Born 1983, Columbus, GA
Lives and works in Durham, NC


2008             MFA, Painting/Sculpture, Mason Gross School of Art,  Rutgers University
2005             BA, Art History/Visual Arts, Fordham University (cum laude)


2018               Arts/Industry Residency, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Kohler, WI                           2017               Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artist Grant, Durham Arts Council
2016               PNC Pop-In Residency, Artspace, Raleigh, NC
2015               Sam and Adele Golden Foundation Exploratory Residency
2014               Purchase Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters, Hassam,    
                              Speicher, Betts, and Symons Fund
2013-14           Fulbright-García Robles Research Grant, Mexico
2013               The Edward F. Albee Foundation
2013               The MacDowell Colony
2012               Atlantic Center for the Arts
2010-11           The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation The Space Program
2009              Nadine Goldsmith Artist’s Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center  
2008              Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant nominee
2007              Teaching Fellowship, Mason Gross School of Art
2006              University Merit Scholars Award, Mason Gross School of Art
2005              Vasari Lecture, Fordham University
2004              Stark Travel Prize, Fordham University


2018               Three Quilts, Ella Fountain Pratt Gallery, Durham Arts Council, NC                               2017                Hodge Podge Lodge, The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
                       12 x 12, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC  
2016                ¡Loteria!, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, NYC (catalogue)
                        right quick, Artspace, Raleigh, NC
                        Project 9 (with Mel Prest), c2c Project Space, San Francisco, CA
                        Tilt-a-Whirl (with Rachel Goodwin), Spectre Arts, Durham, NC
2015                Xigie, Hionas Gallery, New York, NY
                        gabi ganai, Korn Gallery, Drew University, Madison, NJ (catalogue)
2014                Flipside, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
2013                Odds and Ends, The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ
2012                Hopscotch, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
                        809, 809 Warren, Hudson, NY
                        Tunnel of Love (for Color), The Window at 125, Roger Smith Hotel, New York, NY
2010                Paintings, Better Than Jam, Brooklyn, NY
2008               MFA Thesis Exhibition, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University
2005               Paintings, Push Pin Gallery, Fordham University, New York, NY


2018    12 x 12, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC                                         Geometric Behavior, Kunstpakhuset, Ikast, Denmark                                                                                A Radical Voice: 23 Women, Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY

2017    Over & Over, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College Chicago                                                              Art on Paper: The 44th Exhibition, Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro, NC                                           King of the Cockroaches, Guest Room Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC                                                                      We Are Happy to Serve You, LUMP, Raleigh, NC

2016               New Geometries, Fleisher-Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA                                            Confluence/Influence: Mingei in Contemporary Abstraction, Dorsky Gallery         
                                 Curatorial Programs Long Island City, NY
                        Anywhere but Here, LUMP, Raleigh, NC
                        Continuum, LIGHT, Chapel Hill, NC
                        Portable Mind, Spring/Break Art Fair, New York, NY
                        New American Paintings, The South #124, Open Studios Press
                        Made In Paint, Sam and Adele Golden Foundation, New Berlin, NY
2015                Fiber Optic, Minus Space, Brooklyn, NY
                        Tiger Strikes Asteroid Flat File 2015-2016, Brooklyn, NY
                        object’hood, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY
                        Recent Relics and Re-placed Sites, AUTOMAT, Philadelphia, PA
                        Loo Presents: We, Slow, Chicago, IL
2014                Funkdafied, Rhombus Space, Brooklyn, NY
                        Color as Structure, McKenzie Fine Art, NYC
                        OFFLINE, Radiator Gallery, Long Island City, NY
                        Invitational Exhibition, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC
                        Paint Me Sculpturly, Artopia Gallery, Milan, Italy
2013                 Drifter, Hionas Gallery, New York, NY
                        The Language of Painting, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY
2012                 Abstract Realities, Hal Bromm, New York, NY
                        Dieu Donné Benefit, Dieu Donné, New York, NY
2011                 The Edgemere Letters (multimedia collaboration with Urayoán Noel)
                        Listen and Repeat, Tjaden Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
                        Perimeters, Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
                        Here, There and Everywhere, Transcultural Exchange, Boston, MA
                        Let water be the other half, The Doo-Nanny, Seale, AL
2010                Alternative Histories, Exit Art, New York, NY (catalogue)
                        Local Color, Fordham University Lincoln Center, New York, NY
                        Exit Light, Reference Art, Richmond, VA
                        Something to Put Something On, Box 13, Houston, TX
                        The Yard Show, The Dirty Dirty, Brooklyn, NY
                        Three Rooms, Homestead, New York, NY
                        Seachange, Vox Pop, Brooklyn, NY
2009               Pseudonymous, The Dirty Dirty, Brooklyn, NY
                        I Wanna Be Somewhere, Daily Operation, New York, NY
                        Derived, Borrowed, and Stolen, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
                        Panel Discussion, The Dirty Dirty, Brooklyn, NY
                        Jettison: New Ideas in Abstraction, Austin Peay State University (catalogue)  
2008               The Fungusamongus, The Dirty Dirty, Brooklyn, NY
                        I’ll Make You, Seaport Gallery, New York, NY
                        Small Works Show, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
                        Fordham Alumni Show, Fordham University, New York, NY
                        Fresh Meat/Young Blood, Shore Inst. of Contemporary Art, Long Branch, NJ
2007               Welcome Back Show, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ
                        Nature of Duality, The Brennan Gallery, Jersey City, NJ


