Mark Anthony Martinez is a firm believer in the power of self-definition and the need to mark the familiar as decidedly particular. As such he defines himself as an Offwhite [tenuously latino, non-white, non-Black and non-affiliated indigenous], Cisgender, hetero-performing, male, interdisciplinary artist whose work interrogates the contemporary function of racial identity in US society.
__________________________________Born in San Antonio, Texas; Mark Anthony Martinez has lived, worked and exhibited in Portland, Oregon and Chicago, Illinois. In 2008 Martinez moved to Portland where he received his BFA in Intermedia at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (2011) and MFA in Contemporary Art Practice from Portland State University (2014). Martinez currently resides in San Antonio, Texas where he is Visual Arts Director at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.