HOLLY BALLARD MARTZ

Seattle, WA

Past Exhibitions           Biography          CV          Statement          Press

 

Martz uses language and found objects to create iconic works about deeply felt social, political, and personal issues, including mental illness, gun violence, and reproductive rights. Her two-dimensional, sculptural, and installation-based practice includes casting, sewing, metalwork, and encaustic.

RECENT EXHIBITION

DIRTY LAUNDRY & DOMESTIC BLISS

October 15th – November 15th, 2020

FEATURED WORKS

FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

9 x 15.5 x 6″ laboratory glass, brass, gold plated chain, powdered eye shadow, custom pillow
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DANGER OF NOSTALGIA (IN UTERO) Edition 7/9

32.5 x 22.5 x 3.4steel wire, wire coat hanger, paint, plexi, brass screws
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LADY MADONNA

72 x 16 x 1.125powder coated ironing board, brass plated metal rings, and LED
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PEEP SHOW SOUVENIR

12 X 14.25 X 2″ found object and thread, framed
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womens_ work is never done (gilded age)

I DON’T SEE COLOR (BLACK)

13.5 x 24.5 x 6″ vintage x-ray and duratrans

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Holly Ballard Martz Triage found stretcher

I DON’T SEE COLOR (WHITE)

13.5 x 24.5 x 6″ vintage x-ray and duratrans

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womens_ work is never done (gilded age)

WOMEN’S WORK IS NEVER DONE (GILDED AGE)

11 x 19 x 2.5″ inflatable hanger, glass seed beads, thread, polyfil

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womens_ work is never done (gilded age)

WOMEN’S WORK IS NEVER DONE

11 x 19 x 2.5″ inflatable hanger, glass seed beads, thread, polyfil

SOLD

Holly Ballard Martz Triage found stretcher

WOMEN’S WORK IS NEVER DONE (AM I BLUE)

11 x 19 x 2.5″ inflatable hanger, glass seed beads, thread, polyfil

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WHITE TERROR ALERT SYSTEM

44 x 15″ found x-ray viewers, duratrans

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womens_ work is never done (gilded age)

SPEAK NOW OR FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE

40 x 15 x 3mixed media on found x-ray viewers
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PRIME CUTS COMMISSION

dimensions variable, dressmakers’ hams, steel pins, sequins, glass beads
commission a one of a kind piece by choosing the shape / style and color / skin tone
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hballardmartz_trophy for tyranny (tarnished reputation)_10 x 21 x 5_NY Times, brass stencils, brass, rivets

TROPHY FOR TYRANNY (TARNISHED REPUTATION)

10 x 21 x 5″ NY Times, brass stencils, brass, rivets 
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Holly Ballard Martz Triage found stretcher

TROPHY FOR TYRANNY (TIGHTENING SCREWS)

5 x 26 x 8NY Times, found C clamp, imitation gold leaf
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Holly Ballard Martz Triage found stretcher

TROPHY FOR TYRANNY (SILENCE IS GOLDEN)

6 x 12 x 6.5 found dog muzzle, found megaphone, imitation gold leaf, rivets, paint
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Holly Ballard Martz Triage found stretcher

TROPHY FOR TYRANNY

11 x 5.125 x 15NY Times, found dog muzzle, leather belt, leather paint
SOLD

PRESS

New Day Northwest Holly Ballard Martz ZINC contemporary artist
Create Magazine Holly Ballard Martz ZINC contemporary artist
Real Change Holly Ballard Martz ZINC contemporary artist
Holly Ballard Martz Domestic Bliss & Dirty Laundry ZINC contemporary San Juan Islands Museum of Art
THRU AUGUST

SJI MUSEUM OF ART 

Domestic Bliss

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Holly Ballard Martz chalkboard gold leaf ZINC contemporary Gates Foundation
COMMISSION PROJECT

GATES FOUNDATION

Celebrating Twenty Years

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Holly Ballard Martz Danger of Nostalgia wire hanger uterus female reproductive system ZINC contemporary Seattle Art Fair 2019
IN THE STUDIO

DANGER OF NOSTALGIA

AT SEATTLE ART FAIR

with Holly Ballard Martz

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