Daniel Joseph Martinez (b. 1957, Los Angeles, California) works in South Los Angeles. Martinez received his BFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1979. His work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions, including Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2017); Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2017); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2017); Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2017); Museo de Arte Moderno, Medellín, Colombia (2016); Jewish Museum, New York (2016); and Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012). Martinez has represented the United States in eleven biennials worldwide, including SITE Santa Fe Biennial (2014); Istanbul Biennial (2011); Berlin Biennial (2010); California Biennial (2008); Quebec Biennial, Canada (2010); Venice Biennale (1993); and Whitney Biennial (1993, 2008); he represented the United States in the American Pavilion in the Cairo Biennial (2006). He is the recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency, Italy (2018); American Academy Fellowship, Berlin (2016); Herb Alpert Award in the Arts (2014); United States Artists Fellowship (2007); ArtPace Foundation Fellowship and Residency (2005); California Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship (2003); Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2001); Getty Center Foundation Individual Artist Fellowship (1997), and National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships (1991, 1995). Martinez cofounded Deep River and LAXART, both in Los Angeles. He is Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Art at the University of California, Irvine.
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