B.F.A. Washington University in Saint Louis
M.F.A. Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Virgil Marti creates hybrid objects and environments informed by a wide range of art-historical and pop-cultural references. His work was included in The Jewel Thief at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, the 2007 La Biennale de Montréal, the 2004 Whitney Biennial, and Apocalyptic Wallpaper at the Wexner Center for the Arts. Recent curatorial and collaborative projects and solo shows include Forest Park at Locks Gallery (Philadelphia), Set Pieces at the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), Ah! Sunflower at the Visual Arts Center, Richmond, Virginia, and Directions: Virgil Marti/Pae White at the Hirshhorn Museum (Washington). Marti has received the Art Matters Fellowship (1994), the Pew Fellowship in the Arts (1995), the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship (1997, 2003, 2005), the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (1997) and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award (2011).