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Martin Mazorra

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20140314163907-still_life
Still Life, 2014 Woodcut On Canvas, Hand Inked, 40" X 60"
20140314135805-secrecy
Secrecy, 2013 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135630-parting
Parting, 2013 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135603-fickle
Fickle, 2013 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135548-brooding
Brooding, 2013 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135634-pateince
Patience, 2013 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314194140-audacious
Audacious Ambassador, 2012 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314194155-thornless
Thornless Mercedes, 2012 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135818-unconscious
Unconscious Beauty, 2012 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135822-unfeigned
Unfeigned Apostle, 2012 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135815-transient
Transient Impressions, 2012 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135818-trembling
Trembling Estrella, 2012 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135632-pensive
Pensive Heartsease, 2012 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314194143-bleeding
Inconsolable Bleeding Hearts, 2012 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135552-christmas_rose
Divine Relief, 2013 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135551-carnation
Sentient Carnation, 2013 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135808-sweet_sulpher
Honeyed Enmity, 2013 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135541-aster_narc
Ill-Fated Reflector, 2013 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135809-sweetpeas
Quietly Entreat, 2013 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135544-beebalm
Squaw Bee Balm, 2013 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135757-queen_anne_s_lace
Queen Anne's Lace, 2013 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135555-dandelion
Common Dandelion, 2013 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135620-johnnyjumpups
Johnny Jump Ups, 2013 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135614-hibiscus
Wild Hibiscus, 2013 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135625-mazorra_devils_trumpet
Devil's Trumpet, 2013 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135626-mazorra_hemlock
Hemlock, 2013 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135630-mazorra_monkshood
Monkshood, 2013 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135623-mazorra_cerbera
Cerbera, 2013 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135622-mazorra_deadly_nightshade
Deadly Nightshade, 2013 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135608-flowers_sorry
I'm Sorry But Its Over, 2012 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314135604-flowers_enough
Enough is Never Enough, 2013 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314171821-bonafide
Bonafide Opportunity, 2012 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314171822-cunning
Cunning Temptation, 2012 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314171828-honorable
Honorable Intentions, 2012 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314171829-incendiary
Incendiary Torment, 2012 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314171832-relentless
Relentless Hot Pursuit, 2012 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314171833-resplendant
Resplendent Crescendo, 2012 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314171837-tender
Tender Litanies, 2012 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314171838-voluminous
Voluminous Allure, 2012 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314174502-discreet
Discreet Proposition, 2012 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20140314174502-distant
Distant Rapture, 2012 Woodcut And Letterpress On Paper 18" X 24"
20141010160130-pgw8_homepage
Prints Gone Wild, 2014 Woodcut Letterpress 16 X 20
20160920013059-pgw_2016
Print Gone 2016 Wild Event Poster, 2016 Woodcut/Letterpress 14" X 20" © Martin Mazorra
Quick Facts
Birthplace
West Virginia
Birth year
1972
Lives in
Brooklyn, NY
Works in
NYC
Schools
American Univeristy, 1996, MFA
West Virginia University, 1994, BFA
Tags
printmaking, woodcut, letterpress
Martin Mazorra

I work in woodcut prints on paper and canvas. It ranges from small handcrafted books to large-scale thematic sculptures and installations of printed materials. I choose woodcut and letterpress for directness, simplicity and graphic impact, and the medium of printmaking for its rich history, its accessibility, and ability to span both modern and historical traditions. My most recent project uses botanical images and letterpress text in a project called "The Language of Flowers". Historically, flowers were a means to send messages of desire or dislike that were dared not spoken. Specific flowers communicated specific postures. In this work, the choices of single flowers or bouquets, along with the text, add contemporary, prurient twists to this tradition of cautious exchange.

I was born in Morgantown, WV, in 1972. I received a BFA from West Virginia University in 1994, and an MFA from American University in Washington D.C in 1996. Since 1996, I have lived in New York City. I have been invited to speak as a visiting artist at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, The Taubman Museum in North Carolina, Stanford University, Northwestern University, Syracuse University, Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Dartmouth College, Amherst College, Columbia College, and others.

I have exhibited nationally and internationally, including Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong, David Krut Gallery in South Africa and New York, Neurotitan Gallery in Berlin, The Kuntishall in Estonia, and Mohs Gallery in Copenhagen. I have exhibited work in Mad Art Gallery in St Louis, The Block Museum of Art in Evanston Illinois, The Dishman Museum in Beaumont Texas, The Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia, 107 Gallery in Houston, Signal Return Gallery in Detroit, MF Gallery in Brooklyn, IPCNY (curated by Anders Bergstrom), Space Gallery in Portland, Maine, Crane's Art Space In Philadelphia, Morgan Conservatory in Cincinnati, Central Booking Gallery in New York City, and many others. My work is on view currently at Planthouse Gallery in New York City.

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