Enrique Martínez Celaya (b. 1964 Havana, CU) is an artist, author, and former scientist who was born in Cuba and raised in Spain and Puerto Rico. He initiated his formal training as an apprentice to a painter at the age of 12. His multidisciplinary practice layers personal and universal experiences, the former being in part influenced by his upbringing in the turbulent cultural and political environment of Puerto Rico in the 1970s.

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BIOGRAPHY

Martínez Celaya works in wide-ranging materials and media, creating works on paper, painting, sculpture and installation. His work touches on leitmotifs of youth, isolation, the vastness of nature and the sublime. Employing symbolism and allegory, his works often depict enigmatic landscapes inhabited by solitary figures. At times desolate and bleak, at times full of wonder, the imagery of Martínez Celaya’s works form metaphorical and psychological landscapes. Nature is littered with traces of human inhabitation: a secluded pathway cuts through a field overgrown with poppies; an empty house perched amidst fir trees emits smoke. Employing unfussy compositions and adopting archetypal images from nature such as a turbulent sea, a dense forest or a meadow of flowers, Martínez Celaya’s works stand apart from any specificities of time and place, rather they reach towards something simultaneously humble and mythic.

Of his interest in literature, Martínez Celaya has stated, “Reading is a primary source for my work. I read philosophy and literature and that is the universe I see my work in, even though I’m a visual artist ... Often when artists talk about writers, they talk about them as a source of content. I’m reading for a moral stance in the world.” As an extension of his commitment to the importance of literature and the education and formation of artists, Martínez Celaya founded ‘Whale and Star Press’ in 1998, an imprint specialising in art and its relationship to other intellectual and creative fields, in particular literature, philosophy, critical theory and science.

Martínez Celaya is the first person to hold the position of Provost Professor of Humanities and Arts at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA). From 1994-2003, Martínez Celaya was Associate Professor of Art at Pomona College (Claremont, CA) and Claremont Graduate University. Between 2007-2010 he was Presidential Professor at the University of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE), and in 2016 was named the Roth Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH). He is a Fellow of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, and has been selected as Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College, positions he holds parallel to being an Artist Advisor of the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO. Awards include the California Community Foundation Fellowship; J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Here and Now Award; the Hirsh Grant and the Anderson Ranch National Artist Award. Martínez Celaya has exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. His work can be found in public collections including that of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden and the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, among others. Martínez Celaya currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

 

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1964, Born in Havana, CU
Lives and works in Los Angeles, US

EDUCATION AND PROFESSORSHIPS

2014
Montgomery Fellow, Dartmouth College, Hanover, US

2007-10
Visiting Presidential Professor, University of Nebraska, US

1994-2003
Associate Professor, Pomona College and Claremont Graduate University, US

1994
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, US

1994
MFA, Painting, University of California, Santa Barbara, US

1988
MS, Quantum Electronics, University of California, Berkeley, US

1986
BS, Applied & Engineering Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, US

AWARDS

2016   
The Roth Family Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Dartmouth College, Hanover, US

2014   
Montgomery Fellow, Dartmouth College, Hanover, US
Cecil H. and Ida Green Honors Chair, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, US

2013   
Knight Foundation Grant, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Miami, US

2007   
National Artist Award, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, US

2001   
California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists, J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, Los Angeles, US

1998   
Young Talent Award, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, US

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, US (forthcoming)
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Blain|Southern London, UK (forthcoming)
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, US (forthcoming)
Detrás del Muro Project, 13th Havana Biennial, Malecón, CU (forthcoming)
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Huntington library, San Marino, US (forthcoming)
The Boy: Witness and Marker, 2003-2018, Robischon Gallery, Denver, US (forthcoming)

2017
Nothing That Is Ours, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, US
The Gypsy Camp
, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, US
The Mirroring Land, Galerie Judin, Berlin, DE 

2016
One-On-One: Enrique Martínez Celaya / Albert Pinkham Ryder, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., US
Enrique Martínez Celaya: Small Paintings 1974-2015, Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Birmingham, Alabama, US
Enrique Martinez Celaya: Self and Sea, Parafin, London, UK
Enrique Martinez Celaya: Self and Land, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, US
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ES
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Hood Art Museum, Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth College, US

2015
Enrique Martinez Celaya: Empires: Land and Empires: Sea, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, US
Enrique Martínez Celaya: Lone Star, LA Louver, Venice, US

2014
A wasted journey, a half-finished blaze, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Umeå, SE
Burning as It Were a Lamp, Hood Art Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, US
The Seaman’s Crop, Parafin, London, UK

2013
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Strandverket Konsthall, Marstrand, SE
The Pearl, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, US
Burning as It Were a Lamp, Fredric Snitze Gallery, Miami, US
Concepts and Studies for The Pearl, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, US

2012
The Tower of Snow, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, RU
The Hunt’s Will, LA Louver, Venice, US
Roadhome, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm, SE
El Cielo de Invierno (The Winter Sky), Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, ES

2011
Schneebett, Miami Art Museum, Miami, US
Enrique Martínez Celaya, LA Louver Gallery, Venice, US
The Cliff, Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney, AU

