Donald Martiny was born in Schenectady, NY in 1953 and currently lives and works in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He studied at the School of the Visual Arts, The Art Students League in New York, New York University and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Museum exhibitions include the FWMoA, Courtauld Institute of Art, Alden B Dow Museum of Art, Falmouth Museum, and the Cameron Art Museum. In 2015 Martiny received a commission from the Durst Organization to create two monumental paintings that are permanently installed in the lobby of One World Trade Center in New York City. In 2015 Martiny received

the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts Residency Grant and his work has been featured in the Huffington Post, NPR, Philadelphia Inquirer, VOGUE LIVING | Australia, New American Paintings | South and Woven Tale Press. Martiny’s work is represented by galleries in Europe, the US and Australia and is collected internationally.

Donald Martiny is interested in allowing gesture to escape from the traditional rectangular support and realize its potential in relation to architectural space. Each piece encourages a dialogue between the viewer, the work, and the space contained within.

“Donald Martiny’s work forces us to question the established definitions which form the backbone of our understanding of painting as both a pursuit and a product, and of paint as a medium. In challenging the viewer in these ways, it is not only visually exciting but intellectually invigorating.” - Professor Deborah Swallow, Märit Rausing Director, The Courtauld Institute of Art

b. Schenectady, NY 1953



School of Visual Arts, New York, NY


The Arts Students League, New York, NY


New York University, New York, NY


Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA





Art Window, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh NC | Nov 19, 2018 - Feb 2019



State of the Art/Art of the State, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC, Curated by Elaine D. Gustafson et al.


All things Great and Small, Falmouth Art Museum, Cornwall, UK, Curated by Natalie Rigby

Donald Martiny - Paintings, Alden B. Dow Museum, Midland, MI, Curated by Charles A Shepard III and Joslyn Elliott



INTERACT- East Wing Biennial, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK (With Bridget Riley, Julie Mehretu, and Felix Gonzalez Torres), Curated by Alicia Stockley and Elizabeth de Bertier

CAM | Contemporary Art Museum | Raleigh, Sponsored by Citrix, Curated by MarjorieH. Hodges, Director, Contemporary Art Foundation

State of the Art/ Art of the State, Cameron Art Museum, Curated by: Laura Hoptman, Museum of Modern Art, NY, Peter Eleey, MoMA PS1, Nora Burnett Abrams, MCA - Denver, Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen



Donald Martiny: Freeing the Gesture, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN





Madison Gallery, May 24/25

ImaginArt, Barcelona

Dimmitt Contemporary Art, November



Recent paintings, Galleri Urbane, Oct 13 - Nov 10, 2018

Freeing the Gesture, Historic City Hall, Lake Charles, LA

Art Karlsruhe – Rheinstetten with Galerie Klaus Braun, Germany



Overtones / Undercurrents, Horace Williams House, Preservation Chapel Hill, NC

Artea Gallery, Milan, Italy

Donald Martiny, New Works, Diehl Gallery, Jackson, WY

Sponder Gallery at Art Market San Francisco

Mariam Diehl Gallery, Jackson, WY | July – August

Pentimenti Gallery at Volta, New York, NY | March

NIOBasement, Rotterdam, NL

Pittura A Macchia, Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA



Après Ski and Art, Diehl Gallery, Jackson, WY

Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall, UK

Moving Paint, Galleri Urbane, Dallas, TX

Galerie Klaus Braun, Stuttgart, DE

Donald Martiny Paintings, Freeing The Gesture, Alden B Dow Museum of Art and Science,

Midland, MI

Made In Paint, Golden, New Berlin, NY

Donald Martiny, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA



Donald Martiny | Gestures, University of North Carolina | John and June Allcott Gallery, Curated by Elin O’Hara Slavick, director of graduate studies at UNC

Donald Martiny | Gestures, Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA



Donald Martiny: Freeing the Gesture, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

Donald Martiny Paintings and Works on Paper, Curated by Janusz Jaworski, Courtesy of the Durst Organization.

