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Maria Sonia Martin Born:         Havana, Cuba  1951 Resides:     Miami, Florida
Education    Bachelor of Fine Arts                Florida Internationa University,  Miami, Florida  1986  Associate in Art                        Miami Dade College,  Miami, Florida  1983 Solo Exhibitions Coral Gables Museum, Coral Gables, Florida “Maria Sonia Martin: The Essence of Humanity”, September 2 - October 2, 2016 Curator:  Exhibition Committee Rainy River Community College, International Falls, Minnesota  USA “Maria Sonia Martin: Current Paintings”, February 5 - March 2, 2007 Curator:  Exhibition Committee   Palm Beach Community College, Central Location, Lake Worth, Florida "Maria Sonia Martin, Paintings and Sculpture", September 15 - October 20, 2005 Curator:  Exhibition Committee   Maxoly Art Gallery, Miami,Florida  “Maria Sonia Martin: Echoes of Humanity", December 26, 2003 - January 23, 2004 Curator:  Maximo Serracino, Gallery Director   Thomas Center Galleries, Division of Cultural Affairs, Gainesville, Florida "Maria Sonia Martin: Margins of Humanity", July 24 - September 5, 1999 Curator:  Amy V. Dickerson, Ph.D., Galleries Coordinator   Gallery North, Miami-Dade College, Miami, Florida, "Maria Sonia Martin, Paintings and Drawings 1993- 1998 September 24 - October 30, 1998 Curator:  Juan Espinosa Almodovar, Director of Galleries   Tampa Electric Company (TECO) Plaza, Tampa, Florida  November 4 - December 6, 1991 Curator:  Pat Higgins, Gallery Director   Pasco Fine Arts Center, Holiday, Florida  August 4-30, 1991 Curator:  Exhibition Committee   Center Place Fine Arts, Brandon, Florida   July 1-31, 1991 Curator:  Exhibition Committee   Two Person Exhibitions   The Children's Gallery and Art Center, Homestead, Florida   November 14 - December 8, 2009 Curator:  Carlos Franco, Gallery Director, artist   Inter-American Art Gallery, Miami-Dade College, Miami, Florida "Known/Unknown V:  Feinberg & Martin", two person exhibition, December 7, 1989-January 31, 1990 Curator:  Sheldon Lurie, Director of Galleries, Wolfson Campus and InterAmerican Campus, Miami-Dade College, Miami, Florida   Polk Community College, Winter Haven, Florida "Alice Lewis and Maria Sonia Martin", two person exhibition, June 5-22, 1989 Curator:  Exhibition Committee Group Exhibitions   The Bakehouse Art Complex, Audrey Love Gallery, Miami, Florida The Reunion Exhibition February 13 – March 28, 2015 Curator:  Justin Long, Director of Exhitions, Bakehouse Art Complex Miami Dade College, West Campus Intaglio:  Lilliam Cuenca, Maria Sonia Martin, Agustin Rolando Rojas, Noel Santiesteban September 10, 2014 – January 9, 2015 Curator:  Exhibition Committee Miami Beach City Hall, Miami Beach, Florida Artist Recycle Art Exhibition April 18 – June 29, 2012 Curators:  Miami Beach Art in Public Places Committee The Bakehouse Art Complex, The Swenson Gallery, Miami, Florida Small Works Exhibition Art Basel November 26, 2011 - January 20, 2012 Curator:  Lauren Wagner, Director of Exhibitions, Bakehouse Art Complex The Bakehouse Art Complex, Audrey Love Gallery,  Miami, Florida Impressed, a printmaking exhibition March 11 - April 1, 2011 Jurors:  Pavel Ouporov, Suzanne Scherer and Tom Virgin   Boca Raton Museum of Art, 59th All Florida Competion and Exhibition,  Boca Raton, Florida June 22 - August 8, 2010 Juror:  Linda Norden, curator, writer and art historian   Palm Beach Community College, Central  Campus Gallery, Lake Worth,Florida,  "1st Annual Juried National Drawing, Painting and Printmaking Competition" February 18-April 1, 2005 Juror:  Kim Lawson, Assistant Curator of Education, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida   The Art Gallery at  Government Center,Miami, Florida  "All Art Collections Start Small", Invitational November 23, 2004-January 6, 2005 Curator:  Rem Cabrera, Chief of Cultural Development, Miami-Dade County Division of Cultural Affairs, Miami, Florida   Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, Florida, "17th Anniversary Show", April 11-May 7, 2003 Juror:  Peter Boswell, Assistant Director of Programs, Senior Curator, Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida   Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, Florida, "Winter Juried Art Show 2002, December 5, 2002-January 19, 2003 Juror:  Arthur Dunkelman, Director/Curator, Jay