Work experience

- Teaching Artist, BRAC - Bronx River Arts Center, New York.                            

                            Virtual and In-person visual art workshops for children and adults 2020, 2021.

- Textile Print Designer/Owner, Kidsize Studio New York, 2015-Present. www.kidsizestudio.com

- Freelance Textile Designer, Sunham Home Fashions, New York, 2017-2020.

- Freelance Textile Designer, Martha Stewart Living, New York, 2012-2013.

- Senior Designer, Idea Nuova Inc. New York, 2007-2015.

- Senior Designer, Koko Company - New York, 2000-2007.  

Solo Exhibitions

- 9/11 20th Anniversary Memorial - Public Tape Installation commissioned by Fort Tryon Park Trust, New York, Sep 2021.

- CII - Cultural Immigrant Initiative - BRAC Invited artist. Community public tape murals, 2021.

- Heart Echoes, Paintings, drawings and prints - Smush Gallery, Jersey City, NJ. Jan-Feb 2020.

                         https://jcitytimes.com/heart-echoes-paintings-by-marta-blair/

- Fragments of Time, Large scale paintings - Gold Wing Gallery, Hebrew Tabernacle, NY. Sep-Oct 2019.

- On Boundaries, Commissioned Public Art Installation - Large scale paracord weaving on chain fence.                                                              Exchange Place Alliance. Jersey City, NJ, Summer 2019.

                            https://www.exchangeplacealliance.com/on-boundaries

- Traces, Indian Road Cafe Gallery, Inwood - New York, 2018.

- Us, Darling Coffee, Inwood - New York, 2018.

Group Exhibitions

- Why I teach, Bronx River Arts Center. Faculty of Teaching Artists. Virtual Exhibition, NY, 2020.

  Why I teach http://www.bronxriverart.org/virtual/exhibit-artists-2020.cfm?recordID=25&name=Marta%20Blair  

- Open Studios,Cornerstone Studios. New York, Winter and Summer 2015 - Present.

- Open Studios, Five points Building. New York, 2003 - 2005.

- Small Works, Hungarian Embassy, New York, 2002.

- Merit Scholarship Recipients, Art Student League - Lincon Center Gallery, New York, 2001.

Education

- B.F.A Bachelor of Fine Arts. The National University of Colombia. 1990.

- B.F.A Bachelor of Textile Design. Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. 1997.

- Studio Art Certificate. Painting - Art Students League of New York. 2001.

- llustration Portfolio II. Continuing ED School of Visual Arts, New York, 2003.

Press

- Nomaa Artist talk https://www.nomaanyc.org/events/thursdays-with-nomaa-22/?occurrence=2021-07-01

- Art Review, Jersey City Times, https://jcitytimes.com/heart-echos-paintings-by-marta-blair/

- Texitura, Textile Design magazine # 50, Spain, 2014. www.texitura.com

Other

- Certified Yoga Teacher, Integral Yoga Institute, New York, 2007.

- Native Spanish Speaker.

- First Prize Poster contest, Nomaa, Manhattan Arts Strol 2021.

- City Artist Corps recipient, New York, 2021.

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First prize NoMAA Poster Contest, New York 2021.

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City Artist Corps recipient, New York 2021.