosen at the start of each process, nudging them forward, sometimes resulting in a wholesale change of the raw materials used, and sometimes effecting a more subtle alteration.

Gallery hours by appointment only


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Louder Than Words - Exhibition Catalog

This is the catalog of my first curatorial exhibition in NYC. Louder Than Words brought together a group of 17 artists from 12 countries who use different media to communicate their emotions, concerns, memories and ideas about life, nature, hope, decay, politics, world events, and humanity. The pieces contained in this exhibition spoke for themselves, louder than any words that could describe them.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Flying Colors - Zorya Fine Art and YMCA event

Zorya Fine Art most recent exhibit, “Flying Colors,” and the collection of Zorya Nadia prints inspired by ancestral Ukrainian embroidery and curated by artist Nadia Martinez.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Getting ready for Valentine's Day

For the very first time Banchet Flowers is introducing floral arrangements set with a fine limited edition silk scarf brought to you by Zorya Fine Art and designed by Zoria Nadia.

Richer in Love

Color Me with Love

Fallen for Love

New Love

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Exhibition: Louder Than Words

Curatorial Project 2017

Louder Than Words Curated by Nadia Martinez

Louder Than Words
Pop-up exhibition
Saturday, January 28, 2017
1 PM - 5 PM

121 Varick St, 
New York, NY 10013
Show Map

Louder Than Words brings together an international team of artists who use different mediums to express their emotions, concerns, memories and ideas about life, nature, hope, decay, politics, world events and humanity. The pieces contained in this exhibition speak for themselves, louder than any words that could describe them.
Touba Alipour, Kakeru Asai, Ghislaine Boreel, Dennis Bourke, Michelle Bratsafolis, Walter Brown, Kathryn Cameron, Monika Camillucci, Osmeli Delgado, Michele Rave Grassani, Micaela Kramer, Hazel Manheimer, Cecilia Nelson, Esther Rosa, Poramit Thantapalit, Sarah Tse, Teresa Waterman

Images left to right: Kakeru Asai, Micaela Kramer, Michele Rave Grassani, Esther Rosa, Sarah Tse, Poramit Thantapalit