Discipline: Architecture – design

Ryan Tyler Martinez

Discipline: Architecture – design
Region: Los Angeles, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2024
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Ryan Tyler Martinez is an architectural designer, curator, and painter based in Los Angeles.

He is an adjunct assistant professor at USC’s School of Architecture. Before joining the faculty at USC, Martinez worked for Gehry Partners, LLP, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design as a freelance filmmaker. He has taught internationally in India, China, and the United States and has held faculty positions at UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design and Woodbury School of Architecture, where he served as the assistant chair of both undergraduate and graduate programs.

Martinez received a B.A. in studio art and a B.A. in architecture from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a M.Arch. with distinction from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), where he was awarded the Thom Mayne scholarship and the SCI-Arc service award.

He is the co-founder of One-Night Stand for Art and Architecture, an event and publication project. He was the director of the Wedge Gallery, part of the Guest Curator Program at the A+D Museum, and has curated exhibitions at WUHO in Hollywood. Recently, he was awarded an architecture residency at Art Omi in Ghent, NY.

While at MacDowell, Martinez worked on eight paintings. The work focused on new techniques, including the construction of bent stretcher bars, canvas sewing details, and mark-making.



Ryan Tyler Martinez worked in the Putnam studio.

The Graphics Studio (as it was originally named) was converted to its present use in 1972–1974 through a grant from the Putnam Foundation, and originally served the property as both a power house and pump house. Well water was pumped from a large cistern to Hillcrest, the Foreman’s Cottage, and the lower buildings closer to…

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