Martine Guttierrez

Martine Guttierrez

Martine Guttierrez

Martine Guttierrez (b. 1989 Berkeley, CA) is an artist, performer, and musician who produces elaborate narrative scenes that employ pop culture tropes in order to explore the complexity, fluidity and nuances of both personal and collective identity in terms of race, gender, class, indigeneity, and culture. Working across performance, photography and film, Gutierrez simultaneously acts as subject, artist and muse. She asserts control over her own image by executing each stage of the creative process herself, including staging, lighting, makeup, costuming, modeling and photography.

Gutierrez’s earlier bodies of work—Real Doll (2013), Girl Friends (2014) and Line Up (2014)—explore gender, intimacy and fantasy, often incorporating mannequins as ambiguous characters in constantly shifting realities. Her semi-autobiographical film, Martine Part I - IX (2012 - 2016), is a meditation on personal transformation that begun while she was an undergraduate student at the Rhode Island School of Design, and was finished years later as a young artist in New York City. The episodic video work follows the eponymous character from Providence to New York via Central America and the Caribbean, communing with urban architecture and natural elements such as sand, water and air. Martine negotiates the permanent and the fleeting, moving from place to place, as she journeys to self-discovery.


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Solo Exhibitions

(Forthcoming) Martine Gutierrez: Anti-con, Public Art Fund, NY & IL
(Forthcoming) Martine Gutierrez: Indigenous Woman, Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston, Houston, TX
(Forthcoming) Martine Gutierrez, Outside the Box, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY

Martine Gutierrez Takeover, Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY
Martine Gutierrez 'Body en Thrall', Australian Centre for Photography, Darlinghurst, AU

Frieze New York
FOCUS: Martine Gutierrez, Museum of Modern Art Fort Worth, TX
Life / Like: Photographs, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA

Indigenous Woman, RYAN LEE, New York, NY
Martine Jeans, RLWindow, RYAN LEE, New York, NY

Martine Part I-IX, RYAN LEE, New York, NY
Humannequin, Anna Marra Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
Martine Part IV, RLWindow, RYAN LEE, New York, NY

True Story, Boston University Art Gallery, MA
WE & THEM & ME, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC
MartineJEANS, a public art billboard installation at 9th Avenue & 37th Street in Manhattan, International Studio & Curatorial Program in collaboration with the NY Community Trust Van Lier Fund, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and NY State Council on the Arts, New York, NY

Transcending Rhythm, curated by Rene Barilleaux, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
Can She Hear You, RYAN LEE, New York, NY

RedWoman91, RLWindow, RYAN LEE, New York, NY

Martin(e), RYAN LEE, New York, NY

Martín Gutierrez, Benson Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI

Group Exhibitions

(Forthcoming) True Pictures? Zeitgenössische Fotografie aus Kanada und den USA, Sprengel Museum Hannover, DE
Limitless! Five Women Reshape Contemporary Art, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
Kixpatla. Cambiar de vista, cambiar de rostro. Arte y Cosmopolítica, Colegio de San Ildefonso, MX
Dress Codes: Black and Brown Women Artists Fashioning Identity, Artsy, OnlineMatrix — Fluid Bodies, Unlimited Thoughts, FORMAT21 Online

Staging Identity: Between masquerade, body staging and role play, Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany
Infinite Identities: Photography in the Age of Sharing, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, NY
Some Day is Now: Women, Art & Social Change, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Queer Algorithms, Gus Fisher Gallery, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ
The Cindy Sherman Effect: Identity and Transformation in Contemporary Art, Kunstforum Wien, Vienna, AT

Crack Up - Crack Down, Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, curated by Slavs and Tatars, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Kiss My Genders, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London, UK
Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
Be Seen: Portrait Photography Since Stonewall, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
MASK, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, curated by Ralph Rugoff, Venice, Italy
Quiet as It's Kept: Passing Subjects, Contested Identities, curated by Mary-Kay Lombino, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Shape of Light: Defining Photographs from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, , Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Bona Drag: An Incomplete History of Drag and Cross-Gender Performance in Film and Video Art, Spalter Media Gallery, RISD Museum, Providence, RI

MOTHA and Chris E. Vargas: Consciousness Razing, curated by Johanna Burton and Sara O’Keeffe with Kate Wiener, The New Museum, New York, NY
RAGGA NYC, Mercer Union, Toronto, CanadaMuse Muse, curated by Richie Shazam, Czech Center, New York, NY

Il meglio del meglio, curated by Shara Wasserman, Temple University, Rome, Italy
Converging Voices, curated by Karen Albert, Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, New York, NY
A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas, curated by Pilar Tompkins Rivas, Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park, CA, traveling to Mandeville Gallery at Union College, Schenectady, NY
23 Pairs: Considering Compare and Contrast, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
Fast Forward//Rewind, curated by Mary Stanley, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

Shapeshifters, curated by Tim Goossens, Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA
LOVE, Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York

About Face, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth University, Hanover, NH

Disturbing Innocence, curated by Eric Fischl, Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY
Listen Up!, curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt and Tim Goossens, New Delhi, India

Hands Up, Woods-Gerry Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI
RISD Film Animation Video Triennial, Woods-Gerry Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI
From This Point Forward, Gelman Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2011 RISD Printmaking Triennial, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

6th Annual Art Auction, Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Waitsfield, VT

2009 RISD Foundation Studies, Woods-Gerry Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI


Featured Artwork

Plastics. Dahlia , 2020

Plastics, Rosalicia , 2020

Body En Thrall, Blonde Bra , 2020

Body En Thrall, Blonde Shoe , 2020

Body En Thrall, Blonde Tan , 2020

Body En Thrall, Blonde Daisy , 2020

Body En Thrall, Blonde Bed , 2020