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Sebastian Martorana
prime@sebastianworks.com

 

EXHIBITIONS
2016 Connections.  Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
2015 Rinehart’s Studio: Rough Stone to Living Marble. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD
Hand / Made.
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2014 Strange Bedfellows. Visarts, Rockville, MD
(e)Merge. International Art Fair. Washington, D.C.
Sondheim Semi-finalist Show.  Maryland Institute College of Art,  Baltimore, MD
2013
2012
Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition. University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD
40 Under 40: Craft Futures. Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Unlived Histories. Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC
House Show. Case[werks] Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2011 80WSE Presents. Curators’ invitational show. 80WSE Gallery, New York University, New York, NY
(e) Merge. International Art Fair. Washington, D.C.
Sondheim Semi-finalist Show. Maryland Institute College of Art,  Baltimore, MD
Exposed. The Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
Successions. In/Flux Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2010 Uncommissioned Memorials.  Solo Exhibition, Irvine Contemporary, Washington, D.C.
Sondheim Semi-finalist Show.  Maryland Institute College of Art,  Baltimore, MD
Hammer and Thread.  Area 405, Baltimore, MD
Forum of Forty Champions. Minstallation Gallery, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
2009 MANIFEST HOPE:DC.  Inaugural show, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
Sondheim Semi-finalist Show.  Maryland Institute College of Art,  Baltimore, MD
2008 Habitat. Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
Introductions4.  Irvine Contemporary, Washington, D.C.
Artscape Festival.  Outdoor Sculpture Show, Baltimore, MD
COLLECTIONS 
Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Patricia A. Young – Washington, D.C.; Kathleen and Kevin Buchi ­– Malvern, PA; Capital Broadcasting Company – Raleigh, NC; David Akiluan – Washington, D.C.; Erik Smith – Washington, D.C.; Aaron M. Flynn – Washington, D.C.; Kate Nicholson – Washington, D.C.; Myra and Stephen Kurzbard – Arlington, VA; Dr. Mildred Wang – Arlington, VA; Dr. Subir Jossan – Manassas, VA
AWARDS AND HONORS
2016 Nominated for the American Craft Council Rare Craft Fellowship Award. Minneapolis, MN

Make Space Partner, 2016 American Craft Council Show. Baltimore, MD

2015 Make Space Partner, 2015 American Craft Council Show. Baltimore, MD
2014 Emerging Voices Nominee. American Craft Council Award. Minneapolis, MN
Individual Artist Award, Maryland State Arts Council, Baltimore, MD
Conversation Corner Guest Speaker at the 2014 American Craft Council Show. Baltimore, MD
2013
2012
Juror’s Choice Award (2nd Place Overall) Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition. UMUC, Adelphi,MD
Individual Artist Award, Maryland State Arts Council, Baltimore, MD
2011 Semi-Finalist for the Janet & Walter Prize Award, Baltimore, MD
2010 Semi-Finalist for the Janet & Walter Prize Award, Baltimore, MD
2009 Semi-Finalist for the Janet & Walter Prize Award, Baltimore , MD
2008 Residency at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT.  Provided though grants from the Vermont Studio Center and    Maryland Institute College of Art Graduate Studies Program.
Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship – Honorable Mention, Office of Graduate Studies, Maryland Institute College of Art
2007 The William M. Phillips Scholarship, Outstanding Figurative Sculpture student MICA, Baltimore, MD
2006 Nominee, Jack Kent Cooke Fellowship, Syracuse University, Graduate Student Grant Application, Syracuse, NY
2003 Bruce E. Arnold Memorial Award, Outstanding Illustration student , Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
2002 Study Abroad Grant, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Department of International Programs Abroad, Syracuse,NY
1999 Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Founder’s Scholarship, Academic Scholarship, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
SELECTED CARVING WORK
Archdiocese of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. Group of 3 carved wooden coats of arms for Archbishop Lori.
St.Rita’s Catholic Church, Baltimore, MD. Statue replacement and restoration.
Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, MD. Carving of granite stars
Phillips Collection, Washington, DC.  supervision and execution of carving for building restoration
Johns Hopkins University, Gilman Hall Capital Campaign donor plaque, Baltimore, MD.
Carving The Mivkvah of Greater Washington, D.C.
Cornerstone carving at Baltimore City Hall, window surrounds. Baltimore, MD. carving.
Polo Ralph Lauren, Co., spiral stone staircase. Greenwich, CT. Layout, fabrication, carving.
William Donald Schaefer Memorial base, Baltimore Inner Harbor, MD. carving.
Loyola University, new entrance sign. Baltimore, MD. carving.
American Trial Lawyers Association, Hall of Fame Plaque. carving.
Iwo Jima Memorial, Quantico, VA. carving and restoration.
National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, VA. carving.
Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge entrance sign, VA and MD sides. carving.
National Holocaust Museum, Washington, D.C. carving.
Duke University, Perkins Library, Durham, NC. carving.
Kennedy Center for the Arts, Washington, D.C. carving.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. carving and restoration.
National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA. carving.
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. carving and restoration.
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C. carving and restoration.
WORK EXPERIENCE
2008- present OWNER/EMPLOYEE  Atlantic Custom Carving, LLC – Trading as Sebastianworks, Founder and owner

PROJECT MANAGER/CARVER/CONSULTANT  Hilgartner Natural Stone, Baltimore, MD, Resident sculptor and carver

2008- present STONE CARVER/CONSULTANT Hilgartner Natural Stone, Baltimore, MD, Resident sculptor and carver
2012 INSTRUCTOR    Adjunct professor at Maryland Institute College of Art

Classes include:

Intro to Illustration, Drawing as Illustration, Illustration I,

Intro to Graphic Design/Illustration, Intro to Stone Sculpture

2002- 2006 APPRENTICE Manassas Granite & Marble Inc., Manassas, VA.Training and practice in the methods, material and techniques of stone carving, restoration, fabrication and installation.
EDUCATION
2008 MFA Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2003 BFA, Illustration, Magna Cum Laude, Founders Scholar, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY