• Untitled 8-13
    • Acrylic on Panel
    • 16 x 12 inches
    • Untitled 8-12
    • Acrylic on Panel
    • 16 x 12 inches
    • Untitled 8-10
    • Charcoal and gesso on Panel
    • 16 x 12 inches
    • Untitled 8-11
    • Charcoal and gesso on Panel
    • 16 x 12 inches

Artist Statement

Frank T. Martinez is an abstract artist exploring tension and beauty in the world, deploying an automatic approach to bring forth pure expression as the foundation of abstraction.

His bold, minimal geometric work references plausible forms which would be impossible in three dimensions- multiple planes that seem to fit, yet play with perception in an exploration of line, curve, stasis, and movement.

His work is intentionally untitled and under-prescribed so as to invite open interpretation between the viewer and the work.

Selected Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 “Hard Lines: An Exploration of Geometry,” Space Gallery, Denver CO

2013/14 “Fluid,” Plus Gallery, Denver, CO

2011 “Out / Line,” Plus Gallery, Denver, CO

2007 “Optimiste/Pessimiste,” Plus Gallery, Denver, CO

2006 “Complex Conformity,” Plus Gallery, Denver, CO

2004 “Manifestos Abstractos,” Plus Gallery, Denver, CO

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 “Downshifting,” Redline, Denver, CO

2016 “Modern Structure,” Space Gallery, Denver, CO

2013 “Beyond Blue,” McNichols Civic Center Building, Arts & Venues Denver, CO

2010 “Excellencies,” Plus Gallery, Denver, CO

2009 “Monumental,” Ironton Studios and Gallery, Denver, CO

2008 “Silent Films and Bedroom Paintings,” The Lab at Belmar, Lakewood, CO

(Adam Lerner, curator)

2007 “Pattern Recognition,” Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO, Michael Chavez curator

2007 SLICE: Art Miami 2007, Miami, FL

2006 “+ galleries Unentitled’s,” Studio 3559, Denver, CO

2006 “Rocky Mountain Biennial,” Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO

(Juror’s second place award, Juror Bill Wiley)

2006 “Dimension; A measure of Spatial Extent,” Tadu, Santa Fe, NM

2005 Tribute to Hispanic Heritage, Denver International Airport, Denver, CO

2005 “Five Prominent Denver Galleries Featuring Five Works of Art,” Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO

2005 “Annual Invitational” Art student’s League of Denver, Denver, CO

2004 “Art from the Ballpark Neighborhood,” Denver International Airport, Denver, CO

2004 “Zipco, all CO Juried Exhibition,” Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO (Jurors Choice Award, Ivar Zeile juror)

COLLECTIONS

Polsinelli, Denver, CO

OfficeScapes, Denver, CO

Denver Justice Center, Denver, CO

First Western Trust – Boulder, CO

Premiere Lofts – Denver, CO

Glass House – Denver, CO

Numerous Private Collections

COMMISSIONS

2018 Strada – Denver, CO

2017 Officescapes – Denver, CO

2015 Dale – Denver, CO

2008 The Glass House – Denver, CO

2005 Andrews – Denver, CO

2004 Regis University – Denver, CO

2004 Haeberle – Denver, CO

Publications

2008 Denver Art Dealers Association Gallery Guide (cover)

2006 Luxe, Featured Artist Profile

2006 Denver Art Dealers Association Gallery Guide (cover)

2006 Pasatiempo, “Gallerywise,” Paul Weideman, March 3

2006 Santa Fean Magazine, Artist & Exhibitions, March

2006 Westword, “Art Beat,” Michael Paglia, February 16

2006 Denver Post, Recommended Art, Mary Voelz Chandler, February 18

2004 Rocky Mountain News, “Expressing common heritage,” Mary Voelz Chandler, September 24

2004 Westword, “Art Beat,” Michael Paglia, September 23