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Daniel Joseph Martinez Honored with Career Achievement Award

Roberts Projects congratulates Daniel Joseph Martinez for receiving the Career Achievement Award honoring brilliance and resilience in conjunction with the Hammer Museum’s biennial, Made in L.A. 2018. The juried award recognizes the work of an artist who has made a significant contribution to contemporary art throughout their career.  “Daniel Joseph Martinez has been active for decades as both artist and teacher, and the Career Achievement Award celebrates his contributions to the Los Angeles art community,” said Ann Philbin, Director of the Hammer Museum at UCLA.  “Daniel Joseph Martinez has had a tremendous impact on several generations of artists in Los Angeles, and has helped to shape the development of the art scene through his involvement in seminal art spaces in the city. He is an artist whose work and discourse are always profound, always question, and always push at the edges, whether it is through interrogations of power dynamics, global politics, or the nature of being. He is tremendously deserving of this award, and it is so wonderful to celebrate him at this moment,” wrote Pilar Tompkins Rivas, one of three jurors to select the award.  The Career Achievement Award, along with the Mohn Award and Public Recognition Award, is funded through the generosity of Los Angeles philanthropists and art collectors Jarl and Pamela Mohn and the Mohn Family Foundation as part of Made in L.A., the Hammer’s biennial exhibition series highlighting emerging and under-recognized artists from the Los Angeles region.  Made in L.A 2018 is organized by Hammer curators Anne Ellegood and Erin Christovale. The exhibition is on view through September 2, 2018.