Rossana Martinez

Rossana Martinez is an artist interested in conceptual and performance art, artists' books, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, and textiles, among many other things. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and holds an MFA in Sculpture and Printmaking from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, and a BA in Liberal Arts from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras.

Rossana's work investigates subtleties of balance and movement, which is based on her running and yoga practice.  Through the use of her body and common materials, she is more interested in creating experiences rather than specific objects.

Her projects have been exhibited nationally and internationally in New York City, Australia, Belgium, Mexico, The Netherlands, Switzerland, New Zealand and Puerto Rico. She has received awards from the Brooklyn Arts Council, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and El Diario La Prensa (Mujeres Destacadas Award). Her work has been reviewed in publications, such as The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Brooklyn Rail, The New York Sun, Flavorpill and Artnet Magazine. In 2003, Rossana founded and currently directs MINUS SPACE, a gallery for reductive art on the international level, based in Brooklyn.

http://www.rossanamartinez.com/