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Voices in Contemporary Art: Narsiso Martinez

Saturday, March 23, 2024

2 pm EDT

Narsiso Martinez (Mexican-American, born 1977). Always Fresh, 2018. Ink, charcoal, gouache, gold leaf, collage on reclaimed produce boxes, 278 x 92.5 inches (706.1 x 235 cm). Image courtesy of the artist and Charlie James Gallery. Photo © 2019 Michael Underwood

Lipsey Auditorium, Knox Building 

Join artist Narsiso Martinez, Associate Curator Dr. Andrea Alvarez, and members of the Providence Farm Collective for a conversation about immigration, food, labor, and art in honor of the exhibition Narsiso Martinez: From These Hands/De Estas Manos

Narsiso Martinez

A man standing in front of a painting
Photo: Yubo Dong

Narsiso Martinez, born in Oaxaca, Mexico in 1977, came to the United States when he was twenty years old. He attended Evans Community Adult School and completed high school in 2006 at the age of twenty-nine. He earned an Associate of Arts degree in 2009 from Los Angeles City College. In the fall of 2012, Narsiso earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from California State University Long Beach. In the spring of 2018, he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in drawing and painting from California State University Long Beach, and was awarded the prestigious Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship in Painting and Sculpture. His work has been exhibited both locally and internationally. His work is in the collections of the Hammer Museum, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, MOLAA, University. 

About Providence Farm Collective

Hearing the parallel needs and challenges experienced by other people who are refugees, immigrants, Black, Indigenous, and people of color, Providence Farm Collective was established in 2019 as a non-profit umbrella organization with a mission of cultivating farmer-led and community-rooted agriculture and food systems to actualize the rights of under-resourced peoples.

PFC is the only non-profit in Western New York that directly supports our communities with access to rural farmland, farming and business education, technical assistance, markets, and the opportunity to farm for income. Through its programs, PFC helps to uplift the next generation of diverse agricultural entrepreneurs and community farmers with an emphasis on promoting self-sufficiency and advancing ecological and human health.

Logo of four hands in various skin tones holding an orange basket filled with vegetables