Amanda Martínezquerencia September 1 - October 1, 2022HESSE FLATOW is pleased to announce the opening of querencia, an exhibition of sculptural works by the Brooklyn-based artist Amanda Martínez, marking her first solo presentation with the gallery. querencia, derived from the Spanish verb querer meaning “to want or desire,” roughly translates to “a homing place where one draws...
Amanda MartinezHora de Cuentos October 1, 20224PM In honor of Latinx Heritage Month and the closing day of querencia, artists Amanda Martínez and Lucía Rodríguez will host an hora de cuentos. The storytelling hour will make space for all to share and listen to Latinx stories. Public participation is encouraged in the form of short stories, poetry, and song. Bizcochitos will be served.
Amanda Martínez (born 1988, Greenville, SC) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She
received her BFA from Kansas City Art Institute in 2010 where she studied sculpture.
Martínez has recently exhibited her work at The Baltimore Fine Art Print Fair with Harlan & Weaver Press based in New York, NY, CADAN Yurakucho with Koki Arts in Tokyo, Japan, HESSE FLATOW in New York, NY and ArtsLibris fair in Barcelona, Spain. In 2020 she completed a public art commission at 125 Maiden Lane in New York City, an edition of cast sculptures for Maison Trouvee in Paris as well as significant residential projects. In 2019 Martínez had a solo exhibition at Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art in Nagoya, Japan as part of Aichi Triennale 2019, selected by Pedro Reyesand with a published catalogue edited by journalist Tsuda Daisuke. Her work has also been shown with David Shelton Gallery in Houston, TX, Egg Collective in New York, NY, Underdonk in Brooklyn, NY, Vacation in New York, NY, Spring/Break in New York, NY, Garis & Hahn in Los Angeles, CA, New Art Dealers Alliance fair in New York, NY, Redline Contemporary Art Center in Denver, CO and elsewhere.
In 2021 Martínez lectured as a visiting artist at School of Visual Arts in New York's sculpture foundations program and contributed “Tamales as an open system” to the publication “You Stir the Pot: Recipes for Change” organized by Victoria Manganiello with support from Taiwan Craft Research Institute. In 2020 she lectured as a visiting artist at George Washington University's MFA program and had work enter the Francis J. Greenberger public collection. In 2019 Martínez curated “Object of Desire” at Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York, an artist-run cooperative gallery, and lectured as a visitingartist at Pratt Institute's foundations program. She has been awarded past residencies in Wassaic, NY, Kansas City, MO by the Charlotte Street Foundation and Truth or Consequences, NM. Recent press for Martínez's work includes Surface Magazine, Architectural Digest, Interior Design Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times and other outlets.