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ABOUT

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Breanna Cee Martins (b. 1987) grew up in New Hampshire and lives and exhibits in New York City.

She has participated in many exhibitions including the Whitney Museum Art Party as the featured artist (New York, NY) La Luz De Jesus’ Summer Exhibition (Los Angeles, CA), Flowers Gallery (New York, NY), Palazzo Ca Zanardi (Venice, ITA), Cica Museum (Brooklyn, NY), Sloma Museum (San Luis Obispo, CA), and others. She has curated exhibitions at The Lodge Gallery, White Cube Gallery, Klein Projects, and The Lodge NYC.

She was the Commencement Speaker at the 22nd Graduation Ceremony, New York Academy of Art, NY alongside the artist Jenny Saville, winner of The Richard Kubiak Memorial Curatorial Award, Designed the Westminster Dog Show Poster two years in a row, and Participating Artist in the Sing For Hope Piano project, under the Queensboro Bridge

“The female body also appears, somewhat fragmented and fiery, in Breanna Martins’ Pretty Fierce – pretty but fierce, suggesting the difficulty of relating to her, if also her self destructiveness”
 

 ~ Donald Kuspit, Essay, Some Dialectical Images

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Studio Address:

17-17 Troutman St, Ridgewood NY 
Email: prettyspookygirls@gmail.com

 

Currently unrepresented, email for inquiries.
 

EDUCATION:

2011 MFA NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART, New York City, NY 2009 BFA UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, Amherst, MA 2006 SCUOLA DI GRAFICA VENEZIA, Venice, Italy

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

Brooke Shields, Actress

Mr. David Kratz, President, New York Academy of Art Kate Spade, Fashion Designer
Alina Lundry, Director of High Line Stages
Greg Unis, President, Victoria Secret

Beth DeWoody, Collector and Curator

SELECTED AWARDS:

Best In Show, SATELLITE ART FAIR, Miami, FL, 2023
2016 Whitney Museum Art Party Featured Artist
Finalist Candidate, New York City Teaching Fellowship
Commencement Speaker, 22ndGraduation Ceremony, New York Academy of Art Founder and President, New York Academy of Art Curatorial Commission Board

Board Member Alumni Association of the New York Academy of Art Participating Artist, Sing For Hope Piano, New York City
The Richard Kubiak Memorial Curatorial Award, 2011

Runner Up, 2012 Westminster Dog Show Poster Competition

Founding Board Member, Women Artists in Action, Boston

Runner Up, 2014 Westminster Dog Show Poster Competition

Winter 2016-2017 Participating Artist, The Postcard Collective

RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

THE FRUIT OF HER LOINS WENT ROTTEN ArtMiami, 2023

POOR UNFORTUNATE SOULS, Aeronaut, Boston, 2023

THE LABYRINTH Palazzo Ca’Zanardi Venice, Italy 2021
SO MUCH FOR THE AFTERGLOW Thomases Gallery, Youngstown, OH, 2018 PRETTY SPOOKY Le BonNton Northampton, MA 2017
YOU LITTLE MONSTERS, Two Moons, Brooklyn, NY 2014
WHAT CAN SOULS FEEL DIB Gallery, New York City, NY 2011 NAME.DATE.TITLE FordProject New York City, NY 2011

2 AND 4 PERSON EXHIBITIONS :

ALL THE TEARS IN THE WORLD Jco’s Art Haus, Los Gatos, CA 2021
ARTIST SHOWCASE CollierWest, Brooklyn, NY 2019
PULSE ART FAIR - Satellite Treat Gallery, Orlando, FL 2019
SHIFTING PERCEPTIONS ON TRAUMA Substrate Gallery Los Angeles, CA 2018

SELECTED CURATORIAL:

FROM THE BARN TO THE APPLE, Herter Gallery, Amherst, 2020 NO FUTURE WhiteBox, New York City, NY 2016 SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW New York City 2023
BETTER LUCK NEXT YEAR Satellite Art Fair, 2023

BETWEEN US The Lodge Gallery, New York City, NY 2015
SELF PORTRAIT AS A MONSTER TRUCK Kleio Projects, New York, NY 2011 AS BELOW/AND ABOVE Brooklyn Gallery, New York City, NY 2012
GLITTER AS F*CK ECA Gallery, Easthampton, MA, 2019
SPECTRUMS, Le Bon Nton, Northampton, MA, 2020

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

ART YELLOW BOOK #3 CICA PRESS 2017
PRESENT TENSE SLOMA MUSEUM San Luis Obispo, CA 2016 LITTLE PHARMA Issue 2 2018
TRANSVERSALS Vol 2 2020

BAIT/SWITCH VOL 3 2023 LAVENDER DREAMS ZINE 1 2023

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

SOUTH SALON, Thomas Van Dyke Gallery, New York City, NY, 2023

FEMINISTS FOR, Asian American Writers Workshop, New York City, NY 2023

OBJECTS, Stop Gap Projects, Columbia, MO 2023
DECONSTRUCTED, PULP, Holyoke, MA 2023
TINY, Two Cats Gallery, El Cerrito, CA 2023

SUMMER EXHIBITION, La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, LA 2023

SKETCHBOOKS, Pulpo Gallery, Holyoke, MA 2023
HOLDING SPACE, Assemblage Gallery, Boston, MA 2023
A WAY OF WATER, James May Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 2023
SMALL WORKS 2, Soft Times Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2023

EVERYTHING BUT THE... LA LUZ DE JESUS Gallery Los Angeles, CA 2022

TAKE HOME A NUDE, Sotheby's, New York City, NY 2022

DECK THE WALLS, New York Academy of Art, New York City, NY, 2022

GESTALT PROJECT BGG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2021

REAWAKENING Corkhouse Gallery Savannah, GA 2021
CALL AND RESPONSE 13 Shoebox Gallery Los Angeles, CA 2021