2010
The Open, Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK
The Crossing, Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York, US
Watercolors, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, US
The Palace, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, UK

2009
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Akira Ikeda Gallery, New York, US
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, US

2008
Daybreak, LA Louver, Venice, US
The Lovely Season, Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney, AU

2007
Nomad, Miami Art Museum, Miami, US
Six Paintings on the Duration of Exile, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Taura, JP
For two Martinson poems, poorly understood, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, US
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, US

2006
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, US
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, DE

2005
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, US
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, US
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Berlin, DE

2004
Schneebett, Berliner Philharmonie, Berlin, DE
Enrique Martínez Celaya, CU Art Museum, Boulder, US
Body (Part III), Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney, AU
Works on Paper, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, US
The October Cycle, 2000-2002, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, US

2003
Recent Paintings, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, US
Coming Home, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, US
All the Field is Ours, Kayne Griffin Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica, US

2002
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, US
The October Cycle, Griffin, Santa Monica, US
October Cycle, Danese Gallery, New York, US

2001
Enrique Martínez Celaya, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, US
Enrique Martínez Celaya, The Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, US
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, DE

2000
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Griffin, Venice, US
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Galería Ramis Barquet, Monterrey, MX

1999
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Andrew Mummery Gallery (at St. Pancras Chambers), London, UK

1998
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Galerie Bäumler, Regensburg, DE
Works on Paper and Poems, Luigi Marrozzini Gallery, San Juan, PR

1997
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Burnett Miller Gallery, Santa Monica, US

1996
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Bronx Museum of the Arts (with Alberto Rey), New York, US

1995
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, US

1994
Enrique Martínez Celaya, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, US


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
A Cool Breeze, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague CZ (forthcoming)

2015
Showing Off: Recent Acquisitions, Denver Art Museum, US

2014
New Releases, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, US
Starting Here: A Selection of Distinguished Artists from UCSB, Art, Design & Architecture
Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, US
California Dreamin’: Thirty Years of Collection, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, US

2013
Cuban Forever, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, US
CELEBRATING TWO DECADES: The Peggy and Eric Lieber Collection and Other Gifts,
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Center for the Arts: Pepperdine University, Malibu, US
 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS BY THE ARTIST

2018
On Art and Mindfulness: Notes from the Anderson Ranch (2nd ed.), Whale & Star Press, Delray Beach, US, in collaboration with the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Colorado, US

2015
On Art and Mindfulness: Notes from the Anderson Ranch, Whale & Star Press, Delray Beach, US, in collaboration with the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Colorado, US

2010
Collected Writings and Interviews, 1990-2010: Enrique Martínez Celaya, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, US and London, UK
The Nebraska Lectures, 2007-2010, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, US and London, UK

2009
The Blog: Bad Time for Poetry, Whale & Star Press, Delray Beach, US

2002
Guide, Whale & Star Press, Delray Beach, US

2001
October, Cinubia, Amsterdam, NL

1998
Berlin, Stephen Cohen Gallery and William Griffin Editions, Los Angeles, US


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2018
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Enrique Martínez Celaya: The Other Life, Galleri Andersson/ Sandström, Stockholm, SE

2017
Pay Matthis Karstens and Annette Dorgerloh, Enrique Martínez Celaya: The Mirroring Land, Galerie Judin, Berlin, DE

2016
Lisa Tamiris Becker, Enrique Martínez Celaya: Small Paintings 1974-2015, Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Birmingham, UK
Daniel A. Siedell and Enrique Martínez Celaya, Martínez Celaya, Work and Documents 1990-2015, Radius Books, Santa Fe, MX
Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón and Carlos Eire, Enrique Martínez Celaya: The Tower of Snow, Miami-Dade College in collaboration with Whale & Star Press, Delray Beach, US

2013
Irene Hofmann, Enrique Martínez Celaya: The Pearl, Radius Books, Santa Fe, MX
Mary Rakow and Matthew Biro, Enrique Martínez Celaya: Working Methods/Métodos de trabajo, Ediciones Polígrafa, Barcelona, ES

2009
Martin Brest, Wendy Blazier, and Daniel A. Siedell, An Unfinished Conversation: Collecting Enrique Martínez Celaya, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida, US
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Daybreak, LA Louver Gallery, Venice, IT

2008
Enrique Martínez Celaya, The Lovely Season, Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney, AU
Lorie Karnath, The Return of the Storks, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Berlin, DE

2007
Nomad, Miami Art Museum in collaboration with Whale & Star Press, Delray Beach, US
Another Show for the Leopard, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, US
Lisa Tamiris Becker, Poetry and Process, CU Art Museum, Boulder, US

2006
Daniel A. Siedell, Thomas McEvilley, John Felstiner, Christian Williams and Enrique Martínez Celaya, Martínez Celaya: Early Work, Whale & Star Press, Delray Beach, US

2003
Daniel A. Siedell and Enrique Martínez Celaya, The October Cycle, Marquand Books in association with Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Seattle, US
Thomas McEvilley, All the field is ours, Griffin Contemporary, Santa Monica, US

