About

Artist Statement

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

Bio

Ross Martens studied Film & Photography at Northwestern University. In Chicago, he works as an artist, photographer, and art framer. He is co-owner of Alley Gallery. His work on the short film “Do You See Me”¬†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, Chicago

Exhibitions

2014

April: Open Studios Evanston, Alley Gallery, Evanston, IL

2013

August: “The Little Things” group show, Little Volcano Gallery, Chicago, IL

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