Capital One Corporate Collection, Richmond, Virginia
The Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina                                                                                                          The Durham Hotel, Durham, North Carolina
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas


Baker, Alex.”New Geometries” catalog essay, Fleisher-Ollman, Sept 2016.

Berlind, Robert. "Martha Clippinger Hopscotch” The Brooklyn Rail, Feb, 2012.

Buhmann, Stephanie. “Color, Geometry, and Texture in the Work of Martha Clippinger” catalog essay for ¡lotería!, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, Oct 2016.

Butler, Sharon. “New Geometries: Embracing Narrative and Content” Two Coats of Paint, Oct 2, 2016.

Donlon, Bridget. “Confluence/Influence: Mingei in Contemporary Abstraction” catalog essay, Dorsky Gallery        Curatorial Programs, Sept, 2016.

Gerrity, Alexa.  “Hump Day Art Crush: Martha Clippinger”Lives and Works, Aug 8, 2012.

Haber, John.  “Modernism for Beginners” haberarts blog, Feb 14, 2014.

Hughes, Christine.  “Invitational” ARTEIDOLIA, March 2014.

Hurst, Howard. “10 Underrated Artists from Brooklyn” Hyperallergic, Aug 19, 2011.

Kohler, William Eckert.  “In Between: Various Artists at Various Galleries on the Lower East Side,” Huffington Post Blog, Jan 3, 2014.

Landi, Ann. "Color as Structure at McKenzie Fine Art", ARTNEWS, Oct 2014.

Loizzo-Desai, Alexandra. “Martha Clippinger: An Eye for Color,” Fordham Magazine, Nov 2015.

Mattera, Joanne. “Color: Field and Form, Part 11” Joanne Mattera Art Blog, 2012.

Naves, Mario, “Martha Clippinger at Elizabeth Harris Gallery” Too Much Art, Jan 16, 2012.

Nicté-Há, Axóchitl. “Martha Clippinger y su proyecto Xchang”(interview)  MadejándoLA, Aug 2016.        

Urayoan. “Martha Clippinger Hopscotch” catalog essay, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, Jan 2012.

Panero, James. “Gallery Chronicle” The New Criterion, April 2014.

Scherlag, Jessica. "Interview with Martha Clippinger",, 2012.

Stamey, Emily. New American Paintings, The South #124, Open Studios Press.

Witkowski, Viktor. “10 Underrated Artists?” Same Ole Art. Aug 29, 2011.

Yau, John. “Sassily Serious, Seriously Sassy” Hyperallergic, Jan 28, 2012. 

Yau, John. "Scrap Master" Hyperallergic, Oct 30, 2016.