Biography

Martha Whittington (b. 1963 in Gainesville, Florida) is an Atlanta-based sculptor and educator. She received her BFA in sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute and her MFA in sculpture from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, where she studied with sculptor Winifred Lutz. Ms. Whittington has been the recipient of artist residencies at the Bemis Center in Omaha Nebraska and the Hambidge Center-Creative Arts in Rabun Gap Georgia. In support of her work, she has been awarded grants from the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, Office of Cultural Affairs Atlanta, and Austin Green. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally with shows at Moot Gallery in Hong Kong; the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Florida; the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia; and the AMOA-Laguna Gloria Austin, Texas. Her work is held in the collections of Jun and Ree Kaneko, Jim Leedy of Leedy Voulkos Art Center, Susan Bridges, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia and Savannah College of Art and Design. Ms. Whittington is a Professor of Foundations Studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Individual works in the MOCA GA Permanent Collection: