Gloria Martín Montaño
Alcalá de Guadaíra, Sevilla. 1980.
She lives and works in Alcalá de Guadaíra.
Gloria Martín graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Seville (2004), the same institution where she is a PhD student currently and
where she obtained her master’s degree in “Art, Idea and Production” in 2013.
In 2016, she received the Mario Antolín in Aid of Pictorical Investigation Grant in the 31st. edition of the BMW Prize for Painting. She was an artist
in residence at the MAAC [Maison d’Art Actuel des Chartreaux] in Brussels (2014-2015), thanks to the Talento Grant awarded by Seville Council and Valentín
de Madariaga’s Foundation, grant which was obtained by the artist in 2013. In 2009, she was awarded the scholarship in visual arts given by the Colegio de
España in Paris and the Spanish Culture Ministry.
Among her most recent solo exhibitions, the most notable include: Oro. Galería Silvestre, Tarragona (2017) and Bien de Interés Cultural. Galería Birimbao,
Seville (2017); Cerámica Pintada [Una muestra arqueólogica] Galería Silvestre, Madrid (2016); Taller de Moldes, Centro de las Artes de Sevilla (2015);
Des-aura. Galería Silvestre, Tarragona (2015); Altar Menor. Galería Silvestre, Madrid (2014); El traslado de la Imagen (2013) and Voz Hueca (2011) at
Galería Birimbao in Seville; as well as La Casa de Claudine at Espacio Emergente in Málaga (2010).
Gloria Martín has exhibited her works in numerous group shows, including 3 modos de ver. Homenaje a John Berger. Galería Fúcares, Almagro (2017); Casa Leibniz.
Palacio de Santa Bárbara, Madrid (2016); Qué piensan, qué sienten los artistas andaluces de ahora?. Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville (2016);
Made in Spain. CAC, Málaga (2015); ArtContest. La Centrale for Contemporary Art, Brussels (Belgium, 2014); o CALL 2013 at Galería Luis Adelantado in Valencia (2013).
Her works are part of several collections including Spanish Culture Ministry’s Collection, Department for Culture, Iniciarte Collection, Andalusian Regional
Goverment Collection, CAC Málaga, Unicaja’s Collection, Cajasol Foundation’s Collection and CajaMurcia Foundation’s Collection.
Gloria Martín’s work is not only about what is visible. Unfailingly, it questions binomial based on the reality and painting: full - empty, inside - outside,
reality - representation. Concepts based on the dialectic where her work is conjugated.
Behind each of her images, there is a conceptual questioning about the place that we occupy as spectators and about our visual reality.
The image is essential for Gloria Martín; specially the manner in which it produces tradition, culture, community and meaning.
Currently, Gloria Martín has been one of the artists chosen in the 2nd edition of Cervezas Alhambra Award for Emerging Art.
Gloria Martín Montaño's website.