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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Elise Marie Martin is an inter-disciplinary artist based in Detroit, MI, USA. She seeks to make work which encourages engagement and interaction, while questioning our relationship with objects. Martin received her BFA from the College for Creative Studies, and her MFA from Wayne State University. Her studio practice is complemented by her work in art education and art-based community programs. 

Awards and Residencies:

2021- Art in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic Mini Grant Recipient, Wayne State Department of Arts and Humanities, Detroit MI 

2020-2021 Wayne State University Graduate Research Assistantship , Detroit MI

2019-2020 Wayne State University Graduate Teaching Assistantship , Detroit MI 

2019- Touchstone Center for Arts and Crafts Scholarship Recipient, Farmington  PA 

2019 Spoonflower Student Project Grant Recipient 

2018 Best in Show Award, 96th Annual All Media Exhibition, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor MI 

2017-18 Teaching Artist Residency, ProjectArt and Detroit Public Libraries, Detroit MI 

2016- Teaching Artist Residency with Mt. Clemens Public HS and The Anton Art Center, Mt. Clemens MI 

2015-19 Artist in Residence at Fortress Studios, Detroit MI 

2012- Gastatelierprogramm Artist Fellowship and Residency at ATELIERFRANKFURT, Frankfurt a.M. Germany

Select Exhibitions:

2021- Work From Home, The Scarab Club, Detroit, MI 

2020- RAW International MFA Exhibition, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 

2020- Excellence in Fibers, The Scarab Club, Detroit, MI 

2020- All Media Exhibition, Detroit Artist's Market, Detroit, MI 

2019- Durable/Flexible, Popps Packing, Hamtramck MI 

2019- First We Shape the Tools, Then the Tools Shape Us, Corktown Studios, Detroit MI 

2019- Michigan Glass Project, The Russel Industrial Center, Detroit MI 

2019- Annual All Media Exhibition, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI 

2019- Night of 1000 Cocks, Public Pool Art Space, Hamtramck MI 

2018- 96th Annual All Media Exhibition, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor MI 

2018- Making Spaces Home, Black Box Gallery, Dearborn, MI 

2018- Lemons!, Public Pool Gallery, Hamtramck, MI 

2018- Contemporary Portraiture, Black Box Gallery, Dearborn, MI 

2018- The Residence, Holding House, Detroit, MI 

2018- Exhibitchin, Public Pool Gallery, Hamtramck, MI 

2018- Re/VEIW: A CCS Alumni Exhibition, Valade Family Gallery, Detroit, MI 

2017- Lounge of Saturn, Popps Packing, Hamtramck, MI

2017- Einfuhlung, Hatch Art/Cafe 1923, Hamtamck, MI

2017- Millennial Musings- Caroline Del Guidice and Elise Martin, Hatch Art, Hamtramck, MI

2017- Fortress Studios Residents' Exhibition, Cass Cafe, Detroit, MI

2017- Michigan Annual XLIV, Anton Art Center, Mt. Clemens, MI

2017- 8bit, Whitdell Arts, Hatch Art, Hamtramck, MI 

2017- Tunnel of Love; Into the Portal, Pikes Gallery, East Pointe, MI 

2017- Michigan Annual XLIV, Anton Art Center, Mt. Clemens, MI 

2016- Detroit Beinalle, MONA, Armada, MI 

2016- Women; an Art Exhibition, North End Studios, Detroit, MI

2016- Faculty Exhibition, Anton Art Center, Mt. Clemens, MI 

2016- CUPS, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI 

2016- Re/VEIW: A CCS Alumni Exhibition, Valade Family Gallery, Detroit, MI 

2016- AND ONCE UPON A TIME: FAIRYTALES, FABLES, & MYTHS, Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery, Fayettville, NC 

2016- Women; an Art Exhibition, North End Studios, Detroit, MI 

2015- LOT (Lack of Tranmission Toronto), Lansdowne, Toronto, ON and North End Studios, Detroit, MI 

2015-The Selfie Show, Museum of New Media, Troy, MI 

2014-Dlectricity- Nighttime exhibition of Art + Light, Detroit, MI 

2013- Issues With Empathy, North End Studios, Detroit, MI

2012- Han(ds) Sel(f) (re)Gret All, Atelier Frankfurt, Frankfurt a. M, Germany