Martin Facey lives and works in the North San Diego area. His new work culminates 40 years of explorations with symbolic imagery, rich surfaces, primal subjects and faith in processes that invite chance, accident, gesture, gravity, and time as “worthy partners.”
Facey received two graduate degrees in painting from UCLA, and both the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts have awarded Facey’s work with Single Artist Fellowships in Painting. Martin Facey has been a celebrated teacher of visual arts since 1980. He has had numerous solo exhibitions and his paintings have been widely collected.
2006 – now Adjunct Professor. Miracosta College, Oceanside, CA
2003-06 Chair of Department of Art and Art History, University of New Mexico.
2006 Retired Professor Emeritus . University of New Mexico
1986-2006 Professor of Visual Arts, University of New Mexico
1983-85 University of California, Los Angeles, Lectureship
1978-85 Santa Monica College, Adjunct Profesor
1970-74 UCLA, Los Angeles, Graduate Teaching Assistantship
1973 Master of Fine Arts, UCLA
1973 Master of Arts, UCLA
1971 Bachelor of Arts, UCLA
1968 Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
1967 University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND.
2014 Paul Mähder Gallery, San Francisco
2012 “Pluck” L-Street Gallery, San Diego
2011 “Seed” Claremont Chamber of Commerce Gallery, Clarement, Ca.
2009 “New Seed” Ray Street Gallery, San Diego, Ca.
2007 “Botany Surrealism” Kruglak Gallery, Oceanside, Ca.
2006 “Fork: an Installation” University of New Mexico Art Museum
2005 “Cells: an Installation” Jonson Gallery, University of New Mexico
2004 “Tree: an Installation’ Sommers Gallery, University of New Mexico
1998 “The Maps” Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca.
1997 “The Maps” Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, Ill.
“Parables of the Mask” University of New Mexico, Gallup Gallery
1996 “The Maps” Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, Ill.
1995 “The Maps” University of New Mexico, Fitzgerald Gallery
1994 “The Maps” Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, Ill.
“Parables of the Mask” Graham Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.
1993 “Vessels” Marx Gallery in association with Jean Albano Gallery
1992 “Vessels of Light” Soma Gallery, San Diego, Ca.
1991 “Vessels of Light” Works Gallery, Long Beach, Ca.
“Vessels of Light” Jean Albano Gallery, Ca.
“Vessels of Light” Sena Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
1990 “Vessels” Sena Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
“Recent Work” Raw Space Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.
“Vessels” Zimmerman-Saturn Gallery, Nashville, TN.
“Recent Work” Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, Ca.
1988 “Vessels” Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca.
“Vessels” Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL.
1987 “Martin Facey” University of New Mexico Art Museum
“Dreams of Women” Ivory-Kimpton Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.
1986 “Dreams” Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca.
1985 “Martin Facey” Claremont Graduate School Gallery, Clarement, CA.
1984 “California” Ivory-Kimpton Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
1983 “California” Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
“California’ Ivory-Kimpton Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
1982 “Callifornia” Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
1981 “California” Ivory-Kimpton Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
1980 “Tables” Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
1979 “Five-Year Survey: Martin Facey” Barnsdall Gallery, Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1978 “25 Works on Paper” Santa Monica Municipal Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
1974 “Master of Arts Exhibition” Frederick Wright Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.
SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Anne and William Harmsen
Bank of America Corp
Dr. Josh Hoffs
Security Pacific Bank
Dr. Ray Minich
Super Cuts Corp
Dr. Alvin Markovitz
Sheraton Hotel Corp
Dr’s Sonia and Donald Thomas
Estate of Richard Diebenkorn
Tom and Eillen Pollack
Mary and Sperry MacNaughton
Jean and Albert Brody
Freya and Mark Ivenor
Jan and Richard Baum
Jon and Nancy Janotta
Dr. Kevin Flynn/ Ava Bise
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Painting: 1982-83
National Endowment for Arts Fellowship in Painting: 1992-93
Regent’s Lectureship in Painting, University of New Mexico: 1996-99