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 the California State Building Great Hall in San Francisco. She is currently represented by Interface Gallery in Oakland, CA.
Having lived in Chicago, St. Louis, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, Carolyn currently lives and works in Oakland, CA.
Toy soldiers, aerosol paint