Martin Basher

Martin Basher – Biography

Martin Basher (b. 1979, New Zealand) received his BA (2003) and MFA (2008) from Columbia University, New York, where he lives and works. Primarily a painter, Basher’s practice for nearly a decade has focused in on the forms and imagery of commercial retail spaces. Basher has exhibited widely internationally.

Recent exhibitions: One Week Stand, Starkwhite, 2019; Strawberry Coconut Cream Pie, Anat Egbi, 2018, Los Angeles.

Solo presentations include the Armory Show New York in 2017 (with Anat Ebgi Gallery), and 2012 (with Starkwhite)

Group Exhibitions in London, Los Angeles and New York

Art Fairs in Los Angeles, Milan, Sydney and Paris

A solo exhibition at the City Gallery of Wellington (2014); commissions for the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki (2013), The Public Art Fund New York (2011) and Socrates Sculpture Park New York (2008).

Residencies: The La Brea Residency in Los Angeles, McCahon Residency in Auckland,
New Zealand, The AAI residency in New York, Susan Goodman Residency in Berlin.

Collections: His work is featured in numerous public and private collections including:

The Agnes Gund Collection New York, The Majuda Collection Montreal, The Chartwell Collection Auckland and the James Wallace Collection, Auckland.