Virgil Marti was born in Saint Louis, Missouri, where he received his B.F.A. from Washington University. He received his M.F.A. from the Tyler School of Art in 1990. After attending Skowhegan in 1990, he worked for many years as a master printer and project coordinator at The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
Marti has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Pew Fellowship (1995), Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowships (2005, 2003, and 1997) and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award (1997). His work was included in the The Jewel Thief at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum (2010), La Biennale de Montréal (2007), Whitney Biennial (2004) and Apocalyptic Wallpaper at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio (1997). Recent collaborative projects and solo shows include Set Pieces at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2010), Ah! Sunflower at the Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA (2008) and Directions: Virgil Marti/Pae White at the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC (2007).
Marti also teaches at the Tyler School of Art and at the University of Pennsylvania.
Pictured: “The Graphic Unconscious” at the Moore College of Art and
Design, VIP Room, 2010, Seven color screenprint on Tyvek, fur,
trim, foam and wood, and mirrorball.