Marty McCutcheon is a California-based artist producing abstract paintings, three-dimensional and collaborative artworks, photography and art videos. His work has been exhibited across the U.S. and internationally.
Since 2010, Marty has led the Round Table Collaboration Postal Collage project, a series of international collage collaborations, each of which involves a group of 70 people or more working collaboratively from multiple countries around the globe. He has also adapted and implemented the process in schools and businesses.
Both in the classroom and in his Berkeley studio, Marty teaches art to school children, ages 5 to 17, in the San Francisco Bay Area. In his teaching, he provides a loose structure that encourages students to independently pursue self-expression, while providing guidance on the use of tools and materials.
Marty is a member of the Berkeley Art Center and ProArts, and often participates in East Bay Open Studios. He was represented by Hang Gallery in San Francisco from 2000 to 2007, and co-founded Gallery 5, an artist collective and gallery space, in Santa Cruz, California, in 1997. Marty is grateful for the early inspiration, instruction and encouragement he received from the artist Charles Wolters.
Fortunate to live just five blocks from his studio, Marty bikes or walks to work. His studio is located in an historically significant building that has provided work space for Northern California artists since the mid-20th century, including members of the Bay Area Figurative Movement such as Richard Diebenkorn and Elmer Bischoff.
Marty enjoys playing the banjo, engaging in lively and provocative conversation, listening to audio books, and spending time in the garden and with his wife and daughter.