Mr. Bob Martin

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Mr. Bob Martin

Mr. Bob Martin

Professor of Visual Arts

M.F.A., University of Arkansas
B.A., Northeastern State University

BMartin@jbu.edu

Bobby C. Martin is an artist/educator/facilitator who works out of his 7 Springs Studio near West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma. Mr. Martin’s artwork is exhibited and collected internationally. Mr. Martin is active in the contemporary Native American art world and his work has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions, the most recent being a one-person exhibition entitled But You Don’t Look Indian… at ArtVentures Gallery in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in 2018. As an independent curator, his most recent project was a national touring exhibition, Return from Exile: Contemporary Southeastern Indian Art, which was on display at various venues throughout the United States from 2015-2018. Mr. Martin’s work is exhibited in numerous museum collections, including the Philbrook Museum and Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, the Museum of the Great Plains in Lincoln, Nebraska, and the Sam Noble Museum in Norman, Oklahoma.

An enrolled citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) tribe, he currently holds a Professor of Visual Arts position at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, where he teaches printmaking and other studio art courses. He frequently leads printmaking workshops and artist retreats at his studio and at various museums and art centers in the mid-west.