Michelle Martin, MFA - The University of Tulsa
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Michelle Martin, MFA

Chair of Art, Design & Art History

Professor of Art, Printmaking

About

Michelle Martin is a professor of art, specializing in printmaking and digital collage. An active artist working in all print media, drawing, and digital collage, her work has been shown in more than 250 national and international exhibitions since 1995, including venues in Australia, Scotland, Bulgaria, New Zealand, Venezuela, Iceland, Italy, Turkey, and England. She has won numerous awards, including an Oklahoma Artist of Excellence Award in 2003, the 2007 Print Prize in the Bradley Print and Drawing Exhibition, an Oklahoma Visual Arts Fellowship (Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition) in 2008, three purchase prizes for the Delta National Small Prints Exhibition (in 2013, 2014, and 2016) and a Materials Award for work in the 2017 Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial. Her work is in several private, public, and university collections, including the Ft. Wayne Museum of Art, the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Akron Art Museum Art Library Program, the Zuckerman Museum of Art, Bradbury Art Museum, Kohler Library, Muscarelle Museum of Art, The Anchor Graphics print archives, The College of Notre Dame of Maryland permanent collection, Rutgers Center for the Innovative Paper, and the Southwest Collection and Colorprint Collection at Texas Tech University.

Awards and Honors

Print “Evening at Claudio’s” purchased by the Wichita Museum of Art, Wichita, KS (2021)

Semi-finalist, 95TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA.
Jurors: David Campany, curator and managing director of programs at the International Center of Photography in New York; and Larissa Goldston, director/owner of Universal Limited Art Editions in Bay Shore, NY (2020).

Les Christensen Excellence in Art Purchase Award, 2020 DELTA NATIONAL SMALL PRINTS
EXHIBITION; Juror: Gretchen L. Wagner, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Saint Louis Art Museum (2020)

Recognition Award/Purchase Award, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts; PACIFIC STATES BIENNIAL NORTH AMERICAN PRINT EXHIBITION, Hilo, HI (2019)

Boxcar Press Materials Award, BOSTON PRINTMAKERS NORTH AMERICAN PRINT BIENNIAL;
Juror: Judith Brodie, Curator of Modern Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Art,
Washington DC (2018)

Recognition Award/Purchase Award, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts; PSNB
MASTER PRINTMAKERS INVITATIONAL, East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo, HI (2016)

Chucki Bradbury Purchase Award, DELTA NATIONAL SMALL PRINTS EXHIBITION, Bradbury Art
Museum at Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR. Juror: Dennis Michael Jon, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (2016)

Brackett-Krennerich Purchase Award, DELTA NATIONAL SMALL PRINTS EXHIBITION,
Bradbury Art Museum at Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR. Juror: Lyle Williams, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio (2014)

Brackett-Krennerich Purchase Award, DELTA NATIONAL SMALL PRINTS EXHIBITION, Bradbury
Art Museum at Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR. Juror: Anne Coffin, Director, International Print Center, New York, NY (2013)

McClain’s Materials Award, ATLANTA PRINT BIENNIAL, Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Juror: Beth Grabowski, Professor of Printmaking, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2011)

Exhibition Merit Award, 8TH JANET TURNER NATIONAL PRINT EXHIBITION, Juror: Ruth
Weisberg, Dean of the Roski School of Fine Arts, Univ. of Southern California (2010)

Oklahoma Visual Arts Fellowship, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. Juror: Elizabeth Hahn, Hahn
Ross Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (2008)

Excellence in Teaching Award, Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tulsa (2007)

Outstanding Achievement in Printmaking Award, 31ST BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL PRINT AND
DRAWING EXHIBITION, Juror: Judith K. Brodsky, Professor Emerita, Department of Visual Arts at Rutgers University and Founder of Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper (2007)

Juror’s Discretionary Award, LOS ANGELES PRINTMAKER’S 18TH NATIONAL EXHIBITION. Juror:
Ruth Weisberg, Printmaker and Dean of the Roski School of Fine Arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (2005)

Materials Award, THE BOSTON PRINTMAKERS NORTH AMERICAN PRINT EXHIBITION. Juror:
Joann Moser, Senior Curator of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. (2005)

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition 2003 Artist Award of Excellence. Juror: Patricia C. Phillips,
Executive Editor, Art Journal and Professor of Art at the State University of New York,
New Paltz

Best of Show, PRESSURE: 3rd BIENNIAL CONTEMPORARY PRINT EXHIBITION, Business of Art
Center, Manitou Springs, CO. Juror: Clinton Cline, Professor of Printmaking, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (2000)

Purchase Award, 11TH NATIONAL DRAWING & PRINT COMPETITIVE EXHIBITION, Gormley
Gallery, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, MD. Juror: Jan Howard, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs; The Baltimore Museum of Art (1999)

Purchase Award, AMERICAN DRAWING BIENNIAL, Muscarelle Museum of Art, The College of
William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. Juror: Ann Philbin, Executive Director of The
Drawing Center, NY (1998)

Education

  • MFA, The Ohio State University
  • BFA, Texas Tech University

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • Digital drawing and collage
  • Intaglio
  • Relief print techniques
  • Lithography
  • Screen printing
  • Monotype and alternative print processes