Studio Arts Faculty (Digital Media)
Robert Martin is a composer and visual artist. He is presently teaching drawing, printmaking, video, 3-D design and digital media for the Department of Art at California State University in Los Angeles. His research includes making fine art with both traditional and new media. Robert received his M.F.A from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a B.S. Degree from Florida A. & M. University. In 1993 he continued his studies in interactive multimedia art and performance with Morton Subotnik, Joan La Barbara, Steina and Woody Vasulka at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach FL.
Since that time he has had the opportunity to perform and exhibit in Haiti, Germany, Russia, Brazil, France, and main land China. He enjoys showing the world the benefits of using both science and technology to improve themselves as fine artists and as human beings.
After starting his career at Cal State LA, he has utilized and defined new intellectual, scientific, and technological development in ways that have radically expanded conventional media. His New Genres work is an expanded vocabulary of art making for studio artist who want to break boundaries between technologies and a variety of studio art disciplines. Some of these disciplines include laser light drawing, 3D printmaking, digital painting, iPhone photography, kinetic sculpture, video, sound art, performance, installation, and the Internet. This method of research gives emphasis to questioning preconceived notions of the role of visual art in culture and its relationship to a specific form or medium.