nothing in stasis – a solo exhibition

My solo exhibition was installed last week. I feel sort of like I am returning from a long break and things are unfamiliar. Though, I’ve been working steady. Truth is, I don’t remember protocols anymore. Do we still send out a press release? Who are the press people? What year is this?

Photo courtesy of Frank Gonzales

Let the record show this post acts as PRESS RELEASE and INVITE!
This exhibit has been 2 years in coming. Whew….COME JOIN US!

Portrait of Vanya, The All That Is, 2022

For the last decade, Phoenix-based artist Monica Aissa Martinez has been researching and depicting the intricate structures and complex diversities of living organisms. From humans to microorganisms, Martinez masterfully captures the physical, mental and spirit of our biological world. Nothing In Stasis features Martinez’s latest body of work of more than 30 colorful physiological and anatomical drawings.

* Monica Aissa Martinez is a 2019 proposal winner.

WHO :       MONICA AISSA MARTINEZ
WHAT:       NOTHING IN STASIS – A SOLO EXHIBITION
WHEN:      APRIL 8 – August 7, 2022
                  → ARTIST RECEPTION: MAY 13, 2022 (7-10pm)
WHERE:    MESA CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM – SOUTH GALLERY

Martinez_SoloFREE and Open to the Public
Musical Entertainment by Djents
Numerous Art Exhibitions with Artists in Attendance
Light Refreshments and Cash Bar
Mesa Arts Center is located at One East Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201 → Driving Directions
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum: (480) 644-6560
HoursMondays: Closed
             Tue – Sat: 10 AM – 5 PM
             Sun: Noon – 5 PM

More  → Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum


©2022 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY MONICA AISSA MARTINEZ

truth unfolds

“I’m not sure if i mentioned it, but I’m launching a new project at The Show: SOAPBOX.
Amy explains, “it is directed toward the news of the daya mix of essays and graphicsI’m wondering if you’d like to be part of the inaugural collection! The theme is LOST and it does need to tie into the last two years.”

I can’t recall exactly what I said though I remember thinking I’d lost a lot the last 2 years.


I had 9 panels to tell a story. The final image ↑ is based in the last 2 years though the story comes from remembering conversations with dad that were based on a book called Space, Time and Beyond by Bob Toben and Fred Alan Wolf (in conversation with theoretical physicists).

I really enjoyed pulling up and sitting with a memory from long ago.

My graphic memoir ↓ is titled Truth Unfolds…cause that’s how it goes.

For all the graphic memoirs/illustrated essays  → KJZZ – THE SHOW: SOAPBOX
Thank you, Amy!


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