America Martin “This Is America” at JoAnne Artman Gallery

America Martin (b. 1980, Los Angeles, CA) is a Colombian-American fine artist based in Los Angeles, California who utilizes the human form as the primary subject in her work. In her figurative paintings she adheres to the most fundamental aspect of drawing – the line – to tell a story, connecting compositional elements and drawing the figure out of the blocked areas of color. With unapologetic strokes and a bold palette America’s forms hum with the vitality and vigor of the world around her. Martin’s body of work encompasses a variety of mediums ranging from painting to compositions on cotton rag paper, as well as powder coated steel sculpture.


Influences of her Colombian heritage, classicism, and modernist aesthetics both inform and characterize her distinctive style, which is both a humanist investigation and evocation of the relationship between the human form and the natural world. In her work, the figure often exists in harmony with natural elements, intimate in composition with flowers, plants or animals. At other times the figure becomes a vehicle – a symbolic icon in an exploration of the scope and potential of the medium. With her constantly evolving mastery of technique, form, and medium, Martin’s work goes beyond the expected.

Start Date

November 17, 2016

End Date

January 17, 2017


06:00 PM - 08:00 PM


Joanne Artman Gallery, 511A West 22nd St., New York, NY 10011

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