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Katy Martin est une artiste visuelle dont le travail combine peinture, photographie et per- formance. Elle réalise également des films et des vidéos. Katy s'intéresse de près à la peinture chinoise. Pour elle, c'est une façon d'ouvrir l'abstraction gestuelle. En 2008, grâce à Artists Exchange International, elle a été invitée par le Metropolitan Museum of Art à créer une nouvelle œuvre à partir d'un objet de sa collection. Elle a choisi "Fish and Rocks" du peintre chinois Bada Shanren, et elle a été influencée par son art depuis lors.

En outre, entre 1978 et 1981, elle a réalisé deux films sur Jasper Johns et le processus de sérigraphie.
L'art de Katy s'est développé comme une forme hybride où la peinture s'inscrit dans le contexte de la photographie, et où la performance permet l'acte de peindre.


Katy Martin is visual artist whose work combines painting, photography and performance. She also makes film and video. She also practices film and video.
Katy has an in-depth interest in Chinese painting. For her, it’s been a way to open up gestural abstraction. In 2008, through Artists Exchange International, Katy was invited by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to create a new work based on an object in its collection. She chose “Fish and Rocks” by the Chinese painter, Bada Shanren, and she’s been influenced by his art ever since.

Also, between 1978-1981, she made two films about Jasper Johns and the silkscreen print process.
Katy’s art has developed as a hybrid form where painting takes place within the context of photography, and performance allows for the act of painting.


Née aux USA.

Vit et travaille à New York.

Katy Martin fait également partie du Meeting Point Project depuis 2012.


Expositions personnelles



Vision Festival, performance vidéo, La Roulette, Brooklyn, New York City, 22 juin

Prints, Paintings & Performance, Fergus McCaffrey, New York (NY), 15 mars – 2 avril 2022


Movement Scores, The Garage Art Center, Queens, New York


• Paint on Skin, Alexander/Heath Contemporary, Roanoke, Virginia
• Films by Katy Martin, Anthology Film Archives, New York

• Local Color, The Film-Makers' Cooperative, New York

• After Bada Shanren, The Narthex Gallery at Saint Peter’s Church, New York

• Water Mountain, Drawer 158, New York, New York

• The Jade Said, B1 Live Art Space, Shanghai, China

• Forget About Doing Art, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, China

• Shadow Boxing, PS 122 Gallery, Hallway Project, New York
• Katy Martin: New Work, Film and Photography Gallery, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Expositions collectives (sélection)



Show In Progress, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris


RENCONTRES 2, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris.


• film Hanafuda / Jasper Johns (1979-81) in the Jasper Johns retrospective exhibition, the Whitney Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art

• GROUP SHOW 2021, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris


A Fundraiser to Benefit, The Lower East Side Girls Club at the Fergus McCaffrey, New York, USA.

See the website of the event

• Group Show "COVID-19", Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris


• Group Show, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris



Alexander/Heath Contemporary, Roanoke, Virginia, USA

• Katy Martin's photos of Jasper Johns at Simca Print Artists

Film and photos of Jasper Johns - Fergus McCaffrey Gallery - Tokyo, Japan


• Robert Huot / Katy Martin, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris
• Performance #7: LIVE IN PARIS (avec le Meeting Point Project), Les Nocturnes de Laude, Paris

• Art at Justice Is Compassion (with Jackson Krall and Tine Kindermann), The Clemente, New York, NY
• Robert Huot, Katy Martin and Bill Brand, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris

• Bill Brand and Katy Martin: Body, Lens, Brush, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris
• Films by Bill Brand and Katy Martin, Light Cone Scratch Projection, Studio des Ursulines, Paris
• Figure Painting (3-person with Robert Huot and Anthony Panzera), Alexander/Heath Contemporary,
• Roanoke, VA
• Artist-in-residence (with Bill Brand), College of FIne Art, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
• The Modeling of the Medium, Art Museum of the College of Fine Art of Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
• The Meeting Point / Between / White / Silence and Us (avec le Meeting Point Project), SACD, Paris
• Crossing Movements: Art and Its Double, The Beijing Audiovisual Center, Beijing, China and traveling to five other Chinese cities

• On-stage Projection, The Vision Festival at the Judson Church, New York
• The Meeting Point // Paris-New York (avec le Meeting Point Project), Galerie Double S, Paris, France

• Former Islands, Heliopolis Gallery, Brooklyn, New York en collaboration avec la poétesse Lisa Chen)

• Skin Trade: an in-depth look at the surface of things, PPOW Gallery, New York

• Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery, 1969-1989, The New Museum, New York
• The End of the World, The Streaming Museum,
• Jasper Johns: In Press/The Crosshatch Work and The Logic of Print, The Arthur M. Sackler Museum / Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
• Heart + Art, DM Contemporary, New York, New York
• Global Culture/Local Color, Making Sense colloquium, Cite Universitaire, Paris, France

• Illusive Views, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
• Urban Landscape in Cinematic Transformation, Anthology Film Archives, New York
• Argument of the Eye, Uniondocs, New York

• Through Our Eyes: Berlin/New York, GalerieForum Am Meer, Berlin, Germany
• Threads, Drawer 158, New York    
• New York Avant-Garde Cinema, 23rd Singapore International Film Festival, Malaysia
• Inside/Outside: Short Videos from China, Montclair Film Forum/MSU, New Jersey
• For the Birds, Anthology Film Archives, New York

• Case Study: Eye World, Triple Candie, New York
• Chinatown Film Project, Museum of Chinese in Americas, New York
• Films by Bill Brand and Katy Martin, The Catholic University, Montevideo, Uruguay

• Through Our Eyes: Wuppertal/New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Painting Center, New York

• In Black and White and Living Color, Tribeca Film Festival, New York
• Creating Scape, Zheng Da Villa, Shanghai, China

• It was here a minute ago! NURTUREart Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
• New York, New York, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art

• Memoria, Homage to El Salvador, The Brecht Forum, New York, New York
• Superheroines, Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York, NY
• Through Our Eyes, Artists Exchange International, Art in General, New York

• Key to the Quick, Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York
• Preview: Be-Hold # 39, Be-Hold, New York

• Big as Life: An American History of 8mm Films, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

• Delicate Tissue, MY Art Prospects, New York

• Big as Life: An American History of 8mm Films, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
• 1994-2004 20th Anniversary Retrospective Part I, Westchester Community College, Peekskill, NY

• Gesture and Geometry: Battenfield and Martin, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

• Natural Selection, Henry Street Settlement, New York

• Three Dimensional Photographs, Castelli Graphics, New York

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