CV

Caribbean New Yorker, father, Atheist on some days, Non Theist Agnostic on others, apostate, Leftest, Socialist, Agitator, Ethical Polyamorist,  HS dropout, GED holder, Autodidact, Educator, Debater, white people fearing, all people loving, Queer, Marijuana Advocating, Hip Hop, Sneaker, comic and sci-fi loving non Latino/a/x identifying Dominican Puerto Rican Interdisciplinary Artist born on a military base in North Carolina in 1976. Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez a.k.a FEEGZ, Figaro & Firo173 has exhibited taught and spoken in dozens of institutions nationally and internationally, Washington heights NYC since 84.
States the artist: “My work conveys my anxiety and thrill regarding history, how that history manifests in the present, and presentʼs implications for the future. While I have much respect and pride in my cultures, I would rather shine a bright light on things some believe we should reanalyze as opposed to playing the cheerleader for them.”

Selected Exhibitions

2017
Supersitions, xxxv aniversario de la ex-pinacoteca, tlaxcala, mexico, october
why i don’t call myself latino, Dutchess community college, september
a thursday  exhibit  with leslie jimenez, wordup books, nyc
superstitions, museo de historia y arte palacio gurza, durango, mexico
uptown, windows on amsterdam art gallery / wallach art gallery, columbia university, nyc
Defend puerto rico: CitiCIEN, Casa de cultura ruth hernandez torres, san juan, pr
posted to new york, aloft harlem/ art in flux harlem, NYC
Ayon: beyond these grounds with Leslie Jimenez, El Museo del barrio, nyc
uptown: nasty women / bad hombres, elmuseo del barrio, nyc
superstitions, coronado print studio, nyc
the diorama project : city of curiosities, art in flux harlem, nyc
Defend puerto rico: CitiCIEN, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and educational center, nyc
feegz selects / curated, art in flux harlem, nyc
miscellanea, print austin, tx
luke haynes quiltllaborations exhibit, accuquilt, ne
footprint international, the project space, nyc
Allusions,  JCC harlem / art in flux harlem, nyc
the peoples wall, El museo del barrio, nyc
2016
under one sky, dianxi science and technology normal university, lincang, ch
antonio lopez: future funk fashion, el museo del barrio, nyc
borinqueya: an evolving travesy, Clemente Soto velez cultural and educational center, nyc
knowing, coronado print studio, nyc
elmuseo at blackburn: paper hotshots, robert blackburn 20/20 gallery, nyc
between a world in a world, rowan university art gallery, glasboro, nj
sankofa, wheaton arts center, millville, nj
tyranny’s tear, bronx arts space, nyc
consejo grafico, printmaking center of new jersey, branchburg, nj
2015
map of the new art, fondazione giorgio cini, venice, ita
Consequential Translations / co curated with Pepe coronado, Centro Cultural de espana, Santo domingo DR
contemporary painting & printmaking: Selections from cafa barbados, dwyer cultural center, nyc
exploring america: christopher COLUMBUS, pequot library, southport, ct
Sancocho, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ
LA LUCHA 2, andrew freeman house, NYC
La Lucha: Haiti & Quisqueya, Rio Penthouse Gallery, nyc
2014
caribbean: together apart / imago mundi, luciano benetton collection / traveling exhibit (catalogue)
Playing With Fire: Political Interventions, Dissident acts and Mischievous Actions, El Museo Del Barrio, NYC
Narratives of Self- Exile, Bronx arts space, bx, ny
Caribbean Waves Up North, El Museo Latino, Omaha, NE
Translations, Consejo Grafico, School of the Arts, Indiana University South Bend, IN
Tyranny, Rio Penthouse Gallery, NYC
W Happening: VanWardia SCL/NYC, W Hotel, Santiago, Chili
A Martinez Show, Vitrina nyc, NYC
Hoodies Up, National Black Theatre, NYC
2013
200/20 Veinte Artistas Celebran El Bicentenario del Patricio, Bronx Museum of Art, BX, NY
Duarte: Visiones Colectivas en Espacios Vinculados, Centro Leon Museum, Santiago de Los Caballeros, DR (CATALOGUE)
Displaced Vandalism, solo show / Estudio ELE SIETE, Santo Domingo, DR
Displaced Vandalism, solo show / NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez District Office, NYC
Curtain Call, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art @ Riverfront Factory, Peekskill, NY
Homenaje a Carlos Cooks en su primer Centenario, Rio Penthouse Gallery, NYC
Freedom Now, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building Gallery, NYC
Uptown Arts Review 2013 Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Visual Art Grantees exhibition, NoMAA Gallery, NYC
Ladrillos De Oro, Ganesha Gallery, NYC
AMALGAM, 3rdeyeSolations Gallery, BK, NY
Day of the DeadHudson River Museum, Peekskill, NY
2012
Caribbean: Crossroads of the World: Land of the Outlaw, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC (CATALOGUE)
A Presion / Under Pressure, Consejo Grafico, Taller Boricua Gallery / Julia De Burgos Latino Cultural Center, NYC
LATINO PRINTMAKING IN THE UNITED STATES, MOREAU ART GALLERIES, SAINT MARY’S COLLEGE, NOTRE DAME, IN
Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Silver spring, MD
2011
El Museo’s Biennial The (S) Files 2011: The Street Files, El Museo Del Barrio, NYC (CATALOGUE)

