Regarding the Artwork of Dave Martsolf

Events and Press

2019 -  Dave has been awarded a solo show at the Parish Center for the Arts to take place in January, 2019.  The reception will be held January 6, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  The address is 10 Lincoln St., Westford, MA.  Gallery hours are each Sunday in January (6, 13, 20, 27) from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.  More details will be shared as that date approaches.

2018 -  Dave will have smaller works for sale in three galleries in Lowell, MA for the holiday season.  The galleries are the Arts League of Lowell, The Brush Art Gallery, and Gallery Z.

2018 -  "The Ecstasy" was included in Arts Worcester's "A Matter of Perspective" show at the Aurora Gallery in Worcester, MA.

2018 - Dave has been juried into the Paradise City Arts Festival to take place March 22-24, 2019.  See you there!

2018 - Martsolf received a Capsule Review in the May issue of Artscope magazine, and an interview in July with the Boston Voyager on-line newspaper. He also gave a 1-hour presentation for Methuen Community TV on his artwork that is still available in their website series "Artist in the Studio".

2018 - Martsolf had a solo show at Gallery Z in Lowell, MA and participated in many Lowell art shows, winning awards at several.  He also participated in the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art's Electron Salon show, January, 2018.   LOTS OF GREAT NEW WORK CLICKABLE HERE

2017 - Martsolf was been included in 4 online exhibitions in 2017. Details are on the Home page.

2016 - Dave Martsolf is now represented by an exclusive on-line gallery as one of eleven major contemporary artists.  You can view his work at the Vertex Art Gallery.

2015 - Martsolf works on "Topology 101" a large oil canvas that explores 

               the dual nature of surfaces in the universe.

2014 -  Martsolf creates a large wood sculpture titled "Intimacy".

2013 - Martsolf begins explorations in 3D space using wood art scuptures and construction models as guides for future large scale outdoor installations.

August 2012 - New England Collective III at Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA.

May 2012 - Zine Show at LAP Gallery, Waltham, MA.

January 2012 - Unbridled Imagination Solo Show
Galatea Fine Art, 460B Harrison Ave., B-6, Boston, MA 02118

Reviewed by Artscope Magazine's Jan 5, 2012 E-mail Blast! publication

"When realism and surrealism collide, you get Dave Martsolf. He has the skills and trained hand to make his paintings graphic and true to life, which he pairs with his theoretical, conceptual imagination. It is not very often that we come across an artist so grounded yet so fanciful, all in the same instance.

Martsolf's work is fresh and original. He takes the everyday and ventures with it into the unknown, a journey that results in his astonishing art. Even some of his most far-fetched pieces posses an aura of sanity and organization, dispelling any notion of the irrational or unconscious typically associated with surrealism."

Also Reviewed by Artscope Magazine Jan-Feb 2012 Edition

Capsule Previews
Brian Goslow

Galatea Fine Art starts 2012 with three exhibitions intended to get you thinking. “David Martsolf: Unbridled Imagination” is a visual, watercolor-painted pendulum ride swinging between Realism and Surrealism. After making a name for himself as an artist to watch in the 1980s, Martsolf’s been a digital imagery pioneer for the personal computer generation — his work includes making screensavers for the Damsel Software Group. He’s escaped the vortex to return to the artistic style that had him labeled “an excellent draftsman, a master of arbitrary space and a colorist of more than ordinary competence.”

December 2011 - Holiday Group Show
Lynn Arts Center, 25 Exchange St., Lynn, MA

December 1-29, 2011 - Small (er) Works and other offerings Group Show
Galatea Fine Art, 460B Harrison Ave., B-6, Boston, MA 02118

July 2009 - 4' x 6' oil painting "Surface Tension" installed in retail space window fronting Washington Street, Boston, a major retail thoroughfare of the city.

July 2009 - 5'x 4' oil painting "Ferris Wheel" installed in entryway foyer of ArtMarket Gallery, Boston, MA.

Other Exhibitions 2009

Water: A National Juried Photography Exhibition - Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
July-August 2009

Downtown Crossing Juried Art Competition - ArtMarket Gallery, Boston, MA, June 2009

Small Works '09 Juried Exhibition - Experimental Art Gallery, Salem, MA, June 2009

Trees Atlanta - Trees in Art Exhibit - Atlanta, GA, May 2009

Group Show - Gale Library Annual Art Exhibition - Newton, NH, April 2009 on-line juried exhibition, March 2009 on-line juried exhibition, December 2008

Past Biography, Education, Shows and Awards

Dave Martsolf was born in 1949 in Manhattan, Kansas, lived his early life in western Pennsylvania, and moved to New Hampshire at the age of 12, where he has lived ever since. 


Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1967 - 1970 Architecture

University of New Hampshire 1970 - 1973 Fine Arts, Art History

University of New Hampshire 1983 - 1985 Bachelor of Arts in the Arts 

National Juried Shows

Ellsworth Gallery, Simsbury, CT, 1977

Ellsworth Gallery, Simsbury, CT, 1978

Greater Fall River Art Association, Fall River, MA, 1978

Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA, 1978

North Platte Valley Artist's Guild, Scottsbluff, NE, 1979

Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA, 1980

Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, 1982

Springfield Art League, Springfield, MA, 1983

Springfield Art League, Springfield, MA, 1984

Solo Shows

Gallery 33, Concord, NH, 1977

First and Second Unitarian Universalist Church, Boston, MA, 1979

Ainsworth Gallery, Boston, MA, 1979

New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, 1981

New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, 1984

Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA, 2012


Honorable Mention, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA, 1978

Juror's Prize, "UNH Revisited" Alumni Show, Durham, NH, 1981

Best of Show, New Hampshire Arthritis Foundation Annual Art Exhibit, Concord, NH, 1981

Best of Show, New Hampshire Arthritis Foundation Annual Art Exhibit, Concord, NH, 1982

Sawyer Memorial Award for Painting, 38th Annual New Hampshire Art Association Exhibition, Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH, 1985