Artist Profiles

Daniel J. Martinez

Born 1957 Los Angeles, USA

Martinez is a multimedia artist whose work crosses disciplines and mixes technologies. Known for his powerful and often disquieting work, Martinez’s practice, particularly his interventions, interrogates assumptions of public and personal space and cultural hierarchy through audience participation and confrontation.

Martinez is co-founder of Deep River Gallery in downtown Los Angeles. He has received individual artist fellowships from the Flintridge Foundation, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Matters, and the California Arts Council. Other grants and awards have come from the Norton Family Foundation, the City of Los Angeles, and the University of California, Irvine, where Daniel has taught since 1992. Smart Art Press published Daniel's first monograph, The Things You See When You Don't Have A Grenade!


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