Craig Martin is a practicing artist, illustrator, mural painter, actor, presenter, and podcaster (ART TAP, @ArtTapPodcast). He has exhibited regionally and received the Individual Artist Program grant from the Indiana Arts Commission in 2012.
For the last three years, Martin has created hand-drawn illustrations to accompany each of the productions at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette in Lafayette, Indiana. More freelance works are forthcoming.
Martin has completed five public mural commissions in the Lafayette-West Lafayette area:
• “Send” - West Lafayette Post Office 2015
• Happy Hollow Pool – West Lafayette 2013
• West Lafayette Public Library 2012
• Loeb Stadium – Lafayette 2012
• “Mythic Wabash” – River Road, West Lafayette 2010
He has also designed and painted a number of sets for high school and local theatre stage productions and has acted in more than 12 productions at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette and Purdue Theatre.
Martin presents a weekly podcast of conversations on the arts and culture called ART TAP, focusing on personalities, influences, and passions. Episodes are available at arttappodcast.blogspot.com and on iTunes at itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/art-tap/id1?. Updates are available @ArtTapPodcast on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Martin served as director of Purdue University Galleries in West Lafayette, Indiana and coordinator of the Wright State University Galleries in Dayton, Ohio. In both instances, he presented exhibitions of national and international contemporary artists as well as inventive outreach programming for the regional K-12 education community.
He obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking and drawing from Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.