I. Kislak Foundation, Miami Lakes, Florida   Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs,Florida, "Tri-County Juried Exhibition", September 12-30, 2002 Juror:  Lamonte Anderson, Associate Professor, Broward Community College, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida   Artserve, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, City Link's Artfest/Best of Gallery, August 28-September 15, 1999 Juror:  Candice Russell, Art Critic, City Link Newspaper, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida   Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida  48th Annual All Florida Competition & Exhibition, May 19-July 11, 1999 Juror:  Ronny Cohen, Ph.D., Art Critic and Lecturer   The Atrium Gallery, St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida  "From Bliss to Anguish", three-person exhibition invitational, November 18-December 29, 1998 Curator:  Jorge Sardinas, Rev., Director of Galleries, St. Thomas University, Miami,Florida   The Santender Gallery and Americas Collection, Miami, Florida, "In the Floral Tradition", May, 1997 Curator:  Dora Valdez-Fauli, Director of Galleries, Americas Collection, Coral Gables, Florida   Museo de Bellas Artes  Juan B. Castagnino, Rosario, Argentina  Salon latinoamericano de pintura religiosa "Fraternitas '92, September 1992 Exhibition travelled:  Salon de la feria, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October-December, 1992 Curator:  Exhibition Committee   Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery,Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Maryland "Towards ' 92 and Beyond", October 23 - November 23, 1992 Curator:  Jose Rodeiro, Ph.d., Professor of Art History, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Maryland Goucher College, Towson, Maryland "Approaching the Quincentary, October 1992 Curator:  Jose Rodeiro, Ph.d., Professor of Art History, Frostburg State University, Frostburg,Maryland   Arizona State University West, Glendale, Arizona "The Hispanic Experience in the Southwest", April 1-May1, 1992 Curator:  Asela Sanchez, Art Education and Criticism and Education, Director and Chief Curator, Museo Chicano, Phoenix, Arizona   Museo Chicano,Phoenix, Arizona,  "2001:  Hispanic Odyssey, May 1-June 23, 1991 Jurors: Jose Colchado, Ph.d., Art Education, Associate Dean of Fine Arts, Southern Arizona Univeristy Ramon Fabela, Ph.d., Art Historian, Dept. of Chicano Studies, University of CA at Santa Barbara Luis Jimenez, Chicano artist, Hondo, New Mexico Jacinto Quirarto, Ph.d., Art Historian, Research Center for the Visual Arts, University ofTexas at San Antonio Asela Sanchez, Art Education and Criticism and Education, Director and Chief Curator, Museo Chicano, Phoenix,Arizona   Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Maryland "Latino Art of the 90's", February 18-March 7, 1990 Exhibition traveled: Bausch and Lomb Gallery, Garrett Community College, McHenry, Maryland, March 15-April 8, 1990 Delaware State College Gallery, Dover, Delaware, April 12-30, 1990 P.A. Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, May 11-31, 1990 Washington County Museum,Hagerstown, Maryland, November 3-24, 1991 Curator:  Jose Rodeiro, Ph.d., Professor of Art History, Frostburg State University,Frostburg, Maryland   Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida  "1988 Annual Juried Exhibition, May 21-June 15, 1988 Juror:  Kim Levin, Art Critic, The Village Voice, New York, New York   Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta,Georgia American Herstory:  Woman and the U.S. Constitution, January 27-March 5, 1988 Exhibition traveled: Dance Gallery, University ofNorth Carolina, March 21-May 1, 1989 University of Tennessee Art Gallery, Martin, TN  October 25-December 5, 1989 Curator:  Eleanor Tufts, Ph.D., Professor of Art History and author, Southern Methodist University   Broward Community College, Ft. Lauderdale,Florida "Homage to Georgia O'Keeffe", juried exhibition November 6-December 4, 1987 Juror:  Betsy Damon, Artist   The Continium Art Center,Miami Beach, Florida  "Women Explore the 80's", May 1-30, 1987 Juror:  Robert Frankel, Director of Center for the Fine Arts,Miami, Florida     Public Collections   Miami Art Guide Magazine Corporate Collection Acquisition, 2011   Holland and Knight Art Corporate Collection, Tampa, Florida Aquisition, 