Isabel M. Martínez spent her formative years in Santiago de Chile. She holds a BFA from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and an MFA from the University of Guelph, Canada. She currently lives and works in Toronto.
Isabel has exhibited in galleries and art centres in Chile, the U.K., the U.S., and Canada. Her artwork has been presented in The Annual Independent Contemporary Art Fair (2012), CONTACT Photography Festival (2011), Magenta Flash Forward (2011), PhotoWeek DC (2011), Día Nacional de la Cultura Chilena (2011), Gallery 44 (2008), Canadian Heritage (2005), and FotoAmérica Bienal de Fotografía (2004). Her work is in several private and public collections. Recent exhibitions include CARTNY at the Armory Show 2013 and PPAC at the Philadelphia Photo Art Centre. This summer she was an artist in residence at Artscape Gibraltar Point in Canada.