2001
Charles Merewether, Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Howard N. Fox, Rosanna Albertini, Judson J. Emerick, Arden Reed, and Colette Dartnall, Enrique Martínez Celaya, 1992-2000, Wienand Verlag, Cologne, DE
Sabine Fehlemann, Peter Frank, Pontus Hultén, Dieter Rosenkranz, Klaus Weber, Wulf Herzogenrath, Marlene Baum, and Charles Merewether Amerika–Europa: Ein künstlerischer Dialog, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, DE

2000
Charles Merewether, Pinturas de Merced. Monterrey, Galería Ramis Barquet, San Pedro Garza García, MX and New York, US

1998
Enrique Martínez Celaya: Works on Paper and Poems, Luigi Marrozzini Gallery, San Juan, PR, and Griffin Contemporary, Santa Monica, US

1994
The Black Paintings: Poems and Visual Works, University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, US

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS OF WHALE & STAR PRESS
(Founded by Martínez Celaya in 1998)

2018
On Art and Mindfulness: Notes from the Anderson Ranch (2nd ed.), Whale & Star Press, Delray Beach, US, in collaboration with the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Colorado, US

2015
On Art and Mindfulness: Notes from the Anderson Ranch, Whale & Star Press, Delray Beach, US, in collaboration with the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Colorado, US

2014
Roald Hoffmann, Joy Goswami: Selected Poems. Whale & Star Press, Miami, US

2012
Michael Timmins and Rick Wallack, Cowboy Junkies: Nomad, Whale & Star Press, Miami, US

2009
Intimations, Selected Poems by Anna Akhmatova, Whale & Star Press, Delray Beach, US
The Blog: Bad Time for Poetry, Whale & Star Press, Delray Beach, US

2008
Modernist Archaist, Whale & Star Press, Delray Beach, US

2007
Nomad. Delray Beach: Whale & Star Press in collaboration with Miami Art Museum, Delray Beach, US
The Conversations, Whale & Star Press, Delray Beach, US

2006
XX Cowboy Junkies, Whale & Star Press, Delray Beach, US
Daniel A. Siedell, Thomas McEvilley, Christian Williams, Enrique Martínez Celaya and John Felstiner, Martínez Celaya: Early Work, Whale & Star Press, Delray Beach, US

2002
Guide, Whale & Star Press, Delray Beach, US
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Sketches of Landscapes, Whale & Star Press, Delray Beach, US

2001
Selections from Les Fleurs du mal, Whale & Star Press, Venice, US
Beatrice Foessel and Johannes Stuettgen., Joseph Beuys, Multiples and Other Forms of Politics, Whale & Star Press, Venice, US

1999
Anne Trueblood Brodzky, Unbroken Poetry: The Work of Enrique Martínez Celaya, Whale & Star Press, Venice, US


SELECTED INTERVIEWS & ESSAYS BY THE ARTIST

2018
“Faces of CGU: Enrique Martínez Celaya.” YouTube, uploaded by Claremont Graduate University, 24 May
M. Marks, “Interview with Enrique Martínez Celaya.” FATE in Review, 2017-2018 (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education), May
D. Castenfors, “Martínez Celaya är i stan (Martínez Celaya is in town.)” ArtLover Magazine, Volume 34, May
“The Present and The Box.” The Brooklyn Rail, 5 March
“Enrique Martínez Celaya.” Raine Magazine, Volume 31, 29 January

2017
“Interview with Enrique Martínez Celaya.” It’s A Question of Balance with Ruth Copland, KSCO: 1080 AM (Santa Cruz), 11 November, 2 December, and 10 February
“Reflections on Slowness and Art.” The Brooklyn Rail, 7 September
“Interview with Enrique Martínez Celaya.” On Being with Krista Tippet, 15 June
“The Artist as Prophet with Enrique Martínez Celaya.” On Contact with Chris Hedges, 29 April

2016
J. Mikolajczak, “Interview with Enrique Martínez Celaya.” In Enrique Martínez Celaya: The Tower of Snow, Miami-Dade College in collaboration with Whale & Star Press, Miami, US

2014
“Enrique Martínez Celaya: The Self Regained” Installation Magazine, 7 February
S. Ostrow, “Enrique Martínez Celaya.” BOMB, 22 April

2013
I. Hofmann, “The Pearl: Between Life and Dreams.” in Enrique Martínez Celaya: The Pearl, Radius Books, Santa Fe, US
L. A. Harrington and M. Rakow, “Interview with Enrique Martínez Celaya.” in Enrique Martínez Celaya: Working Methods/Métodos de trabajo, Ediciones Polígrafa, Barcelona, ES

2008
H. O’Hanian, “EMC2,” AspenPeak, Winter/Spring
G. Serisier, “Painting Himself Out of the Picture.” Artist Profile, August

2007
“Art and Museums.” Journal of Aesthetic Education, Summer
“Boy Raising His Arm.” Excerpt from a statement to curator Klaus Ottmann for the work Boy Raising His Arm, for OPEN e v+a–a sense of place, Limerick, IE
“A Personal Note on Art and Compassion.” works + conversations, 10 April
T. Miller, “Shaping Language.” in How I Learned English, National Geographic Society, Washington D.C., US

