Donald Martiny is an American artist who was born in Schenectady, New York. He currently lives and works in North Carolina. His paintings push past traditional conventions remaining in dialogue with the history of art, in particular both gestural abstraction and abstract expressionism. By removing the constraints of the canvas, Martiny transforms the environment itself into a sort of a canvas, inviting all of the architectural and/or natural elements to be in dialogue with a piece. Martiny studied at the School of Visual Arts, The Arts Students League in New York, New York University and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Notable international museum exhibitions include the Fort Worth Museum of Art, London’s Courtauld Institute of Art, 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 that same year, Martiny received the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts Residency Grant. His work has been featured in the Huffington Post, NPR, Vogue Living, and New American Paintings to name a few. Martiny lives and works in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. “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. 1953, Schenectady, NY

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

Museum Scala Contarini del Bovolo, Venice, Italy

Front Burner: Highlights in Contemporary North Carolina Painting, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

Art Window, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

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

Tristan’s Chord, Madison Gallery, Solana Beach, CA

Fischtein Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Open, Dimmitt Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
New Work by Donald Martiny, Martine Chaisson Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Praxis + Poesis, Diehl Gallery, Jackson, WY
RossovermiglioArte, Testo critico: Barba Luciana Cenere, Padova, Italy
Singular Forms, Madison Gallery, Solana Beach, CA
ImaginArt, Barcelona
Expanding the Gestural Index, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Recent Paintings, Galleri Urbane, Dallas, TX
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, San Francisco, CA
Mariam Diehl Gallery, Jackson, WY
Pentimenti Gallery at Volta, New York, NY
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, Chapel Hill, NC
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, 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

Time Space Existence, with Madison Gallery, 59th Venice Biennale

Color Theory, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

Chrysalistasis, curated by James Austin Murray, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York
Unfolding Dialogue: Four Voices, Amy Simon Gallery, Westport, CT

ArtVerona, PalaExpo, ArteA Gallery, Verona, Italy
Jackson Hole Fine Art Fair, Diehl Gallery, Jackson, WY
Palazzo Tito, Bevilaqua La Masa Foundation, Padova, Italy
Artist-Collector, A Contemporary Print Exhibition, Curated by Brian Gonzales Rewaq Gallery, College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Sharjah, UAE
Art Karlsruhe, With Galerie Klaus Braun, Rheinstetten, Germany
With Kevin Finale, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Arte Fiera Bologna, ArteA Gallery, Bologna, Italy
Simply Red, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX
Untitled Art Fair, Sponder Gallery, Miami, FL
Art Palm Beach, ImaginArt Gallery, Miami, FL

Emergence, Dimmitt Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
Art Miami, Miami FL
Pinta Miami, with ImaginArt Gallery, Miami, FL
Art Nashville, Nashville, TN
Art Seattle, Sponder Gallery, Seattle, WA
Art Aspen, Sponder Gallery, Aspen, CO
Art Market Hamptons, Sponder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
Roter Faden, Schwartz, Galerie Klaus Braun, Stuttgart, Germany
Modern & Contemporary Art West Palm Beach, Sponder Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

Art Miami, Sponder Gallery, Miami, FL
Pulse Miami Beach, Sponder Gallery, Miami, FL
Juxtaposition, Celia Johnson and Donald Martiny, ArtSpace, Raleigh, NC
The Enduring Reasons Why, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Remember When This Wasn’t Quite How I Remembered It?, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
View Elbe, Klaus Braun Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
Dialectical Praxis, Celia Johnson and Donald Martiny, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT

Great & Small: A Holiday Miniature Show, Diehl Gallery, Jackson, WY
Celebrating 40: Highlights from the Collection, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
Winter Show, GreenHill Center for the Arts, Greensboro, NC
Winter Show, Ackland Museum of Art (store), Chapel Hill, NC
60 Americans, MakeShift Museum, Los Angeles, CA
It’s All About the Hue, Curated by Edie Carpenter, director GreenHill Center for the Arts, Greensboro, NC
Donald Martiny and Matthias Lutzeyer, Klaus Braun Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
Summer Flash, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Donald Martiny and Bram Bogart, Curated by Alessandro Deponti, ArteA Gallery, Milan, Italy

State of the Art - Art of the State, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC
Is it…Monochrome, Colorfield, or Object?, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX

Complementary Colors, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
China Art Projects, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China
7 x FARBE PUR, Monochrome Malerei, Galerie Klaus Braun, Stuttgart, Germany
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
Ice Water, Flyswatter: Abstract Painting on Holiday in the Philadelphia Summer, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA
Summer, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Dallas Art Fair, Galleri Urbane, 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
Lamborghini family collection, Bolognese, Italy
Frost Bank Tower, Fort Worth, TX
AAP Tower, Raleigh, NC
Standard, NOLA, New Orleans, LA