Martha Thorn
Raleigh, NC 
marthathornart@gmail.com
marthathornart.com/@marthathorn

Selected Solo, 2 and 3 Person Exhibitions
2021 (forthcoming) Pocket Gallery, Raleigh NC
2021 Sangsun Bae, Jack Early, Martha Thorn, Hudson Project, Raleigh NC
2019 Adam Cohen & Martha Thorn, Dock 1053, Raleigh NC
2017 Beautiful Bedlam, Horace Williams House, Chapel Hill NC (solo)
2017 Martha Thorn, Aloft Hotel, RTP NC
2016 Martha Thorn, Aloft Hotel, Raleigh NC
2016 Sea Me (Current Events), The Cube, Raleigh NC (solo)
2015 Emily Malpass and Martha Thorn, United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, Raleigh NC
2015 Somewhere In, AJ Fletcher Foundation, Raleigh NC
2014 OFF THE RADAR: Processing, with Juliana Rodriguez, Golden Belt Studios, Durham NC
2014 New Work: Martha Thorn, Century Center, Carrboro NC (solo)
2014 New Work: Martha Thorn, Carrboro Town Hall, Carrboro NC (solo)
2014 Martha Thorn, Frank Creech Gallery, Johnston County Community College, Smithfield NC (solo)
2012 Martha Thorn, Morning Times Gallery, Raleigh NC (solo)

Selected Group Exhibitions
2022 (forthcoming) Fluffy Crimes, Chicago, IL
2017 Hello Girls!, No Vacancy 3, Brooklyn NY
2017 Hearsay, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh NC
2017 Annual Juried Show, Maria V Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount NC
2017 Raleigh Fine Arts Society: North Carolina Artists Exhibition, Raleigh NC
2016 Second Annual Juried Exhibition, Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens GA
2016 RAPG16, Regional Artist Project Grant Recipients, United Arts Council of Raleigh
2016 62nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Durham Art Guild, Durham NC 
2016 Fresh, Artspace, Raleigh NC 
2014 Contemporary South, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh NC
2014 Art Nouveau: Winston Salem’s Third Annual Art Exhibition, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Winston-Salem NC
2014 ArtFields, Lake City SC
2013 Contemporary South, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh NC
2013 2013 Winter Show, GreenHill, Greensboro NC
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
2012 Members' Group Show, HarrisWarren Gallery, Wake Forest NC
2012 The Art Is Falling Apart, Terrace Gallery, London
2012 Community Show, Carrack Modern Art, Durham NC
2012 Group Show, Exchange Gallery, Raleigh NC
2012 Scrapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC
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

Awards/Residencies
2021 United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, Artist Support Grant
2019 ArtBeats, Raleigh public art project, design winner
2018 Awesome Foundation Grant recipient
2017 6th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner, Painting
2017 Merit Award, Annual Juried Show, Maria V Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount NC,   juror: Harriet Hoover
2016 Third Place, Visual Art Exchange Gala
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
Artistaday.com, "Top 10 Emerging Contemporary Fine Artists: North Carolina," January 2021
Artsuite.com, "Martha Thorn: Profile," December 2020
Alkali Digital Magazine, "A Novel Response, Martha Thorn," September 2020
New American Paintings, "Top 40 Show Us What You're Making," May 1, 2020
Bowen, Sterling, "Martha Thorn," Sterling's Art (blog), April 2020
Vitiello, 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 Greenhill Open Art Review, Greensboro, NC Edie Carpenter, facilitator
2014 Visiting Artist, Johnston County Community College, Smithfield, NC