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FRED MARTIN--Complete Resume
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232 Monte Vista
Oakland, CA 94611-4922
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Born:1927. San Francisco, CA

Education:
1949. University of California, Berkeley, BA.
1949 San Francisco Art Institute, study with David Park, Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still.
1951. University of California, Berkeley, General Secondary Teaching Credential.
1954. University of California, Berkeley, MA

Awards:
2008.  Alfred Easton Poor Award, 183rd Annual, National Academy, New York.
1971. Fellowship, NEA
1958. Gold Medal, Annual Exhibition of Oil Paintings and Sculpture, Oakland Art Museum; and Prize, San Francisco Art Association 77th Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture
          at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1952. Bronze Medal, Twentieth Annual Exhibition of Watercolors, Pastels, Drawings and Prints, Oakland Art Museum

Solo Exhibitions:
 

2014 Evergold Gallery, San Francisco
         SZ Art Center, Beijing, China
         Lushun Academy, Shenyang, China
2013 Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, California
2011  DeNovo Gallery, Sun Valley, IA.
          Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
2009 Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
2007  DeNovo Gallery, Sun Valley, IA.
2005  Knorr Gallery, San Mateo, CA.
2004  Paul Sonderholm Gallery, San Francisco
          Collector's Gallery, Oakland Museum of California
2003  A Retrospective, Oakland Museum of California
          Fred Martin, a 55 Year Survey, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
          Ebert Gallery, San Francisdo
2001  Ebert Gallery, San Francisco
2000. Ebert Gallery, San Francisco
1999. Han Art Contemporaine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; and Ebert Gallery, San Francisco
1998. Ebert Gallery, San Francisco; and Shasta College Gallery, Redding, CA.
1997. Ebert Gallery, San Francisco; and John F. Kennedy University Arts and Consciousness Gallery
1996. Frederick Spratt Gallery, San Jose, California
1995. College of Art, Shanghai University, Peoples Republic of China
1994. Belcher Studios Gallery, San Francisco
1990. Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California
1991. Pier 23, San Francisco
1988. China National Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, Peoples Republic of China; and College of Art,
          Shanghai University, Peoples Republic of China
1984. Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
1982. Smith Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto
1981. Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
1980. San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California; and Art Corridor, Sacred Heart, Menlo Park, California
1979. Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco; and Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington;
          and Rare Book Room, Gleeson Library, University of San Francisco
1977. University of California at Davis; and California State University at San Jose
1976. California State University, Sacramento
1975. Hansen Fuller Gallery, San Francisco
1973. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1970. Berkeley Gallery, San Francisco; and Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California
1967. Dilexi Gallery, San Francisco, and Royal Marks Gallery, New York City
1966. Dilexi Gallery, San Francisco
1965. M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco; and Royal Marks Gallery, New York City
1962. The Minami Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1961. Dilexi Gallery, San Francisco
1959. Spatsa Gallery, San Francisco
1956, 57, 58. Six Gallery, San Francisco
1951. Lucien Labaudt Gallery, San Francisco
1949. The Contemporary Gallery, Sausalito, Ca

Group Exhibitions:
2008. 183rd Annual, National Academy, New York.
2000. Faculty Exhibition, Arts and Consciousness Gallery, John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley
1998. Art Making Book Making Art, artist’s books by artists from the San Francisco Art Institute in exhibition at the San Francisco Center for the Book
1994. "Faculty Exhibition" at the San Francisco Art Institute
1993. Galerie Rene Blouin, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1990. "Lines of Force" at the Bayfront Gallery, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco; and "Artists Books" at the Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, California
1983. "The Book as Art" and "Monoprints" at the Bluxome Gallery, San Francisco
1982. "Northern California Art of the Sixties" at the De Saisset Museum, University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California; "Directions in Bay Area Painting: A Survey of Three Decades" at the Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California at Davis; and "Faculty Exhibition" at the San Francisco Art Institute
1981. "A View from 1959: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art" at the Paule Anglim Gallery, San Francisco
1979. "Bay Area Painting Invitational" at the Richmond Art Center
1978. Alverthorpe Gallery, Alverthorpe, PA
1977. "Western Books Exhibition," Award of Merit, at the Rounce & Coffin Club, Los Angeles
1976. "Archetypal Images" at the Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA; and "Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era" at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (In 1977 this exhibition traveled to The National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, DC.)
1975. "Brooklyn Museum Print Biennial," Brooklyn, NY
1974. Hansen Fuller Gallery, San Francisco
1973. "Extraordinary Realities" at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1970. "Symbol and Vision" at the Gallery Reese Palley, San Francisco
1969. "Just Yesterday" at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art at the "1969 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting" at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1968. "On Looking Back: Bay Area 1945-1962" at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1967. "Painters Behind Painters" at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco
1964. "The Arts of San Francisco: Part II" at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and "Current Painting and Sculpture of the Bay Area" at the Stanford University Art Gallery
1963. "Fourth Selection," Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; "Invitational" at the Dilexi Gallery, San Francisco; and "Corridor, Fred Martin, Roy De Forest, Tony Delap, Nell Sinton" at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1962. "The Construction as Object of Illusion" at the San Francisco Art Institute; and the 11th Annual Exhibition of Watercolor and Graphics at the Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California; and "The Arts of San Francisco: Painting and Sculpture" at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and "Some Points of View -- 62" at the Stanford University Art Gallery; and "Places: A Collaboration of Four Artists, Fred Martin, John Coplans,Wally Hedrick, and Daniel Shapiro" at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1959. "Painting by Fred Martin, Wally Hedrick, and Sam Francis, with Sculpture by Wally Hedrick and Manuel Neri" at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1958. San Francisco Art Association 77th Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and "Fresh Paint, a Selective Survey of Recent Western Painting" at the Stanford University Art Gallery, Stanford, California
1955. 19th Annual Drawing and Print Exhibition of The San Francisco Art Association at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1954. Four Artists of the San Francisco Art Association at the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco; and the Western Painters Annual Exhibition at the Oakland Art Museum, Oakland, California; and the San Francisco Art Association 73rd Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1951. San Francisco Art Association 70th Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1949. San Francisco Art Association 68th Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Public Collections:
Achenbach Foundation, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
China National Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, PRC
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
De Young Museum,, San Francisco
Fogg Museum, Harvard University, New Haven, CN
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, PRC
Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY, Purchase College, Purchase, NY
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Utah University
Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

