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Virgil Marti


Virgil Marti (born 1962) is an American visual artist recognized for his installations blending fine art, design, and decor from a range of styles and periods. Marti’s immersive sculptural environments, often evoking nature and the landscape, combine references from high culture with decorative, flamboyant, or psychedelic imagery, materials, and objects of personal significance.

The artist’s sculptures and installations have been featured in museums and galleries internationally since the 1990s. Marti was selected to participate in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. The artist has been awarded the Art Matters Fellowship, the Pew Fellowship in the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award. Marti was the second invited artist in the Katherine Stein Sachs and Keith L. Sachs Curator Program at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. Marti was a Master Printer and Project Coordinator at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA. The artist has been a Senior Visiting Critic in the MFA Program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, and a faculty member at Tyler School of Art.

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United States


Artist, designer, installation artist, sculptor

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Virgil Marti

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