fellowships / residencies / grants

2017 back in five minutes: artist in residence, EL Museo del BARRIO
2016 INNOVATIVE CULTURAL ADVOCACY FELLOWSHIP, caribbean cultural center african diaspora institute
2013 nomaa creative support grant

 Panel Discussions / Artist Talks

defend puerto rico: citi100, loisaida center, nyc, 2017
caribbeanness expressed through the lens of art and culture, museum hue, nyc, 2016
tyranny’s tears, bronx arts space, bx, ny, nyc
conversation with the artist, EXPLORING AMERICA: CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, PEQUOT LIBRARY, SOUTHPORT, CT, 2015
La lucha 2ANDREW FREEMAN HOUSE, Nyc 2015
CONSEQUENTIAL TRANSLATIONS, CENTRO CULTURAL DE ESPANA, SANTO DOMINGO, DR, 2015
LA LUCHA: HAITI & QUISQUEYA, Dominican student association city college, Nyc 2015
artist forum : A community conversation on uptowns art scene solutionsperalta project/ Soa life, morris-jumel mansion, nyc, 2015
PARSONS SCHOLARS PROGRAM, THE NEW SCHOOL, nyc 2014
NARRATIVES OF SELF EXILE, BRONX ARTS SPACE, nyc 2014
Contra el racismo y la xenofobia: Voces de la Diaspora, Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico, SJ PR 2014
La Escuela de Bellas Artes de Carolina, Puerto Rico, CA PR 2014
De Korda a los emoticones. Arte político y gráfica callejera Panel Discussion, Centro Leon Museum 2013
Duarte: Visiones Colectivas en Espacios Vinculados, Centro Leon Museum 2013
7th National Dominican Student Conference, Dominican York Proyecta Grafica invitee, Wesleyan University, CT, 2013
2013 Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Visual Art Grantees Artist Talk, NoMAA, NYC, 2013
Freedom Now Panel Discussion, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building Gallery, 2013
El Museo’s Biennial The (S) Files 2011: The Street Files Artist Talk, El Museo Del Barrio 2011

collections

Beyond these grounds, belkys ayón estate
Wallpaper #67, Luciano Benetton Collection
Antillano Soy, El Museo del Barrio
artistic production, dominican studies institute library
fuck Brushes, confederate dominicans, fuck the nGilberto Cardenas & Dolores Carrillo Collection
they called him Colon, Pequot Library
A few to several private collections

 Teaching Experience

educator / guide, Caribbean Cultural Center african diaspora institute, nyc, present
educator, artsconnection, nyc, present
educator, washington hieghts community conservatory of fine arts, nyc, 2016-present
MUSEUM EDUCATOR / teaching artist, Museum of art and design, nyc, 2014-present
H.S. alternate learning centers
Museum educator / Teaching Artist, el museo del barrio, nyc, 2014-present
P.S. 222
nyc summer arts in the park
Museum Educator, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC, 2014
MUSEUM EDUCATOR / Teaching Artist, The MIRIAM AND IRA D. Wallach ART Gallery at Columbia University, NYC, 2014-2015
Teachers college community school, nyc
Teaching Artist Assistant, groundswell community mural project, bk, 2014-2015
Teaching Artist Residency, Romare Bearden Foundation, NYC, 2013-2015
Pedro Albizu Campos P.S.161, NYC
Saturday Arts Academy @ Lincoln Avenue School, Orange, NJ
Teaching Artist, Doing Art Together, NYC, 2013-2015

East River Academy @ Rikers Island Correctional facility, NYC

St. Lukeʼs and Roosevelt Hospitalʼs CARES program, NYC
 P.S. 192, NYC

Pedro Albizu Campos P.S.161, NYC
Argus Community, GED program, NYC

Queens Court, GED program, NYC
Teaching Artist Residency, Arts Everyday / Roland Park Middle School, Baltimore, MD, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mixed media Graffiti based workshops, 6th-8th grades
Teaching Artist, Catholic Charities / Alianza Dominicana, NYC, 2012-2013

P.S.52, NYC, (after-school)
Teaching Artist, Childrenʼs Arts and Science Workshops, NYC, 2007-2009
P.S. 173, NYC, (after-school)
M.S.44, NYC, (after-school)

