Andrew W. Martin
Andrew W. Martin is Senior Associate Academic Dean of the College of Visual & Performing Arts and Professor of Studio Art (painting and drawing) in the School of Art at Texas Tech University. He joined the full-time faculty in 1995 after teaching part-time at Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo in Ohio. Since joining the TTU faculty, Martin has taught in the drawing, foundations and painting areas and been awarded two faculty development leaves. In addition to teaching, he has served on over 60 graduate student thesis committees, coordinated the Master of Fine Arts program for the School of Art from 2003 to 2009 and was Associate Director of the school from 2009 to 2012, when he became an Associate Academic Dean for the College. In professional service, Martin currently serves as a visiting evaluator for programs seeking accreditation or renewal of accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Most recently, he led the College of Visual & Performing Arts as Interim Dean from August 2015 through August 2016.
Martin holds the Master of Fine Art degree in studio art with emphasis in painting from the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art, magna cum laude, from the University of New Mexico. As a studio artist, he has had commercial gallery representation in Sacramento, California; Toledo, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; and San Antonio, Texas. His drawings, paintings, mixed media constructions and collaborative works have been displayed in thirteen solo exhibitions and received sixteen awards in over 100 juried and invitational exhibitions across the United States. His work is held in public and private collections in Albuquerque, Sacramento and Columbus, and several cities in Texas, including Lubbock, Dallas, Houston, and McAllen.
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