about the artist

CL Martin is a queer, figurative artist working in traditional media. She creates mysterious characters who exude their own distinct identities in a kind of still performance, imbued with diverse influences from history, allegory, design, psychology and social constructs. She has studied art all her life and received a BFA in Painting from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In 2007, she received an Artist Initiative Grant from the MN State Arts Board and the National Endowment for The Arts. She has exhibited internationally from Italy to New York and her work resides in private collections across the globe.

Poster design and art by CL Martin for 2023 solo show
A piece in a public art installation at Art Basel Miami 2020; curated by Save Art Space and muralist NM Salgar. "Propaganda", mixed media on paper, 2020