2006
“Introductions to Projects.” Martínez Celaya: Early Work, Whale & Star Press, Delray
Beach, US

2004
R. Whittaker, “A Conversation with Enrique Martínez Celaya, Self & Beyond Self.” works + conversations, October 2004
“Schneebett.” Published in a booklet for the presentation of Schneebett, Berliner Philharmonie, DE

2003
“Twelve Thoughts on the October Cycle.” in Enrique Martínez Celaya: The October Cycle, 2000-2002. Marquand Books, Seattle, Washington D.C., in association with Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, US. Also published in Enrique Martínez Celaya: Poetry in Process, CU Art Museum, Boulder, US
L. K. Wolgamott, “A Premonition of Winter: Enrique Martínez Celaya’s ‘The October Cycle’ is a contemplation of time, memory,” Lincoln Journal Star, 7 December
R. Hoffmann, “The Fuzzy Boundary: Science and Art,” in Enrique Martínez Celaya: Poetry in Process, CU Art Museum, Boulder, US

2001
H. Fox, “Interview with Enrique Martínez Celaya,” in Enrique Martínez Celaya 1992-2000, Wienand, Cologne, DE

2000
“Preface.” in Selections from Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du mal, Whale & Star Press, Venice, US

1999
“Notes to Anne Trueblood Brodzky.” in Unbroken Poetry: The Work of Enrique Martínez Celaya, Whale & Star Press, Venice, US
A. Yariv, “Compassion and Subjectivity (Conversation with Amnon Yariv and Enrique Martínez Celaya).” in Unbroken Poetry: The Work of Enrique Martínez Celaya, Whale & Star Press, Venice, US

1998
M.A. Greenstein, “Why Hegel?” in Enrique Martínez Celaya: Berlin, The Fragility of Nearness, William Griffin Editions, Venice, US

1997
C. Miles, “A Conversation with Enrique Martínez Celaya.” Artweek, December

1994
“A Manifesto.” In Black Paintings: Poems and Visual Works, University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, US


SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

2018
“Anderson Ranch Arts Center Welcomes Visiting Artist Enrique Martínez Celaya.” Anderson Ranch Arts Center, 26 June
L. K. Fanning, “Encountering the Spiritual in Contemporary Art” Yale University Press, May
“Anderson Ranch Editions brings art from the print shop to the public.” The Aspen Times, 24 May
“Enrique Martínez Celaya // The Other Life. 3.5-2.6 2018.” MyGuide2Stockholm, 7 May
A. L. Shea, “Photo essay: Frieze New York recap.” The New Criterion
“Poestiska installationer (Poetic installations).” Svenska Dagbladet, 5 May
A. Armstrong, “Island in the Sun: Collectors Flock to Frieze New York for High-Temprature Opening.” ArtNews, 2 May
C. Bedient & D. Lau, “Enrique Martínez Celaya: Notes on the paintings.” Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry & Opinion, January

2017
C. Goldstein, “Enrique Martínez Celaya’s Enigmatic Art Reflects on Nature’s Power Using Paint, Canvas, and an Actual Airplane.” Artnet News, 19 December
E. M. Swenson, “Outside of Miami Basel, Fredric Snitzer Gallery Celebrated its 40th with Enrique Martínez Celaya Exhibit.” HuffPost, 12 December
“Enrique Martínez Celaya solo exhibition features new large-scale outdoor installation.” ArtDaily, 2 December
K. Uhlir, “Enrique Martínez Celaya: A Personal Retrospective on Contemporary Art.” DenverArtMuseum.org, 3 November
“‘The Mirroring Land’ by Enrique Martínez Celaya at Galerie Judin, Berlin.” Blouin Artinfo, 16 October
R.M. Vaughan, “Enrique Martínez Celaya: The Mirroring Land.” White Hot Magazine, 16 September
N. Smith, “Art Notes: Dartmouth Hosts a Painter in Pursuit of Discoveries.” Valley News, 4 May
C. Hedges, “The Artist as Prophet with Enrique Martínez Celaya.” Contact with Chris Hedges, 29 April
C. Little, “Enrique Martínez Celaya’s The First Kierkegaard.” Hyperallergic, 24 March
L. Brown, “Art Show.” Elle Decor, April
L. Wei, “Enrique Martínez Celaya: ‘The sense of past as memory always has force.’” Studio International, 21 April
V. Stapley-Brown, “Three to See: New York. From Marsden Hartley’s Maine to Enrique Martínez Celaya’s Inquisitive Work.” The Art Newspaper, 30 March
R. Scher, “Enrique Martínez Celaya: The Gypsy Camp.” Riot Material, 29 March
S. Delson, “In the Gallery with Enrique Martínez Celaya: Reflecting on Cuban Identity, near-misses in painting, and reading Gabriel García Márquez.” Cuban Art News, 28 March

