Michelle Martin - Faculty & Adjuncts

Michelle Martin, MFA

Michelle Martin, MFA
Director of the School of Art, Design and Art History
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 Website 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, where she teaches all printmaking media at both undergraduate and graduate levels. She received her BFA in 1993 from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and she went on to earn 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 220 national and international exhibitions since 1995, including venues in Australia, Bulgaria, New Zealand, Venezuela, Iceland, Italy, Turkey and England. She has won numerous awards, including an Oklahoma Artist of Excellence Award in 2003, the 2007 Print Prize in the Bradley Print and Drawing Exhibition, an Oklahoma Visual Arts Fellowship (Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition) in 2008, three purchase prizes for the Delta National Small Prints Exhibition(in 2013, 2014 and 2016) and a Materials Award for work in the 2017 Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial. Her work is in several private, public and university collections, including the Ft. Wayne Museum of Art (FT. Wayne, IN), the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Akron Art Museum Art Library Program (Akron, OH), the Zuckerman Museum of Art (Kennesaw, GA), Bradbury Art Museum (Jonesboro, AR), 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, and the Southwest Collection and Colorprint Collection at Texas Tech University.

Teaching Interests

Printmaking, Drawing and Digital Media

Courses Taught

  • Internship
  • Printmaking Studio
  • Senior Seminar
  • Drawing II
  • Independent Study
  • Printmaking I
  • Introduction to Printmaking/Etching
  • Special Topics
  • Printmaking
  • Research and Thesis

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