Martina Nehrling
See my work at Kathryn Markel's Bridgehampton location, open now for the summer season, 2418 Montauk Highway.

The Watershed Project:
Let's collaborate! I want to give you my artwork...
I feel impassioned to help those in need through some of the organizations doing timely and critical work. If you do too here is an extra incentive:

For donations, as of March 10, 2017 (until further notice), totaling $300 (or more!) to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and/or the Natural Resources Defense Council, I will send you a piece of your choice from the Watershed series.

wa•ter•shed (noun) - turning point, defining moment, breaking point

Forward your donation confirmation message via email and let me know which piece you wish for me to send and where. I will honor the requests in the order they come. Please feel welcome to share news of this project with anyone who might be interested. Thank you!

Martina Nehrling is not affiliated in any manner with the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, or the Natural Resources Defense Council or any of their programs, projects, or websites.

•my next solo show of new work will be at Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago, March 2019

Saudade, a solo show at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, February 15, through March 24, 2018
•See a write up on

Over & Over, a group show at Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, November 16, 2017 - February 17, 2018

•Read an interview: In Conversation with Martina Nehrling

Seduced by the formal complexity of color, I revel in its emotive slipperiness and enjoy mining its controversial decorativeness. The inextricability of these aspects unique to color continually spurs my engagement. Tuned to the vivid and continuous absurd disparities of daily life, I weave visual rhythms—resonant, discordant, muscular, mellifluous—in patterns akin to currents and eddies, note taking, list making, pixilation and mapping. I use multiple distinct brushstrokes for their staccato quality and graphic directness, and employ highly saturated chroma for its insistence, its unapologetic hysteria, its mirth and its madness. With this tensile language I explore what it means to be here, musing or ranting in lush celebration, high-pitched lament, or raucous rebellion.

Born in Indianapolis, I live and work in Chicago.

For exhibition announcements and occasional peeks into the studio click on contacts and request email updates or follow me on Instagram martinanehrling or Twitter @MartinaNehrling.