2016
L. van Straaten, “Art Basel Miami Beach: Dizzying, Dazzling and Full of Dollar Signs.” Hollywood Reporter, 1 December
S. Hostetler, “Conversations: Enrique Martínez Celaya and Boris Hirmas Said.” Art Basel Magazine, December
H. Silverstein, “Roth Scholar Enrique Martínez Celaya on the State of the Artist.” The Dartmouth, 18 October
Z. Cherian, “Roth Scholar: Enrique Martínez Celaya.” The Dartmouth, 27 September
L. T. Becker, “From the Everyday to the Epic.” in Enrique Martínez Celaya: Small Paintings 1974-2015. Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Birmingham, UK
D. Pener, “Private Lives.” Cultured, Summer
A. Travers, “Self, Land and Enrique Martínez Celaya.” Aspen Times, 23 June
H. Cain, “Self and Sea by Enrique Martínez Celaya delves into the Depths of Portraiture at Parafin Gallery.” Widewalls, May
J. Beckenstein, “Back to a Changing Garden at LongHouse Reserve.” The New York Times, 7 May
K. McMahon, “L.A. Habitat: Enrique Martínez Celaya.” ArtNews, 6 May

2015
E. Jordan, “Enrique Martínez Celaya talks Physics, Writings and ‘Empires.’” Whitewall Magazine, 28 October
P. Frank, “You’ll Never Make Authentic Art If You Aim To Please.”The Huffington Post, 2 October
L. Zimmer, “Between Land and Sea: Enrique Martínez Celaya at Jack Shainman Gallery.” Art Nerd, 5 October
C. Burns and P. Pobric, “Top Seven Gallery Shows in New York This Week: Enrique Martínez Celaya at Jack Shainman Gallery.” Art Newspaper, 8 September
C. Gough, “Enrique Martínez Celaya.” Elephant, 18 September
R. Nieminen, “Inside the Artist’s Studio.” Interiors & Sources, September
S. Nys Dambrot, “Artist profile: Enrique Martínez Celaya.” art ltd., July/August
A. Herold, “Artist Enrique Martínez Celaya Comes Out of Hiding.” Los Angeles Magazine, July
A. Travers, “Enrique Martínez Celaya’s ‘On Art and Mindfulness.’” The Aspen Times, 23 June
L. Ollman, “Windows to the Soul.” Los Angeles Times, 11 April
E. Goldman, “Trippin’ with Enrique Martínez Celaya.” KCRW, 8 April
M. Slenske, “The Prophet.” Modern Painters, April
C. Burns and P. Pobric, “What to see at the fairs in New York this week.” The Art Newspaper, 12 March

2014
M. Romano and J. Tarmy. “U.S. Collectors Look to Cuba as Next Hot Art Market.” Bloomberg, 21 December
M. Slenske, “Grand Immersion.” Wall Street Journal Magazine, September
A. Landi, “Facing the Blank Canvas.” ARTnews, June
H. Weibull, “Kubansk-amerikansk konstnär inspireras av Harry Martinson.” SVT Kultur, 2 February
D. Matos, “Enrique Martínez Celaya: Al Borde del Camino” El Nuevo Herald, 5 January

2013
A. Cooper, “Burning Angels.” Blouin ArtInfo, 3 December
A. Reed, “Enrique Martínez Celaya: SITE Santa Fe.” Art in America, October
L. Tresp, “The Pearl of Memory.” ARTslant, 26 September
I. McLister, “Enrique Martínez Celaya: ‘The Pearl’ at SITE Santa Fe ‘Concepts and Studies for The Pearl’ at James Kelly Contemporary.” Art ltd, September/October
K. M. Davis, “Enrique Martínez Celaya: Concepts and Studies for the Pearl.” THE Magazine, September
A. F. Honigman, “Critic’s Picks: Enrique Martínez Celaya at SITE Santa Fe.” Artforum, 7 August
P. Pobric, “Home from home: Pac Pobric on Enrique Martínez Celaya’s ‘The Pearl’ at SITE Santa Fe.” The Art Newspaper, 16 July
D. Raskin, “Enrique Martínez Celaya: From the Cliché to the Archetype.” Arte Al Día
M. Abatemarco, “Domestic disturbance: Enrique Martínez Celaya’s ‘The Pearl’.” Santa Fe New Mexican, 12 July
K. Roberts, “SITE Santa Fe evolves to display ‘The Pearl’.”vAlbuquerque Journal, 11 July
E. Wood, “Enrique Martínez Celaya: L.A. Louver.” Artillery, March/April
P. Frank, “Haiku Review: Enrique Martínez Celaya.” The Huffington Post, 6 February

