VALERIE KIM MARTINEZ portrait
  • Professor, Art/Art History Department

Research Statement

My conceptual process begins with a walk, an intimate physical, emotional experience, of seeing the site with the eyes of an artist. I then augment empirical observations with electronic/print media research, personal history, and conversations with residents. The "Tantalus" series focuses on shifting values, the interest in place itself as the subject and object to create artworks that consider public and private spaces.
My art process takes on a life of its own. My activities allow for something unanticipated to arrive, affirming my belief that art is inherently political because, for me, exciting art challenges preconceptions. I am not searching for objective truth; my sense of place is increasingly defined by the actions and reflections of the community. By seeking out multiple conversations, I embed myself within the community, sharing my voice and vision, removing notions of a position of privilege. I position myself in a place of learning and listening to those who are accessible within the community, thereby acknowledging their positions within the research. 
           I utilize a range of materials, processes, and methods to assist the development of this body of work that investigates people and ecosystems located near industry and waste disposal. I have found that both are adaptive and display ecological and community resilience. I conduct artistic, scholarly, and community-based approaches to address multiple questions that include: What was the historical process the government/industry used in selecting these sites initially? What is the demographic make-up of the community? What is the responsibility of the government/industry in continuous monitoring of the site? What was the space before it became a dumpsite? How many people were/are affected? How has the landscape changed, and can it recover? Will the community survive through the next generation? Has the impact on the environment altered or adapted the oral/social history of the community? What strategies is the community currently utilizing to overcome the adversities the effected environment has caused to physical and social structures? 
I regard the fundamental tenant of a painting is to ask a question, and then allow the viewer the freedom to formulate an infinite number of responses. I define situations in space; they are not literal but rather intellectual concepts. The paintings reflect structural and textural metaphors; for me, the definition of space is predicated on human presence and initiative.
Formally, my material application is firmly controlled; this technique indicates a somber attempt at objectivity.
The Tantalus series focuses on shifting values, the interest in place itself as the subject and object to create artworks that consider public and private spaces.

Research Keywords

  • Environmental Art

Creative Research

  • Connections, House of Culture, Arauca, Colombia, August 1 - August 30, 2020 Exhibition, refereed, completed 08/01/2020.
  • COLOMBIA, “American Art: The Artnauts,” Juried Traveling Exhibition, CASA DE LA CULTURA DEL GUAVIARE, San José, Guaviare (Población indígena), SALON, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS LLANOS, DEPARTMENTO DE ARTE, Villavicencio, INTERDICION – ASCERCION ART EVENT, “5” Salon Departmental de Artes Visuales del Meta, GALERÍA ARTIFICIO, Villavicencio, Meta, EL BARRIO LA MADRID, Villavicencio, Meta, , BIBLIOTECA DEL MUNICIPIO DE TARAIRA, Departamento del Vaupes, Vaupes, Comunidad Indigena Cubeo, , BIBLIOTECA PÚBLICA MUNICIPAL, Puerto Inirida, Guainía Exhibition, refereed, completed 10/23/2018.
  • KIMBALL ART CENTER, “Body & Soul,” Curatorial Exhibition, “Mujeres de Colores, Jody & Loretta” The power of portraits is that they are about more than what we look like; they reveal who we are. Park City, Utah Exhibition, refereed, completed 10/17/2018.
  • UTAH MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, "Site Lines: Recent Work by University of Utah Art Faculty," “Tantalus,” University of Utah, SLC, Utah Exhibition, refereed, completed 09/11/2018.
  • ROSEMARY DUFFY LARSON GALLERY, “Globalocation II, Juried Traveling Exhibition, Features artists who fight for international human rights to serve as goodwill ambassadors around the globe Davie, Florida Exhibition, refereed, completed 08/16/2018.
  • KIMBALL ART CENTER, “Historias de Ayer y Hoy,” Curatorial Exhibition, “7 Steps Forward 7 Steps Back,” Features nine Latino artists living in Utah. Park City, Utah Exhibition, refereed, completed 07/16/2018.
  • DMZ MUSEUM, “Liminal Space,” Juried Exhibition, “Stress Concentration,” an existential state and realm of hovering ‘between and betwixt’ of two different spaces. Hyunnae-myun, Goseong-gun, Gangwon Province, South Korea Exhibition, refereed, completed 06/18/2018.