Condé Nast Atrium, New York, NY

George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA



Galleri Urbane Marfa+Dallas, Dallas, TX

George Lawson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA



Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC


POST Herman Street Studios, Philadelphia, PA



Donald Martiny: Prototypes and Studies,High Point Gallery, Philadelphia, PA





With Kevin Finale, Pentimenti Gallery, March 16 - April 27

Arte Fiera Bologna, February 1 -4, With ArteA Gallery

Untitled Art Fair, January 18 - 20 with Sponder Gallery

Art Palm Beach January 10-13 with ImaginArt Gallery


2018/19 :

Emergence, Dimmitt Contemporary Art, November 8 - January 4



Art Miami, December 4 - 9

Pinta Miami, Dec 5-9, with ImaginArt Gallery

Art Nashville, October 17 - 21

Art Seattle, August 2 - 5, with Sponder Gallery

Art Aspen, July 27 - 30, with Sponder Gallery

Art Market Hamptons, July 5 - 8, with Sponder Gallery

Roter Faden, Schwartz | Galerie Klaus Braun, Stuttgart, June 15 - September 1st, 2018

Modern & Contemporary Art West Palm Beach, FL - January 12 - 18th, with Sponder Gallery



Celia Johnson, Donald Martiny, ArtSpace, Raleigh, NC | September

Celia Johnson, Donald Martiny, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT | April



Great & Small: A Holiday Miniature SHow, Diehl Gallery, Jackson, WY

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE HUE, Curated by Edie Carpenter, director GreenHill Center for NC Art

GreenHill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC



Pino Pinelli, Donald Martiny, Bram Bogart, ArtA Gallery, Milan, Italy

Is it…Monochrome, Colorfield, or Object?, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX



INTERACT: East Wing Biennial, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK (With Bridget Riley, Julie Mehretu, and Felix Gonzalez Torres)

State of the Art | Art of the State, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC



Complementary Colors, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, (with Clint Jukkala, Peter Combe, Alexis Granwell) China Art Projects, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China

7 x FARBE PUR | Monochrome Malerei , Galerie Klaus Braun, Stuttgart, Germany (with Beatriz Barral, Christiane Conrad, matthias Lutzeyer, Pino Pinelli, Barbara Uetrecht)

25 Years: Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Cologne, Germany

Two Artists: Donald Martiny and Sherna Teperson, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney, Australia



International Art Biennale non-objective, Curated by Roland Orépük, Pont de Claix, France

Fundamentals, Galerie Concrete, Paris France, (With Alain Biltereyst, Louise Blyton)

Ice Water, Flyswatter: Abstract Painting on Holiday in the Philadelphia Summer, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA, Curated by Douglas Witmer

George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Dallas Art Fair, Galleri Urbane, Marfa+Dallas, Dallas, TX

Raleigh Fine Arts Society’s North Carolina Artists Exhibition, Curated by Bill Dunlap, Raleigh Fine Arts Society, Raleigh, NC

Unfettered, Curated by Katharine Adkins, Assistant Curator of Exhibitions, The Nasher Museum of Art

Visual Art Exchange Gallery, Raleigh, NC

Open Source, Curated by Elysia Borowy-Reeder, Executive director, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh

Visual Art Exchange Gallery, Raleigh, NC



Miami Aqua, George Lawson Gallery, Miami, FL

Painting to Sculpture, Curated by John Anderson, Associate Professor of Art, Marlborough Gallery, Prince George Community College, Largo, MD

This and That, Harris Warren Gallery, Wake Forest, NC



New Abstraction, Speakeasy Gallery, Boonton, NJ




One World Trade Center, New York, NY

Graham Gund Family Foundation, Cambridge, MA

Patrick Duffy, Chairman, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV

Erin Lawlor, Sainte-Marie de Re, France

City of Pont de Claix, France

John Hudson, New York, NY

Mae Gall, Basel, CH

C. Laville, Montreal, QC, Canada