2012
L. Ollman, “Critics Choice: Enrique Martínez Celaya art of displacement and longing.” Los Angeles Times, 23 November
“Enrique Martínez Celaya: The Hunt’s Will.” Artweek LA, 12 November
J. C. Chavez, “Afloran los recuerdos con escultura homenaje a Operación Pedro Pan en
Miami.” El Nuevo Herald, 19 October
J. Persman, “Längtan i exil blir en fullträff (Longing in exile, a direct hit).” Svenska Dagbladet, 12 September
K. Althén, “Exil med många möjligheter (Exile with many possibilities).” Västerbottens-Kuriren, 31 August
A. Shaw, “Monumental sculpture inspired by Cuban exodus unveiled at Hermitage.” The Art Newspaper, 8 July
A. Shaw, “Hermitage buys Martínez Celaya’s first video.” The Art Newspaper, No. 231, January
G. Graff, “Cowboy Junkies Getting Back to ‘The Folk Vibe’ on ‘The Wilderness.’” Billboard Magazine, 8 March
D.G. “Enrique Martínez Celaya.” Arte y Parte, February
N. Hernández, “Ficción invernal.” La Vanguardia, 22 February
K. Soto, “Los aventajados hemisferios de Enrique Martínez Celaya.” Complot Magazine, February

2011
L. Alvarez, “Miami Is Now About Art.” New York Times, 30 November
R. Wolff, “Miami Ice: A View of Beethoven.” Wall Street Journal, 28 October
R. Wallwork, “Fantastic Journey: Artist Enrique Martínez Celaya sheds new light on exile experience.” Modern Luxury, December
J. Bonadio, “Beethoven in a New (Darker Light).” WQXR, 9 November
A. Tschida, “Snows of Exile: Enrique Martínez Celaya Schneebett at the Miami Art Museum.” The Miami Herald, 16 October
J. Hood, “NiteTalk: Sleeptalking to Beethoven.” NBC Miami, 14 October
S. Moreno, “Beethoven: inspiración y ausencia en arte universal.” El Nuevo Herald, 13 October
C. Lamb, “Enrique Martínez Celaya Schneebett, Beethoven’s Frigid Deathbed, Opens at Miami Art Museum.” Miami New Times, 11 October
L. Ollman, “Art review: Enrique Martínez Celaya at L.A. Louver.” Los Angeles Times, 23 June
J. Fernandez, “La Ciencia Como Arte.” SUMMUS, June-September
J. Mendelssohn, “Enrique Martínez Celaya: The Cliff.” Studio International, 27 May
J. McDonald, “From the Heart.” The Sydney Morning Herald, 7-8 May
G. Serisier, “Fighting the Narrative Pull.” Australian Art Collector, April-June
P. Gibson, “Seductive fictions: Enrique Martínez Celaya.” Art Monthly, 6 May
N. Gall, “Enrique Martínez Celaya: The Cliff.” ArtLink, May
O. Sommereyns, “Power Players 2011.” Florida International Magazine, April
I. Leyva, “Enrique Martínez Celaya.” ArtNexus
G. Orel, “Cowboy Junkies’ Margo Timmins Goes Underneath Her Covers.” The Wall Street Journal, 4 February
“The Grand Show: Enrique Martínez Celaya. Selected Work 1992–2010.” ArtCircuits, 12 February
S. Frederick, “Enrique Martínez Celaya: Selected Work/Obra Selecta 1992-2010.” Miami Herald, 16 January
J. Colapinto, “Just Have Less.” The New Yorker, 3 January
A. Japour, “Brilliance in Our Midst.” SocialMiami.com, 9 January
M. Milliner, “The Return of the Religious in Contemporary Art.” The Huffington Post, 6 January
S. Moreno, “Bienal De Arte Dice Adios.” El Nuevo Herald 

2010
B. Sokol, “Divine Aspiration.” Ocean Drive, September
J. Batet, “Enrique Martínez Celaya.” ArtNexus
K. L. Wolgamott, “Enrique Martínez Celaya writings rigorous, enlightening and stimulating.” Lincoln Journal Star, 4 December
E. Turner, “Critic’s Choice, Best Openings.” ArtCircuits, 20 December
I. Gaskell, “A Nietzschean Encounter.” in The Wanderer: Foreign Landscapes of Enrique Martínez Celaya, Museum of Biblical Art, New York, US
M. J. Milliner, “Ambiguity at the American Acropolis.” The Public Discourse, 11 November
C. Ha, “The Wanderer: Foreign Landscapes of Enrique Martínez Celaya at Museum of Biblical Art in New York.” Sunday Arts News. PBS Thirteen–New York Public Media, 11 October
R. R. Reno, “The Body of Death, Pictured.” First Things, 14 October
E. Fernandez, “Enrique Martínez Celaya is Miami’s most exotic Cuban artist.” Poder, 7 September
S. Brooks, “Big Sur.” Robb Report, August
J. Batet, “Arte, Compromiso Moral y Profecía (Art, Moral Commitment and Prophecy).” El Nuevo Herald, 4 July

2009
L. Ollman, “Enrique Martínez Celaya.” Art in America, Exhibition Reviews, March
J. T. D. Neil, “Enrique Martínez Celaya.” ArtReview, March
G. Serisier, “The Art of Space. The Space of Art.” Australian Design, 6 January
W. M. Blazier, “Enrique Martínez Celaya: An Unfinished Conversation.” Fine Art Connoisseur, December
S. Eyman, “The Paintings of Enrique Martínez Celaya.” The Palm Beach Post, 15 November
L. R. Rigual, “100 Individuals Pushing Florida Into the Future.” Florida International Magazine, April
G. González, “Brush Fire.” Aspen Magazine

