Michelle Martin, MFA

Michelle Martin, MFA
Director of the Sherman Smith Family Gallery at the Zarrow Center
Professor of Art/Printmaking
College of Arts & Sciences
Art, Design and Art History
918-631-2736 Phillips Hall Room 313


Cortona, Italy Program – The University of Georgia MFA – Ohio State University BFA – Texas Tech University


Michelle Martin is a 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 160 national and international exhibitions since 1995, including venues in New Zealand, Venezuela, Iceland, Italy, Bulgaria, Turkey and England. She 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).

Courses Taught

  • Printmaking Studio
  • Introduction to Printmaking/Etching
  • Printmaking
  • Research and Thesis
  • Printmaking I
  • Independent Study
  • First Year College Experience
  • Senior Seminar
  • Drawing II
  • Arts Internship I
  • Arts Practicum III
  • Arts Practicum II
  • Arts Practicum I

Awards & Honors

  • Purchase Award
  • Best of Show
  • Honorable Mention
  • Frederick Werhle Memorial Prize
  • Raymond and Bessie Kravis Faculty Development Travel Grant
  • Arts Award of Excellence
  • Faculty Subvention Grants
  • Juror’s Discretionary Award
  • Materials Award
  • Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Outstanding Achievement in Printmaking Award
  • Faculty Subvention Grant
  • Faculty Subvention Grants (2)
  • Oklahoma Visual Arts Fellowship
  • Juror’s Award
  • McClain’s Materials Award
  • Exhibition Merit Award
  • Brackett-Krennerich Purchase Award
  • Treasurer