solo and 2 person exhibitions
2017 
Beautiful Bedlam, Horace Williams House, Chapel Hill, NC
Martha Thorn, Aloft Hotel, RTP, NC

2016 
Martha Thorn, Aloft Hotel, Raleigh NC
Sea Me (Current Events), The Cube, Raleigh NC

2015 
Emily Malpass and Martha Thorn, United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, Raleigh NC
Somewhere InAJ Fletcher Foundation, Raleigh NC

2014 
OFF THE RADAR: Processing, with Juliana Rodriguez, Golden Belt           Studios, Durham, NC
New Work: Martha Thorn, Century Center, Carrboro NC
New Work: Martha Thorn, Carrboro Town Hall, Carrboro NC
Martha Thorn, Frank Creech Gallery, Johnston County Community         College, Smithfield NC

2012 
Martha Thorn, Morning Times Gallery, Raleigh, NC


selected group exhibitions
2017 
Annual Juried Show, Maria V Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC
Raleigh Fine Arts Society: North Carolina Artists Exhibition, Raleigh, NC

2016 
Second Annual Juried Exhibition, Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, GA
RAPG16, Regional Artist Project Grant Recipients, United Arts Council of Raleigh
62nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC 
Fresh, Artspace, Raleigh, NC 

2014 
Contemporary South, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
Art Nouveau: Winston Salem’s Third Annual Art Exhibition, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC
ArtFields, Lake City, SC

2013 
Contemporary South, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
Winter Show, GreenHill, Greensboro, NC
Community Show, Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC
Community Art Exhibit, Carrboro Art Center, Carrboro, NC
TINY: Attention, Exploded, Carrack Modern Art, Durham NC

2012 
Members' Group Show, HarrisWarren Gallery, Wake Forest, NC
The Art Is Falling Apart, Terrace Gallery, London
Community Show, Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC
Group Show, Exchange Gallery, Raleigh, NC
Scrapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

2011 
Art of the Auction, NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Sampson Annual Juried Show, Clinton, NC
State of the Art, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC

2010 
Group Show, Exchange Gallery, Raleigh, NC

2008 
Re: No Subject, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC

awards/residencies
2017 6th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner, Painting
2017 Merit Award, Annual Juried Show, Maria V Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, juror: Harriet Hoover
2016 Third Place, Visual Art Exchange Gala, jurors; Jeff Bell, Museum Director, 21C Hotel, Stacy Bloom-Rexrode, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, City of Raleigh, Lisa Pearce, Professor and Gallery Director, Meredith College, Laura Ritchie, Director, The Carrack
2015 Cool Walkings, Raleigh public art project design winner
2015 United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, Regional Artist     Project Grant
2015 Golden Belt Arts, Durham, NC, Artist Residency
2008 Second Place, Re: No Subject, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC, juror: Bill Thelen LUMP
1983 American Academy of Arts and Letters Scholarship

publications
Vitielleo, Chris, "Martha Thorn: Beautiful Bedlam," INDYweek, July 7, 2017
Suarez, Leo, "Glenwood South Crosswalks," The Raleigh Connoisseur,   November 4, 2015
Jeffrey, Jeff, "Street art splashes on Glenwood," Triangle Business         Journal, October 23, 2015
Jeffrey, Jeff, "Street art project coming to Glenwood South in Raleigh,"   Triangle Business Journal, October 14, 2015
Suarez, Leo, "Walk all over me, (please!)," Raleigh Magazine, October 2015
Patterson, Tom, "Latest Annual Show by Promising North Carolina         Artists," Relish, October 25, 2014
Mandel, Beth, "An artist's inspiration: Graffiti influences Martha             Thorn," ArtsNowNC, February 20, 2015

education
BFA, Art (concentration, Graphic Design), Western Carolina University

related professional experience

2014 Visiting Artist, Johnston County Community College, Smithfield, NC
2014 Greenhill Open Art Review, Greensboro, NC Edie Carpenter, facilitator






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