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Martin Geiger

Martin Geiger is a figurative painter and draftsman who works and lives in Staunton, Virginia. He attended art school in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and graduated in 2019, after four years. Words that describe his work might include light, geometry, space and activity. He is constantly chasing implied grandeur and action, compelling him to explore constantly to find the most invigorating subjects in his immediate area. While he tends to return to oil painting, his curiosity often lures him into other mediums like graphite, charcoal and watercolors.



Curriculum Vitae

Martin Geiger

Born Jan, 14, 1997


-Fork Union Military Academy, Class of 2015

Co-Captain of Fork Union Military Academy Swim Team 2014-2015

Head Bugler, Fork Union Military Academy Corp of Cadets, 2014-2015

-Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Painting Certificate Program, Fall 2015-Spring 2019

– Bronzecraft Foundry, Waynesboro VA, Apprenticeship promoted to Head Assistant, Fall 2019-Present

– Mount Gretna School of Art, Non-collegiate Seminar Student, Summer 2020

Awards and Honors
Franklin C. Watkins Grant (PAFA)

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

Jimmy Lueders Prize (PAFA)

Charles Toppan Drawing Prize (PAFA)

Arthur de costa prize Honorable mention (PAFA)

Gamblin Paint Prize (PAFA)

August Cook Prize (PAFA)

Earl T Donelson Painting Award (PAFA)

Gilbert M Cantor Scholarship (PAFA)

Lance Roy Lauffer Prize (PAFA)

Best in Show, Lynchburg Art Club Paint-out

Best in Painting, Bath County Art Festival

Featured Artist, Art Unlocked VA

Manifest Gallery International Painting Annual 9, Selected participant

Best of Show, Plein Air Roanoke

Best of Show, Plein Air New Bern

First Place, Plein Air Roanoke

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

Trustee on the SAAC Board of Trustees, Staunton Augusta Art Center, 2022-present

Group Exhibitions and Festivals

2017, 2018-Bath County Art Festival, Bath Co, VA

2018-Lynchburg Art Festival, Lynchburg, VA

– PAFA 117th Annual Student Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

– Oxford Art Alliance National Juried Show, Oxford, PA

– Manifest Gallery Plein Air Exhibition, Cincinnati OH

2019- Pafa 118th Annual Student Exhibition, Philadelphia PA

– Fall Foliage Festival, 1st in Painting, Waynesboro VA

2020- Market Street Gallery Co-exhibit, Roanoke, VA

– Art Unlocked VA, Mcguffey Art Center, Charlottesville VA

2021- New Members Show, Mcguffey Art Center, Charlottesville VA

– Steven Francis Fine Art Gallery, Lynchburg VA

– Plein Air Roanoke Gala Exhibition, Gallery 202, Roanoke, VA

– “Atmospheres” exhibition, Alexander Heath Contemporary, Roanoke, VA

2022- “New Realism”, Steven Francis Fine Art and Virginian Hotel, Lynchburg VA

Two-Person Exhibitions
2019- “Inside, outside” Elizabeth Geiger and Martin Geiger, Beverly Street Gallery, Staunton, VA

2021- “Frank Hobbs and Martin Geiger”, Steven Francis Fine Art, Lynchburg, VA
Fred Nichols Gallery, Barboursville, VA

2022- “Tables and Spaces”, Elizabeth Geiger and Martin Geiger, Flippo Gallery at Randolph Macon College, Ashland, VA
2023-”Continuum” Martin Geiger and Lincoln Perry, Steven Francis Fine Art, Lynchburg VA

Solo Exhibitions

2021- “Narrating the Observed” Solo Exhibition, Staunton Augusta Fine Art Center, Staunton VA

Teaching Experience (Non collegiate)

-2019-Present Beverley Street Studio School

-2021 Winslow Art Center

-2021-2022 Currier Museum of Art

-2022 Penn Studio School


-PLEIN AIR: Art Made Outdoors,

-Art Unlocked Featured Artist Highlight, Backyard Morning by Martin Geiger — Art Unlocked

– International Painting Annual 9, Manifest Gallery,

– Laura Peters “Staunton artist following in his family’s footsteps” Staunton News Leader Sept 5, 2021

– Rachel Mahoney “Lynchburg exhibit reunites an artistic community in Virginia” Cardinal News Nov 17, 2022

– “Ultimate guide 2023; The Best of the Best” Plein Air Magazine, December 2022

– “Five to Watch” Fine Art Connoisseur, January/February Edition 2023

Artist Statement

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