Martha Bloom


1976 – Stanley Hayter Workshop, Paris, France
1975 – Hugh Stoneman Workshop, London, England
1974-85 – Bob Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, NYC
1972-74 – Certificate of Completion in Fine Arts Graphics, The Art Students League of New York, New York, NY
1971-72 – The Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
1970-71 – Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT

While having studied in several colleges, it was the League where Ms. Bloom found her artistic home. She received her Certificate of Completion in Fine Arts Graphics and studied sculpture, drawing and painting. Ms. Bloom received the McDowell Traveling Scholarship and served on the Board of Control for three years as a graphics representative.

She studied with many living legends: drawing with Robert Beverly Hale; painting with Isaac Soyer, Sidney Dickinson and Bruce Dorfman; sculpture with José de Creeft and Sidney Simon; printmaking with Ponce De León and Seong Moy; and more. Ms. Bloom taught a children’s class at the League since 1986 until last year when she began teaching an all-ages, all-media Saturday class. She also teaches all ages at the National Academy School and Silvermine School of Art (CT), along with workshops, outreach and museum programs. Ms. Bloom’s intuitive and distinctive style of artmaking integrates her training in many media. She has a natural affinity for found collections and an imaginative take on universal issues.

Teaching Experience

2000 – Present – National Academy School
1997-99 – Art Faculty, Carriage Barn Arts Center, CT
1992-Present – Faculty, Silvermine School of Art, CT
1986-Present – Instructor, Art Students League of NY
1974-Present – Outreach Programs (Public and Private)

Selected Exhibitions and Museum Collections

1997 – Graphic Arts Center International Miniature Print Competition, Purchase Award, Norwalk, CT
1996 – Midtown Payson Gallery, NYC
1993 – Silvermine School of Art, CT
1992 – Westport Historical Society, CT
1991 – Metropolitan Museum CollectionBook Arts Gallery, NYC
1984 – McNay Museum, TX

Museum Collections

Metropolitan Museum Collection, New York, NY
Columbia Museum Collection, Columbia, SC
McNay Museum, San Antonio, TX
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
PMW Print Collection, New York, NY