EDW MARTINEZ, has been creating both two and three-dimensional
art for four decades. While primarily known for his multi-media
prints/monotypes and site situated sculptural installations, he
returned to working with clay five years ago after a thirty year
hiatus. He has participated in more than two hundred group and
one person exhibitions at the regional, national and international
level, including a traveling print exhibit in all fifty US states.
His art is in numerous private, corporate and public collections.
Martinez has printed professionally at the Tamarind
Institute (NM), Kala Institute (CA) Instituto de Artes Graficas
de Oaxaca ( Mexico), Slade School of Art and Camden Art Center
(both in London). He has been an artist in resident at the Kimmel
Hardin Nelson Art Center, Jentel Foundation, and the McNamara
Foundation. He attended Illinois Wesleyan University and is a
graduate of the University of Nevada and the University of Iowas
renowned Iowa Print Group.
Martinez is recipient of the Nevadas Governors
Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts
Based in Nevadas historic silver mining community
of Virginia City, Martinez, is owner-master printer of Deep Etch
Press, with seasonal studios in both Graeagle-Mohawk, CA, and
Las Vegas, NV.
When not in the studio, he has been known to recharge
his creative batteries traveling throughout the western US, accompanied
by wife-partner, Kay, and their faithless Border Collie, Bella,
towing a vintage Airstream trailer, loaded with drawing supplies,
several old digital cameras, and a new Sage fly fishing rod.