Education
2015   |   MFA |   The University of Iowa   
     Secondary in Printmaking
2014   |   MA   |   The University of Iowa
     Secondary in Sculpture
2013   |   BFA   |   Memphis College of Art
     Minor in Art History

Solo Exhibitions
2017  Boundary Object: Works by Fidencio Fifield-Perez  |  Gallery C + Dubuque Museum of Art  |  Dubuque, IA
          39. EL NOPAL - No One Visits the Nopal Until it Bears Fruit  |  Memphis College of Art  |  Memphis, TN
2016  Legalities of Being  |  Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery  |  Palos Hills, IL
          Fidencio Martinez New Works  |  Studio 3325  |  Chicago, IL
          Legalities of Being  |  Legion Arts  |  Cedar Rapids, IA
2015  Line  |  Levitt Gallery, Art Building West  |  Iowa City, IA
          Perspectivas Latinas  |  Anne Arundel Community College  |  Arnold, MD
          Fidencio Martinez Perez  |  Kansas City Artist Coalition  |  Kansas City, MO
2014  Pa'rriba  |  Drewelowe Gallery  |  Iowa City, IA
2013  The Other Side: El Otro Lado |  La Michoacana  |  Memphis, TN
2012  Unveil Downtown  |  Memphis Downtown Association  |  Memphis, TN
2009  New Works  |  The Soapbox  |  Wilmington, NC
           New Works  |  University of North Carolina Wilmington |  Wilmington, NC

Group Exhibitions
2017  2016-2017 Artists in Residence Show  |  Galveston Artist Residency  |  Galveston, TX
          A Year in Review: Works by Fidencio Fifield-Perez + Billy McGuinness  |  Hairpin Art Center  |  Chicago, IL
2016  Every Link is a Separation  |  Slow Gallery  |  Chicago, IL
          THE ANNUAL  |  Chicago Artist Coalition  |  Chicago, IL
          NEW BUSINESS: 2016 Center Program Final Exhibition  |  Hyde Park Art Center  |  Chicago, IL
          KCAC's 40th Anniversary Invitational Exhibition  |  Kansas City Artist Coalition  |   Kansas City, MO
          Dock 6 Design & Art Series 9  |  Dock 6 Collective  |  Chicago, IL
          Memphis College of Art's Biennial Alumni Exhibition  |  Hyde Gallery at Nesin Graduate Center  |  Memphis, TN
          SCENARIO I: DANCIN’ IN HEAVEN  |  ACRE Projects  |  Chicago, IL
          W-E  A-R-E  H-E-R-E  |  2nd floor rear, installation  |  Chicago, IL
2015  Fresh Prints: The Nineties to Now  |  Cleveland Museum of Art  |  Cleveland, OH
          DUMA Biennial  |  Dubuque Museum of Art  |  Dubuque, IA
          Latino Artists: Exhibition and Conversation  |  Bancroft Street Market  |  Omaha, NE
          Visions From The Inside  |  UN Migrant Workers Convention  |  Palais des Nations, Geneva
          Visions From The Inside  |  Church Center for the UN |  New York, NY
          Visions From The Inside  |  San Francisco LGBT Center  |  San Francisco, CA
          Post Facto Future  |  Public Space One  |  Iowa City, IA
          Justified Art!  |  Overture Center for the Arts  |  Madison, WI
          Bits, Pixels and Practice - Oh My!  |  Design on Main  |  Ames, IA
          On Edge  |  Vine Arts Center for the Arts  |  Minneapolis, MN
          Re-Imagining Gender  |  Lane Hall Gallery  |  Ann Arbor, MI
2014  Poster's From the Heart  |  Public Space 1  |  Iowa City, IA
          Creative Time Summit  |  Drewelowe Gallery  |  Iowa City, IA
          Somewheres & Nowheres: New Prints 2014  |  International Print Center New York  |  New York, NY
          Latino Heritage  |  ChimMaya Art Gallery  |  Los Angeles, CA
          On Edge  |  Drewelowe Gallery  |  Iowa City, IA
          From There to Here  |  Paul Robeson Galleries  |  Newark, NJ
          ¿qué hay arriba?  |  Galeria Jesus Gallardo  |  Guanajuato, Mexico
          It's A Mistake  |  GLITCH Gallery|  Memphis, TN
          National Prize Show  |  Kathryn Schultz Gallery  |  Cambridge, MA
          National Prize Show  |  University Place Gallery  |  Cambridge, MA
          Que Onda? / What's the Wave?  |  Studio Arts  |  Iowa City, IA
2013  Latino Memphis Exhibition  |  Centro Cultural Latino de Memphis|  Memphis, TN
          Smithsonian's Art Intersections: Asian ­Latino Pop­ Up Gallery  |  Silver Spring, MD
          The Price is Right  |  David Lusk Gallery |  Memphis, TN
          BFA I Exhibition  |  Rust Hall Gallery  |  Memphis, TN
          PAINTER PAINTER XIII  |  Nu Gallery  |  Memphis TN
          BEST OF MEMPHIS juried by David Lusk |  Pla(i)n(e) Gallery  |  Memphis, TN
          Momentum: Memphis 2013 Juried  |  409 South Main Street  |  Memphis, TN
          Converging Cultures: Work by Latino Artists | The University of Mary Washington UMWG Galleries  |  Fredericksburg VA
          Hitting The Switch  |  Gallery 363|  Memphis, TN
          Designo 6: Contemporary Undergraduate Drawing  |  Maryland Institute College of Art|  Baltimore, MD Traveling Exhibition
          Designo 6: Contemporary Undergraduate Drawing  |  Kansas City Art Institute|  Kansas City, MO Traveling Exhibition
          Designo 6: Contemporary Undergraduate Drawing  |  Memphis College of Art|  Memphis, TN Traveling Exhibition
          Designo 6: Contemporary Undergraduate Drawing  |  University of South Carolina|  Columbia, SC Traveling Exhibition
          2nd Student International Small Print Show  |  Opera Art Gallery  |  Cairo, Egypt
          2nd Student International Small Print Show  |  El Minia University  |  Minia, Egypt
2012  Holiday Bazaar  |  Main Gallery  |  Memphis TN
          Juried Show  |  Brode Gallery  |  Memphis, TN
          Dreaming Histories  |  Otherlands  |  Memphis TN
          Draw Color Line  |  Brinkley Plaza  |  Memphis, TN
          Horn Island 28  |  Memphis College of Art  |  Main Gallery, Memphis, TN
          Memphis Vive; Latino Art in the Mid-South  |  Dixon Gallery and Gardens  |  Memphis, TN
         Undergraduate Exhibition Juried  |  Lower Gallery Memphis College of Art  |  Memphis, TN
2011  Draw Color Line  |  Germantown Performing Arts  |  Memphis, TN
          Juried Show  |  Brode Gallery  |  Memphis, TN
          Holiday Bazaar  |  Memphis College of Art Main Gallery  |  Memphis TN
          Painting Show  |  No Exit Gallery  |  Memphis, TN
          Undergraduate Exhibit Juried  |  Lower Gallery  |  Memphis, TN
2010  Stop Titan  |  Projekte Gallery  |  Wilmington, NC
2009  Holiday Bazaar  |  Memphis College of Art Main Gallery  |  Memphis TN
           Art Exhibit  |  Westfield Shoppingtown INDEPENDENCE  |  Wilmington, NC
2008  WE FEST  |  The Wilmington Wine Shoppe  |  Wilmington, NC
            Art Exhibit  |  Westfield Shoppingtown INDEPENDENCE  |  Wilmington, NC
2007  Art for the Masses  | Downtown District  |  Wilmington, NC
           Get Framed Jr.  |  Odell Williamson Auditorium  |  Brunswick, NC
           Get Framed Jr.  |  New Hanover County Public Library  |  Wilmington NC
           Get Framed Jr.  |  Pender County Public Library  |  Burgaw, NC
           Get Framed Jr.  |  Coastal Cinemas  |  Shallotte, NC

