Martina Galvin completed her BA in painting at the NCAD and a Masters Degree in Fine Art Practice and Theory at Cardiff College of Art, Wales, funded by a British Council Scholarship. For a number of years Martina was involved with a Polish artists group: the Artists Museum Centre, Lodz, Poland, as well as the Wyscodnia Gallery, Lodz. This Eastern European connection gave Martina the chance to travel to and be invited to exhibit in numerous large site-specific events in Finland, Australia, Israel and New York. It also allowed Martina to see first-hand Eastern European abstract art in Poland and this had an influence on her practice. She lives and work in Dublin.