After an early art career in San Francisco, Mario Martinez (Pascua Yaqui, b. 1953) moved to New York City. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the School of Art, Arizona State University in Tempe, and a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.
Martinez’s work was featured in New Tribe: New York, a series of solo exhibitions at the GGHC. Group exhibitions include Who Stole the Tee Pee?, also GGHC; AlieNation, American Indian Community House Gallery; and the Contemporary Artists Federation Group Show, Japan. In 2002 he received a Native Artist in Residence Fellowship from the National Museum of the American Indian.
Vantage Point: The Contemporary Native Art Collection