ARTIST BIO

Monica Aissa Martinez, born and raised in El Paso, TX, lives and works in Phoenix, AZ. She attended the University of Texas at El Paso and earned a master of fine arts from New Mexico State University.

Martinez focuses on anatomy; human and animal.

Her work exhibited at Crystal Bridges Museum (State of the Art), in China and ASU Art Museum (Earth and Sky: Contemporary Art From the American Southwest), Phoenix Art Museum (Local’s Only), the Tucson Museum of Art (AZ biennial 2014 , 2009), the ASU Art Museum (Here and Now), Tempe Center for the Arts, Mesa Arts Center, and the Scottsdale Center for the Arts (solo). Her work has been seen internationally, and is part of of numerous private and public collections including: New Mexico State University, Mesa Arts Center, Phoenix Municipal Court House, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary of Art, Arizona State University, and Brigham Young University.

Martinez’s drawing, paintings and prints are featured in three publications through the Hispanic Research Center and Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingue of Arizona State University. Both ASU and the University of Norte Dame have commissioned Martinez to create limited edition prints.


© 1997-2017 Monica Aissa Martinez