  • GRADSKA GALERIJA, “Hegira & Other Passages,” Juried Exhibition, “Patience,” the inability to migrate due to enclosures that are inescapable, with patience and aid from others escape will present itself at the correct time. Bihac, Bosnia Exhibition, refereed, completed 06/12/2018.
  • DMZ PROJECTION, “The DMZ Zone is Space Left by the Paths of Error & Rebellion,” Public Photographic & Text Projection, Gangwon Province, South Korea Media Arts, refereed, completed 06/11/2018.
  • EUROPEAN HOUSE IN ZAGREB, “Connections,” Juried Exhibition, “Unbroken State,” Interdisciplinary approaches of art, and science weave through our history and persuade our thoughts resulting in ideas and processes that we may not be aware of in at the time but each piece will eventually form to connect to the whole (Diptych). Croatia Exhibition, refereed, completed 03/13/2018.
  • DAR AL-KALIMA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ART/CULTURE, “Wounds,” Juried Exhibition, Dar al-Kalima Gallery, “Deniers of Truth,” Diptych global warming and human vulnerabilities. Bethlehem, Palestine Exhibition, refereed, completed 01/09/2018.
  • REDLINE CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE, “Artnauts 20th Anniversary Exhibition,” Juried Traveling Exhibition, An artist collective that has enlisted over 300 artists to serve as goodwill ambassadors who acknowledge and support victims of oppression worldwide. Denver, Colorado Exhibition, refereed, completed 11/11/2016.
  • REDLINE CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE, “Rally ‘Round the Flag of Justice,” Curator: Linda Weintraub, The velvet laser cut & acrylic painted flag indicates the location of a unidentified deceased migrant who lost his life during the migration to the U.S., Denver, Colorado Exhibition, refereed, completed 11/11/2016.
  • Visualizing Peace, Evento Cultural Proyecto Comunidad, Barrio Macatoa, Granada, Colombia Exhibition, completed 11/03/2016.
  • UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA, “IDENTITY by Chicano/a Artists,” Juried Exhibition, Address Chicana Identity, Barcelona, Spain Exhibition, refereed, completed 09/02/2016.
    http://artssantamonica.gencat.cat/ca/
  • CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA, “Zeitgeist: Social, Political, Cultural,” Juried Traveling Exhibition, Prospect of questionable directions in the USA at the dread of the possibility of returning to time of institutionalized racial and economic privilege. Exhibition, refereed, completed 07/06/2016.
  • MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY SARAJEVO, “Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?,” Juried Traveling Exhibition, The role of technology as a metaphor for Humanities progress and the circular movement of societies evolution. Winter Festival Sarajevo, Bosnia/Herzegovena Exhibition, refereed, completed 02/17/2016.
  • Winter Festival Sarajevo, Museum of Natural History Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia/Herzegovena Exhibition, refereed, completed 02/03/2016.
  • MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, “Soul Drift: Visualizations of a Cultural Phenomenon”, Juried Traveling Exhibition, International Festival Sarajevo, Can death be seen as the ultimate tool for democracy and sympathy as it can lead to emotional and artistic maturity in an effort to establish the place of the individual in the universe? Bosnia/Herzegovina Exhibition, refereed, completed 02/02/2016.
  • ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS SARAJEVO, “Visualizing Peace,” Juried Traveling Exhibition, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina Exhibition, refereed, completed 11/10/2015.
  • BOGOTA ARTE CONTEMPORANEO GALLERY, “Identity, Place, and Memory (Arte Norteamericano: Identidad, Lugar y Memoria),” Portraiture as a way to examine stereotypes & represent female power & fragility, Bogota, Colombia Exhibition, refereed, completed 10/22/2015.
  • Identity (Identidad En Circulacion), Teatro La Voragine, Sala de Exposiciones, Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia Universidad de Los Llanos – Sede San Antonio, Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia Escuela Normal Superior de Acacias, Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia Escuela Normal Superior de Acacias, Acacias, Meta, Colombia Casa de la Cultura, Hall de Exposiciones, Granada, Meta, Colombia Parque Central Rafael Reyes, Restrepo, Meta, Colombia Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Hall de Exposicions, Leticia, Colombia Fundacion AMAZARTE, Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia Alcaldia, Sala Exposiciones, Puerto Narino, Amazonas, Colombia Gobernacion del Guaviare, Sala Exposiciones – Centro Cultural, San Jose del Guaviare, Guaviare, Colombia Casa de la Cultura, Yopal, Casanare, Colombia Biblioteca Publica, Mitu, Vaupes, Colombia Casa de la Cultura, Inirida, Museo Comunitario de Guainia, Puerto Inirida, Guaninia, Colombia Casa de la Cultura, Saravena, Vichada, Colombia Biblioteca Publica, Tame, Arauca, Colombia Casa de la Cultura, sala de Exposiciones, Arauca, Arauca, Colombia Exhibition Exhibition, refereed, completed 09/15/2015.
    http://www.identidadencirculacion.com
  • INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF BETHLEHEM, “Diaspora of Being,” Bethlehem, Palestine Exhibition, refereed, completed 08/12/2015.
  • BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, “Where so we come from? What are we? Where are we going?, (Odakle dolzimo? Ko Smo? Kuda Idemo?),” Juried Traveling Exhibition, Triptych reflects the role of technology as a metaphor for Humanities progress and the circular movement of societies evolution. The movement of the pieces is reflective of our collective ability to remember and our constant search for what lies beyond. ALERIJA ALU SARAJEVO, ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS SARAJEVO Exhibition, refereed, completed 02/10/2015.
  • UTAH MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, "Faculty Exhibition," Invitational Exhibition, University of Utah, SLC, Utah Exhibition, refereed, completed 10/2014.
  • BETHLEHEM, PALESTINE, “ART & POETICS: Representations of the Poetry of Mahmoud Darwish,” Juried Traveling Exhibition, Artworks based on poem(s) of Mahmoud Darwish, DAR AL-KALIMA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ARTS AND CULTURE, THE PALESTINIAN DIASPORA – DIYAR’S EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN BETHLEHEM THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF BETHLEHEM, MAHMOUD DARWISH MUSEUM, Ramallah, Palestine Exhibition, refereed, completed 06/2014.
  • UTAH MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (UMOCA), “In Motion: Borders and Migrations,” Juried Exhibition “Random Process,” multimedia mind mapping of 7 Steps Forward 7 Steps Back, address the U.S.-Mexico border through a variety of experiences and expressions. SLC, Utah Exhibition, refereed, completed 05/2014.
  • CENTER FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE, “Moving Beyond Capitalism – Making Another World Happen,” Juried Exhibition, Artist response to: We can move beyond capitalism by….” Photography and Text, Conference Center, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Exhibition, refereed, completed 04/2014.
  • ART ACCESS, “300 Plates,” Invitational Fundraising Exhibition, “Bio Power II,” SLC, Utah Exhibition, refereed, completed 03/2014.
  • UNIVERSITY OF THE ANDES, “Identity,” Juried Exhibition, “Mujeres de Colores Jody,” Artist visualizing identity based on personal biography and history, Bogota, Colombia Exhibition, refereed, completed 03/2014.
  • WOODBURY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, “Art Mixer in Barrio Logan,” Invited Exhibition”,7 Steps Forward 7 Steps Back Animation Video,” San Diego, CA Media Arts, refereed, completed 03/2014.
  • GALERIA AGUAFUETRE, “Memory Remains,” Juried Exhibition,“7 Steps Forward 7 Steps Back-Saint Anthony,”, Mexico City, Mexico Exhibition, refereed, completed 02/2014.
  • COLUMBIA, “Place/Lugar,” Traveling Group Exhibition: Biblioteca Publica Muncipal Taraira Departamento de Vaupes, Museo Comunitario Del Guaini Puerto Inirida Departamento de Guainia, Casa de la Cultura Mitu Departamento de Vaupes, Bibloteca Publica Municipal Arauca Departmento de Arauca, Biblioteca Publica Muncipal Vichada Departmento de Santa Rosalia Exhibition, refereed, completed 01/15/2013.
  • MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART “Water & the Environment: ART & TEXT,” Valdivia, Chile Media Arts, completed 11/18/2012.
  • SLUSSER GALLERY, Danse Macabre,” SLC, Utah Exhibition, completed 10/29/2012.
  • RIO GALLERY, “This is the Place,” SLC, Utah Exhibition, in progress 10/15/2012.
  • CHICANO HUMANITIES AND ARTS COUNCIL, “Death is,” Projection Denver, Colorado Media Arts, completed 10/15/2012.
