Marty Schnapf

Encompassing painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and performance, Marty Schnapf’s work evokes a psychological space of dream, desire, memory and premonition. The artist’s paintings frequently depict structurally dematerialized environments that surround and penetrate overlapping figures—or sometimes a single figure in positions that are irreconcilable. By dissolving and dislocating such compositional elements, Schnapf’s work is both a depiction of a singular moment, and simultaneously that moment in an imagined state.

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BIO:

Marty Schnapf was born in Indiana in 1977. The artist received a BFA from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.

Solo exhibitions of Schnapf’s work have taken place at: Diane Rosenstein Gallery in Los Angeles, California (2019);  Alice Black Gallery in London, UK (2018); Wilding Cran Gallery in Los Angeles, California (2018); MaRS Gallery in Los Angeles, California  (2016); Permanently Closed in Los Angeles, California (2015); The Property in Los Angeles, California (2015); A Space in Los Angeles, California (2014); Working Title Festival in Brussels, Belgium (2009); Brussels Bravo Festival in Brussels, Belgium (2009); BNA-BBOT in Brussels, Belgium (2009); 3rd Ward in Brooklyn, New York (2006); Ballhaus Osst in Berlin, Germany (2006); Caranza 25 in Passaguerro, Mexico City, Mexico (2006); the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art in Portland, Oregon (2004, 2006); RAW Festival in Portland, Oregon (2006); Disjecta in Portland, Oregon (2006); PDX Contemporary Art Gallery in Portland, Oregon (2004); Pacific Switchboard in Portland, Oregon (2004); and Seaplane in Portland, Oregon (2004).

Group exhibitions that have shown Schnapf’s work include: Vivacit at Gallerie Italienne in Paris, France (2021); Dark Waters at WLCAC in Watts, California (2021); Rites of Passage at Unit London in London, UK (2021); Return of the Dragon at Chinatown Central Plaza in Los Angeles, California (2021); All Tomorrow’s Parties at domicile (n.) in Los Angeles, California (2021); The Street and the Shop in Los Angeles, California (2021); Drive-By-Art in Los Angeles, California (2020); The Four Stages of (Art) Love at The Street and the Shop in Los Angeles, California (2020); Holding Space at Big Pictures Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California (2019); Art Brussels at Alice Black Gallery in Brussels, Belgium (2019); Baby Cakes at Big Pictures Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California (2019); Sweet Cheeks at Big Pictures Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California (2019); In Situ at Soulangh Cultural Park in Tainan, Taiwan (2018); Displaced Landscapes at Soulangh Cultural Park in Tainan, Taiwan (2018); Supernatural at Falcon’s Nest in Los Angeles, California (2016); One Night Black and White at Post in Los Angeles, California (2014); Group Show at Nationale Gallery in Portland, Oregon (2010); The Game is Up at Vooruit Arts Center in Ghent, Belgium (2009); My Way to Say Things at Annessens Metro in Brussels, Belgium (2009); Under an Hour at Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, Washington (2004); On the Boards at Northwest New Works Festival in Seattle, Washington (2004); Group Exhibition at Margo Jacobson Gallery in Portland, Oregon (2002); and Group Exhibition at 14th Street Painters in New York City (2001).

Schnapf lives and works in Los Angeles, California.