About the artist:
Born in Alamogordo, New Mexico, Gabriel Martinez is an artist and performer living and working in Houston. He graduated with a BFA from Corcoran College of Art and Design, an MFA from Columbia University, and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program before moving to Houston as a Museum of Fine Arts Core Fellow and artist-in-residence at Project Row Houses. In Houston, his work has been exhibited in institutions, such as: the Blaffer Art Museum, Artpace, the Houston Museum of African American Culture, The Holocaust Museum Houston, Rice University Media Center, and the Station Museum. He has been awarded numerous grants, such as: Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, the Houston Arts Alliance Support for Artists and Creative Individuals, and the Meredith J. Long Core Program Award. He received a Rauschenberg Foundation SEED Grant for Alabama Song, the experimental arts space that he founded in 2012. Additionally, Martinez has participated in artist residencies around the globe, such as: Como, Italy; Damascus, Syria; Skowhegan, Maine; Chicago, Illinois; Omaha, Nebraska; San Antonio, Texas.