Artist's Bio

Marty Gordon draws on a diverse artistic background that includes writing, theater, and printmaking to make his clever collages. A former minister, Gordon now devotes his spare time to collage making. Blending sophisticated humor with a comic visual style, he has developed his own unique genre of collage. Gordon lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife, Sarah, who is also an artist and costume designer. He has exhibited his art nationally and internationally and is featured in the recent publications Masters: Collage, Modern Vintage Illustration and Kolaj Magazine.

Artist's Statement

At first glance, my art appears lighthearted and comical with clever wordplay and allusions to comic books. Scratch the surface and you will find much more. Several years ago, a friend challenged me to use my art as a sounding board for my thoughts and feelings. Since then, my art has become a forum for asking questions, inviting debate, and telling stories. I use it to explore the struggles I have with spirituality, religious faith, politics, culture and everyday life. In short, looking at one of my collages is like peeking through a window into another world – a place where art, humor, faith, tension, and candidness all harmoniously coexist.

Photo by Craig van den Bosch