  • REGIONAL SALON OF ARTISTS SPONSORED BY THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE, THE REPUBLIC OF COLUMBIA, “Mixed Messages,” Traveling Exhibition through out the Amazon: Arauca, Fortul, Tame, Pore, Yopal, Villanueva, Barranca de Upia,Restrepo, Vilavicencio, Guamal, Fuente de Oro, Puerto Lleras, Villavicencio, Puerto Lopez, Puerto Gaitan, Arauquita, Saravena, Hato Corozal, Paz de Ariporo, Aguaazul, Monterrey, Paratebueno, Cumaral, Acacias, San Martin, Granada, Puerto Corcordia, San Jose de Guaviare, Puerto Gaitan Exhibition, completed 10/14/2012.
  • UTAH MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, "Faculty Exhibition," University of Utah Campus, SLC, Utah Exhibition, completed 04/25/2012.
  • MUSEUM OF UNIVERSITY AUTONOMY, “Memory Remains,” Patio Principal Centro Historico, Mexico City Exhibition, completed 04/20/2012.
  • UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS LLANOS, “MIXTA,” Group Exhibition, Villavicencio, Colombia Exhibition, completed 03/14/2012.
  • MUREIR MOUNTAIN, HIGHER EDUCATION & RESEARCH BUILDING, “Art & Displacement,” Group Exhibition, Bethlehem, Palestine Exhibition, completed 02/17/2012.
  • THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, “The Ecological Imperative,” Valdivia, Chile Exhibition, completed 01/15/2012.
  • FINE ART GALLERY/CAUA, Federal University of Amazonas, "Mixed Messages," Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil Exhibition, completed 11/15/2011.
  • THE MUSEUM OF EDGAR ALLAN POE, “Edgar Allan Poe,” Group Exhibition, Richmond, Virginia Exhibition, completed 11/14/2011.
  • UNIVERSITY OF META, “MIXTA,” Group Exhibition, Villavicencio, Colombia Exhibition, completed 11/01/2011.
  • ACADEMY OF SAN CARLOS NATIONAL SCHOOL OF PLASTIC ARTS, Autonomous National University of Mexico, “Poe,”Group Exhibition, Mexico D.F. Exhibition, completed 10/15/2011.
  • AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF MORELOS CUERNAVACA, House of Sciences, “Memory Remains,” Morelos, Mexico Exhibition, completed 10/15/2011.
  • STATE OF GUANINIA, FUND MIXTO OF GUAINIA, “MIXTA,” Amazon Region, Bocachico, Guainia, Colombia Exhibition, completed 10/01/2011.
  • EDGAR ALLEN POE MUSEUM, "The Raven, Terror & Death," Group Exhibition, Richmond, Virginia Exhibition, completed 10/01/2011.
  • HOUSE OF CULTURE OF THE INTERIOR, State of GUANIA, “Mixed Messages,” Group Exhibition, Amazon region, Inírida, Guainía Exhibition, completed 09/15/2011.
  • HOUSE OF CULTURE OAXAQUEÑA, AXACA, “Edgar Allan Poe,” Group Exhibition, Oaxaca, Mexico Exhibition, completed 09/15/2011.
  • LIBRARY OF THE BANK OF THE REPUBLIC, Exhibition HALL Orellana, “Mixed Messages,” Group Exhibition, Leticia, Colombia Exhibition, completed 08/15/2011.
  • STATE OF GUANINIA, FUND MIXTO OF GUAINIA, “MIXTA,” Amazon Region, Santa Rita, Guainia, Colombia Exhibition, completed 08/15/2011.
  • STATE OF GUANINIA, FUND MIXTO OF GUAINIA, “MIXTA,” Amazon Region, Puyaso, Guainia, Colombia Exhibition, completed 07/30/2011.
  • SALT LAKE ART CENTER, “Not Just another Pretty Face,” Annual Gala and Exhibition, Salt Lake City, Utah Exhibition, completed 07/28/2011.
  • ANTONIO RAMIRES, NATIONAL SCHOOL OF PLASTIC ARTS (ENAP), “Edgar Allan Poe,” Group Exhibition, Xochimilco, Mexico City Exhibition, completed 07/16/2011.
  • STATE OF GUANINIA, FUND MIXTO OF GUAINIA, “MIXTA,” Amazon Region, Sardina, Guainia, Colombia Exhibition, completed 07/15/2011.
  • STATE OF GUANINIA, FUND MIXTO OF GUAINIA, “MIXTA,” Amazon Region, St. Helena, Guainia, Colombia Exhibition, completed 06/30/2011.
