Enrique Martinez Celaya, Artist, Miami, Miami Art Basel 2013, Jennifer Esperanza, Studio Visit, Site Santa Fe, The Pearl

Our Visit to the Studio of Artist Enrique Martinez Celaya in Miami ~ Art Basil 2013

Our Visit to the Studio of Artist Enrique Martinez Celaya

in Miami

Art Basel 2013

 

Enrique Martinez Celaya, Artist, Miami, Miami Art Basel 2013, Jennifer Esperanza, Studio Visit, Site Santa Fe, The Pearl

Enrique Martinez Celaya Studio ~ Miami Art Basel #1 Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

“I’m not a sensualist.”

Enrique Martinez Celaya

 

Enrique Martinez Celaya, Artist, Miami, Miami Art Basel 2013, Jennifer Esperanza, Studio Visit, Site Santa Fe, The Pearl

Enrique Martinez Celaya Studio ~ Miami Art Basel #2 Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

In December of 2013 my partner artist Richard Kurtz & I visited the studio of artist Enrique Martinez Celaya in Miami.

He had just moved into a vast new studio and I was invited there to photograph the brunch and book signing for his new book The Pearl.

The Pearl is a book that chronicles his moving and immense show at Site Santa Fe, published by Radius Books.

 

Enrique Martinez Celaya, Artist, Miami, Miami Art Basel 2013, Jennifer Esperanza, Studio Visit, Site Santa Fe, The Pearl

Enrique Martinez Celaya Studio ~ Miami Art Basel #3 Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

Enrique Martinez Celaya, Artist, Miami, Miami Art Basel 2013, Jennifer Esperanza, Studio Visit, Site Santa Fe, The Pearl

Enrique Martinez Celaya Studio ~ Miami Art Basel #4 Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

Enrique Martinez Celaya, Artist, Miami, Miami Art Basel 2013, Jennifer Esperanza, Studio Visit, Site Santa Fe, The Pearl

Enrique Martinez Celaya Studio ~ Miami Art Basel #5 Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

Enrique Martinez Celaya, Artist, Miami, Miami Art Basel 2013, Jennifer Esperanza, Studio Visit, Site Santa Fe, The Pearl

Enrique Martinez Celaya Studio ~ Miami Art Basel #6 Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

Enrique Martinez Celaya, Artist, Miami, Miami Art Basel 2013, Jennifer Esperanza, Studio Visit, Site Santa Fe, The Pearl

Enrique Martinez Celaya Studio ~ Miami Art Basel #7 Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

Enrique Martínez Celaya was trained as an artist as well as a physicist and currently works in painting, sculpture, photography, and writing. His work has been widely exhibited internationally and is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The State Hermitage Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden, and the Museum der bildenden Künste in Leipzig, Germany, among others.

He has received the National Artist Award from the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, the California Community Foundation Fellowship, J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for Visual Arts, a Knight Foundation Grant, and the Young Talent Award from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Martínez Celaya is a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College, was honored as the second Presidential Professor in the history of the University of Nebraska, taught as a tenured professor in the faculty of Pomona College and Claremont Graduate University, and is a Trustee of the Anderson Ranch Arts Center and served on the Creative Council of Kaneko. In 2013, Ediciones Polígrafa (Spain) published Enrique Martínez Celaya: Working methods/Métodos de trabajo a comprehensive study of Martínez Celaya’s work process and Radius Books (Santa Fe) published Enrique Martínez Celaya: The Pearl, which documents his expansive exhibition at SITE Santa Fe.

 

 

Enrique Martinez Celaya, Artist, Miami, Miami Art Basel 2013, Jennifer Esperanza, Studio Visit, Site Santa Fe, The Pearl

Enrique Martinez Celaya Studio ~ Miami Art Basel #8 Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

Enrique Martinez Celaya, Artist, Miami, Miami Art Basel 2013, Jennifer Esperanza, Studio Visit, Site Santa Fe, The Pearl

Enrique Martinez Celaya Studio ~ Miami Art Basel #9 Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

Enrique Martinez Celaya, Artist, Miami, Miami Art Basel 2013, Jennifer Esperanza, Studio Visit, Site Santa Fe, The Pearl

Enrique Martinez Celaya Studio ~ Miami Art Basel #10 Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

Enrique Martinez Celaya, Artist, Miami, Miami Art Basel 2013, Jennifer Esperanza, Studio Visit, Site Santa Fe, The Pearl

Enrique Martinez Celaya Studio ~ Miami Art Basel #11 Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

Enrique Martinez Celaya, Artist, Miami, Miami Art Basel 2013, Jennifer Esperanza, Studio Visit, Site Santa Fe, The Pearl

Enrique Martinez Celaya Studio ~ Miami Art Basel #12 Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

