Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Holly Ballard Martz (Bellevue) received her B.F.A. from the University of Washington. Her work has been exhibited nationally and several of her pieces were recently acquired for the permanent collection of the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Holly is most interested in psychological constraints: "the inner monologue that plays on auto repeat, operating from a place of fear that we are not enough of whatever we believe makes us deserving of love and approval." Her paintings, sculptures, and assemblages focus on the human condition and explore issues of identity, regret, and grief.

Holly received 2015 GAP funding to assist in creating "Seeking Asylum," an installation about finding refuge and casting off psychological constraints, taking place at Studio 103 in Seattle in March 2016. The award will support Holly as she moves into creating installation work in an effort to create an immersive and impactful experience for the viewer.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.