2008
J. Finkel, “Layers of Devotion (and the Scars to Prove It).” The New York Times, 23 November
H. W. Schmidt, “Nullsechs Nullsieben mdbk,” in Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, DE
P. Gibson, “Raw Talent.” Vogue Australia, August
“Martínez Celaya and the Exile’s Nomadism (Martínez Celaya y el Nomadismo del Exiliado).” ArtPremium
A. Bennie, “Quantum Man Mines the Chasm Between Art and Science.” The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 March
M. Donohue, “Enrique Martínez Celaya.” ArtScene, December
“Enrique Martínez Celaya: Daybreak.” The Magazine Los Angeles, November
A. Herrera, “Martínez Celaya: Visiones Nómadas.” El Nuevo Herald, 6 January

2007
“Installation Schneebett in Leipzig zu sehen.” Lausitzer Rundschau, 22 June
H. Pupat, “Das Haus nach innen Erweitern.” Leipziger Volkszeitung, 21 June
J. Finkel, “Enrique Martínez Celaya.” ArtNews, May
C. Damian, “Enrique Martínez Celaya: The Rhythms of Life.” ArtNexus,
C. Suarez De Jesus, “Nomad.” Miami New Times, 22 November
F. Steinhart, Executive Producer. “Enrique Martínez Celaya at Miami Art Museum.” Mega TV, Florida, 13 November
L. K. Wolgamott, “The Artist and Nebraska.” Lincoln Journal Star, 13 October
S. Platt, “Enrique Martínez Celaya, Seattle.” Art Papers, July/August
“Anderson Ranch Honors Artist, Patrons.” The Aspen Times, 21 April
A. Dunne, “Space for a Sense of Place.” The Irish Times, 5 April
S. Cash, “Report from Colorado.” Art in America, February
D. A. Siedell, “Enrique Martínez Celaya: Coming Home Before and After Schneebett.” artUS, January/February

2006
T. McEvilley, “Preface.” in Martínez Celaya: Early Work, Whale & Star Press, Delray Beach, US
L. Caruso, RADAR: Selections from the Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan, Denver Art Museum, US
C. Williams, “An Ever Wider World: Enrique Martínez Celaya.” West Magazine, 11 June
S. Hanor, H. M. Davies, F. Alÿs. TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, US
J. Felstiner, “Your Song, What Does It Know?” in Martínez Celaya: Early Work, Whale & Star Press, Delray Beach, US
J. Wendland, Kunstzeitung, September
“Leipzig lädt ins Schneebett.” Die Welt, 14 July
R. Julke, “Mitgefühl für Beethoven: Bildermuseum zeigt Martínez Celaya’s Schneebett.” Leipzig-Internet Zeitung, 22 June
C. Dea, “A Spiritual ‘Peace’ of Mind.” Los Angeles Times, 15 June
S. Peters, “Review: Enrique Martínez Celaya.” Seattle Weekly, 12 April
T. Buckwater, “Enrique Martínez Celaya at the Oakland Museum.” The Monthly, January 
P. Frank, “Review: Enrique Martínez Celaya.” LA Weekly, January

2005
L. Ollman, “Renaissance Man Looks to the Past.” Los Angeles Times, 9 December
G. González, “The Escape Artist.” Boca Raton Magazine, December
S. Gavlak, “Portrait of the Artist.” Ocean Drive, November
M. Mills, “Best Local Artist.” Palm Beach New Times, May

2004
J. Gilbert, “Enrique Martínez Celaya.” Flaunt
C. Damian, “Enrique Martínez Celaya.” ArtNexus
G. Forck, “Schneebett: Eine Installation in der Philharmonie.” Berliner Philhamoniker Das Magazin, November/December
M. L. Knott, “Künstler dieser Ausgabe: E.M. Celaya.” Le Monde Diplomatique, November
M. Rakow, “Looking for a Context for Martínez Celaya’s Work.” Works + conversations, October
E. Turner, “The Prince of Darkness.” The Miami Herald, 7 March
M. Schudel, “Layers of Meaning.” Sun-Sentinel, 7 March
M. Mills, “Black is Back.” Broward-Palm Beach New Times, 25-31 March
S. Oksenhorn, “Winter’s Child.” Aspen Times Weekly, February
V. Martin, “Enrique Martínez Celaya at Griffin Contemporary.” ArtWeek, December-January

2003
D. A. Siedell, “The October Cycle, 2000-2002.” in The October Cycle, 2000-2002, Marquand Books, Seattle, US
T. McEvilley, “Martínez Celaya: No Horizon Line.” in All the field is ours, Griffin Contemporary, Santa Monica, US
S. Wong-Sutch, “The Art of Living.” The Peninsula
B. Genocchio, “An Ethereal World, Explored Breath by Breath.” The New York Times
S. Douglas, “Enrique Martínez Celaya: All the Field is Ours.” The Art Newspaper
L. K. Wolgamott, “Top 10 Art Shows of 2003.” Lincoln Journal Star, 28 December
C. P. Scott, “A Colorful New Martínez Celaya.” Los Angeles Times, 18 December
L. T. Becker, “Enrique Martínez Celaya: Poetry in Process.” Colorado University Art Museum Bulletin, Fall
L. Ollman, “In a Silent Season.” Art in America, May 2003

