About Professor Kim Martinez

Kim Martinez
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Kim Martinez

Associate Professor, Art/Art History Department, University of Utah


Master of Fine Arts 2000, Painting and Drawing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Honors & Awards

  • College of Fine Arts Creative Campus Symposium, Socially Engaged Practices of Political Landscapes Co PI Andrea Bowers, 2012

  • University of Utah, Housing & Residential Education, Community Mural,” Project, SLC, Utah, 2011

  • Tanner Humanities Center“Professors Off Campus Project,” University of Utah, 2011

  • University Teaching Committee Grant, “Landscape Art on the Colorado Plateau,” University of Utah, 2011

  • College of Fine Arts, Landscape Painting/Ecology, Rio Mesa Travel, 2012

  • “Fine Arts Fees For Student Groups,” Painting and Drawing Student Association, Project Grant, Faculty Advisor. College of Fine Arts, 2010

  • Community Mural, Utah Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 2010

  • Community Mural, City of South Salt Lake, 2010

  • Travel Grant. Department of Art and Art History, the Great Wall of Los Angeles restoration, 2010

  • City Weekly Award “Best Reason to Look at a Wall,” Community Award, SLC, Utah, 2009

  • John R. Park Fellowship-UCLA Caesar Chavez Digital Mural Lab. University of Utah, 2008

Media Exposure

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Brazil, Exhibition

  • China, Exhibition

  • Colombia, Exhibition

  • Guatemala, Exhibition

  • Mexico, Exhibition

  • Occupied Palestinian Territory, Exhibition

  • Peru, Exhibition

Current Courses   Summer 2012

  • ART 3045-002 Landscape Painting Residencywith Landscape Biology

Location: Rio Mesa Center

  • ART 4180-001 Murals, Tanner Professor Off Campus, Collaborative Mural with commuinty youth

Location: South Salt Lake City

Teaching Projects

  • Millcreek Trailhead Mural

  • Inside Out Mural

  • Kenyon College Portable Community Mural Residency

  • Great Plains of South Salt Lake

  • Primary Children Medical Center, Waiting for the Call

  • South Salt Lake, Harvesting Stories

  • College of Fine Arts“60th Anniversary Celebration Ziji Stage Project

  • John R. Parks Fellowship SPARC, Cesar Chavez Mural Lab


  • Pecha Kucha Night, “V. Kim Martinez,” SLC, Utah, 2011

  • Community Action Partnership of Utah, University of Utah Community Murals, SLC, Utah, 2011

  • Visiting Artist Lecture-V. Kim Martinez Woodlands Academy Lake Forest, Illinois, 2010

  • Kenyon College Visiting Artist Lecture for Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, V. Kim Martinez “Issues of Power,” 2010

  • University of California at Los Angeles, Latina Artists, LA, California, 2008

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • City of South Salt Lake,Community Mural,” Project Grants, SLC, Utah, 2003-2012

  • Utah Division for the Blind & Visually Imparted, Community Mural,” Project Grant, SLC, Utah,2010

  • Kenyon College, “Portable Community Mural Residency,” Gambier, Ohio, 2010

  • Ragdale, “Artist Residency,” Lake Forest, Illinois, 2010