Jamie Martinez

Jamie Martinez in front of “Neo Kingdom” which was a collaboration with artist Erin Ko and part of Speculative Cultures. A Virtual Reality Exhibition (2019), curated by Tina Sauerlaender, Peggy Schoenegge, and Erandy Vergara. Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons/The New School from February 7th to April 14th, 2019.

Colombian / American artist Jamie Martinez immigrated to Florida at the age of twelve from South America. He attended The Miami International University of Art and Design then moved to New York to continue his fine art education at The Fashion Institute of Technology and The Students Art League in NYC.

Jamie’s work has been featured in multiple outlets like a half hour personal TV interview with NTN24 (Nuestra Tele Noticias, a major Spanish TV channel) for their show Lideres (translation leaders) which was shown in 21 countries with an audience of 41 million people. Other features include Hyperallergic, Good Day New York (TV interview),  Fox news (TV interview), The Observer, Whitewall Magazine, CNN, New York Magazine, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Untitled Magazine, Bedford + Bowery, Whitehot Magazine, Decompoz Magazine (print) and many more. Martinez has shown in Berlin, Belgium, Russia, Spain, Canada, Miami, California and numerous galleries in New York City including Petzel Gallery, Galerie Richard, Whitebox NY, The Gabarron Foundation, Flowers Gallery, Elga Wimmer PCC, Foley Gallery, Rush Gallery, Galerie Protégé, Untitled Space and many more. He also participated in a group show curated by Vida Sabbaghi at the Queens Museum which was very well received by the museum and the press.

The book mentioned in the interview is Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano.

(L) Jamie Martinez, I Am One with the Jaguar, 2019, oil and embroidery on cotton, 36 x 36 inches. This is found in the Jaguar Stones books. It’s a battle between two brothers for the power of the Jaguar Kingdom. (R) Jamie Martinez, Brujo, 2019, oil and embroidery on cotton, 30 x 30 inches.
(L) Jamie Martinez, God Landa’s Uac Mitun Ahau (God A), 2019, oil and embroidery on painted canvas, 24 x 18 inches. (R) Jamie Martinez, The Water Lord, original Mayan poem to be deciphered, 2019, oil and spray paint and silver leaf with embroidered thread, 18 x 24 inches.

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  1. […] Jamie Martinez is at work on a series based on the poetry and glyphs of Mayans. Titled I am One With the Jaguar, Martinez’s work plays with Mayan glyphs to create paintings and clay pieces. The work also touches on the idea of crossing over from one world into another. The pieces are based on stories from the Mayan culture and focus largely on transitions. To hear more about this work and the stories that inspire it, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Jamie Martinez is at work on a series based on the poetry and glyphs of Mayans. Titled I am One With the Jaguar, Martinez’s work plays with Mayan glyphs to create paintings and clay pieces. The work also touches on the idea of crossing over from one world into another. The pieces are based on stories from the Mayan culture and focus largely on transitions. To hear more about this work and the stories that inspire it, listen to the complete interview. […]