  • STATE OF GUANINIA, FUND MIXTO OF GUAINIA, “MIXTA,” Amazon Region, Chequene, Guainia, Colombia Exhibition, completed 06/15/2011.
  • STATE OF GUANINIA, FUND MIXTO OF GUAINIA, “MIXTA,” Amazon Region, Urise, Guainia, Colombia Exhibition, completed 05/30/2011.
  • STATE OF GUANINIA, FUND MIXTO OF GUAINIA, “MIXTA,” Amazon Region, Payemi, Guainia, Colombia Exhibition, completed 05/15/2011.
  • STATE OF GUANINIA, FUND MIXTO OF GUAINIA, “MIXTA,” Amazon Region, Tibilibi, Guainia, Colombia Exhibition, completed 04/30/2011.
  • ART ACCESS, 300 Plates,” Group fundraiser and Exhibition, SLC, Utah Exhibition, completed 04/20/2011.
  • STATE OF GUANINIA, FUND MIXTO OF GUAINIA, “MIXTA,” Amazon Region, Solano, Guainia, Colombia Exhibition, completed 04/18/2011.
  • STATE OF GUANINIA, FUND MIXTO OF GUAINIA, “MIXTA,” Amazon Region, Colon, Guainia, Colombia Exhibition, completed 04/08/2011.
  • STATE OF GUANINIA, FUND MIXTO OF GUAINIA, “MIXTA,” Amazon Region, San Felipe, Guainia, Colombia Exhibition, completed 03/29/2011.
  • AL-KAHF GALLERY, International Center of Bethlehem, “Art & DIS(place)ment,” Group Exhibition, Bethlehem, Palestine Performance, completed 03/20/2011.
  • STATE OF GUANINIA, GUAINIA JOINT FUND, “MIXTA,” Amazon Region, San Carlos de Rio Black, Colombia Exhibition, completed 03/15/2011.
  • STATE OF GUANINIA, FUND MIXTO OF GUAINIA, “MIXTA,” Amazon Region, Catanacunamo, Guainia, Colombia Exhibition, completed 02/27/2011.
  • STATE OF GUANINIA, GUAINIA JOINT FUND, “MIXTA,” Amazon Region, Casiquiare, Guainia, Colombia Exhibition, completed 01/30/2011.
  • STATE OF GUANINIA, FUND MIXTO OF GUAINIA, “MIXTA,” Amazon Region, Chapazon, Guainia, Colombia Exhibition, completed 01/15/2011.
  • Seven Steps Forward Seven Steps Back Animated hand drawn stop motion video focusing on United States Mexico immigration. Media Arts, in progress 12/31/2010.
  • PROYECTO TINOCO Y PALACIOS GALLERY OAXACA, “THE RAVEN, TERROR & DEATH: [An] Other Artistic Tribute To Edgar Allan Poe,” Oaxaca Mexico Exhibition, refereed, completed 11/2010.
  • LA GOGUETTE BISTRO MICOCO CITY, “THE RAVEN, TERROR & DEATH: [An] Other Artistic Tribute To Edgar Allan Poe,” D.F. Mexico Exhibition, refereed, completed 10/2010.
  • ESCUELA DE ARTES ACADEMIA GUERRERO, “Art, Ecology & The Environment,” Juried Exhibition, Bogota, Colombia Exhibition, refereed, completed 09/2010.
  • CENTRO CULTURAL SANTA TERESITA, “Art, Ecology & The Environment,” Juried Exhibition, Bogota, Colombia Exhibition, refereed, completed 08/2010.
  • DEPARTAMENTO DE CUNDINAMARCA, “Art, Ecology & The Environment,” Juried Exhibition, Bogotá, Colombia Exhibition, refereed, completed 08/2010.
  • DON APOLONIO GALLERY, “Water & the Environment,” Juried Exhibition, San Andrés, Cholula, Mexico. Exhibition, refereed, completed 07/2010.
  • UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA, “Art, Ecology & The Environment,” Juried Exhibition, Bogota, Colombia Exhibition, refereed, completed 07/2010.
  • WESTMINSTER COLLEGE, “Mirror, Images: Great Salt Lake,” Jewett Center for the Performing Arts, Tanner Atrium, SLC, Utah Exhibition, refereed, completed 06/2010.
  • UNIVERSITY MEMORIAL CENTER, “Climate Change/Ecology,” EARTH VIBES, (UMC) Glenn Miller Ballroom, Juried Exhibition, Boulder, Colorado Exhibition, refereed, completed 06/2010.
