Biography

Nan on Swing in Red Blouse 2Born 1950 Colorado

Education

Master of Arts in Sculpture, Texas Woman’s University, 2007

B.S. in Clothing & Textiles, Brigham Young University, 1986

Exhibitions

2017

Texas Sculpture Association Membership show, Grapevine, Texas

Tarrant County College juried show, Hurst, Texas

Keller City Hall juried show, Keller, Texas

Mary Tomas Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Farmington Museum juried show, Farmington, New Mexico

The Center, invitation, Dallas, Texas

2016

Texas Sculpture Association Membership show, Mesquite, Texas

ART7 Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas

The Grand Theater, Lewisville, Texas

Mary Tomas Gallery, Dallas, Texas

125 Show, PAA Gallery, Plano, Texas

Small Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Mary Tomas Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2015

SLANT Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Hecho en Dallas, Dallas, Texas

Gallery 550, Addison, Texas

Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas

2014

The Tower Gallery, Grapevine, Texas

Rachel Nash Gallery, Dallas, Texas

125 Show Exhibit, Plano, Texas

Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas

Arlington Visual Arts Association Exhibit,  Arlington, Texas

2013

Oxide Gallery, Denton, Texas

Sculptechular 2013, Frisco, Texas

Plano Art Association, Plano, Texas

Greg Moon Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

Cohn Drennan Contemporary, Dallas, Texas

Texas National, Nacogdoches, Texas

500X EXPO, Dallas, Texas

2012

The Tower Gallery, Grapevine, Texas

Laura Moore Fine Art Studios, McKinney, Texas

MSC Forsyth Center Galleries, College Station, Texas

Texas Visual Arts Association Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Texas Visual Arts Citation Show, Plano, Texas

2005 – 2007

THE ARTS Gallery, group show, Plano, Texas

Voertman group show, Denton, Texas

Continental Lofts Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2000 – 2004

IR Gallery, solo show, Dallas, Texas

Voertman group show, Denton, Texas

Alley Gallery, West Carrolton, Ohio

Red River Gallery, group show, Denison, Texas

1998 – 1999

Collin College Gallery, group show, Plano, Texas

Dallas City Hall, group show, Dallas, Texas

Plano Art Centre, solo show, Plano, Texas

Plano City Hall, group show, Plano, Texas

Awards

2017

Honorable Mention, Keller City Hall, Keller, Texas

2016

Honorable Mention, Texas Sculpture Association Membership show, Mesquite, Texas

2015

Best in Show, Gallery 550, Addison, Texas

2014

1st Place 3-D, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas

1st Place 3-D, Arlington Visual Arts Association Exhibit, Arlington, Texas

2013

3rd Place, Cohn Drennan Contemporary, Dallas, Texas

2012

2nd Place, The Tower Gallery, Grapevine, Texas

Best of Show, MCS Forsyth Center Galleries, College Station, Texas

Best of Show, Texas Visual Arts Association Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Merchant Award, Texas Visual Arts Citation Show, Plano, Texas

Design Showrooms

Muse on Dragon, Dallas, Texas, 1998 – 2000

Source Design Studio, Houston, Texas, 2000

Television

Style Network, National Television Broadcast on Modern Masters, 2007

HGTV, National Television Broadcast on Modern Masters, 2003

Reviews

Cohn Drennan Contemporary, 2013

“Best in show was Nan Martin’s middle torso drawing in black trailing wire, like rhythmic charcoal on disappearing white paper. An interplay of shape and form, shadows and black on white. I have a shot of the buttocks alone that makes me think in a simple complexity of two and three dimensions intermingled in space, like what sculpture is all about.”  J.R. Compton, Dallas Arts Revue

Keller City Hall, 2017

“Coated wire formed human titled “caught” by Nan Martin. There is a weight of sorrow with this piece and ultimately we think art should make the viewer feel something. Well executed, thought provoking, balanced, engaging.” Alberto and Mary Tomas with Mary Tomas Gallery, Dallas, Texas