Educated at the Rhode Island School of Design in the nineteen sixties, Mull’s task, as he puts it, is to “examine an instant.” Many of his compositions are frozen moments that never quite were, combinations of scenes that make sense only in the subconscious. Each image could be a word in a longer story, a scene in a life, but they are incomplete, undefined, and never answered in Mull’s paintings. With a dedication to the craft, Mull paints scenes from the collective subconscious, revealing cracks in the facade.

Personal History

1943 Born, Chicago, IL
1965 European Honors Program, Rhode Island School of Design, Rome, Italy
Rhode Island School of Design, BFA
1967 Rhode Island School of Design, MFA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2010 Split Infinitives, Samuel Freeman, Santa Monica, CA
Witness, Carl Hammer, Chicago, IL
The Four Seasons, Stellan Holm Gallery, New York, NY
The Eight Seasons, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, UK
Recent Paintings, Seomi Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2008 Seven Deadly Sins, Stellan Holm Gallery, New York, NY
2007 The Pursuit of Happiness, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, UK
2006 Adventures in a Temperate Climate: A Retrospective of Paintings by Martin Mull,   Las Vegas Art  Museum, Las Vegas, NV traveled to University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, CA
Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa
2005 Contemplation of Assets, Spike Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Admissabe Evidence, Spike Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2001
David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY
Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2000 Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999 Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY
1998 20/20, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997 David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY
Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL
1996 Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Screen Memories, K & E Gallery, New York, NY
The Horse Show, Curated by Sylvia White, Morris Museum Morristown, NJ
Dorothy Goldeen Gallery Santa Monica, CA
David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY
Greenville County Museum of Art Greenville, SC
1995 Cleveland Center of Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH
Insight, David Bietzel Gallery New York, NY
1994 Dorothy Goldeen Gallery Santa Monica, CA
David Bietzel Gallery New York, NY
1993 Dorothy Goldeen Gallery Santa Monica, CA
1992 Helander Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
Barbara Singer Gallery, Boston, MA
Wake Forest University Fine Arts Gallery, Wake Forest, NC
Sylvia White Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1991 Helander Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
1984 Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1982 Molly Barnes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1980 Molly Barnes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Public Collections

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Harbor, CA
The Columbus Museum of Fine Art, Columbus, OH
Fine Art Museum of the University of Arizona, Tempe, AZ
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
The Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
The Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
Harvard Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA
Gund Collection, Boston, MA
Gramercy Taverne, New York, NY
Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Village, OH
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Total Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Hallmark Art Collection, Kansas City, MO