  • DEPARTAMENTO DEL GUAVIARE, “Art, Ecology & The Environment,” Gobernación del Departamento y Espacios nocturnos (calles de la ciudad), San Jose, Colombia Exhibition, refereed, completed 05/2010.
  • UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA, “Art, Ecology & The Environment,” Departamento del Amazonas, Leticia, Colombia. Exhibition, refereed, completed 05/2010.
  • LART23TRES CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY, “Water & the Environment,” Colonia Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico. Exhibition, refereed, completed 04/2010.
  • UNIVERSITY DE LLANOS, “Signs, Signifiers, and the Signified,” Villavicencio, Colombia Exhibition, refereed, completed 04/2010.
  • DEPARTAMENTO DEL META, “Art, Ecology & The Environment,” Juried Exhibition, Ciudad Villavicencio, Lugar Universidad del Llano y Corporación Universitaría del Meta, Villavicencio, Columbia Exhibition, refereed, completed 03/2010.
  • CENTRO CULTURAL DE SANTA TERESITA, “Signs, Signifiers, and the Signified,” Bogota, Colombia Exhibition, refereed, completed 03/2010.
  • SP(L)ACES GALLERY, “Water & the Environment,” Colonia Roma Norte Delegacion Cuauthemoc, Mexico City DF. Exhibition, refereed, completed 03/2010.
  • UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE BOGOTA, “Signs, Signifiers, and the Signified,” Bogota, Colombia Exhibition, refereed, completed 03/2010.
  • DENVER PERFORMING ARTS COMPLEX, “Climate Change/Ecology,” Sculpture Park. Denver, Colorado Exhibition, refereed, completed 03/2010.
  • CAMARA DE CPMERCIO, “Signs, Signifiers, and the Signified”, Villavicencio, Colombia Exhibition, refereed, completed 02/2010.
  • DEPARTAMENTO DEL VALLE, “Art, Ecology & The Environment,” Grupo Etnico Tradiciona, Comunidad Indigena Nasa Yuwe, Cauca, Columbia Exhibition, refereed, completed 02/2010.
  • MUSEO DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE SAN CARLOS, “Water & the Environment,” Guatemala City, Guatemala. Exhibition, refereed, completed 02/2010.
  • UNIVERSIDAD DE META, “Signs, Signifiers, and the Signified,” Villavicencio, Colombia Exhibition, refereed, completed 02/2010.
  • ALCALDA DE DEPARTMENTO, “Signs, Signifiers, and the Signified,” San Jose del Guaviare, Colombia Exhibition, refereed, completed 02/2010.
  • GALERIA ESCOOL, “Death I La Muerte,” Colonia Roma Norte, Mexico DF Exhibition, refereed, completed 02/2010.
  • DON APOLONIO PRESENTA 2A NORTE SAN ANDRES CHOLULA, “Death I La Muerte,” Cholila, Puebla, Mexico Exhibition, refereed, completed 01/2010.
  • GALERIA TINOCO Y PALACIOS, “Death I La Muerte,” Oaxaca, Mexico Exhibition, completed 11/01/2009.
  • UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DEL PERU ESTADO LORETO, Sala de Iquitos, “Mixta,” Juried Exhibition, Iquitos, Peru Exhibition, completed 09/24/2009.
  • UTAH MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, “Art Now,” University of Utah, SLC, Utah Exhibition, completed 08/29/2009.
  • UNIVERSITY OF UTAH WEBSITE, “Beautifying the Block U Students Transform Urban Buildings into Murals-Video,” http://www.utah.edu/portal/site/uuhome/, SLC, Utah Competition, completed 08/01/2009.
  • UNIVERSIDAD OF SAN CARLOS GUATEMALA, Escuela Superior de Arte el Paranimfo, “Signs of Globalization,” Juried Exhibition, Guatemala City, Guatemala Exhibition, completed 06/26/2009.
  • BIBLIOTECA DEL BANCO DE LA REPUBLICA, Sala de Exposiciones Orellana, “Mixta,” Juried Exhibition, Leticia, Columbia Exhibition, completed 06/20/2009.
  • UNIVERSIDAD OF SAN CARLOS GUATEMALA, Salon de Exposiciones de la Facultad de Arquitectura, “Signs of Globalization,” Juried Exhibition, Guatemala City, Guatemala Exhibition, completed 05/30/2009.
  • UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLUMBIA SEDE AMOZONIA, Sala Janai-iko (casa de images en uitoto), “Mixta,” Juried Exhibition, Leticia, Colombia Exhibition, completed 05/30/2009.
  • LA GALERIA TINOCOY PALACIOS, “AZAG: Mirroring War,” Juried Exhibition, Oaxaca, Mexico Exhibition, completed 05/29/2009.
  • UNIVERSIDAD DEL ESTADO DEL AMAZONAS UEA, Sala de Exposiciones Amazonas, “Mixta,” Juried Exhibition, Tabatinga, Brazil Exhibition, completed 05/29/2009.
  • 2009 UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS, “60TH, Anniversary Celebration Set Design” SLC, Utah Exhibition, completed 03/30/2009.
  • GALERIA ZAPATA, “AZAG/Gaza: Mirroring War,” Juried Exhibition, Oaxaca, Mexico Exhibition, completed 03/20/2009.
  • KIMBALL ART CENTER, “Arte Latino,” Juried Exhibition, Park City, Utah Exhibition, completed 03/20/2009.
  • UNIVERSIDAD OF SAN CARLOS, Superior de Arte el Paranimfo, “Signs of Globalization,” Juried Exhibition, Guatemala City, Guatemala Exhibition, completed 02/25/2009.
  • UNIVERSITY OF GUATAMALA “Ecology,” Juried Exhibition, Guatemala City, Guatemala Exhibition, completed 02/15/2009.
  • MUSEO DE ARTE VIRREINAL “GAZA :Espejo De Guerra/AZAG/GAZA :Mirroring War,” Juried Exhibition, Oaxaca, Mexico Exhibition, completed 02/15/2009.
  • 2009 UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, “60th Anniversary Celebration Ziji Stage Design,” SLC, Utah Performance, completed 2009.
  • Utah Arts Council-Permanent Collection Commission, completed 2008.
  • XYZ GALLERY, “Centers and Borders: From ABC to XYZ,” 798 Art District, Beijing, China Exhibition, completed 2008.
  • ESCUELA NATIONAL DE ARTES PLASTICAS, “Contra La Guerra,” Juried Exhibition, Mexico City, Mexico Exhibition, completed 2008.
  • SALAS 1,2,3, y ROBERTO GARIBAY GALLERY, “Contra La Guerra,” Juried Exhibition, Mexico City, Mexico Exhibition, completed 2008.
  • BLIBLIOTECA PUBLICA DEL BANCO DE LA REPUBLICA, “Post Tractatus,” Sala de Exposiciones, Leticia, Colombia Exhibition, completed 2008.
  • UNIVERSIDAD DEL ESTADO DEL AMAZONAS UEA, “Post Tractatus,” Sala de Exposiciones Amazonas, Tabatinga, Brazil Exhibition, completed 2008.
  • SALA DE EXPOSICIONES ORELLANA, BIBLIOTECA DEL BANCO DE LA REPUBLICA, “Post Tractatus,” Leticia, Colombia Exhibition, completed 2008.
  • AL-KAHGF GALLERY INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF BETHLEHEM, “Art & Social Change/Land, Culture & Memory,” Bethlehem, Palestine Exhibition, completed 2008.
  • ACADEMIA DE SAN CARLOS, “Contra La Guerra,” Juried Exhibition, Mexico City, Mexico Exhibition, completed 2008.
  • UNIVERSIDA NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO, “Contra La Guerra,” Juried Exhibition, Mexico City, Mexico Exhibition, completed 2008.
  • CENTERS AND BORDERS: FROM ABC TO XYZ GALLERY, “Sino-American Artists Joint Exhibition,” Beijing, China Exhibition, completed 2008.
  • BLACK BRIDGE ART GALLERY, “Centers and Borders: From ABC to XYZ,” Beijing, China Exhibition, completed 2008.
  • UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA, “Post Tractaus,” Sala Janai-IKO (casa De Imagenes En Uitoto), Sede Amazonia, Leticia, Colombia Exhibition, completed 2008.
  • UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE PERU, SALA IQUITOS, “Post Tractatus,” Estado Loreto, Iquitos, Peru Exhibition, completed 2008.
  • ART ACCESS, “Mujeres de Colores,” Solo Exhibition, SLC, Utah Exhibition, completed 2008.

