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Enrique Martínez Celaya

Enrique Martínez Celaya (b. 1964 in Havana, Cuba) received his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, his Master of Science from University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, CA, and his Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara, CA.

Recent solo exhibitions include “The Grief of Almost,” Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (forthcoming); “Sea Sky and Land (towards a map of everything),” Fisher Museum of Art, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming); Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY (forthcoming); Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA (forthcoming); Doheny Memorial Library, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming); “There-bound,” The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA (forthcoming); “Enrique Martínez Celaya and Käthe Kollwitz: Von den ersten und den letzten Dingen (Of First and Last Things),” Galerie Judin, Berlin, Germany; “A Third of the Night,” Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO; “Un poema a Madrid,” Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid, Spain; “The Mariner’s Meadow,” Blain | Southern, London, United Kingdom; “13th Havana Biennial,” Detrás del Muro, Havana, Cuba; “The Tears of Things,” Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; “The Other Life,” Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden; “The Gypsy Camp,” Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY; “The Mirroring Land,” Galerie Judin, Berlin, Germany; “Nothing That Is Ours,” Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL; “One-on-One: Enrique Martínez Celaya/Albert Pinkham Ryder,” The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; “Small Paintings: 1974-2015,” Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Birmingham, AL; “Self and Sea,” Parafin, London, United Kingdom; and “Self and Land,” Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO.

His work is included in select collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT; Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Fisher Museum of Art, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Strandverket Konsthallen, Marstrand, Sweden; Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA; Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; and The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL.

He is the recipient of numerous awards, honors, and fellowships including Board of Governors, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA; Fellow of the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA;  Doctor Honoris Causa, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA;  Visual Arts Fellow, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA; Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; Fellow, Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; Provost Professor of Humanities and Arts at the University of Southern California; Roth Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Montgomery Fellow, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Knight Foundation Grant; Visiting Presidential Professor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; National Artist Award, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO; California Community Foundation Fellowship, J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts; and the Young Talent Award, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.

Martínez Celaya lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.