Awards/ Recognition
2017   Alice C. Cole Fellowship Nominee
2016   MCA's 2016 Biennial Alumni Exhibit, Best in Show juror Mark Scala
           Hyde Park Art Center: The Center Program
2015   Philip G. Hubbard Human Rights Award
            Iowa Arts Council Grant
            SIF Fellowship, The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History
           Graduate Teaching Assistant Tuition Scholarship, The University of Iowa
2014   NALAC, The Ford Foundation, The Surdna Foundation and, The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, Fund for the Arts: Artist/Ensemble Grant
           SIF Fellowship, The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History
           Graduate Teaching Assistant Tuition Scholarship, The University of Iowa
2013   SIF Fellowship, The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History
           Graduate Teaching Assistant Tuition Scholarship, The University of Iowa
           Jessie and Dolph Smith Emeritus Fellowship
           Excellence in Area: Painting, Memphis College of Art
2009  Superintendent’s Choice Award, 1st place
           NCPTA Reflections Program, 1st place State Level
           Silver Key Award: Portfolio, Scholastic Art
2008  American Visions Nominee, Scholastic Art
           Gold Key Award, Scholastic Art
           Gold Key Award, Scholastic Art
           Gold Key Award, Scholastic Art
           Color Pencil 1st place, GFWC of North Carolina, Inc
           Color Pencil 2nd place, GFWC of North Carolina, Inc
           Charcoal, 1st place, GFWC of North Carolina, Inc
           Charcoal, 2nd place, GFWC of North Carolina, Inc
           Charcoal, 3rd place, GFWC of North Carolina, Inc
           Painting, 1st place, GFWC of North Carolina, Inc
           Painting, 2sndplace, GFWC of North Carolina, Inc

Residencies
2016 - 17 Galveston Artist Residency  |  Galveston, TX
2016    Studio 3325   |   Chicago, IL
2015    ACRE Residency   |   Steuben, WI

