Instagram: @tristan_martinezz 

b. 1996

Lives and works in New York 


2020      BFA Photography School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) 

2018       Glendale Community College

Solo Exhibitions 

2018       I Used to be Pretty, The Quiet Life, Los Angeles, California

Two Person Exhibitions 

2022      My Ears Ring When It's Too Quiet, Random Access Gallery, Syracuse, NY 

                 What If Ants Were Big, SHELTER, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions (Selected) 

2022      Not Even Home Will Be With You Forever, Field Projects, New York, NY

                 All of My Friends, Shelter, New York, NY

                 Investigations In Infrastructure, Subjectively Objective, Detroit, MI

                 Everything Is Narrative, Subjectively Objective, Detroit, MI

2021        The Big Show, My Pet Ram, New York, NY

                 You Thought To Think?, The Latent Space, Chicago, IL

                  It’s Right There in Front of You, Garver Feed Mill, Madison, WI 

                  Homecoming, James Kenney Campus Gallery Trenton, NJ

2020       BFA Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 

                  Color 2020, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea 

                  Best of Quarantine, Float Magazine, Online Exhibition

2019        Chicago Artist Book Fair, Chicago, IL 

                  Bucktown Variety Show, 2510 W. Courtland, Chicago,IL 

                  Showcase Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 

                  Tainted Paradise, Embed Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2018        The Art Gallery @GCC, Glendale, California 

2017         A Curated 35mm Photo Show, Vape Goat, Los Angeles, California ​​​​​​​


2021        You Thought to Think?, The Latent Space Chicago, Illinois 

Grants, Fellowships, & Awards

2021        The Fred Endsley Memorial Fellowship 

2020       The Bridge on Your Way Out Grant 

                   Blank Canvas: Latitude Chicago

                   The 2020 Lenscratch Top 25 to Watch: Next Up 

                   Merit Scholarship School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2018-2020)

Public Collections 

                  Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection, Chicago, Illinois 

                  Heads, Baggie, Take a Look, I Used to be Pretty second edition, Knee Sweat, For Now.


2020       Heads, Self Published

                  Baggie, self published

2019        I Used to be Pretty second edition, self published

                  Knee Sweat, self published

                  For Now, self published

                  Take a Look, self published

2018        I Used to be Pretty, Lulu

                  While You Weren’t Looking, self published

                  The Ladder, self published


2023     Booooooom: Artist spotlight

2022      Mobius Photo competition  

                 Innovate Grant Honorable Mention 

2021       All Cities Are Beautiful, Heads 

                 Anti Hero Press, Heads

                 Broad Magazine, Heads

                 Everything is Narrative, Subjectively Objective

                 Investigations in Infrastructure, Subjectively Objective

                 Lens Scratch, For Name Sake, Tristan Martinez

                 Lens Scratch, Photographers on Photographers: Tristan Martinez in conversation with Jason Fulford 

                 Musée Magazine, Exhibition Review, "You Thought to Think?

                 Musée Magazine, Flash Fiction, Selected Photographs 

                 Paradise Magazine, Heads

                 Sad Bird Books, Artist Issue 1: Tristan Martinez

2020      Aint-Bad, Heads

                  Broad Magazine, Selected Photographs 

                  Float Magazine, Selected Photographs 

                  Paradise Magazine, Selected Photographs

                  Zone Magazine,Selected Photographs

2019       Nothing is Interesting and Everything is Normal, Sad Bird

                  Paradise Magazine, Selected Photographs

                  Find Rangers issue 20, Book and Job Gallery 

                  Rental Magazine, Selected Photographs

                  Find Rangers issue 19, Book and Job Gallery

                 School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Photo Catalogue 

2018      School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Photo Catalogue

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