Tristan Martinez


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) 

2023      T Party, Popgun, New York, NY

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    Lodown Magazine : Daily Business

                Monster Children: In Conversation 

                Monster Children: Bright Young Things 

                Booooooom: Artist spotlight

                Templates for Public Art: Vol. 6, Limited Time Engagement

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

Using Format