Enrique Martínez Celaya

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Enrique Martínez Celaya is an artist and author who during the early part of his career also worked as a scientist.

His work has been exhibited and collected by major institutions around the world, and he is the author of books and papers in art, poetry, philosophy, and physics.... He has created projects and exhibitions for the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, The Phillips Collection, Washington, and the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, among others, as well as for institutions outside of the art world, including the Berliner Philharmonie in Berlin, the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in NY, and the Dorotheenstadt Cemetery in Berlin. Work by the artist is held in public collections internationally, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the LA County Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford....

Born in Cuba and raised in Spain and Puerto Rico. He initiated his formal training as an apprentice to a painter at 12 and developed what was to become an enduring interest in writing and philosophy in the turbulent Puerto Rican cultural and political environment of the 1970s. He received a BS in Applied Physics and a minor in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, and a MS with a specialization in Quantum Electronics from the U. of California, Berkeley where he was a Regents Fellow. He conducted part of his graduate research at Brookhaven National Laboratory and while there he painted the Long Island landscape. He published scientific papers on superconductivity and lasers, is the inventor of several patented laser devices, and completed all course work for his doctorate and a significant part of his dissertation before abandoning a career in physics for art....
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