6x6 Rochester Contemporary Art Center Rochester, NY 2021
THERE IS A CRACK IN EVERYTHING New York Breeze, Bronx, NY 2021

TAKE HOME A NUDE, Sotheby's, New York City, NY 2020
DECK THE WALLS, New York Academy of Art, New York City, NY, 2020

DWELLINGS NCFA Northampton, MA 2019
ART TELEPORTED CICA Museum Brooklyn, NY 2019
MIAMI ART FAIR EXHIBITION Mandarin Oriental Miami, FL 2019
FACES OF THE WORLD Squidink New York, NY 2019
10 BY 10 Payson Gallery Easthampton, MA 2019
STOREFRONT Paddle8 New York, NY 2019
DECK THE WALLS New York Academy of Art New York, NY 2018

TEENAGE DREAM Treat Gallery Brooklyn, NY 2018
GROUP EXHIBITION: CollierWest Brooklyn, NY 2018
SUMMER EXHIBITION Flowers Gallery New York City, NY 2018
MEOWZY 3 Square Gallery Fort Collins, CO 2018
FADE AND SPARKLE Iconica Northampton, MA 2018
MUSEUM OF GOODBYE Creative Caravan Montclair, NJ 2018

8TH ANNUAL POSTCARD SHOWArtlink Contemporary Gallery Fort Wayne, IN 2017

SKETCHBOOK WEST Las Lagunas Gallery Laguna Beach, CA 2017

PATTERNS OF DISORDER The Red Museum Sacramento, CA 2017

PETIT DEUX Emerge Gallery Saugerties, NY 2017

HELLO DECEMBER Gallery 50 Toronto, Canada 2016

LEGENDS Carnival of Collectables Sicklerville, NJ 2016

NYAA AT VENDUE GALLERY The Vendue Gallery South Charleston, SC 2016

PETIT Emerge Gallery Saugerties, NY 2016

REDUX: EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN Dehn Gallery Manchester, CT 2016

TAKE HOME A NUDE, Sotheby’s Auction House, New York, New York,2016

BETWEEN US, The Lodge Gallery, New York, NY 2015

HOT DRY MEN/COLD WET WOMEN Mark Millar Gallery New York, NY 2015
SUMMER EXHIBITION 2014 Flowers Gallery, New York, NY 2014
LOVE IT, LOCKET, LEAVE IT Island Weiss Gallery, New York, NY 2014

TAKE HOME A NUDE Sotheby’s Auction House New York, New York 2014

MYTHICAL BEASTS One Mile Gallery Kingston, NY, 2013
SINGLE FARE 3 RH Gallery, New York City, NY, 2013
ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS Littlefield Gallery, New York City, NY 2012

FOOLSGOLD VALENTINES RH Gallery New York City, NY,2012

SUMMER EXHIBITION 2011, Flowers Gallery New York City, NY 2011

FOOLSGOLD SANCTUARY EXHIBITION One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY 2011

THE CHEAPER SHOW: VOL 10 Broadway and Kingsway, Vancouver, BC,2011

TEENY TINY MONSTERS Cellar Door Gallery Albuquerque, NM, 2011

FITCHBURG 76th REGIONAL Exhibition Fitchburg Art Museum Fitchburg, MA 2011

FROM THE BARN TO THE APPLE, Herter Gallery, Amherst, MA 2011,

SINGLE FARE 2 Alix Sloan Gallery New York City, NY 2011

SHE’S GOT THE RIGHT STUFF Medialla Gallery, New York City, NY 2011

DECK THE WALLS New York City, NY 2010
NOTHING BUT TROUBLE,New York City, NY 2010

Breanna Martins Paintings Exhibit

                                           FROM THE BARN TO THE APPLE

                                           Herter Gallery

                                           Amherst, MA

                                           2011

                                           SINGLE FARE 2

                                           Alix Sloan Gallery

                                           New York City, NY

                                           2011

                                           SHE’S GOT THE RIGHT STUFF

                                           Medialla Gallery

                                           New York City, NY

                                           2011

                                           DECK THE WALLS  

                                           New York City, NY

                                           2010

                                           NOTHING BUT TROUBLE

                                           New York City, NY

                                           2010

                                           FITCHBURG 74​th​ REGIONAL EXHIBITION

                                           Fitchburg Museum of Art

                                           2010

                                           SINGLE FARE: AN EXHIBITION

                                           New York City

                                           2010

                                           FITCHBURG 72​ND​ REGIONAL EXHIBITION

                                           Fitchburg Museum of Art

                                           2007

                                           FITCHBURG 73​RD​ REGIONAL EXHIBITION

                                           Fitchburg Museum of Art

                                           Honorable Mention      

                                           2008 

                                           MOOSE HILL GALLERY SPRING EXHIBITION

                                           The Gallery at Moose Hill, Sharon MA

                                           2007

                                           BFA THESIS BETWEEN THE HOUR AND THE AGE

                                           Student Union Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 2008

 

CURATORIAL:

 

                                           SELF PORTRAIT AS MONSTER TRUCK VOL 2: THE RECKONING

                                           KLEIO PROJECTS

                                           New York City, NY

                                           2011

 

                                           FROM THE BARN TO THE APPLE

                                           HERTER GALLERY

                                           Amherst, MA

                                           2011

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

 

                                           Mr. David Kratz, President, New York Academy of Art

                                           Mrs. Kim McCarty, Artist

                                           Mr. Theodore Schmidt

                                           Mr. Andy Spade, Partners and Spade, co

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