Martha N. De la Cruz

Education

2023 (current candidate) MFA, Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, Oxford, England
2020 BFA, Sculpture + Extended Media, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
2018 AA Degree, Florida Southwestern, Fort Myers, FL
2019 Nick Cave Identity and the Art of Introduction Graduate Workshop (by nomination) Tampa, FL
2018 Art History, Lorenzo de Medici Institute, Florence, Italy

Work and Volunteer Experience
2018 – 2022 Graphic Designer and Social Media Handler, USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
2016 – 2021 Lead Graphic Designer, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Fort Myers, FL
2021 Staff Assistant, Ink Miami Art Fair (IFPDA), Miami, FL
2019 Volunteer Coordinator, “Land Dive” Art Performance by Hope Ginsburg, Tampa, FL
2019 Staff Assistant, Ink Miami Art Fair (IFPDA), Miami, FL
2018 – 2020 President, CAM Club (student organization with 200+ members), University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
2019 Volunteer Coordinator, CAM Club x Tempus Projects Gallery, Tampa FL


Solo & Two Person Exhibitions
2022 “Colonial Contours”, Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL
2020 “Why do Animals Cross the Road”, Centre Gallery, Tampa, FL
2019 “A Gallery Something Something”, USF ARTWALK, Tampa, FL

Group Exhibitions
2022 “36th Annual All Florida Exhibition”, Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL
2021 “Fast Forward”, BIG ARTS, Sanibel, FL
2021 “Genesis”, CoCurate 224 (Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art at St.Petersburg College), St. Petersburg, FL
2020 “Transversal”, Gallery 501 at Blake W. Howard HS, Tampa, FL
2019 “Arroz Con Frijoles”, Carolyn Wilson Gallery, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
2018 “Border(less)”, Sidney and Berne Davis Center, Fort Myers, FL
2018 "AM I NEXT”, Sidney and Berne Davis Center, Fort Myers, FL
2017 Billboard art/Juried show by Andrew Deutsch, solo exhibition, College Pkwy and US 41, FL

Awards and Grants
2022 City of Fort Myers Arts & Culture Grant Individual Artist Grant
2021 City of Fort Myers Arts & Culture Grant Individual Artist Grant
2020 College of Art and Art History Excellence Scholarship, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
2020 CAM Club Officer Excellence Award, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
2019 College of Art and Art History Excellence Scholarship, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
2018 Bob Rauschenberg Gallery Travel Grant, Fort Myers, FL
2017 Third Place Award, Billboard art/Juried show by Andrew Deutsch, Fort Myers, FL

Publications
“Mixed-media artist Martha De la Cruz speaks loudly on current issues.”, GULFSHORE LIFE, March, 2022.
“FSW State College grads publish children’s book”, Florida Weekly, May 6, 2021.
“Explore What it Means to Be Hispanic at USF Art Exhibit”, Bay 9 News (Spectrum News), Sep. 14, 2019.
“Latinx Artists Explore Culture Through the Senses in Arroz con Frijoles”, Creative Pinellas, Sep. 12, 2019.
“At USF Tampa, ‘Arroz con Frijoles’ invites art fans to experience a different side of Hispanic culture”, Creative Loafing, Sep. 12, 2019.


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