Enrique Martinez Celaya, Artist, Miami, Miami Art Basel 2013, Jennifer Esperanza, Studio Visit, Site Santa Fe, The Pearl

Enrique Martinez Celaya Studio ~ Miami Art Basel #13 Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

Enrique Martinez Celaya, Artist, Miami, Miami Art Basel 2013, Jennifer Esperanza, Studio Visit, Site Santa Fe, The Pearl

Enrique Martinez Celaya Studio ~ Miami Art Basel #14 Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

Enrique Martinez Celaya, Artist, Miami, Miami Art Basel 2013, Jennifer Esperanza, Studio Visit, Site Santa Fe, The Pearl

Enrique Martinez Celaya Studio ~ Miami Art Basel #15 Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

Enrique Martinez Celaya, Artist, Miami, Miami Art Basel 2013, Jennifer Esperanza, Studio Visit, Site Santa Fe, The Pearl

Enrique Martinez Celaya Studio ~ Miami Art Basel #16 Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

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Enrique Martinez Celaya Studio ~ Miami Art Basel #17 Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

 

 


In addition to his work in the visual arts, Martínez Celaya is the author of Collected Writings and Interviews 1990-2010 and The Nebraska Lectures, both published by the University of Nebraska Press (Lincoln), The Blog: Bad Time for Poetry, published by Whale & Star Press (Miami), October, published by Cinubia (Amsterdam), and the artist book Guide, which was later serialized by the magazine Works & Conversations (Berkeley). He has also written essays on art, poetry and aesthetics and has lectured at international venues including the American Academy in Berlin, the Aspen Institute and the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

Martínez Celaya initiated his formal training as an apprentice to a painter at the age of 12. He studied Applied & Engineering Physics at Cornell University, worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and pursued a Ph.D. in Quantum Electronics at the University of California, Berkeley. As a physicist, he published scientific papers on superconductivity and lasers, and is the inventor of several laser devices and of an often-cited patent. He received a Skowhegan Fellowship to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in Maine and earned a Master of Fine Arts with the department’s highest distinction from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was supported by a Regents Fellowship and was a junior fellow at the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center.

 

 

Enrique Martinez Celaya, Artist, Miami, Miami Art Basel 2013, Jennifer Esperanza, Studio Visit, Site Santa Fe, The PearlEnrique Martinez Celaya, Artist, Miami, Miami Art Basel 2013, Jennifer Esperanza, Studio Visit, Site Santa Fe, The Pearl

Enrique Martinez Celaya Studio ~ Miami Art Basel #18 Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

Enrique Martinez Celaya, Artist, Miami, Miami Art Basel 2013, Jennifer Esperanza, Studio Visit, Site Santa Fe, The Pearl

Enrique Martinez Celaya Studio ~ Miami Art Basel #19 Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

Enrique Martinez Celaya, Artist, Miami, Miami Art Basel 2013, Jennifer Esperanza, Studio Visit, Site Santa Fe, The Pearl

Enrique Martinez Celaya Studio ~ Miami Art Basel #20 Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

Enrique Martinez Celaya, Artist, Miami, Miami Art Basel 2013, Jennifer Esperanza, Studio Visit, Site Santa Fe, The Pearl

Enrique Martinez Celaya Studio ~ Miami Art Basel #21 Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

 

The Site of Artist Enrique Martinez Celaya

http://www.martinezcelaya.com

Artist Enrique Martinez Celaya at Site Santa Fe 2013 ~ The Pearl

https://sitesantafe.org/exhibition/enrique-martinez-celaya/

Artist Enrique Martinez Celaya’s Book The Peal Published by Radius Books

http://radiusbooks.org/7293/enrique-martinez-celaya-the-pearl/

 

The Pearl

The Pearl

 

Enrique Martinez Celaya, Artist, Miami, Miami Art Basel 2013, Jennifer Esperanza, Studio Visit, Site Santa Fe, The Pearl

Richard & me on the job.{I think Richard wanted to paint a boxer on that big white door}

 

 

 

This is the first of my Miami Blogs …. all these moths later

Besos,

Jennifer Esperanza AKA “The Sensualist” xox

 

6 Comments

  • Astrid Allan

    28.05.2014 at 10:28 Reply

    Jenny, thank you for introducing me to this amazing , very impressive artist with your interesting and beautiful photographed blog entry. I would love to see one of his exhibits…looking forward to reading your next Miami blog… xox

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    28.05.2014 at 22:17 Reply

    […] me for the moment. Thank you Jennifer! Please see the full post of ALL the images here on her site…and note she was voted best local photographer last year in Santa Fe – keep being not […]

  • Alexandra Eldridge

    12.06.2014 at 07:40 Reply

    Just fantastic! I saw his show at Site and wanted to know more about him…now I do!!! great visual diary of the very handsome and talented artist. You are endlessly brilliant in your seeing. Thank-you for this.

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