1991   Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, Florida Betty Laird Perry Purchase Award, 1986   Awards   Honorable Mention, Palm Beach Community College, Central Campus Gallery, Lake Worth, Florida 1st Annual Juried National Drawing, Painting and Printmaking Competion April 1, 2005   Best in Show (Painting), Artserve, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,  City Link's Artfest/Best of Gallery, August 1999   Honorable Mention (Sculpture), Artserve, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, City Link's Artfest/Best of Gallery, August 1999   Betty Laird Perry Purchase Award (Best in Show), Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, Florida April 1986     Artists Residencies   The Bakehouse Art Complex 561 NW 32 Street Miami, Florida   33127 January 2009 – April 2013   Special Projects   Abanico Theatre, Coconut Grove, Florida and El Circulo Multicultural Center Stage set design project (together with artist Emilio Fernandez de la Vega) for the Spanish presentation of "Las galas del difunto", author Ramon del Valle-Inclan (1866-1936)  December 2-17, 2005 Directed by Barbara Safille, Ph.D., Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut   Selected Bibliography   Gretel Sarmiento, "All-Florida show at Boca Museum rich and rewarding", review of 59th All Florida Competition and Exhibition, Palm Beach Arts Paper, July 1, 2010   Faye Whitebeck, "RRCC hosts Cuban artist's exhibition", Rainy River Community College, The Daily Journal, International Falls, Minnesota, February 8, 2007  page 1B   Candice Russell, "Shakin' Bakehouse" Review of exhibition, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, Florida, Gallery, City Link News, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida  January 2003, Page 60   Candice Russell, "Piano Bob, Teletubbies and the Incredible Hulk", review of exhibition at Artserve, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Gallery, City Link News, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida  September 1999 Candice Russell, "Florida 48" Annual all Florida Competition & Exhibition, review of exhibition at Boca Raton Museum, Gallery, City Link News, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, May, 1999 Armando Alvarez Bravo, "El mundo ensimismado de Maria Sonia Martin", El Nuevo Herald, Miami Herald, review of exhibition at Miami-Dade Community College Gallery North, October 18, 1998 p 11F   Joanne Milani, "Where's the Beach", Tampa Tribune, January 20, 1990, review of exhibition at Clayton Galleries, Tampa, Florida p. 5F   Sheldon Lurie, "Known/Unknown V:  Gary Feinberg/Maria Sonia Martin", December 1989, catalog of exhibition at InterAmerican Art Gallery, Miami-Dade College, Miami, Florida   Silvio Gaggi, Ph.d. "The Latin Spirit", The Art Papers, Atlanta,Georgia, March/April 1990, review of exhibition at Clayton Galleries, Tampa, Florida   p. 39-40   Joanne Milani, "Show Spotlights Hispanic Artists", Tampa Tribune, November 20, 1989, review of exhibition "The Latin Spirit" at Clayton Galleries, Tampa,Florida   p. 3F   Brad Beahan, "2 artists from different cultures share much in common", The Ledger, Winter Haven, Florida, June 9, 1989, review of exhibition at Polk Community College, Winter Haven, Florida Laura Stewart, "Quality gets lost in crowd", Orlando Sentinel, May 30, 1988, review of exhibition at Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida   Eleonor Tufts, Ph.d., "American Herstory:  Women and the U.S. Constitution", catalog of exhibition, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, January 27, 1988, page 3   Publications   Linden Lane Magazine, (Cuban literature magazine) Summer Issue 2013  Front cover, as well as other inside illustrations of featured literature Miami Art Guide Magazine, featured artist April/May, 2011 Issue   Miscelaneas de Cuba, Revista de Asignaturas Cubanas, No. 2, Año V, April - June 2009 Stockholm, Sweden   Casa y Estilo Internacional, Miami, Florida  June 2005 Edition Ano XI, No. 62, p 32, Text by Lidia Sanchez Amores   Salt Hill Press, Salt Hill Literary Association, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, June 1998, front and back covers and pages 99, 100   The Bulletin, Hillsborough County Medical Association, Tampa, Florida, October, 1988, front cover  
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