Paris-born Martine Jardel received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from San Francisco State University. She lived and worked in Yemen, Columbia and Canada before settling in California. "I believe the experience in different climates, landscapes, people and cultures are a nutrient source of my art".
"Painting is an engagement with the ambiguous and the unknown. The final surface of a painting is the product of the traces of all the layers beneath it. This process of layering paint generates unstable meanings which reflect the arbitrariness of language. Painting is resistant to naming."
04/2004 : Paintings, DIVCO West Properties, San Francisco
04/2003 : Espace partagé, Espace Le Scribe-L'Harmattan, Paris, France
05/2002 : Morceaux d'espaces, Conseil Général de la Vienne, Poitiers, France