Fenn Martin

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Fenn Martin The Gift Making Peace The Chevrollac
The Gift, 2010
Making Peace, 2011
Ceramic frieze
The Coady International Institute
St Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS
The Chevrollac, 2013
Performance with life-size Peter MacKay
Various dimensions

Ceramicist Fenn Martin was born and raised in Port Hood, Cape Breton, and currently lives and works in rural Antigonish County, Nova Scotia. A graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCADU), Martin largely works in the tradition of the narrative frieze. His innovative style investigates present life while extending historical traditions in architectural  and contemporary ceramics. 

Fenn Martin participated in Doing Our Own Thing: Back-to-the-Land in Eastern Canada during the 1970s, June-August 2014 at Cape Breton University. This exhibition is currently shown at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, PEI through June21, 2015.

On Saturday, June 14, 2014, Fenn Martin conducted a live demonstration of Thrasher 002, on the grounds of Cape Breton University. The build-your-own threshing machine was specially commissioned for the Doing Our Own Thing exhibition, which took place at the CBU Art Gallery between June 13 and August 15, 2014. Designed for aspiring back-to-the-landers, Thrasher 002 is scaled to ensure an ample supply of grains for all human and animal occupants of your farm and home. Watch the video.

Fenn Martin will be part of the Marion McCain Atlantic Emerging Artist show, curated by Corrina Ghaznavi this fall at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton New Brunswick. The opening reception will be on September 25th 2015.

Courses taught:
100 Drawing 6 credits
125 Materials and Methods 3 credits