Bobby C. Martin
P.O. Box 266, Siloam Springs AR 72761
918.207.5970
Education
1995        
Master of Fine Arts, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Printmaking major, drawing minor
Received a College Art Association Professional Development Fellowship in 1994.
1992        
Bachelor of Arts, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Dual major: Fine Art and Native American Studies
Professional Experience
2011–present       
Owner, 7 Springs Studio, Fine Art Press and Studio/Workshop Facility
West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma
2008–present       
Professor of Visual Arts and Gallery Director, John Brown University, Siloam Springs
2000–2008        
Associate Professor of Art and Art Program Coordinator, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
1995–2000       
Graphic Design Coordinator, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Exhibition Record      
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018-19   
But You Don’t Look Indian…
    Art Ventures Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas
    Dr. J. W. Wiggins Native American Gallery, University of Arkansas Little Rock
2011   
Back in the Day
    East Gallery, Oklahoma State Capitol, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2008   
Through Our Ancestors’ Eyes: Art and Photos by Bobby C. Martin & the Checotah Indian Community, Checotah Indian Community Center, Checotah, Oklahoma
2006   
The Family Photo Album, Mullins Library, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
1997   
Snapshots from the Family Photo Album
    Muscogee Nation Elderly Nutrition Center, Okmulgee, Oklahoma
    Holliman Gallery, Walter Arts Center, Holland Hall School, Tulsa, Oklahoma
1995   
Dwight I.T.S.: The Pursuit of Civilization. Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
   
Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
1994   
Drawing Closer: Looking Back. Recent Graphic Works of Bobby C. Martin
    Southern Plains Indian Museum, Anadarko, Oklahoma

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019   
Altars of Reconciliation, a collaborative exhibition with Erin Shaw and Tony Tiger.
    Hardesty Arts Center (AHHA), Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Seminole Nation Museum, Wewoka, Oklahoma

Arkansas Territory Collection,
regional traveling exhibition to venues in Arkansas
    and Oklahoma.
Reclamations, group exhibition organized by Art Ventures NW Arkansas
    Faulkner Performing Arts Center Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
2018   
Return from Exile: Contemporary Southeastern Indian Art
    National traveling exhibition; opened at the Lyndon House Arts Center in Athens,
    Georgia, August 2015 and traveled through May 2018
Borders & Boundaries: The Blurred Edges of Decolonisation
    Traveling exhibition: ArtVentures, Fayetteville, Arkansas; Dr. J. W. Wiggins Native
    American Gallery, Little Rock; Seminole Nation Museum, Wewoka, Oklahoma
Past, Present and Future
    JRB Art at the Elms Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2017   
Logical Progression: Select Work by Bobby C. Martin & Tony A. Tiger
    Paseo Plunge Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Stories, Visions & Memory: Erin Shaw, Tony Tiger and Bobby C. Martin
    Mullins Library, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
2016   
Jews Rock! An invitational group show of regional artists exhibiting painted guitars
celebrating Jewish rock artists.
    Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Tulsa.
2015   
Ancient Ways: Modern Forms. Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Tulsa
Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay
   
National traveling exhibition, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum Flagler College, St. Augustine,
    Florida; Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin; A.D. Gallery,
    University of North Carolina-Pembroke, Pembroke North Carolina; All My Relations
    Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Grayscale, Tulsa Performing Arts Center Gallery, Tulsa.
2014   
Shifting Focus: Historic Photography, Contemporary Art. Philbrook Downtown, Tulsa
Here & Now: Contemporary Native Art of Oklahoma. 108|Contemporary Gallery, Tulsa
Concept: Me. Self-portrait exhibition curated by Tony Tiger; MAINSITE Gallery,
    Norman, Oklahoma
2013   
Art From Indian Territory: Contemporary Native Art from Oklahoma, All My Relations
    Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
24 Works on Paper, a traveling exhibition of work by living Oklahoma artists, produced
    by Individual Artists of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. On tour
    across Oklahoma through 2015.
Concept/OK: Art in Oklahoma. Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. Hardesty Arts Center
    (AHHA), Tulsa, Oklahoma.
2012   
H2OK: Native Responses to Water Issues in Oklahoma. MAINSITE Gallery, Norman
    Oklahoma; Bacone College, Muskogee, Oklahoma
2011    
Influence of the Cross: The Incorporation of Christian Iconography and Symbolism
in American Indian Art
. Dr. J. W. Wiggins Native American Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas
Anticipation of the Future: Contemporary American Indian Art. Arkansas Studies
    Institute Main Gallery, Central Arkansas Library System, Little Rock
2010   
Perceptions of Being: Selected Works by Tony Tiger & Bobby C. Martin
    McCombs Gallery, Bacone College, Muskogee, Oklahoma; John Brown University
    Art Gallery, Siloam Springs, Arkansas; Northeastern State University Gallery,
    Tahlequah, Oklahoma       
2009   
American Art in Miniature
    Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma. (also in 2004-2008)
2005   
Picturing Change: The Impact of Ledger Drawing on Native American Art
    Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
2003   
Something More Than “Art”: Handworks by American Indians
    Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Utsunomiya, Japan
2000   
Who Stole the Teepee? National traveling exhibition, sponsored by the Smithsonian
    National Museum of the American Indian and ATLATL. Opened at the NMAI, New
    York City, NY, and concluded at the Museum of Contemporary Native Art, Santa Fe,
    New Mexico in summer 2002.
1998   
New Art of the West 6. Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art,
    Indianapolis, IN.
Children of the Sun: Euchee Culture & Tradition. Gilcrease Museum.
1997   
After the Trail of Tears: Southeast Indian Painters. Gilcrease Museum.
1996   
Oklahoma Indian Art Annual Competition. Philbrook Museum, Tulsa. Sponsored by
    American Indian Heritage Center and Philbrook Museum of Art.
1995   
Gilcrease Museum Native American Invitational & Masters Exhibition.
    Gilcrease Museum.
National Works on Paper Exhibition. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
Red Cloud Indian Art Show. Heritage Center, Pine Ridge, South Dakota.
1994   
Dispelling the Myths: Controlling the Image. American Indian Community House
    Gallery/Museum, New York City, New York.
Continuity and Change: The Effects of Removal and Relocation on the Culture and
        Art of the Southeastern Tribes of Oklahoma.
Philbrook Museum of Art.
Curated Exhibitions
2018-2020   
Borders & Boundaries: The Blurred Edges of Decolonisation, traveling exhibition
    co-curated with Robert Peters, Belfast, U.K. ArtVentures, Fayetteville, Arkansas;
    Dr. J. W. Wiggins Native American Gallery, University of Arkansas Little Rock
2015-2018   
Return from Exile: Contemporary Southeastern Indian Art, national traveling exhibition
    co-curated with Tony Tiger; 10 venues across the southeastern and western U.S.
2012   
Indian Ink: Printmaking from the J.W. Wiggins Collection of Native American Art.
   