Private Collections:
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Boyd
Austin Conkey
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Cratty
Sally Lilienthal
Kit Pravda
Mrs. Richard Swig, Sr.
Lydia Titcomb

Books:
1979. From an Antique Land, text and illustrations by Fred Martin; Green Gates Press, Oakland.
1977. A Travel Book, text and illustrations by Fred Martin; Arion Press, San Francisco.
1973. Liber Studiorum, a portfolio of twenty offset lithographs; Green Gates Press, Oakland.
1969. Log of the Sun Ship, a book of two relief and five drypoint prints; Crown Point Press, San Francisco.
1966. Beulah Land, a book of fifteen etchings; Crown Point Press, San Francisco.

Criticism:
1992-76. Consulting Editor, ARTWEEK, with more than three hundred 1000 word essays under title of Art and History on general issues for contemporary artists.
1975-76, 1969-67. Bay Area Correspondent for Art International.

Special Lectures:
2007. Thoughts about Old Age Style, at American Psychological Association, Annual Meeting, San Francisco.
1998. Painting and Alchemy at "The Alchemy Show," Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, CA.; and Beats and Hippies, San Francisco’s Other Artists, 1950’s-1960’s at American Psychological Association, Annual Meeting, San Francisco; and Art Making Book Making Art, a symposium at the San Francisco Art Institute in connection with the exhibition at the San Francisco Center for the Book; and Pictures of Travel, Europe and Asia at Shasta College, Redding, CA.
1997. Janus at the Door: Representation and Critique at American Psychological Association, Annual Meeting, Chicago; and A Great Reversal at 1997 Perm International Symposium on Emotion, Creativity and Art," Perm, Russian Federation.
1996. Modern/Postmodern: the return of the denied in art, person and society at The Institute for Personal and Social Research, University of California, Berkeley.
1995. The Artist in Society: The Creative Role, and The Art of Painting and the Work of the Spirit at John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, California; and Modern/Postmodern: the return of the denied in art, person and society at Annual Convention, American Psychological Association (Division 10), NYC; and Art and Spirit: Two Processes, One Life at The San Francisco Art Institute; and Abstract Painting in the West, 1895-1995, a lecture series for Chinese artists delivered at the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, P.R.C.; and Seminar in Acrylic Watercolor Techniques for College of Art, Shanghai University, and Chinese Watercolor Painters Association, Hangzhou, Peoples Republic of China.
1994. The Horse and the Cart and On the Postmodern at Biennial Convention, International Association for Empirical Aesthetics, Montreal; and The Art of Painting and the Work of the Spirit at The San Francisco Art Institute.
1993. Beyond Despair at Annual Convention, International Council of Psychologists, Montreal; and Art and Alchemy at The San Francisco Art Institute.
1992. The Artist in the Past and the Call for the Future, in A Conference on The Education of Artists for the Next Century at The San Francisco Art Institute.
1991. The Circle at "Art as a Healing Force," Commonweal, Bolinas, California; and Art and Technology at Annual Convention, National Association of Schools of Art and Design,Minneapolis; and On the Broken at National Institute for Art and Disabilities, Richmond, California; and Art and Technology at Annual Convention, International Council of Psychologists,San Francisco.1979. From an Antique Land at San Francisco Art Institute; On the Tarot at Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco; and Geometry II and From an Antique Land at University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma; at Texas State University, Stillwater, Texas; and Texas Christian University, Fort Worth.
1989. Curriculum and Recruitment at Annual Convention, National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Los Angeles.
1984. Geometry II at Academy of Art College, San Francisco.
1981. On My Work at Smith Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto, California; and The California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland.
1980. To the Sun at Convent of the Sacred Heart, Menlo Park, California; and From an Antique Land at Monroe Institute of Applied Sciences, Nellysford, VA; and Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA; and Books, Poetry, Death at California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland; and Consciousness and Quality at John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, California.
1978. 56/32 at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and The Art of the Future at the San Diego Museum of Fine Arts.
1978-82. Various topics at California State Universities at Chico, Sacramento, Sonoma, San Jose, and San Diego
1977. A Travel Book at Hansen Fuller Gallery, San Francisco.
1976. Beulah Land at University of California, Berkeley; and A History of Bay Area Painting at Oakland Art Museum, repeated at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California.
1975. Beulah Land at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Geometry I at San Francisco Art Institute.

Teaching Experience:
from 1978 to present and 1958-75--San Francisco Art Institute
from 1995 to present--Arts and Consciousness Department, John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, California:
1995 China National Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, Peoples Republic of China,
1982-81 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland,
1981-77 California State University at San Jose,
1980-76 Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill CA,
1976-75 University of California, Berkeley,
1958-54 Oakland Art Museum, Oakland,
1954-51 Maxwell Union High School and Grammar School, Maxwell CA,

Administrative Experience
from 1993. Dean of Academic Affairs Emeritus, San Francisco Art Institute
1983-92. Dean of Academic Affairs, San Francisco Art Institute
1965-75. Director of the College, San Francisco Art Institute
1958-65. Director of Exhibitions, San Francisco Art Institute
1954-58. Registrar, Oakland Art Museum