Permanent Collections
The Woman's Archive, Special Collection, Iowa City, IA    
Cleveland Museum of Art
El Minia University Creative Center, Egypt
Le Bonheur Permanent Art Collection, Memphis, TN

Visiting Artist/ Artist Talk
2017  Memphis College of Art
2016  CSPS Legion Arts
2015  The University of Nebraska Omaha
           Anne Arundel Community College
           Kansas City Artist Coalition  
   
Press
American Dreamers - Fidencio Fifield-Perez  |  The New York Times
Make Art Great Again  |  Dwayne Butcher  |  Memphis Flyer  |  February 17, 2017
Renaissance and Resistance  |  Troy L. Wiggins  |  Memphis Flyer  |  February 16, 2017
Out of Towner: Fidencio martinez. Maps: Transcending Navigation  |  Leah Sandler  | Artborne Magazine  |  September 29, 2016
Palos Hills: 'Legalities of Being' explores immigration issues  |  Jessi Virtusio  |  Daily Southtown Chicago Tribune   |  August 23, 2006
Eclectic Works Stand Out In Memphis College of Art's 2016 Alumni Biennial  |  Fredric Koeppel  |  The Commercial Appeal  |  June 1, 2016
DREAMer, community activist set to claim MFA at UI  |  Jeff Charis-Carlson  |  Press-Citizen  |  December 15, 2015
At The Kansas City Artists Coalition, A Mexican Immigrant Maps The Fragility Of Borders  |  C.J.Janovy  |  KCUR 89.3  |  September 30, 2015
Artists Transform Heartbreaking Letters From Detained Migrants Into Gripping Works Of Art  |  Priscilla Frank, Tanisha Love Ramirez  |  Huffington Post  |  August 19, 2015
Picturing the Words of Migrants Detained in the US  |  Claire Voon, Hyperallergic  | August 5, 2015
Visions From the Inside: Art Inspired by Letters Written by Detained Migrants  |  Latino Rebels  |  August 10, 2015
This Is What Life Looks Like for Immigrants in America’s Detention Centers  |  Jamilah King, MIC.COM  |  August, 2015
‘Visions From the Inside’ Taps 15 Artists to Illustrate the Letters of Detained Migrants  |  Yara Simon, REMEZCLA  |  August 2015
Graduate Education at Iowa News Magazine Spring 2015  |  Cover and featured  |  May 2015
Fidencio Martinez Perez, 2015 Graduate/Professional Student recipient of the Philip G. Hubbard Human Rights Award at the UI.   |  art.uiowa.edu  |  May 14, 2015
Featured in diSONARE Magazine  |  http://disonare.com/english/disonare4/art.php|  Issue 04, Mexico|  May 2015
Fidencio Martinez Interview  |  http://ithacalit.com/fidencio-martinez.html#.VbaH3YXTNrQ  |  March 2015
Little Village Magazine Cover, Vol. 17 Issue. 167
Bodies on the Gears on Black Friday  |  Michelle Chen, CULTURESTRIKE  |  November, 2014
Prairie Schooner, Book COver Spring 2014
Asian and Latino Artists Weigh In On a Changing America  |  Jamilah King, COLORLINES|  August 13, 2013
Art Intersection - A part of Interactions as American Life: Smithsonian Asian-Latino Festival 2013
Smithsonian Asian- Pacific Center & Latino Center|  August 7, 2013
ART INTERSECTIONS: ASIAN-LATINO POP-UP MUSEUM  |  Smithsonian Asian Pacific Center & Latino Center|  August, 2013
Alien Nation: Fidencio Martinez  |  Lesley Frenz, Artsy Forager|  September 24, 2012
Thursday Think: Locally  |  Jody Stokes-Casey, The Electric Beef|  September 14, 2012
Art Review: Sun, sand, wildlife in MCA ‘Horn Island’ exhibit  |  Fredric Koeppel, GO MEMPHIS, September 6, 2012
Unveiling Downtown  |  Andy Meek, Memphis Daily News|  2012
 ‘Memphis Vive: Latino Art’ exhibit offers diversity in style, medium  |  Frederic Koeppel, GO MEMPHIS|  July 19, 2012
Last Chance to see Unveil Downtown: Ends June 20th  |  Christopher Reyes|  June 14, 2012
Coffee Break: 20 artists, 20 days, 20 venues  |  The Commercial Appeal|  May 10, 2012
Party Line: ‘Draw Color Line’  |  Michael Donahue, GO MEMPHIS|  March 12, 2012
Fidencio Martinez  |  Artistaday.com|  December 31, 2011
Laney senior receives national art award  |  Star News, Wilmington, NC|  May 28, 2009
New Hanover County Students awarded for artistic talents  |  WWAY NewsChannel 3|  April 22, 2009
Students win at state level in arts competition  |  Star News, Wilmington, NC|  April 11, 2009
Martinez explores a colorful world  |  Amanda Greene, Star-News, Wilmington, NC|  September 15,  2007
Finalists named for teen art contest  |  Amanda Greene, Star-News, Wilmington, NC|  June 10, 2007