Martin A Mayer.
Martin Mayer holds an MFA in Sculpture from Rutgers University and a BFA in Sculpture with a Minor in Art History and Crafts from Virginia Commonwealth University.
He has over 28 years of experience as a Sculptor and Professional Art Fabricator working with a wide range of materials and technical processes, from small to large-scale works in the public, private and corporate sectors.
The youngest in a large family of diversely skilled people (his father was a model builder for NASA), he started out in small wood and prototype machine shops. Upon graduation from Rutgers University, Martin moved to NYC and worked as a Professional Art Fabricator, producing the multi-media Art Works of many well-known Contemporary Artists.
Moving to New Mexico, he set up shop and developed and built his own line of custom steel, stone and glass furniture. Martin later co-founded the Steel Fabrication firm of CMY Inc. (Chefchis, Mayer, Young, Inc.) that specialized in the Design, Fabrication and Installation of large-scale public sculpture and architectural elements.
He currently works as a Free-Lance Fabricator and Consultant serving the needs of Architects, Contractors, Designers, Artists, and Individuals to create their vision.
Martin conducts ongoing Classes & Workshops throughout the year in Welding and Steel Fabrication that are open to the public.
Some of his more high-profile collaborative projects with artists can be seen in Battery Park, NYC, on Staten Island, NY, as one enters Longmont CO, in the Railyard Park in Santa Fe NM, outside Socorro at the El Camino Real International Heritage Center, and in front of the Hewlett-Packard Corporate Call Center in Rio Rancho, NM. In Albuquerque, other collaborative projects can be seen at the Big I Interchange and the I-40 Highway Corridor, the Old Town Bridge near Albuquerque's BioPark, Amy Biehl High School (Downtown), and the Amtrak Railroad Bridge Crossing on Central Avenue/Rt 66 (Downtown).
"He (Martin Mayer) is a rare combination of a thoughtful intellect and a highly skilled dexterity with tools and technical processes"
John L. Goodyear, Chairman, Visual Arts Department, Rutgers University