Presentations

  • 2019 University of Utah COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS GALA, TAKE FLIGHT, Art & Art History Painting Residency, Video Producer, coordinate and manage all aspects for seven-minute Taft-Nicholson Painting Special Topics Residency. Kingsbury Hall, SLC, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Submitted, 09/25/2019.
    https://www.art.utah.edu/taft-nicholson-painting-r...
  • KIMBALL ART CENTER, 7 Steps Forward 7 Steps Back,” Park City, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/20/2018.
  • SNOW COLLEGE VISUAL ARTS/ART TALKS, “7 Steps Forward 7 Steps Back” Ephraim, Utah. Presentation, Presented, 02/12/2016.
  • 2014 SOUTHWEST COUNCIL OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES CONFERENCE, U.S. and Mexico Borderlands Art and Popular Culture, “7 Steps Forward 7 Steps Back,” San Diego CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2014.
  • COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS DEAN’S TOUR, Mural showcase. Presentation, Presented, 09/27/2012.
  • PECHA KUCHA NIGHT, “V. Kim Martinez,” SLC, Utah. Presentation, Presented, 10/29/2011.
    http:www.pecha-kucha.org
  • Visiting Artist Lecture-V. Kim Martinez Woodlands Academy Lake Forest, Illinois. Presentation, Presented, 03/16/2010.
  • Kenyon College Visiting Artist lecture for Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, V. Kim Martinez “Issues of Power”. Professor Clara Román-Odio, Spanish and Hispanic American literature with specialization in literature and society in the late twentieth century. Presentation, Presented, 02/18/2010.
  • Salt Lake City School District-Educator Presentation and Lecture "Pablo O’Higgins Political Activist Muralist ". Presentation, Presented, 02/09/2010.
  • 2008 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES, Latina Artists, LA, California. Presentation, Presented, 09/18/2008.
  • KATHERINE HARRIS, University of Utah Murals,” 89.1/KBYU, Radio Interview, June 23, 2008, SLC, Utah . Other, Presented, 06/23/2008.
  • Kimball Art Center-Arte Latino. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/15/2008.
  • University of Utah, Board of Regents- Community Murals. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/19/2008.
  • Snow College, Ephraim Utah V. Kim Martinez. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/18/2008.
  • RANDY BARTON, “V. Kim Martinez, Understanding Power,” KCPW, Radio Interview, February 2, 2008, Park City, Utah . Other, Other, 02/02/2008.
  • SHAUNA LAKE, “CHILD PRODIGY, KUTV 2 News, February 2, 2008, 10:00 PM News Broadcast, SLC, Utah. Other, Presented, 02/02/2008.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • The Great Plains of Salt Lake. PI: V. Kim Martinez. South Salt Lake City, 11/10/2009 - 12/17/2009. Total project budget to date: $5,383.00
  • PRIMARY CHILDREN HOSPITAL. PI: V. Kim martinez. Primary Children Medical Center, 08/24/2009 - 12/02/2009. Total project budget to date: $1,065.00
  • Harvesting Stories Mural. PI: V. Kim Martinez. South Salt Lake City, 03/27/2009 - 05/04/2009. Total project budget to date: $1,850.00

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Exhbition.
  • Brazil
    Exhibition.
  • Chile
    Exhibition.
  • China
    Exhibition.
  • Colombia
    Exhibition.
  • Guatemala
    Exhibition .
  • Hungary
    Exhibition.
  • Mexico
    Exhibition .
  • Occupied Palestinian Territory
    Exhibition.
  • Peru
    Exhibition.

Publications

  • 7 steps Forward 7 Steps Back,” City Weekly, The Essentials Entertainment Picks Oct. 17-23, October 17, 2013, http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/article-2-18221-essentials-ae-picks-oct-17-23.html. Published, 10/17/2013.
  • Home / Land: Art Exhibition Of Home, Land And Homeland” Exhibition Catalogue, 2013, p.11 Palestine. Published, 10/15/2013.
  • SUSAN VOGEL, “An Artist of Two Cultures-The UMFA’s Summer Exhibit of Pablo O”Higgins’ Work Highlights the Career of An Inspirational Artist,” Continuum Magazine, Vol.20 No1, pp.#5. Published, 06/2010.
  • Urban Masquerade 13 minute documentary video illustrating collaborative project with University students and Youth City participants http://stream.utah.edu/m/show_grouping.php?g=e3d1acb5b795c01007. Published, 06/30/2008.