Scanned by Bellevue Fine Art Reproduction, LLC.

KELDA MARTENSEN 


EDUCATION
2009     MFA, Visual Art, Sam Fox School of Art and Design, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
2002 BA, Studio Art, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019    
Editions Studio, Seattle, WA

2018    
Ghost Gallery off-site exhibition, 12th AVE ARTS building, Seattle, WA

2017    
Pratt Window Gallery, TK building, Seattle, WA

2016    
Artist-in-Residence Exhibition, Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, WA
New Works, Google Corporate Offices, Kirkland, WA

2015    
To read your gestures aloud, Johnston Architects, Seattle, WA

2012    
Prints and Artist Books, Door No. 3, Twisp, WA

2011    
Prints and Artist books, Collins Pub, Seattle, WA
New Works, Burien Community Center, Burien, WA

2010    
Something is Shifting, Pratt Gallery, Seattle, WA             
Prints and Artist Books, Dub Sea, Seattle, WA

2009    
Artist Books and Works on Paper, University of Missouri Craft Gallery, Columbia, MO
I’ll be your closest neighbor, The Chapel Gallery, St. Louis, MO    


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018    
Extracurricular II, North Seattle College Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Small Prints, Biennial National Print Exhibition, Bend Art Center, Bend, OR

2017    
DISRUpTION, Valise Gallery, Vashon, WA
Making Our Mark, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Sitka Art Invitational, World Forestry Center, Portland, OR
Strange Coupling (collaboration with Shannon Hobbs), Good Arts Building, Seattle, WA

2016    
_scape, Curtis Arts & Humanities Center, Denver, CO
Fused Space: Dimensions in Collage – Kelda Martensen and Melanie Reed, AXIS Gallery, Seattle, WA
Pressing On, Schack Art Center, Everett, WA
Seattle Print Arts – The Print Exchange Decade, juried group show, ArtReach Gallery, Portland, OR

2015    
Extracurricular: The NSC Art Faculty Exhibition, North Seattle College Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
The Public Arena: Public Art and Its Role in Community, North Seattle College Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Pigment + Paper: Seattle Print Arts Exhibition, juried group show, Bellevue College Gallery, Bellevue, WA
Cross Pollination, Shift Gallery, Seattle, WA

2014    
In This Place, Virago Gallery, Seattle, WA
The New Current, online exhibition, Seattle, WA

2013    
WORLD CITY: Exploring the Architecture of Global Relationships, Seattle Design Festival, Seattle, WA
Kelda Martensen, Daphne Minkoff and Laura Thorne, Alexis Hotel, Seattle, WA
Hybrids and Other Strange Amalgamations, SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA

2012    
Stories from Art and Nature, Sitka Art Invitational, World Forestry Center, Portland, OR
Kelda Martensen and Glenn Tramantano, South Seattle College Gallery, Seattle, WA
Print Houston Print Invitational,18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX
The Texture of Being, Cullom Gallery, Seattle, WA
Sev Shoon Group Show, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
Brick and Mortar, Steele Gallery, Seattle, WA     

2011    
Flat Files, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Kent Summer Art Exhibit, Centennial Center Gallery, Kent, WA
Sev Shoon: 20 Years of Printing, Seattle City Hall, Seattle, WA
Pressing Destiny: Washington University Printmakers Move West! Subterranean Books, St. Louis, MO
Chido Johnson’s Let’s talk about Love Baby, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO              
Seven: a collection of prints and works on paper, Bellevue College Gallery, Bellevue, WA

2010    
Featured Artists, SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA         
These Numbers Have Faces, Uncommon Ground, Chicago, IL      
Regarding Place, St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, MO       
Page Turner: Contemporary Artist Books, Burien Art Gallery, Burien, WA
Collaborative prints, drawings and paintings with Stephanie Barenz, Caggio Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2009    
On the Cutting Edge: West Coast Artists Using Collage and Assemblage, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
Pulled, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO
Women Printmakers, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, St. Louis, MO                   
MFA Thesis exhibition, Kemper Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO
5th International Artist’s Book Triennial, Vilnius, Lithuania
Runneth Over, CBC Satellite Space, St. Louis, MO
BookEnds: The Book as Art, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD                       
Art, Fact, Artifact: The Book in Time and Place, University of Iowa Center for the Book, Iowa City, IA
Triennial National Collegiate Handmade Paper Exhibition, Rutgers University, NJ

2008    
Parabola, Steinberg Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Fill in the ___, Kulturprojekte-Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2007    
From Wood to Paper, Red Delicious Press, Aurora, CO


PUBLIC AND COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
2016    
Lead teaching artist, North Seattle College mural – design by Angela Mele, Seattle, WA
ST Roosevelt Mural, Roosevelt Sound Transit Link Light Rail Station, Seattle, WA

2015    
Lead teaching artist, North Seattle College mural – design by Justin Gibbens, Seattle, WA

2014    
Lead teaching artist, North Seattle College mural – design by Heather Brammeier, Seattle, WA
West Seattle Junction Signal Box Art Installation Project, Seattle, WA

2012    
Small Voids, Traveling guerrilla exhibition by Todd Jannausch: Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; Oakland, CA
Gallery (206), project by Todd Jannaush, Occidental Park, Seattle Art Museum & Ghost Gallery, Seattle, WA
We Belong to this Band, public art installation by Lisa Bulawsky, MAPC Conference, Minneapolis, MN
Collaborative mail exchange with Stephanie Barenz between Seattle, WA and Milwaukee, WI

