In his work Martin Emanuel addresses “that sense of wonderment that we lose as we grow up.”

Born in Norfolk, Virginia, 1943, Emanuel holds an M.F.A., 1971, from Yale University, New Haven, CT; a B.F.A., 1969, from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A., 1967, from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. As part of the Corporation for Olympic Development in 1996, Emanuel created artwork on-site; on view for an international stage and simultaneously became a part of Atlanta’s artistic legacy.

Martin Emanuel’s Inaugural Exhibition, Martin Emanuel: Sculpture, a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, 2002, was also the first solo exhibition for MOCA GA, further etching him into the communal psyche of contemporary art. Other exhibitions include, Connections and Contradictions: Art from Atlanta Collections, Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, 1998; Completing the Circle: Artists’ Books on the Environment, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 1992 and The Art of Atlanta, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art and Centro Cultural Cuidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1989.

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