"You know, art can be something which can really disempower people, or it can be a vehicle which can empower people."
Eddie Martinez (b. 1977, Groton, Connecticut) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He has been as a resident at Bauernmarkt, Lenikus Collection, Vienna (2008) and was awarded First Place, Best Group Show in a Commercial Gallery for the Boston-area, by the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Awards (2007). His work has been included in the exhibitions Body Language, The Saatchi Gallery, London (2012); Eddie Martinez, Peres Projects, Berlin (2011); New York Electric, Patricia Low Contemporary, Geneva (2011); New York Minute, Garage Center For Contemporary Culture, Moscow (2011); Eddie Martinez: Selected Drawings 2005-2011, Schwarz Contemporary, Berlin (2011); I Am Who I Am: The Portrait Reconsidered, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston (2011); Buffet State Of Mind, Sorry We're Closed, Brussels (2010); Eddie Martinez, ZieherSmith, New York (2010); Not Quite Open for Business, The Hole, New York (2010); Draw, Museo de la Cuidad de Mexico, Mexico City (2010); Wall to Wall, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles (2010); New York Minute, MACRO FUTURE, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome (2009); News and Updates, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen (2009); Eddie Martinez, Seomi & Tuus, Seoul, Korea (2009); New Paintings, Galleri Loyal, Stockholm (2008); Hooters, Galeria Comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2007); So Wrong, I'm Right, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (2007); and Panic Room: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens (2006). His work has been featured in Modern Painters, ARTINFO, The New York Times, Interview Magazine, The New York Sun, The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, ArtReview, Tokion Magazine, Loyal Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, and Art in America.done reading