Abbreviated Professional Record for Robert Martin

Contact Information


California State University

Department of Art

5151 State University Dr

Los Angeles, CA 90032

323.343.4029 office

323.343.4045 fax



MFA    University of Wisconsin,  Department of Art, Madison WI

BS        Florida A & M University, Department of Art , Tallahassee, Fl

Teaching  & Administrative Appointments

Professor  – California State University, Los Angeles, September 2005 – present

Department Chair – California State University, Los Angeles, September 2005 – 2009

Department Chair – Wayne State University, Detroit MI, August 2000 – 2002

Professor - Wayne State University, Detroit MI, August 1986 – 2005

Assistant Professor – Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL , September 1981 – 1986

Recent Courses Taught 2006-09

Art 109: Three Dimensional Art Fundamentals

Art 180: Introduction to Computer Graphics
            Art 159: Introduction to Drawing
            Art 418: Business Principles and Practices for Artist and Designers
            Art 449: Video for Artist

Art 468: Advance Problems in Design - Motion Graphics

Art 598: MFA Directed Study



        Professional Achievements

Recent Refereed  State, National and International Exhibitions/Performances

2010    Group Exhibition, George N’Namdi Gallery, Detroit MI

2010    Live Cinema Summit Interactive Performance,  Military Theater, College , Columbia College, Chicago, IL

2008    SoundWalk Sound and Visual Art Installations, East Village Arts District, Long Beach, CA

2007    California State University Printmaking Invitational, Janet Turner Print Museum at Cal State – Chico

2006    Video Lounge: Expanded Cinema for the Digital Age, A video screening curated by Leslie Raymond and Antony Flackett at the College Arts Association Conference in Boston

2005    Athens International Film & Video Festival, Athens Ohio

2004    2nd International Symposium of Interactive Art at Yeditepe University, Instanbul, Turkey

Recent  Professional Consultation

2009-10    Peer Panelist for the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles

2007-08    Juror for East Los Angeles Community College Annual Student Art Exhibition

2006-07    Peer Panelist for the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles

Feb - 07    External Program Reviewer for Loras College, Dubuque, IA

2006-07    Review Panelist for the California State University System’s Summer Arts Program

2005-06    Compton Communicative Arts Academy Advisory Board Member

Exhibitions Curated

June-08    Curator for 15 Seconds of Fame: An Online Exhibition of Cell Phone Art for the Luckman

                    Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles


June-95    Hi Tech, Lo Tech High, High Art, Metropolitan Center for the Arts, Detroit, MI

Mar – 90    The Electronic Artist, Detroit Artist Market Gallery, Detroit, MI

Jan – 88    9 Afro American Printmakers, Department of Art Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Feb – 79    William T. Williams, Union Gallery, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Journal Editor

2011        New Directions in the Humanities, Universidad de Granada, Campus La Cartuja,

                Granada, Spain


2008         Self‐Published Book “15 Seconds of Fame” Printed and sold by

University Service

Feb 2009        VIP Day

Nov 2008        Eagle Fest Day organizer

Feb 2006        Preview Day organizer

College Service

Winter 2009    Faculty Affairs (Replacement for Luis Bermudez)

Winter 2009    ISAC (Replacement for Richard Wearn)

2006               Fiscal Officer Search Committee

2006               Dean Search Committee

Department Committees

2010‐11         Scholarship & Honors

2010‐11         Instructional & Student Affairs/Curriculum

2010‐11         Grievance

Spring 2009    Part‐Time Gallery Director Search Committee Chair

2006‐07          Animation Search Committee Chair (Replacement for Tony Longson)

Fall 2006         Photo Tech Search Chair

Fall 2005         Tool Crib Tech Search Chair

Department Service

2005‐07           Authored TA Orientation Booklet

2008‐present   Dept Webmaster

2008‐09           Supervised & organized CSULA’s participation in CAA‐USC Exhibition for Carol

                        Reynolds & Francoise Studer

2008‐09           Library Liaison

2005‐06           Organized Art Advisory Board

2005‐06           Photographed images in Art recruiting brochure

2006‐07           Developed undergraduate, graduate and alumni survey

Feb 2006          Organized Career Pathways for the Department of Art

2005‐2009        Recruiting for Art Department & College of Arts & Letters

2005‐present    Photographed images for Dept website

Gallery Representation George N’Namdi Galleries

                        Detroit, MI

                        Chicago, IL

                        New York, NY

Permanent Collections

    Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, MI

    Arthur Anderson & Company, Atlanta, GA

    Atlanta Life Insurance Company, Atlanta, GA

    Bank of Nashville, Nashville, TN

    Birmingham Museum of Art Birmingham, AL

    Buckhead Public Library, Atlanta, GA

    Castellani Art Museum, Niagara, NY

    Chaimp and Wenger, PC, Detroit, MI

    Chattahoochee Valley Art Association, LaGrange, GA

    Cincinnati Bell Information Center, Cincinnati, OH

    Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

    First Federal Reserve Bank, Atlanta, GA

    Florida A & M University Credit Union, Tallahassee, FL

    Florida A & M University School of Architecture, Tallahassee, FL

    House of Prints of the Cultural Foundation, Parana, Brazil

    Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL

    Manning & Martin Law Firm, Atlanta, GA

    Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL

    Polk Multi-Dimensional Intelligence, Southfield, MI

    Universidad Federal Da Bahia, Museu Afro-Brasileiro, Salvador-BA, South America

    University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL

    University of Wisconsin, memorial Union, Madison, WI

    Warwick Museum, Warwick, RI