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Katherine Martinez was born on November 23, 1994 in Dallas, Texas

Fueled by daily experimentation, the free-flowing expression of the human form, the energy of working from life, and her Peruvian heritage, Katherine Martinez is constantly producing new works of art in a continuous effort to push her artistic boundaries. She believes the best works of art have the power to transcend reality and expose raw emotions and truths that a viewer may have never realized before. Gathering inspiration from all areas of life, Katherine constantly feels the urge to create, only matched by her desire to learn.

Katherine draws inspiration from a variety of sources, each bringing different artistic qualities to her work. Drawing on the energy and gusto of living artists like Richard Schmid, Yim Maukun, and James Gurney, the masterful draftsmanship of the French neoclassicists, Dutch, and Russian artists, and the vibrant color palette of the 19th Century Impressionists, Katherine attempts to weave the thread between classical and contemporary works. 

As a recent graduate from Richland Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Studio Art, Katherine is currently apprenticed to figurative artist Michael Mentler at the Society of Figurative Arts, working part time as a Gallery Assistant/Custom Frame Designer and Artist for the Dutch Art Gallery. 

Voyage Dallas Magazine Interview: http://voyagedallas.com/interview/meet-katherine-martinez-katherine-martinez-fine-art-north-dallas/

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Curriculum Vitae

2017 – Present   
Gallery Assistant/Custom Frame Designer        Pam & Hans Massar                  Dutch Art Gallery
2017 – Present    Figurative Artist Apprentice                                 Michael Mentler                         The Society of Figurative Arts
February 2019     Still Life/Portrait Workshop                                   Daniel Keys                    Scottsdale Artists’ School
October 2018 Pastel Painting Workshop  Deborah Stenberg Rockwall Art League
2018                     Associates of Arts                                                                                                      Richland Community College
April 2018            Figurative Workshop                                             Anna Rose Bain                          Studio D
2017 – 2018    Advanced Drawing                                                Deborah Stenberg                      Brookhaven Community College
January 2018      Still Life/Portrait Workshop                                  Daniel Keys                                  Scottsdale School of Art
January 2018      Still Life/Portrait Workshop                                  Tim Rees                                  Scottsdale School of Art
August 2017        Portrait Workshop                                                 Anna Rose Bain                           Studio D
2017                     Advanced Painting                                                Chong Keun Chu                         Brookhaven Community College
2017                     Painting II/III/IV                                                      Keith Williams                              Richland Community College
2017                     Drawing I                                                                Trey Egan                                     Richland Community College


Awards | Memberships | Publications:

05/30/19 Voyage Houston Magazine Interview: Thought Provokers Series
01/18/19                                   Richeson75 Small Works 2019 Finalist
01/09/19                                  Voyage Dallas Magazine Interview: Inspiring Stories Series
11/18/18                                    Scholarship Recipient for Daniel Keys Palette Project Workshop at Scottsdale Artists’ School, AZ
10/03/18                                  Dutch Art Gallery Self Portrait Invitational: 1st Place In-Gallery Voting
09/21/18                                  Rockwall 18th Annual Juried Show 1st Place in Acrylics
09/21/18                                  Rockwall 18th Annual Juried Show 1st Place in Drawing
09/21/18                                  Rockwall 18th Annual Juried Show Honorable Mention in Mixed Media
09/11/18                                  2018 Richeson75 Figure\Portrait Award of Merit
02/03/18                                 Scholarship Recipient for Portrait Society of America 20th Annual Conference, DC.
07/01/18                                   Associate member of the Portrait Society of America
07/15/18                                   Associate member of the Oil Painters of America
12/28/17                                   Scholarship Recipient for Daniel Keys Palette Project Workshop at Scottsdale Artists’ School, AZ
03/31/17                                   Scholarship Recipient: Cecil Wallace Fordham Award in Visual Arts
04/05/17                                  Brazos Gallery Director’s Choice


Selected Shows/Exhibitions:

05/16/19 – 07/01/19 Breckenridge Fine Arts Center Solo Show
10/27/18 – 11/10/18 Fort Works Art Gallery 100 for 100 Exhibition
09/21/18 – 09/23/18 Rockwall Art League 18th Annual Juried Show
09/06/18 – 10/06/18 Dutch Art Gallery Self Portrait Invitational
09/11/18 – 10/26/18 Texas Portrait Society of America Members Only Exhibition
09/14/17 – 09/26/17 2nd Emerging Artists Showcase | ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press
05/19/18 – 06/14/18 “Sound of Color” Dutch Art Gallery Juried Show
12/02/17 – 01/19/18 “Do You See What I See?” Dutch Art Gallery Juried Show
09/14/17 – 09/26/17 ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press Emerging Artist Showcase
05/20/17 – 06/29/17 “Call of the Wild” Dutch Art Gallery Juried Show
04/15/17 – 11/01/17 DCCCD Founders’ Foyer Rotating Art Exhibit
03/24/17 – 03/31/17 H.Paxton Moore Gallery at El Centro College
04/03/17 – 04/21/17 Brazos Gallery Spring Juried Student Show