Caribbean New Yorker, parent, Partner, Atheist on some days, Non Theist Agnostic on others, apostate, Leftest, Socialist, Agitator, Ethical Polyamorist, OCD having, HS dropout, GED holder, Autodidact, Educator, Debater, white people fearing, all people loving, Queerish?, lactose intolerant haagen-dazs coffee ice cream devouring, 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, spoken, curated and learned in a s_it load of institutions nationally and internationally. Washington heights NYC since 84.
“My work conveys my anxiety and thrill regarding history, how that history manifests in the present, and presents implications for the future. “

Selected Exhibitions

the latinx diaspora in nyc, the hispanic society of america museum and library/ Nomaa, nyc, june
West Harlem Community Art Exhibition Series, The Children’s Art Carnival/ Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano, nyc
inside art, children’s museum of manhattan, nyc
the latinx diaspora in nyc/ siempre luis/ hbolatino, plaza de las americas, nyc
Borders, boundaries, Biographies y Bonchinche: A two artist exhibit,  with Pepe Coronado, Hi-Arts @ artspace PS 109, nyc, ruined due to the rona
for the art of love: an appropriated intentions exhibition, fort George hill, nyc
e/ab fair, coronado print studio, lower east side printshop, nyc
the heights / el alto, the peoples forum, nyc
What is Here is Open: Selections from the Treasures in the Trash Museum, hunter east harlem gallery, nyc, (catalogue)
pelea: visual responses to spatial precarity, the latinx project / kjcc of new york university, nyc (catalogue)
culture and the people: el museo del barrio 1969-2019 (timeline, archival materials), el museo del barrio, nyc
pasado y presente: art after the young lords party 1969-2019, the loisaida center, nyc (catalogue)
pasado y presente: art after the young lords party 1969-2019, Nathan cummings foundation, nyc (catalogue)
the heights/ El alto, inwood library, nyc
NY Latin American Art Triennial PRINT SALON, Boricua College Art Gallery, NYC
untitled, coronado print studio/ east harlem culture collective, el galeria del barrio, nyc
The Heights/ El Alto, Word up community bookshop, NYC
A response to 45, caribbean cultural center african diaspora institute, nyc
the repeating islands, bard college, stevenson library, ny
100 works, artnoir/ LatchKey Gallery/ elecropositive, nyc
superstitions, centro cultural clavijero, Morelia, mx
global reflections 2018: spirit of community, the interfaith church center, nyc
defend puerto rico: citicien, taller boricua, nyc
caribbean creatives, Urban art gallery, philly
intersecting trajectories, rush arts philanthropic gallery, nyc
the paddock 3: posted, galerie abstract project, paris, fr
harlem havana, harlem hospital mural pavilion, nyc
uptown triennial: nasty women / bad hombres, elmuseo del barrio, nyc
uptown triennial: uptown bateyes: the old school, refugees, gentrifiers and hoods plus Dominicans, CCNY / wallach art gallery, Columbia university, nyc
intersecting trajectories: recent print publications, rush arts philanthropic gallery @ Prizm art fair, fl
Supersitions, xxxv aniversario de la ex-pinacoteca, tlaxcala, mx
Defend puerto rico: CitiCIEN, seed on diamond gallery, philly
a thursday exhibit, wordup books, nyc
superstitions, museo de historia y arte palacio gurza, durango, mx
Defend puerto rico: CitiCIEN, Casa de cultura ruth hernandez torres, san juan, pr
superstitions, coronado print studio, nyc
Defend puerto rico: CitiCIEN, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and educational center, nyc
miscellanea, print austin, tx
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
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
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 gallery, 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
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
Day of the DeadHudson River Museum, Peekskill, NY
Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC (CATALOGUE)
A Presion / Under Pressure, Consejo Grafico, Taller Boricua Gallery / Julia De Burgos Latino Cultural Center, NYC
Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Silver spring, MD
El Museo’s Biennial The (S) Files 2011: The Street Files, El Museo Del Barrio, NYC (CATALOGUE)


A Communal Response to 45, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, NYC, 2019
Untitled, Selection from Coronado Print studio, east harlem culture collective / el galeria del barrio, nyc, 2019
resistance, roots and truths: an ica fellow alum exhibit / co curated with Yelaine Rodriguez, caribbean cultural center african diaspora institute, nyc, 2018
feegz selects, art in flux harlem, nyc, 2017
 Consequential Translations / co curated with Pepe coronado, Centro Cultural de espana, Santo domingo DR, 2015

fellowships / residencies / grants

2019-20 Loisaida Center Artistic Residency Program
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

Panels / Artist Talks / lectures
US Latinx Futures and Museums, Ford Foundation, nyc, 2019
What is Here is Open: Selections from the Treasures in the Trash Museum, hunter east harlem gallery, 2019
cinque artist program talk/ romare bearden foundation, harlem school of the arts, nyc, 2018
why i don’t call myself latino, quinnipiac university, CT, 2017
why i don’t call myself latino, dutchess community college, ny, 2017
why i don’t call myself latino, teachers college, nyc, 2017
defend puerto rico: citi100, loisaida center, nyc, 2017
National Juror, Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards / mixed media, 2016
caribbeanness expressed through the lens of art and culture, museum hue, nyc, 2016
tyranny’s tears, bronx arts space, bx, ny, nyc
La lucha 2ANDREW FREEMAN HOUSE, Nyc 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
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


Belkis 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
columbia presbyterian hospital
A few to several private collections

Teaching Experience

educator / guide, Caribbean Cultural Center african diaspora institute, nyc, present
educator, artsconnection, nyc, present
educator, washington heights 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)

 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
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


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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