Martin Emanuel (b. 1943 in Norfolk, VA) 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 in Atlanta, giving him both an international spotlight and a position as part of Atlanta’s artistic legacy. Through his art, Emanuel addresses “that sense of wonderment that we lose as we grow up.”
Emanuel’s was chosen for MOCA GA’s first one artist show, the Inaugural Exhibition Martin Emanuel: Sculpture in 2002. Other exhibitions include, Connections and Contradictions: Art from Atlanta Collections at the Carlos Museum at Emory University (Atlanta, GA 1998), Completing the Circle: Artists’ Books on the Environment at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts (1992), and The Art of Atlanta at Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art and Centro Cultural Cuidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina (1989).