tom martinelli
born: Queens, NY
lives and works in New Mexico
1986  MFA Hunter College, NYC
1981  BFA School of Visual Arts, NYC

solo exhibitions

2023   Retrospective exhibition: Ideal & Martinelli, The Wright Contemporary, Taos NM
           Stripe Stain Paintings: 1991-92, G2 Gallery, Santa Fe NM

2015   Vertical Stripe Paintings, David Richard Gallery

2013   Out of Register, David Richard Gallery

2011   Particles and Orbs, PHIL SPACE Santa Fe NM

1998   Derek Eller Gallery, NYC

1994   Tom Martinelli, Bill Maynes Contemporary Arts, NYC

1992   Julian Pretto Gallery, NYC

1991   Julian Pretto Gallery
1991   White Columns, NYC

selected group exhibitions
Transcendental, Odetta Gallery, NY
- Neo Geo Now, Webster & Kessler Colab, Santa Fe NM
- Double Vision: Artists Who Instagram, The Teaching Gallery,
        Hudson Valley Community College Troy, New York
        Curated by Janice Caswell and Erick Johnson
- Beyond Black and White, Westbeth Gallery NYC
Double Vision: Artists Who Instagram, LABspace, Hillsdale NY
The Color and The Shape: a Survey of Contemporary Geometric Painting,
Dord Fitz Gallery, West Texas A&M University, Amarillo TX
Lost Coast, Etiquette, Santa Fe NM
- Accidental Photography, Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe NM
Re-Op: ‘The Responsive Eye’ Fifty Years After
David Richard Gallery Santa Fe NM
- "Julian Pretto Gallery" Minus Space Brooklyn NYC
- Seeing Red David Richard Gallery Santa Fe NM
- New Mexico Showcase 516 Arts Albuquerque NM


- Face it: Photographic Portraiture PHiL SPACE Santa Fe NM

- The Shape of Jazz Clifford Chance NYC
- Good Vibrations MacKenzie Fine Art NYC
- Grey Paula Cooper Gallery NYC
- Need to Know Basis Geoffrey Young Gallery Great Barrington, MA 
- Hunter College Faculty Exhibition, Leubsdorfer Gallery NYC

- Post-Hypnotic
      Mass Art Massachusetts College of Art, Boston MA
      University Galleries University Of Illinois at Normal

      The MAC Dallas TX

      The Chicago Cultural Center Chicago IL

      The Tweed Museum University of Minnesota University Galleries

      The Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati OH
      The Atlanta College of Art Gallery Atlanta GA
      SECCA Winston-Salem NC
      Philharmonic Center for the Arts Naples FL
- Minimalennialism Jim Kempner Gallery NY
- Open Studio 01 Elizabeth Foundation Studio Center NY
- Pattern James Graham and Sons NYC
Drawings James Graham and Sons NYC
- Pierogi 2000 Kunstlerhaus Vienna, Austria
Pierogi Goes to College Bard College Rhinebeck NY
- Works by Brooklyn Artists Second Street Gallery Charlottesville VA

- Current Undercurrent 
Brooklyn Museum of Art, curated by Charlotta Kotik
- New York Drawers Gasworks London, England.
- New York Drawers Corner House Manchester, England 
- All The Things You Are Geoffrey Young Gallery

 Great Barrington MA
- Abstraction INDEX Condeso/Lawler Gallery NYC
Art on Paper Weatherspoon Gallery University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The Gramercy Int'l Contemporary Art Fair
, LA CA/Miami FL, Gina Fiore Fine Arts NYC
- Field Days, Cerulean Embankments Geoffrey Young Gallery, 
Great Barrington MA
- Fourteen Days: A Salon Room NYC

- The Art Exchange Show Pierogi Brooklyn NYC

- Other Rooms Ronald Feldman Gallery NYC
- Virtuosity-Modernism Art Fair Park Avenue Armory NYC

Works on Paper San Cono, Brooklyn NY - curated by Chris Martin
- Serial Angles Gallery Santa Monica LA
- Point, Circle, Sphere Thomas Solomon's Garage LA CA
- Painting Arena Gallery Brooklyn NYC
- Pittsburg Collects The Carnegie Museum of Art Pittsburg PA
- Presentational Painting The Times Square Art Gallery NYC
- Contemporary Drawings Part I Arena Gallery NYC
- Abstract Painting: Process and Material Ben Shahn Center for the                         Visual Arts William Paterson College, Wayne NJ
- The Painting Project (Part I) Four Walls Brooklyn NYC, 
         curated by Amy Sillman
- Update 1991 White Columns
- Out of Order Ann Plumb Gallery NYC
- Paint-Film Bess Cutler Gallery NYC - curated by Christian Haub

grants and fellowships
2020 - Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

2019 - Residency: Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

2002 - New York Foundation for the Arts in photography

1998 - Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar VA

1996 - Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award
1994 - Tyrone Guthrie Center, Co. Monaghan, Ireland

1994 - Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
1993 - Yaddo, Saratoga Springs NY

1992 - Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

1990 - Pollock/Krasner Foundation Award
1987 - Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz NY
private/public collections

Collection of Virginia Dwan Estate

Collection of Larry Bell

The Sol Lewitt Foundation

Holt/Smithson Foundation

Collection of Ross Bleckner

Collection of Barbara Heizer
Werner Kramarsky
Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington

art related & teaching activities
Archive and Digital Resources Manager, Holt/Smithson Foundation
Former Trustee and Board Member, Holt/Smithson Foundation
Asst. Adj. Professor, Hunter College, Dept. of Fine Art, C.U.N.Y.
Visiting Professor, Hunter College

Visiting Professor, The New School, Fine Arts Dept.
Visiting Lecturer in Yale College

Guest Fellow in Yale College