solo exhibitions

2017 (forthcoming) Horace Williams House, Chapel Hill, NC
2017 "Martha Thorn" Aloft Hotel, RTP, NC
2016 "Napoleon Complex," Aloft Hotel, Raleigh NC
2016 "Sea Me (Current Events)," The Cube, Raleigh NC
2015 "Somewhere In," AJ Fletcher Foundation, Raleigh NC
2015 "Martha Thorn," United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, Raleigh NC
2014 "Martha Thorn: New Work," Century Center, Carrboro NC
2014 "Martha Thorn: New Work," Carrboro Town Hall, Carrboro NC
2014 "Martha Thorn," Frank Creech Gallery, Johnston County Community College, Smithfield NC

2-person exhibitions

2014 "OFF THE RADAR: Processing," two-person show with Juliana Rodriguez, Golden Belt Studios, Durham, NC, Curator: Heather Gordon

selected group exhibitions

2017 Annual Juried Show, Maria V Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC
2017 Raleigh Fine Arts Society: North Carolina Artists Exhibition
2016 "Second Annual Juried Exhibition," Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, GA, juror: Annette Cone Skelton, President of Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, Atlanta GA
2016 "RAPG16, Regional Artist Project Grant Recipients," United Arts Council of Raleigh, curator: Brandi Neuwirth
2016 "62nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition," Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC juror: Jennifer Sudul Edwards, Curator of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
2016 "Fresh," Artspace, Raleigh, NC juror: Marshall N. Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum at Duke University
2014 "Contemporary South," Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC, juror: Chad Alligood, curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
2014 "Art Nouveau Winston Salem’s Third Annual Art Exhibition," Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC, Jurors: Lia Newman and Paul Bright
2014 "ArtFields," Lake City, SC
2013 "Contemporary South," Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC, Juror: Noelle Rice
2013 "Winter Show," GreenHill, Greensboro, NC, Curator: Edie Carpenter
2013 "Community Show," Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC
2013 "Community Art Exhibit," Carrboro Art Center, Carrboro, NC
2013 "TINY: Attention, exploded," Carrack Modern Art, Durham NC, Curator: Chris Vitiello
2012 "Martha Thorn," Morning Times Gallery, Raleigh, NC
2012 "Group Show," HarrisWarren Gallery, Wake Forest, NC, Curator: Tamar Harris-Warren
2012 "The Art Is Falling Apart," Terrace Gallery, London, Curator: Karl Bielik
2012 "Community Show," Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC
2012 "Group Show," Exchange Gallery, Raleigh, NC
2012 Scrapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, Juror: Jan-Ru Wan, NC State University
2011 "Art of the Auction," NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
2011 "Sampson Annual Juried Show," Clinton, NC
2011 "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


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, Gallery 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


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


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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