Katy Martin

Born in 1953 - United States


Painter, printmaker, photographer, and filmmaker, Katy Martin’s work moves between mediums with a grace and ease that few artists are able to command. Her work has long centered on the body and choreography, a fascination that one can trace back to her earliest Super 8 movies. Almost all of her films and videos are rooted in tracing an action, whether it be artisans pulling the prints for an edition by Jasper Johns, the movement of a dancer, or the painted skin of the artist herself. Subtle yet distinctive, her films have an elegance and intuitive internal rhythm that will stick with you long after the screening has ended.

Katy Marin’s art has been exhibited in the US, Europe and Asia, including at MoMA, PPOW Gallery, Drawer 158, The Film-Makers Cooperative, Saint Peter’s Church and the Tribeca Film Festival (New York), the Sackler/Harvard Art Museums (Boston), Alexander/Heath Gallery (Virginia), GalerieForum Am Meer (Berlin), and the Shanghai Duolun Museum and the PIP/Pingyao International Photography Festival (China). She also did a project with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York that was inspired by the Chinese painter, Bada Shanren.

Katy Marin received awards including a film preservation grant through Anthology Film Archives and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Solo Exhibitions:

Forget About Doing Art, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
Flesh, Paint and Plaster, Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art, New York
Paint on Skin, Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art, New York
P.S. 122 Gallery: Hallway Project, New York
Film and Photography Gallery, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Artist-Curator Projects:

Curated two series of avant-garde film/video programs:
China's Cutting Edge: New Video Art from Shanghai and Beijing,
4 programs at Anthology Film Archives, New York
(Co-curator with independent curator Denis Zhu, Shanghai, China)
Art as a Form of Conversation: Avant-Garde Film/Video from the USA,
3 programs at Dashanzi Arts Festival, 798 Galleries, Beijing, China

Selected Group Exhibitions:

Through Our Eyes, New York, Green Dog Arts and
Artists Exchange International, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Field of Vision: Beijing, Beijing New Art Projects, Beijing, China
In Black and White and Living Color, Tribeca Film Festival, New York
Results You Can't Refuse: Celebrating 30 Years of BB Optics,
Anthology Film Archives, New York
12+ Retrospective, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art,
Shanghai, China
Creating Scape, Zheng Da Villa, Shanghai, China
Art and Culture, http://www.uswtv.com, Chinese-language Internet tv
(link: http://www.uswtv.com/artculture/200605/6361.htm)
Art as a Form of Conversation, Dashanzi Arts Festival, 798 Galleries,
Beijing, China
122 for $122 Benefit, PS 122 Gallery, New York

It was here a minute ago! NURTUREart Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
New York, New York, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art
NURTUREart ’05 Yearbook, Spike Gallery, New York, NY
REAL, Riverside Church, New York
Learning Curve, Art Gotham Gallery, New York

Memoria, Homage to El Salvador, The Brecht Forum, New York, New York
Superheroines, Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York, NY
Through Our Eyes, Downtown Community Resource Center; studio tours, exhibition and panel discussion at Art in General, New York
Body Virtual, Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs, WY;
and Westchester Community College Gallery, Peekskill, NY
The Matzo Files, Streit’s Matzo, New York (Lower East Side)
Athens International Film & Video Festival, Athens, Ohio

A Day in Art, studio tours curated by Jo Wood-Brown, NY
Bodilicious, Tatfoo Temple of Art and Design, Staten Island, New York

Key to the Quick, Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music,
BAMcinematek, Brooklyn, New York (premiere of Skinside Out, a16mm film made in collaboration with Bill Brand)
Drawings for Peace, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn
Preview: Be-Hold # 39, Be-Hold, Inc., New York
Benefit Gala, Bomb Magazine, New York
Art: 911, Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art, New York
911: Artists Respond, Bronx River Art Center, New York; and
Univ. College Art Gallery, Fairleigh Dickenson Univ., Teaneck, NJ
Reactions, Exit Art, New York
All Artists, Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art, New York

Big as Life: An American History of 8mm Films,
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Inaugural Exhibition, Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art, New York
Examining Our Breasts, Lebel Gallery, University of Windsor, Ont., Canada

Miniature Print Portfolio, The Lower East Side Printshop, New York
Delicate Tissue, MY Art Prospects, New York
Sitting Pretty, Bomb Magazine Benefit, New York

Big as Life: An American History of 8mm Films,
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
25 Contemporary Artists from New York, Yuki Sun, Nagoya, Japan

Spring Benefit Studio Tours, Art In General, New York

Gesture and Geometry: Battenfield and Martin (2-person)
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Natural Selection, Henry Street Settlement, New York
Aspects of Nature, College of New Rochelle, New York

Three Dimensional Photographs, Castelli Graphics, New York

Castelli Graphics, New York (to inaugurate a new gallery)
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
The Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

The Collective for Living Cinema, New York

Berks Filmmakers, Reading, PA (visiting artist)

Canyon Cinematheque, San Francisco, CA (visiting artist)
The Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

The Collective for Living Cinema, New York
Artists Space, New York

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