Erika Martinez

 Although often figurative in nature, NIAD artist Erika Martinez’s work features a flatness of space first espoused by Picasso.

Her portrait paintings sport a vibrant palette that seems to blast the image off of any intended picture plane.

 // Erika’s available work //

exhibition history

Green Spaghetti, organized by Kayla Risko // NIAD Online Exhibtion // May 2022

Murmuration, organized by Alisa Golden // NIAD Online Exhibition // January 2022

Menagerie on 23rd Street, organized by Prajakti Jayavant // NIAD Windows Exhibition // December 2021

A Year Through the Windows: A Retrospective of NIAD’s 2021 Windows Exhibitions // NIAD Online Exhibition // December 2021

Be Heard. Speak Up. // organized by Fenwick & West NIAD Windows Exhibition NIAD Art Center 2020  

The Rim of Morning // organized by Chelsea Smith Open Window Collective San Francisco 2020

A Kind of Movement // organized by Jay Wehnert Portland Art And Learning Studios 2019 

Ether Here Nor There: Anthony Grant x NIAD // NIAD Art Center 2019

Hailing From Parts Unknown // organized By Curtis Turner NIAD Art Center 2019 

Redefining Contemporary Art // organized by Courtney Eldridge Depot Steamboat Springs 2019

Disability Changemakers // (traveling exhibition) San Mateo, San Francisco and San Jose County public libraries beginning 2019

It’s Complicated // organized by Kathleen King NIAD Art Center 2018

Creature Feature // organized by John Casey NIAD Art Center 2017

Curious Weave // organized by Ramekon O’Arwisters NIAD Art Center 2016

Cities In Mind // organized by Kathleen King NIAD Art Center 2016

Erica Martinez // NIAD Art Center 2016

Welcome To My World // organized by Chris Ashley NIAD Art Center 2015

Absence of Deliberate Silence // organized by Lacey Haslam NIAD Art Center 2015

Wrapped Up In Your: NIAD’s Quilts // NIAD Art Center 2015

Telling It Slant // organized by Courtney Eldridge Richmond Art Center 2015

Making Friends // organized by John Casey NIAD Art Center 2015

City In Motion // NIAD Art Center 2014

Check Your Head: Some Figurative Work // NIAD Art Center 2013

Where Have All The People Gone? // organized by Amy Miller Village Theatre Art Gallery Danville 2013

Yes To The Dress // organized by Peter Gravener NIAD Art Center 2013

You Are Here // organized by Robert Wuilfe NIAD Art Center 2013



Star 82 Review Issue 10.1, edited by Alisa Golden // March 2022