Deborah Martin (b. Boston 1961) is a contemporary American realist painter. A site-specific artist, her poignant images offer a hauntingly intimate elegy for the abandoned habitats and domestic landscapes of small town America.
Much of her practice emerges in collaborative conversation with writers and poets, taking form through exhibitions and publications. She is recognized for several pivotal bodies of work: Home on the Strange: In Search of the Salton Sea (Salton Sea, CA), Narrow Lands (Provincetown, MA) and America (US.)
Martin is a recipient of the 2011 Orlowsky Freed Foundation Grant sponsored in part by the Lilian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM). Her work is included in PAAM’s permanent collection and has appeared in numerous publications including art ltd., Palm Springs Life, Angeleno Magazine, Art Week LA, New American Paintings and Provincetown Arts magazine.
Martin received her BFA and BS Masters of Arts in Teaching, Art Education from The Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University.