Martha Saunders

  • Selected Works

     Dissolving Fields, 2016.
    Beeswax, pigment on wood panel, 48 x 48 inches

    Strike by Martha Saunders at Les Yeux du Monde Art Gallery

    Strike, 2016
    Beeswax, pigment on wood panel, 36 x 36 inches

    Slowly Revealed by Martha Saunders at Les Yeux du Monde Art Gallery

    Slowly Revealed, 2016
    Beeswax, pigment on wood panel, 24 x 24 inches

    Forming by Martha Saunders at Les Yeux du Monde Art Gallery
    Forming, 2008
    Beeswax, pigment on wood panel, 48 x 48 inches

    Phases by Martha Saunders at Les Yeux du Monde Art Gallery

    Phases, 2015
    Beeswax, pigment on wood panel, 48 x 48 inches

  • Past Exhibitions

    Visions for 2016
    Janet Bruce, J. M. Henry, Deborah Kahn, Martha Saunders
    22 January – 6 March

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    Martha Saunders
    Intersecting Pauses
    26 August – 3 October 2011

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    Martha Saunders | Oscillating Vistas
    Exhibition dates 

    1 September – 14 October 2006
     

  • Biography

    EDUCATION

    MFA Mount Royal School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

    BFA Painting and Printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2016 Solidifying Fields,  Beverly Street Studio School, Staunton, VA.

    2011 Interior Fog, ArtGallery, Norfolk, VA

             Intersecting Pauses, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA.

    2009 Wander – Cull – Configure, The Gallery at Towne Pavilion II, Virginia Beach, VA

     

    2008 Oscillating Vistas, ArtGallery, Norfolk, VA

    2007 Excavating, Staunton Augusta Art Center, Staunton, VA

    2006 Oscillating Vistas, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA

             Gateway Building Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond,VA

    2005 Suspended Sites, Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA

    2001 Mind Skin, McMasters Gallery, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

            Fusing Terrains, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA

    1997 Hood College, Frederick, MD

    SELECTED JURIED AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2016 Visions for 2016, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA

    2015 Faculty Exhibition, Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

    2014 Amazonas in Color, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA

    2013 1708 Satellite Exhibition, Linden Row, Richmond, VA

    2013 Open Spaces, McGuffey  Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

    2013 Faculty Exhibition, Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg , VA

    2012 Earth Fire Air Water, University of Virginia, Ruffin Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

             From the Hill: Mary Baldwin Faculty, Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA

    2010 Minds Wide Open: Women in the Arts, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA

             Minds Wide Open: Four Women Artists, Beverly Street Studio School, Staunton, VA

    2007 Artivism, McGuffey  Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

             Virginia Women Artists, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA

     2005 The Land of Wandering, The Off Grounds Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

             The Art of Healing, Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center, National Institutes of Health,

             Bethesda, MD

    1996 American Drawing Biennial V, Muscarelle Museum of Art, The College of William and Mary,

             Williamsburg, VA (juror: Thomas Armstrong)

    1993 ARTSCAPE 92, Maryland Survey, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

    1990 Annual Juried Exhibition, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA (juror: Donald Kuspit)

    1989 Annual Juried Exhibition, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA (juror: Faith Ringgold)

             1708 Invitational Show, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA.

    1988 International Works on Paper, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

    1985 Virginia Women Artists: Female Experience in Art, Virginia Polytechnic Institute,

             Blacksburg, VA (curator: Patricia Matthews)

    GRANTS AND AWARDS

    2000 Artist Fellowship Grant, The Southeastern College Art Conference

    1994 Distinction for Drawing, Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA

    1993 Distinction of Painting, Gallery West, Alexandria, VA

    SELECTED CORPORATE COLLECTIONS & COMMISSIONS

    CMSS Architects, Virginia Beach, VA

    Capital One Corporation, Richmond Headquarters, Richmond, VA

    Innesbrook Office Park, Richmond, VA (Archiscape Mural)

    Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, VA

    Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA

     

  • Articles & Reviews

    2013  Virginia Journal, University of Virginia School of Law, Volume 16, 2013, cover art

    2012  Virginia Journal, University of Virginia School of Law, Volume 15, 2012, cover art

    2011  Greg Huddlesston, “Abstract but. . . “, Summer 2011, The Piedmont Virginian, pg.65-67

              Studio Visit ,The Open Press,   Volume Thirteen, pg.154-155

    2010  Malone, Catherine. “Minds Wide Open: Women in the Arts (Review).” C-VILLE Weekly.

              March 16-22, 2010: 30.

    2006   Parsons, Laura. “Wax Works: Saunders Layers it On.” The Hook, September 07- 13,

               2006: 47

    2005   Designing Matter. Edited by the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia.

               Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia, 2005 (course website illustrations)

    2001 Saunders, Martha, and Paula Rau. “Conversation.” Southeastern College Art Conference

             Review 14, no. 1 (2001): 31-35.

             Steinberg, Aaron. “Junk, Beautiful Junk.” C-VILLE Weekly, March 6-12, 2001, 38.

             Latter, Ruth. The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA), March 15, 2001, D2.

    1985  Matthews, Patricia. “Virginia Women Artists and the Female Experience in Art.” In Virginia

              Women Artists, edited by Patricia Mathews. Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 

    1. Published in conjunction with the exhibition “Virginia Women Artists” shown at

              Virginia Polytechnic Institute, in addition to 10 sites

     

     

    2011  Greg Huddlesston, “Abstract but. . . “, Summer 2011, The Piedmont Virginian, pg.65-67

              Studio Visit ,The Open Press,   Volume Thirteen, pg.154-155

    2010  Malone, Catherine. “Minds Wide Open: Women in the Arts (Review).” C-VILLE Weekly.

              March 16-22, 2010: 30.

    2006   Parsons, Laura. “Wax Works: Saunders Layers it On.” The Hook, September 07- 13,

               2006: 47

    2005   Designing Matter. Edited by the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia.

               Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia, 2005 (course website illustrations)

    2001 Saunders, Martha, and Paula Rau. “Conversation.” Southeastern College Art Conference

             Review 14, no. 1 (2001): 31-35.

             Steinberg, Aaron. “Junk, Beautiful Junk.” C-VILLE Weekly, March 6-12, 2001, 38.

             Latter, Ruth. The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA), March 15, 2001, D2.

    1985  Matthews, Patricia. “Virginia Women Artists and the Female Experience in Art.” In Virginia

              Women Artists, edited by Patricia Mathews. Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 

    1. Published in conjunction with the exhibition “Virginia Women Artists” shown at

              Virginia Polytechnic Institute, in addition to 10 sites