Inquiries: secretagentmartens@gmail.com

Artist Statement

Juxtaposing miniatures, photography, found objects and toys, I explore humor & fear with ambiguities of scale & proportions. I'm interested in unfathomably large and minutely small objects and how relative size can create a powerful confrontation.

Imagine standing next to a brontosaurus.

Bio

Ross Martens studied Film & Photography at Northwestern University. In Chicago, he works as an artist, photographer, and art framer. He also currently plays accordion & singing saw in the I Ching Quartet. His recent work on the short film "Do You See Me" has won several awards including Best Cinematography at the Zerotrenta Film Festival in Argenta, Italy.

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Education

Bachelor of Science in Communication - Radio/TV/Film
Northwestern University, 1997

Awards

2008 Curator's Choice Award: Around The Coyote Fall Arts Festival, Plumber's Hall, Chicago

Exhibitions

2009
October: Around the Coyote Fall Arts Festival, Chicago
January: Beautiful Beasts Group Show, Almquist Gallery, Winnetka, IL

2008
October: Around the Coyote Fall Arts Festival, Plumber's Hall, Chicago
May: Around the Coyote Spring Arts Festival, ATC Riverfront Gallery, Chicago
March: ATC Select Group Exhibition, Flatiron Building, Chicago

2007
February: Around the Coyote Winter Arts Festival, Preferred Lofts, Chicago

2006
December: Miniatures & Multiples Group Show, Around The Coyote Gallery, Chicago

Publications

2008
October: Krista Peel Presents the 2009 Calender Project: Public Park 2009