Susan Abbott Martin

Susan Abbott Martin  was born in Oakland, California.  She received her MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1981.  Martin has exhibited her work  nationally and locally at the Oakland Museum at City Center, Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, the San Jose Museum of Modern Art Artist Gallery and the Dennos Museum at Northwestern Michigan State in Traverse City.  Her work has been reviewed in Art Forum, the SF Chronicle, Artweek and the World Herald in Omaha, Nebraska.  Martin has received numerous grants, awards and residencies including two grants from the Pollock Krasner Foundation, the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest International Artists Program at Monet’s garden in Giverny, France, the Bemis Foundation in Omaha, NE and Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY.  Susan Abbott Martin currently lives and works in Oakland, CA.

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Education

1981  M.F.A.  California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
1970  B.A.  Holy Names College, Oakland, CA

Solo Exhibitions

2010  Particular Pieces II, Oakland Museum of California at City Center, CA
2009  Time Present...Time Past, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA
2009  From My Parents' Garden to Giverny, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
           Artists' Gallery, CA    
2008  In My Parents' Garden, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, CA
2004  New Work 2004, Rock, Paper, Scissors, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, CA
2000  Rock, Paper, Scissors, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1997  Epiphanies, Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
1994  Long Division, Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
1992  Sculpture, Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
1992  Susan Martin: Sculpture, Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan State,
           Traverse City, MI    
1991  Sculpture, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1987  Sculpture, Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts, Berkeley, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016   50/50 2016, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
2016   Summer Eve, Russell Janis, Brooklyn, NY
2016   Blade Runner: Retooling the Saw as Art, The Beford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA   
2008  Unlikely Arrivals, 2nd Floor Projects, San Francisco, CA
2006  Formica Formatted, The Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX
2006  Wall Works 2, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, CA
2003  Faculty Exhibition, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
2003  Big Tree Project, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2002  Group Show: Gallery Artists, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2002  Faculty Exhibition, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
2000  Group Show: Gallery Artists, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1999  Hover: 118th Annual Exhibition, Walter McBean Gallery, SFAI, San Francisco, CA
1998  Revolver, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1998  Epiphanies II, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1998  Review/Preview, Byron Cohen/Lennie Berkowitz Gallery for Contemporary Art,
           Kansas City, Mo
1998  Woodworks: Bay Area Portfolio, The Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
1996  re(Petition), Bertha and Karl Leubsdrof Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY
1996  The Chair: Deconstructed/Reconstructed, Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
1996  Soul in Order, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
1995  Wax, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, NY
1993  93NY50, Socrates Park, Long Island City, NY
1992  Seven Artists (Who Happen To Be Women), curated by Daphne Anderson Deeds,
           Bemis Center, Omaha, NE
1990  Mixed Media, Bemis Foundation, Omaha, NE
1990  Particular Pieces, West Los Angeles City Hall Gallery, CA
1988  34th Annual Drawing and Small Sculpture Exhibition, Ball State University, Juror: 
           Charlotta Kotik, Muncie, IN
1988  ArtQuest '88, Traveling exhibition Jurors: Melinda Wortz, Neal Benezra and Susan Herschfeld
           Hillwood Art Gallery, C.W. Post College, Long Island University NY;
           Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA; University of California Fine Arts Gallery, Irvine, CA
1984  Structural Sculpture, Mills College Gallery, Oakland, CA
1983  DeTe Tabula Narrator, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
1981  M.F.A. Exhibition, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
1980  Containers, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

Fellowships/Awards

2016  Bullseye Glass Artist in Residency Program, Emeryville, CA
2007  Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, NY (nominee)
2004  Eureka Fellowship, Fleishhacker Foundation, San Francisco, CA (nominee)
2001  Commission, Pink Triangle Memorial, San Francisco, CA
1998  Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY
1993  Yaddo, Artist-in-Residence, Saratoga Springs, NY
1992  Lila Wallace Reader's Digest International Artists Program, Giverny, France
1990  Bemis Foundation , Artist-in-Residence, Omaha, NE
1990  MacDowell Colony, Artist-in-Residence, Peterbough, NH (deferred)
1990  John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry Program, Artist-in-Residence, Kohler,WI (deferred)
1988  ArtQuest "88, Third Place: Sculpture
1987  Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY
1982  Briarcombe, Artist-in-Residence, Bolinas, CA

Lectures

2010  Oxbow School, A Sculptor's View, Napa, CA
2010  Berkeley Art Center, Artist Residencies, Berkeley, CA
2009  Cuesta College, Time Present...Time Past, San Luis Obispo, CA
2004  San Francisco Art Institute, Artist Residencies, San Francisco, CA
2002  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Artist Residencies, San Francisco, CA
2001  Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 77th Annual Meeting, The Critique
           as an Effective Form of Learning, Irvine, CA
1993  Chrysler Museum, Giverny: A Sculptor's View, Norfolk, VA
1993  Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
1992  Queens College, Graduate Program, Queens, NY
1992  Center for Creative Studies, College of Art and Design, Detroit, MI
1990  Bemis Foundation, Sculpture, Omaha, NE
1987  Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1987  Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts, Sculpture, Berkeley, CA
1986  Department of Cultural Affairs, Critical Issues in the Education of Emerging Artists, NYC, NY     
1984  California College of Arts and Crafts, After Graduate School, Oakland, CA