Martha N. De la Cruz

Education

2020 BFA Studio Art, 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 – Present Digital Media Assistant, USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL

2016 – 2021 Head of Graphic Design, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Fort Myers, FL

My designed materials for exhibitions including contemporary artists such as Ann Hamilton, Yoko Ono, The Guerrilla Girls, Christo and Jeanne-Claude and Kalup Linzy have been part of publications The News-Press/USA Today, The Florida Weekly, WGCU/NPR News, ArtDaily, The Austin Chronicle, Design Milk, The Island News & The River Weekly. My latest work for the Postcards for Democracy exhibition featuring the work of Mark Mothersbaugh and Beatie Wolfe was selected for the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.  

2019 “Land Dive” Art Performance by Hope Ginsburg Volunteer Coordinator, Tampa, FL 

2019 Staff assistant, Ink Miami Art Fair (IFPDA), Miami, FL

2018 – 2020 President, Contemporary Art Museum Club (student organization with 200+ members), University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 

2019 Tempus Projects Gallery Volunteer Coordinator, Tampa FL
2019 CUNSTHAUS Gallery Volunteer, Tampa, FL

Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

2020 “Why do Animals Cross the Road”, Centre Gallery, Tampa, FL 
2019 “A Gallery Something Something”, USF ARTWALK, Tampa, FL

Group Exhibitions

2021 “Fast Forward”, BIG ARTS, Sanibel, FL 
2021 “Genesis”, CoCurate 224, the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art at St.Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, FL
2020 “Out of Stock”, Carolyn Wilson Gallery, University of South Florida,  Tampa, 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

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

“FSW State College grads publish children’s book”, Florida Weekly, May 6, 2021.
 “LimitLESS, Immigration Stories for Children” with illustrations and design by me, self-published, May 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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