Carolyn Jean Martin was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She attended the San Francisco Art Institute where she received an MFA in painting and an MA in the History and Theory of Contemporary Art. Her practice combines installation art, sculpture, and painting to create work that examines and challenges narratives of ‘Americanness’ and contemporary culture in the United States. Her work has appeared in exhibitions such as “View” at the Wenying Highland Art Museum in Guangzhou, China, “MLK50” at Places des Arts in Montréal, Canada and “Object(ive) Transformatives” at Studio 110 Projects in Sausalito, CA.
Her work is part of the Montréal Arts Interculturels (MAI) Collections and the Wenying Highland Art Museum permanent collection. Having lived in Chicago, St. Louis, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, Carolyn currently lives and works in Oakland, CA.
Acrylic copolymer, ignited gunpowder, aerosol paint, ink