Martin Webb’s work comes from thoughts about people and places; about permanence and impermanence; about notions of home and belonging. For some time now he’s used the recurring motifs of boats, houses, and travelers, to reflect on life’s journeys, arrivals, and moorings. This pondering of things coastal also led to images of whales and fish is a few paintings, though he is not sure what they signify beyond the presence of other life more ancient and timeless than our own.
SELECTED SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
New Work, Stremmel Gallery, Reno NV.
Islands In The Stream, Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA.
Dreamboat, The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento. An interactive room environment and sculptural installation for children.
Many Streams, The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA.
Nightwalking, City of Berkeley Addison Street Gallery.
Stanford Art Spaces, curated by DeWitt Cheng, Stanford University, CA.
Made For You And Me, The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA.
Making The Road By Walking, with TC Haag, The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA.
Peregrines, Metro Gallery, City Hall, Reno NV.
Manmade, with Al Honig, 525 Market Street San Francisco CA.
Best Western, Esteban Sabar Gallery, Oakland, CA.
Martin Webb, Tercera Gallery, Palo Alto, CA.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Holi Moli: Beginner’s Mind, the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel-by-the Sea, CA
Crocker Kingsley Exhibition, juried by Carrie Lederer, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA.
Left Coast Juried Annual, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA. Juried by Carin Adams, Curator of Art, Oakland Museum, CA.
Roan and Black, Saugatuck, MI.
Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV.
With Liberty and Justice for Some, Berkeley Art Center.
Awakening, Carmel, CA. Curated by Gail Enns, Green Chalk Contemporary.
Disruptus, Vessel Gallery, Oakland, CA.
Our Town, Richmond Art Center.
Juried exhibition, Sand City Arts Committee, Sand City, CA; Gail Enns, Juror.
Forces and Perceptions, Thoreau Center for Sustainability, San Francisco.
Statewide juried show. Triton Museum Of Art.
Fresh Fish, Green Chalk Contemporary, Monterey, CA.
Out of the Blue, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes.
Wonder, Berkeley Art Center.
50/50, fifty works in fifty days at Sanchez Center.
Duration, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes.
On Being Human, Picture Art Foundation, Dominguez Hills CA.
Support: Artists Unite For Japan, Art from the Ashes at Royal/T, Culver City.
Inaugural Show, Meyer-Metro Gallery, Houston TX.
Animal Dreams, A New Leaf Gallery Sonoma CA.
Bay Area Juried Annual, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA.
Transformative Experience, Art at The Oakbook, Oakland, CA.
BayVAN, Bay Area Visual Arts Network Gallery Group Show, Oakland, CA.
Group show at supervisor’s offices, San Francisco City Hall,
Departures, three person show. Float Gallery Oakland CA.
California Modern Gallery, San Francisco CA.
Reflections of the Bay, California Modern Gallery San Francisco CA.
148 Possibilities, a 16.5 x 10.5ft reclaimed wood wallpiece for Avenidas Senior Center, Palo Alto, CA.
13 paintings purchased for UCSF Hospital Precision Cancer Center.
From The Earth, sixteen sculptural columns with handmade ceramic tile graphics installed in the garden of Huntington Beach Senior Center.
Arch Rock, painting purchased for City of Hayward Library.
Dreamboat, The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento. An interactive room environment and installation for children.
Stream, City of Hayward,1200ft mural.
Aerial 4, City of Santa Rosa, continuation of the 2008 commission with 400 sqft of artwork in the concrete walkways.
Mural, Bridge Housing, 20 x 20ft lobby mural in reclaimed wood for a new affordable housing building at MacArthur Station, Oakland.
Cyclists and Runners, City of Santa Rosa, two murals 25 x 90ft each for a new retail development.
The Fog Was Lifting, San Francisco Art Commission, image purchased for the San Francisco General Hospital collection.
Riding The Currents, City of Palo Alto CA, wall mural and free standing wood pieces for the Water Control Plant.
Grove, Napa Valley Community Foundation, wood column installation.
Planter, City of Mountain View CA, cut and stained concrete with stainless-steel design for a large planter in a public paseo.
Aerial 3, City of Santa Rosa, continuation of the 2008 commission with 1500 sqft of artwork in the concrete walkways.
Sand, jet-cut brass, cut and colored concrete artwork installed across approximately 3000sqft of Santa Rosa Plaza, commissioned by the
City of Santa Rosa, CA.
Aerial 2, City of Santa Rosa, continuation of the 2008 commission with 2000 sqft of artwork in the concrete walkways.
Converge, Cupertino, CA, concrete installation for Franco Park.
Aerial, City of Santa Rosa, concrete paving with cut and blasted artwork inset into pedestrian walkway.
The First Object He Looked Upon, City of Walnut Creek CA, exterior wallpieces commissioned for The Mercer Building.
The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento
City of San Francisco
City of Palo Alto
City of Walnut Creek
City of Santa Rosa
City of Cupertino
City of Mountain View
City of Hayward
City of Huntington Beach
Avenidas Senior Center
Napa Valley Community Foundation
Aninstantia Foundation Grantee.
Northern California Public Art Academy.
Fulbright/British Council teaching exchange.
Bretton Hall College, University of Leeds UK. Post Graduate Certificate in Education in Art and Design technology.
University of Lancaster, UK, BA Hons Visual Arts.
Webb graduated in Visual Arts from Lancaster University in his native England before moving to California in 2002. He has exhibited widely on the West Coast and beyond. His work is in multiple private, institutional, and corporate collections, including The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, and San Francisco Art Commission.
In addition to studio painting, Webb makes sculptural installations and monoprints, and has completed many large scale site-specific public art commissions.