• Reflejos

    “Reflejos*”

    Date 2014
    Dimensions 72" x 48"
    Category Painting
    Medium Acrylic on canvas
    Genre Abstract
    Period 21st Century
    Collection *Translate: Reflections
  • Penca de Palma

    “Penca de Palma*”

    Date 2014
    Dimensions 144" x 60"
    Category Painting
    Medium Acrylic on canvas
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
    Collection *Translate: Palm Leaf
  • Paisaje de Dorado II

    “Paisaje de Dorado II*”

    Date 2013
    Dimensions 48" x 48"
    Category Painting
    Medium Acrylic on canvas
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
    Collection *Transalte: Dorado Landscape II
  • Paisaje de Dorado I

    “Paisaje de Dorado I”

    Date 2013
    Dimensions 48"x 48"
    Category Painting
    Medium Acrylic on canvas
    Genre Rural landscape
    Period 21st Century
    Collection *Translte: Dorado Landscape I
  • Coco retollado

    “Coco retollado*”

    Date 2009
    Dimensions 40" x 40"
    Category Painting
    Medium Acrylic on canvas
    Genre Still life
    Period 21st Century
    Collection *Translate: Sprouting coconut
  • Cocos

    “Cocos*”

    Date 2009
    Dimensions 48" x 36"
    Category Painting
    Medium Acrylic on canvas
    Genre Still life
    Period 21st Century
    Collection *Translate: Coconuts
  • Por fin se fueron las Navidades

    “Por fin se fueron las Navidades*”

    Date 1999
    Dimensions 36" x 60"
    Category Painting
    Medium Acrylic on canvas
    Genre Scenes
    Period 20th Century
    Collection *Translate: At last the Holidays are over
  • Séptimo Día

    “Séptimo Día*”

    Date 2008
    Category Painting
    Medium Acrylic on canvas
    Genre Abstract
    Period 21st Century
    Collection Colección Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
    Acknowledgement *Translate: Seventh Day
  • Exit

    “Exit”

    Date 1998
    Dimensions 60" x 36"
    Category Painting
    Medium Acrylic on canvas
    Genre Scenes
    Period 20th Century
  • Armario de Recuerdos

    “Armario de Recuerdos*”

    Date 2000
    Dimensions 60" x 48"
    Category Painting
    Medium Acrylic on canvas
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
    Collection *Translate: Memory Cabinet
  • Reflejos
  • Penca de Palma
  • Paisaje de Dorado II
  • Paisaje de Dorado I
  • Coco retollado
  • Cocos
  • Por fin se fueron las Navidades
  • Séptimo Día
  • Exit
  • Armario de Recuerdos

Connie Ann Martín

Ponce, PR, 1951

Biography Details

Painter. Martín studied at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she received a BFA in 1972. Afterwards, she took courses at Academia Artium Peña and at Real Academia de San Fernando, both in Madrid. Subsequently, she pursued postgraduate studies at Universidad Central de Barcelona in Spain, where In 1975 she obtained a Master's degree in Philosophy and Letters History of Art Section. That same year she returns to Puerto Rico where, at Escuela de Artes Plásticas, she took advanced painting courses, with professor and painter Alfonso Arana. In 1998 she received the Award for Best Solo Exhibition from the International Association of Art Critics, Puerto Rico Chapter for Pinturas Recientes exhibit. She has shown her work in several solo and numerous group exhibitions, including El Placer del Color, held at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico in 2008, and the Shanghai Art Fair held in Shanghai, China in 2009. Working with different mediums such as oil, acrylic, pastel and silk screens, she has explored the figurative, expressionist and lyrical abstraction, displaying traditional themes which highlight the use of color and contrasts between light and shadows.

