Rossana Martinez is an artist interested in anatomy, health, wellness, movement and nature. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and holds an MFA in Sculpture and Printmaking from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, and a BA in Liberal Arts from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras.
Her work and movement practice investigates the body and its subtleties of balance and geometry.
Her projects have been exhibited nationally and internationally in New York City, Australia, Belgium, Mexico, The Netherlands, Switzerland, New Zealand and Puerto Rico. She has received awards from the Brooklyn Arts Council, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and El Diario La Prensa (Mujeres Destacadas Award). Her work has been reviewed in publications, such as The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Brooklyn Rail, The New York Sun, Flavorpill and Artnet Magazine.
In 2003, Rossana co-founded MINUS SPACE, a gallery for reductive art on the international level, based in Brooklyn.
In 2007, she began a sketchbook/blog (now on Instagram) called art & life, about the relationship between the two — where she shares her experiences as an artist, runner, yogi, rooftop gardener and mama.