2019        "Coming Of Age" (C)
                 Race and Revolution project
             Curated by Katie Fuller
             Old Stone House
             Brooklyn, NY
2017        Group, "Ancestors" (E)
             Affirmation Arts Studio
             New York, NY
2016        Group, “Love, Not War” (E)
             New York Open Center
             New York, NY
2016        Group (summer tenant, open studios)
             "Family" (E)
             "Upper East Side" (E, see 2009)
             Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
             New York, NY
2015        Group, “Aminah’s Daily Bread” (E)
             ACA Galleries
             New York, NY
2013        “Page Turners” (C)
             Somerset County, NJ Libraries
             Bridgewater, NJ
2012        Solo (E)
             The Actors Fund Home
             Englewood, NJ
2009       Video of assemblage, (C)
             “Upper East Side,” 
             for the 30 Seconds
             series, filmed at
             The Museum of Modern Art
             New York, NY
2005       “Cherry Trees” (C)
             The National Cherry Blossom Festival
             Washington, DC
2005        “Big B” (C)
              American Artist magazine
2018        Charles White Printmaking Workshops
             Museum of Modern Art 
             New York, NY
2016 &     Summer tenant (non-member)
2009       Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
2011        Advanced drawing
            Daniel Bozhkov
            Hunter College                
            New York, NY
2009      Stone lithography intensive
            The Robert Blackburn
            Printmaking Workshop          
            New York, NY
2000-     Fine arts and art history
2003      Susan Brenner, Jamie Franki
            Charlotte, NC 


1986-      Copy editor/writer/book reviewer

2002      The Charlotte Observer

            Charlotte, NC      



I was born in Detroit, Michigan, where I attended the public schools and earned a BA in social science at Wayne State University. I was a social worker for nine years in Michigan, then a copy editor, writer and book reviewer for 16 years at

The Charlotte Observer in North Carolina. While still at the newspaper, and with staff encouragement, I began to study art at Central Piedmont Community College. Soon after that, the same year my son graduated from college, I enrolled post-degree at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and completed two years of the four-year fine arts curriculum.


After moving to Teaneck, NJ, in November 2006, to be closer to family and especially to help care for my mother, I embraced the opportunities in nearby New York City. I completed new work during two summers, 2009 and 2016, at a studio sublet at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, where I also took a weekend course in stone lithography. I also completed an exhilarating third-year advanced drawing course – 12 weeks, 100 drawings – as a post-degree student at Hunter College in 2011.


Since then, I continue showing my work and discovering other opportunities to keep learning. 



      D. Gale Martin
     Words and Pictures

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