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Patrick Martinez


  • All Season Portfolio
  • Seattle Art Fair 2016

  • Artist's Resume (pdf, 324.88 Kb)

    Artist's Catalog (pdf, 6.51 Mb)

    Artist's Website


    Born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley, Patrick Martinez’s L.A. suburban upbringing and his diverse cultural background (Filipino, Mexican and Native American), provided him with a unique lens through which he interprets his surroundings. Influenced by the Hip Hop movement, Martinez cultivated his art practice through graffiti, which later led him to the Art Center College of Design, where he earned a BFA with honors in 2005. Through his facility with a wide variety of media (painting, neon, ceramic and sculpture), Martinez colorfully scrutinizes otherwise everyday realities of suburban and urban life in L.A. with humor, sensitivity and wit.

    Patrick Martinez, (b. 1980 Pasadena, CA) earned his BFA with honors from Art Center College of Design in 2005. His work has been exhibited domestically and internationally in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Miami, New York and the Netherlands, and he has shown in venues including the Vincent Price Art Museum, Biola University, LA Louver, Showroom MAMA, Providence College Galleries, MACLA, SUR biennial, Chinese American Museum and Euphrat Museum of Art. He has been covered by the Los Angeles Times, KPCC, KCRW, Fusion, Art News, Opening Ceremony Art Blog and Wired. He has work in the collections of the Cornell Fine Art Museum and the Museum of Latin American Art. Patrick lives and works in Los Angeles.


Patrick Martinez, Po-lice Misconduct Print Series, Installation at Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Dec 2016

Patrick Martinez


Patrick Martinez Artist Lecture at Vincent Price Art Museum on February 22

Artsy discusses "Sidelined" curated by Samuel Levi-Jones at Galerie Lelong & Co., New York featuring Patrick Martinez

Richard Ankrom, Patrick Martinez and William Powhida works on offer in Rema Hort Mann Foundation Auction on Paddle 8

VICE covers "Sidelined" at Galerie Lelong featuring Patrick Martinez opening Jan 5th

Holland Cotter discusses Fictions at the Studio Museum in Harlem featuring Patrick Martinez

Patrick Martinez in "Sidelined" at Galerie Lelong & Co, opening January 5th

Flaunt Magazine interviews Patrick Martinez ahead of his solo show @ VPAM opening Saturday, Dec 2nd

Patrick Martinez - America is for Dreamers - opens Saturday, December 2nd at the Vincent Price Art Museum

Patrick Martinez Artist Talk at Art + Practice Thursday November 2nd

Patrick Martinez and Ramiro Gomez in "My Barrio: Emigdio Vasquez and Chicana/o Identity in Orange County" exhibition at Chapman University, September 13 - January 5

"10 Artists on Rescinding DACA" by the Walker Arts Center including work by Patrick Martinez

Patrick Martinez named as a participating artist in “FICTIONS” upcoming at The Studio Museum in Harlem opening September 13th

Orlando Sentinel on Patrick Martinez's "American Memorial"

Patrick Martinez works acquired by Chapman University's Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Patrick Martinez "American Memorial" Cover Feature in Orlando Weekly

Patrick Martinez "American Memorial" Opening at Cornell Fine Arts Museum May 24th

Manetti-Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis acquires Patrick Martinez’s Po-lice Misconduct Misprint Pee Chee Portfolio for their permanent collection

Patrick Martinez's "Po-lice" Exhibition opening at Occidental College March 23rd

Carolina Miranda Profiles Patrick Martinez for the Los Angeles Times

Patrick Martinez is speaking at Occidental College February 7

Essence Harden Reviews Patrick Martinez's "All Season Portfolio" for SFAQ

ArtNews Pictures at an Exhibition profiles Patrick Martinez's All Season Portfolio

Ezrha Jean Black reviews Patrick Martinez's "All Season Portfolio" for Artillery Magazine

Carolina Miranda Recommends Patrick Martinez's "All Season Portfolio" in her Datebook Column for the LA Times

LA Taco Previews Patrick Martinez's "All Season Portfolio", opening January 14

VICE profiles gallery artist Patrick Martinez ahead of his solo show opening January 14th

Patrick Martinez’s portfolio of Police Misconduct Misprint Pee Chee prints enters the permanent collection of the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA)

Patrick Martinez featured in David Pagel’s review of Roll Call, curated by Gajin Fujita at LA Louver for the Los Angeles Times

Fusion Highlights Patrick Martinez and his Dia De Los Muertos Project for Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Patrick Martinez discusses his collaboration with Nike and Kobe Bryant in the NY Times

"And Who is My Neighbor" curated by Nery Gabriel Lemus, including work by Ramiro Gomez and Patrick Martinez on view now at Biola University through October 28

Konbini's Art On! Profiles Patrick Martinez

KCET Artbound on Patrick Martinez's Po-Lice Misconduct Misprint Series

Essence Harden reviews Southland for SFAQ

Nery G Lemus and Patrick Martinez in Non Non Violence opening Aug 19th @ Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco, CA

Playboy Magazine features Patrick Martinez in their Seattle Art Fair Roundup

KPCC Interviews Patrick Martinez about his Pee Chee work

Cornell Fine Arts Museum acquires portfolio of four Patrick Martinez Po-lice Misconduct Misprint Series (Pee Chee)

FUSION Profiles Patrick Martinez's Pee Chee Folder Series

Wired Profiles Patrick Martinez's Neon Work


Floral Expressions (NELAzul), Ceramic, ceramic tile, mixed media on stucco with neon and security bars on panel, 72 x 72 inches, 2017