2011    
Tacoma Murals Project, 43rd street bridge, lead artist with Chris Sharp, Tacoma, WA 

2010    
Tacoma Murals Project, Fern Hill (84th and Park Ave), Lead artist, Tacoma, WA 
Tacoma Murals Project, Portland Avenue Community Center, One of five lead artists, Tacoma, WA

2008    
Berlin Wall Mural, lead artist, funded by a grant from the Gephardt Institute for Public Service, Berlin, Germany
“I AM” Collaborative project and workshops with middle school students of St. Louis, MO

2007    
Walk the Talk, Collaboration with ARC of Anchorage residents, Anchorage, AK

2004    
Art from the Heart mural and exhibitions, Portland, OR

2003    
Stanford University Sierra Camp Lodge mural, Fallen Leaf, CA

2002    
Community Mural, Moseushi, Hokkaido, Japan


GUEST LECTURES
2018    
Visiting Artist Lecture, Willamette University, Salem, OR

2016    
Artist-in-Residence Lecture, Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, WA
Artist Lecture, Google, Kirkland, WA

2015    
Artist Lecture, North Seattle College Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Artist Lecture, Northwest Collage Society, Seattle, WA

2014    
Presentation, Getting to the heart of the matter in art, philosophy and history. Washington Community Colleges
Humanities Association Conference, Seattle, WA
Artist Lecture, Using Social Media as an independent Artist, North Seattle College, Seattle, WA

2013    
Artist Lecture, Using Social Media as an independent Artist, North Seattle College, Seattle, WA

2012    
Guest Lecture, Writing for Artists, Gage Academy of Art - Artist Toolkit Series, Seattle, WA
Artist Lecture with Glenn Tramantano, South Seattle College, Seattle, WA
Visiting Artist Talk, Mixed Media Printmaking, Door No. 3, Twisp, WA

2011    
Guest Consultant, Arts for Learning Curriculum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Artist Talk, An Artist Residency and the Hunt for Contemporary Art in Paris, Seattle Print Arts, Seattle, WA

2010    
Visiting Artist Lecture, Book Arts, Hutch School, Seattle, WA

2009    
Curator’s Talk, Page Turner: Contemporary Artist Books, Seattle Book Arts Guild, Seattle, WA

2008    
Guest Lecture, Writing for Artists, Willamette University, Salem, OR


GRANTS, HONORS, AWARDS and RESIDENCIES
2017    
Conceptual Visionary Award, Pratt Fine Art Annual Auction, Seattle, WA
John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award, League for Innovation in the Community College, Chandler, AZ

2016    
Professional Artist-in-Residence, Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, WA
Dan Evans Innovation in Teaching Award, Seattle College District, WA

2015    
Tenure, North Seattle College, Seattle, WA

2011    
Artist Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

2010    
Larry Sommers Art Fellowship Merit Award, Seattle Print Arts, Seattle, WA

2010    
Highly Qualified Teaching Artist, Washington State Arts Commission, WA

2009    
3rd Place Award, On the Cutting Edge: West Coast Artists Using Collage, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
Association of Women Faculty Graduate Award, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Outstanding Graduate Student Book Award, College Book Art Association, Tempe, AZ

2008    
Summer Stipend Award, Gephardt Institute of Public Service, Washington University in St. Louis, MO
Artist Residency, Sommerakadamie, Kulturprojekte Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Illustrated Book Award, Washington University in St. Louis, MO
Bell Cramer Award in Printmaking, Washington University in St. Louis, MO


SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA
King County Public Art Collection, Seattle, WA
Google, Kirkland, WA
City of Tacoma, Portable Works Collection, Tacoma, WA 
Special Collections Library, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
Willamette University, Salem, OR
Southern Graphics Council International Archive
Bokartas, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania                
Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Studio for the Illustrated Book, St. Louis, MO
Benaroya Family, Seattle, WA


TEACHING
2012 - present 
Tenured Faculty, Visual Art, North Seattle College, Seattle, WA (Department Chair 2014-present, Tenure 2015)

2011- 2012      
Associate Faculty, Studio Art, Cascadia Community College, Bothell, WA
Instructor in Printmaking and Artist Books, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2010-2012       
Teaching Artist Mentor, Puget Sound Educational Service District, Renton, WA
Instructor in Printmaking, Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, WA
Instructor in Printmaking, Sev Shoon Art Center, Seattle, WA

2010 - 2011     
Associate Faculty, Art in Education, Central Washington University – Pierce County, Lakewood, WA
Instructor in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking, Moshier Art Center, Burien, WA
Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Design, Tacoma School of the Arts, Tacoma, WA
Lead Teaching Artist, Tacoma Mural Program, City of Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

2009                
Master Printer’s and Teaching Assistant, Island Press, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.
Graduate Teaching Assistant and Substitute Teacher of Record, 2D/3D, Washington University in St. Louis
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Guerilla Printmaking, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

2007                
Head Graduate Teaching Fellow, Critical Frameworks in the Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis
Studio Manager and Teaching Assistant, Printmaking, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Seattle Print Arts, Book Arts Guild, Puget Sound Book Artists, College Book Arts, College Art Association, Southern Graphics Council International, Community College Humanities Association