MISCELLANY

National Juror, Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards / mixed media, 2016
chalk murals, Uptown bounce block party, Museum of the city of ny / el museo 2014, 2015
caribbean mask making workshop, museum of the city of ny, 2015
skin and bones, bring your own beamer, studio museum in harlem, 2015
crossfire, El museo del barrio, 2014
menu typography, astor row cafe, nyc, 2014
a new odyssey, romare bearden foundation BENEFIT, 2014
Set Painter, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, 2014
doing art together 29th annual BENEFIT, 2014
mural, CONTRA EL RACISMO Y LA XENOFOBIA: VOCES DE LA DIASPORA, roi piedras P.R., 2014
mural, opus lounge, nyc, 2014
mural, vacca lounge restaurant, nyc, 2014
funder mural, nomaa, 2014
imagine mural, ROLAND PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL, BALTIMORE, MD, 2013
City of NY Proclamation 2013, office of Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, 2013
Ñew York, Welcome to my Hood by Sol Aramendi, Art Museum of the Americas, D.C., 2012
I Love My Hood, A Graffiti stroll through Washington Heights, Guide/Researcher, NYC, 2012
I Love my Hood Mural Project, asst Muralist, NYC, 2009-2011
Muralist, PlaNYC Schoolyards to Playgrounds / Empire Control Abatement Inc., 2013
you must learn mural, ROLAND PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL, BALTIMORE, MD, 2011
el museo del barrio fundraiser, 2011
Visual Merchandiser / Personal Shopper, Chrome Hearts NYC, Brooks Brothers, Victorias Secret, Banana Republic, 2000-2010
GRAFFITI writer, 1986-1996 ( mostly toy status)

 Press / Artwork used

dualidad artistica acerca a caribenos de nyc,  eldiariony.com, november 25 2016
an  afro dominican guide, part 1, lagaleriamag.com, February 5 2016
Conversation with the artist: carlos jesus martinez dominguez, fairfield-sun.com, november 20 2015
Haitian-dominican art exhibit for diaspora solidarity, dominicantoday.com, may 5 2015
Haitian and Dominican artists collaborate, caribbeanlifenews.com, February 20, 2015
dominican and haitian artists collaborate for exhibit on shared history, dnainfo.com, january 27 2015
carlos martinez donates his artistic production to dsi library, cunydsi.com, november 6 2014
“Solidaridad Antillana: video contra la xenofobia, 80grados.net, March 30, 2014
“Entre mas lejos de lo negro y de lo haitiano mas pura”, Nuestrotiempo.rapcanal.com, January 23, 2014
Renaissance or Not, Washington Heights Arts Scene Thrives, Northattan.com,
October 14, 2013
Juan Pablo Duarte VIVE EN EL CENTRO LEON, Hoy.com, October 12, 2013
Dos colectivos y un patricio, Listin Diario, October 12, 2013
Miradas a Duarte, Listin Diario, October 11, 2013
Juan Pablo Duarte, visto a traves de los ojos de artistas dominicanos, Lainformacion.com, October 10, 2013
Centro Leon inaugura colectiva sobre Duarte, Elcaribe.com, October 9, 2013
Una vision colectiva de Duarte, El Nacional, October 4, 2013
Momento: The Amalgam Art Exhibit, soalife.com July 17, 2013
Notes From The Stroll…, Uptown Collective.com, June 28, 2013
Duarte Lives….., Uptown Collective.com, February 28, 2013
My Iphoneorgaphy: Fine Art For A Father, Soalife.com, February 4, 2013
Cooperative art exhibit delights as it explores the Caribbean, National Catholic Reporter, November 24, 2012
Postcard from Pepe, Pyramidscreenprint.com, October, 23 2012
I Love My Hood: A Graffiti Stroll through Washington Heights, Uptowncollective.com, June 12, 2012
“Tagging”: Uptown artists talk graffiti, Manhattan Times / Bronx Free Press, October, 11, 2011
ALL THE WORLD’S A CANVAS AT GRAFFITI ART EXHIBIT, METRO FOCUS, THIRTEEN, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
The Week Ahead June 19-25: Art, The New York Times, June 19, 2011
75 Artistas Hispanos En Biennial Del Museo de Barrio, El Nuevo Dia (AP article), June 16, 2011
Museo de NY inaugural biennial con 75 artistas latinoamericanos, Associated Press, June, 16 2011
This Week: Must-See Arts in the City, WNYC’s Arts Datebook: June 16 – 22, June 16, 2011
Audubon Ball Room, The New York Daily News, Street Scene, April 8, 1992

education

G.E.D., nyc, 2006
West side alternate learning school, 1994
Laguardia H.S. of Music and art and the performing arts, nyc, 1991-94
Hudson cliffs I.S. 187, 1990-1991
harlem school of the arts, trombone, nyc, 1987-1989
Stitt J.H.S. 164, nyc, 1987-1989
P.S. 173, nyc, 1986-1987
P.S.189, Nyc, 1984-1986
little buttons Pre school, SD CA, 1980
 
 
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