Sequoyah National Research Center Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Selected Public Collections
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa
The Dr. J.W. Wiggins Native American Art Collection, Little Rock, Arkansas
Sam Noble Museum, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
The Heritage Center Permanent Collection, Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
Southern Plains Indian Museum, Anadarko, Oklahoma
The Great Plains Art Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Tulsa
Western Carolina University Museum of Fine Art, Cullowhee, North Carolina
The Seminole Nation Museum, Wewoka, Oklahoma
The Edd Guarino Collection
Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma
Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
Checotah Creek Indian Community, Checotah, Oklahoma
Selected Publications
Native Voices: Art for a New Understanding, Exhibition Catalog, Crystal Bridges
    Museum, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2018.
Return from Exile: Contemporary Southeastern Indian Art, published by the
    Southeastern Indian Artists Association to accompany the traveling exhibition. Fall
    2015, reprinted Summer 2017.
First American Art Magazine, feature article written by Roy Boney, Jr., appeared in the
    Fall 2015 issue.
American Indian Quarterly, cover art for four consecutive issues, published by
    University of Nebraska Press, 2015.
Gilcrease Journal, “Layered Materials, Layered Meanings”, published by Gilcrease
    Museum, March 2014.
Concept/OK: Art in Oklahoma, Exhibition Catalog, Hardesty Arts Center, Tulsa,
    Oklahoma, 2013.
The Dr. J.W. Wiggins Native American Art Collection, Volume I, Sequoyah National
    Research Center, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2012.
Something More Than Art: Handworks by American Indians, Exhibition Catalog,
    Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Utsunomiya, Japan, 2006.
Treasures of Gilcrease, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, 2003.
Who Stole the Tee Pee? Exhibition Catalog, Atlatl, Inc., edited by Fred Nahwooksy and
    Richard Hill, Sr., 2000.
New Art of the West 6, Exhibition Catalog, edited by Jennifer Complo McNutt, Eiteljorg
    Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1998.

Selected Writings
Title panel for Return from Exile exhibition, August 2015
Guest Essay for Full Consciousness of Being, Tony Tiger solo exhibition, Museum of
    Contemporary Native Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, January 2014
Guest Essay for Gilcrease Journal, “Layered Materials, Layered Meanings”, published
    by Gilcrease Museum, March 2014

Memberships
Former President and Treasurer, Southeastern Indian Artists Association (SEIAA),
    Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Board Member, Five Civilized Tribes Museum, Muskogee, Oklahoma
Founding Board Member, Arts Council of Tahlequah
Advisory Council Member, Cherokee Arts Center, Tahlequah
Member, Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA)
Member, Southern Graphics Council International
Original Member, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

Public Speaking
Gallery Conversation presenter in conjunction with Native Voices: Art for a New
    Understanding,
Crystal Bridges Museum, November 2018.
Interviewed by PBS NewsHour for a feature segment on Crystal Bridges Museum,
    May 2018.
Presentation and workshop in conjunction with Return from Exile exhibition, University
    of North Carolina Pembroke. March 2018.
Presentation in conjunction with Return from Exile exhibition, Contemporary Native Art
    Symposium, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina. November
    2017.
Presenter, along with Tony Tiger, at the American Indian Workshop, London, UK.
    Entitled “Telling Our Own Story,” the topic was our curation project, Return from
    Exile.
July 2017.
Panel discussion participant, held in conjunction with the Picturing the Americas
    exhibition at Crystal Bridges Musem of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.
    January 2016.
Return from Exile curator’s presentation and panel discussion participant. Symposium
    held in conjunction with the opening of Return from Exile at the Lyndon House Arts
    Center, Athens, Georgia. August 2015.
Panel discussion participant. Northeastern State University’s 42nd Annual Symposium
    on the American Indian in Tahlequah OK. The panel participants discussed the topic
    “Southeastern Indian Art: Building Community and Raising Awareness”, April 2014.

Public Programs
Coordinates and leads numerous live screenprinting “Print Actions” at museums,
    universities and other locations in the U.S. and internationally.
Coordinates and leads printmaking and encaustic workshops across the U.S. and internationally.

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