Artist Statement

- I contemplate light and shadows.
- I analyze forms.
- I study empty spaces.
- I absorb my surroundings.
- I decide color ranges.
- I get into the canvas.
- I resort to my memories.
- I stop thinking.
- I let go.
- I paint

Formation

Education

1975

  • Advanced Painting Course. Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 
  • Master's degree in Philosophy and Letters (History of Art Section), Universidad Central, Barcelona, Spain

1972

  • Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts. Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico 

Professional Experience

  • Member. Comité Sala FAR, Fundación Ángel Ramos, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Exhibitions

Solo Shows

2007

  • Pintura Reciente, Viota Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico 
  • Presentación de serigrafía Florero, Viota Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2004

  • Connie Ann Martin: Naturaleza Viva, Viota Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2001

  • Presentación de serigrafía Flores de Papel, Viota Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2000

  • Vísperas, Viota Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1998

  • Presentación de litografía Exit, Viota Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Pinturas Recientes, Galería de Arte, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Goup Shows

2013

  • Colectiva, Viota Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico 

2012

  • La Parada de los Leones, Ponce, Puerto Rico 

2009

  • Ellas en Viota, Viota Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico 
  • The New Phase, Viota Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Pabellón de Arte Latinoamericano, Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai, China

2008

  • El Placer del Color, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 

2007

  • Arte América, South Beach Convention Center, Miami, Florida, United States 

2006

  • Arte y Vino, Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 
  • Arte América, Coconut Grove Convention Center, Miami, Florida, United States 
  • Cuatro Mujeres, Scotia Bank, San Juan, Puerto Rico 
  • Cuatro Mujeres, Viota Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2005

  • Arte América, Coconut Grove Convention Center, Miami, Florida, Estados Unidos

2003

  • Colectiva de Artistas, Elite Fine Arts, Miami, Florida, United States

1996

  • Bodegones, Casa Armstrong, Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Exhibición de Artistas Ponceños, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus, Ponce, Puerto Rico

1995

  • Paisajes, Caja de Muerto, La Isla, Club Náutico, Ponce, Puerto Rico 
  • Congreso Internacional Latinoamericano, Dallas, Texas, Estados Unidos 
  • Exhibición de Artistas Ponceños, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus, Ponce, Puerto Rico

1994

  • Exhibición de Artistas Ponceños, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus, Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Arte Tropical, Taller Miramonte, Viota Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1993

  • Arte Tropical, Taller Miramonte, Citibank Plaza, San Juan, Puerto Rico 

1991

  • Dibujos y Pinturas, Clínica Las Américas, San Juan, Puerto Rico 

1990

  • Artistas Puertorriqueños, Colegio San José, San Juan, Puerto Rico 

1990-1989

  • Bazar de Navidad, Caparra Country Club, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico 

1989

  • Primer Congreso de Comercio, Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Awards, Distinctions and Achievements

1999

  • Distinguished Alumna. Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1998

  • Award for Best Solo Exhibition, International Association of Art Critics, Puerto Rico Chapter, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1996

  • Distinguished Alumna. Colegio Sagrado Corazón, Ponce, Puerto Rico 

1990

  • Honorable Mention. Artitutes International, New York, United States

1972

  • Art Medal. Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico 

Collections

  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 

Bibliography

Catalogues

“Arte tropical”, Taller Miramontes, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1993-1994.

 

“Connie Ann Martin, Pinturas Recientes”, Galería de Arte, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1998.

 

“Connie Ann Martín: Vísperas”, Galería Viota, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2000.

 

“Cuarta Gran Subasta de Arte Puertorriqueño”, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2001.

 

“Flores de Papel”, Galería Viota, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2001.

 

“Quinta Gran Subasta de Arte Puertorriqueño”, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2002.

 

Martín, Connie Ann. “Séptimo día”. 

 

Newpapers

“Llega a Ponce la Parada de los Leones”. La Perla del Sur (Ponce, PR), 29 de marzo de 2012. 

 

Pérez Duthie, Juan Carlos. “A Romper el Insularismo”. EL Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), 19 de marzo de 2007.

 

Rodríguez, Yomaris. “Con nueva fase e internalización”. El Vocero (San Juan, PR), 12 de diciembre de 2008.