Bobby Martin

Bobby C. Martin is a printmaker/painter/educator/curator who works out of his 7 Springs Studio near West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma. Martin’s artwork is exhibited and collected internationally. He has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions, the most recent being a one-person exhibition entitled Back in the Day, in the East Gallery of the Oklahoma State Capitol in 2011. An enrolled member of the Muscogee (Creek) tribe, Martin is highly active in the contemporary Native art world. In 2013, he curated Indian Ink, an exhibition of historic and contemporary Native printmakers from the Dr. J.W. Wiggins Collection of Native American Art in Little Rock, Arkansas. His most recent curatorial project is a national touring exhibition, Return from Exile: Contemporary Southeastern Indian Art, which is on display at various museums and art centers throughout the United States through 2018. Martin’s work is in numerous museum collections, including the Philbrook Museum and Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, and the Sam Noble Museum in Norman, Oklahoma. Martin currently holds a Professor of Visual Arts position at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. He frequently leads printmaking workshops and artist retreats at his studio and at museums and art centers in the midwest.