2002
N. K. Turner, “Enrique Martínez Celaya.” ArtScene, November
L. Ollman, “Primal Emotions Evoked in Black.” Los Angeles Times, 1 November
D. Pagel, “Enrique Martínez Celaya.” Los Angeles Times, 19 April
C. Chattopadhyay, “Enrique Martínez Celaya, Orange County Museum of Art.” ArtNexus

2001
C. Merewether, “Departure Without Return.” in Enrique Martínez Celaya:1992-2000, Wienand, Cologne, DE
A. Solomon-Godeau, “Restitutional Fragments.” in Enrique Martínez Celaya: 1992-2000, Wienand, Cologne, DE
L. Ollman, “Insight Within Arm’s Reach.” Los Angeles Times, 26 November
C. Heyward, “Review,” Art Papers, May/June
J. Rosenberg, “The Evolution of Enrique.” Los Angeles Times, 6 March
T. Breidenbach, “Enrique Martínez Celaya.” ArtForum, February
P. Frank, “Art Picks of the Week.” LA Weekly, 16-22 February

2000
C. Tomkins, “Enrique Martínez Celaya.” The New Yorker, 11 December
S. LaBerge, “Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming.” Ions, Noetic Sciences Review, September-November
B. Thornburg, “Latin Quarters.” Los Angeles Times Magazine, 24 September
C. Chattopadhyay, “Enrique Martínez Celaya at Griffin Contemporary.” Artweek, July/August
C. Knight, “Catching the ‘Next Wave’ of Painters.” Los Angeles Times, 20 June
D. Hernández, “De Poesía, Pintura y Escultura.” Diario de Monterrey, 3 May
L. Ollman, “Poetry in Pictures.” Los Angeles Times, 26 May
B. Wario, “Encuentra en Pintura Respuesta a Preguntas.” El Norte, 26 April

1999
A. T. Brodzky, “Unbroken Poetry.” in Unbroken Poetry: The Work of Enrique Martínez Celaya, Whale & Star Press, Venice, US
W. Browning, “Terminal Thoughts.” Hampstead and Highgate Express, 5 November
N. Brown, “Review.” The Independent, 24 October
S. Geer, “Review.” ArtNexus, May-July
L. Ollman, “Enrique Martínez Celaya at Griffin Contemporary Exhibitions.” Art in America, May

1998
P. Frank, “Enrique Martínez Celaya.” Enrique Martínez Celaya: Berlin, The Fragility of Nearness, William Griffin Editions, Venice, US
T. Collins, “The Work of Three Poets.” Zing Magazine, Winter
L. Ollman, Los Angeles Times, 25 December
C. Isé, “Visual Poetry.” Los Angeles Times, 30 October
V. H. Hein, “Atemwende oder Die Welt im Kopf.” Mittelbayerische, 6 August
C. Böckel, “Er Will Bewegen: ‘No Entertaining!’” Mittelbayerische, 30 June
J. A. Perez Ruiz, ArtNexus, May
P. Frank, “Review” ArtNews, February
C. Damian, ArtNexus, January-March

1997
R. Windhausen, “Arte Latinoamericano.” La Prensa (Miami), 23 November
A. Alvarez Bravo, “La Poesía, Modelo de la Plastica.” El Nuevo Herald, 2 November
A. Alvarez Lezama, San Juan Star, 3 October
E. García Gutiérrez, “El Artista en su Laberinto.” El Nuevo Día, Revista Domingo, 21 September

1996
C. A. Riley, “The Power of Restraint.” in Enrique Martínez Celaya, Tricia Collins, Grand Salon, New York, US
R. Schoenkopf, “A Marriage in Blood.” OC Weekly, 9 August

1995
F. Pohl, “Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Painters.” in Lions of Frosting, Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, US
P. Von Froemming, “Gifts of Love.” The Independent, 1 December
S. Jenkins, “An Open Heart.” Artweek, 17 November
D. A. Greene, “Painting the Town.” Los Angeles Reader, 29 September

1993
M. Darling, “An Unusually Rich Storehouse of Ideas.” Scene Magazine, 20 August
M. Alvarez Lezama, “Exhibit Asks Viewers to Question Boundaries.” The San Juan Star, 7 April

1992
D. Burkhart, “An Artist Worth Being Excited About.” San Jose Mercury News, 18 March

1991
M. Alegre Barrios, “Martínez Celaya Exhibe en Luigi Marronzzini.” El Nuevo Día, 2 September 


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Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, RU
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, US
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, US
Miami Art Museum, Miami, US
Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, DE
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, US
Denver Art Museum, Denver, US
Konsthallen Strandverket på Marstrand, SE
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, US
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, US
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, US
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, US
Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, US
The Colorado Collection, Boulder, US
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, US
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, US
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, US
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, US
Neues Stadtmuseum der Stadt Landsberg/Lech, DE
Davenport Museum of Art, Davenport, US
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, US
Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, US
Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, US
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, US
Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, US


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