Michelle Martin is an Associate Professor of Printmaking at The University of Tulsa and Gallery Director of the Sherman Smith Family Gallery, located at the Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education in Tulsa, OK. She received her BFA in 1993 from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and earned her M.F.A. in Printmaking at The Ohio State University in 1996. An active artist working in all print media and drawing, her work has been shown in over 170 national and international exhibitions since 1995, including venues in New Zealand, Venezuela, Iceland, Italy, Bulgaria, Turkey and England.
Michelle Martin has won numerous awards and purchase prizes, including an Oklahoma Artist of Excellence Award in 2003, the 2007 Print Prize in the Bradley Print and Drawing Exhibition, and the Oklahoma Visual Arts Fellowship (Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition) in 2008, and the Brackett-Krennerich Purchase Award (Delta National Small Prints Exhibition) in 2013 and 2014. Her work is in several private, public and university collections, including the Zuckerman Museum of Art (Kennesaw, GA), Kohler Library (Madison, Wisconsin), Muscarelle Museum of Art (The College of William and Mary), The Anchor Graphics print archives, The College of Notre Dame of Maryland permanent collection, Rutgers Center for the Innovative Paper, the Southwest Collection (Texas Tech University), and the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum (University of Louisiana).