Artist Bio
Robin Martéa is a fine artist and illustrator, with her artwork showcased at notable venues such as the Mississippi Governor's Mansion and the University of Mississippi Medical Center's permanent collection. Her creative contributions have earned recognition in prominent publications like the "Mississippi Free Press" and Jackson Comics. In 2020, Robin gained national acclaim for her design of the Mississippi State Flag, which garnered extensive coverage on CNN Style. Particularly, her artistic talents were commissioned by the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) for a permanent installation within the new office of the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument. Moreover, her work was exhibited at the Mississippi Museum of Art in the 2023 Invitational. Martéa is an active participant in the BEYGOOD Black Parade Route, and she has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, as well as a Master of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Robin enjoys mixing and matching colors to achieve a custom color palette. Each color is intentionally chosen to match the mood and feel of the art. She likes to use watercolor and inks for her compositions and enjoys the feeling of traditional mediums. There’s a sense of happiness and excitement when she can visually convey an idea on paper and canvas. An idea coming to life on canvas equals fulfillment.
“I like to think of my paintings as a window into my daydreams. Chasing my dreams is often done in the most unconventional way: through a brush and a canvas. My art, which is a direct reflection of my imagination, is illustrated through drawings that are grounded in hope. What motivates me are the works of artists and illustrators whose art tells a story in an imaginative way. When viewing my work, I’d like for the audience to bring all their aspirations to the table. Whether young or old, my hope is that they leave with their minds full of imagination and their hearts full of inspiration."
Robin Martéa was awarded a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. This grant is a portion of the more than $1.75 million in grants MAC awarded in Fiscal Year 2024.
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Savannah College of Art and Design — Master of Fine Arts, Illustration — 2021
The University of Alabama at Birmingham — Bachelor of Science, Business Marketing — 2010
LION Local Awards, Community Engagement for Mississippi Free Press, "Black Women, Systemic Barriers and COVID-19", 2022
Savannah College of Art and Design, Foundations: Color Theory, Savannah, GA — 2022
Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument, U.S. National Park Service, Jackson, MS, USA
Mississippi Governor's Mansion, Jackson, MS, USA
Municipal Art Gallery, Jackson, MS, USA
2023 -  There's Always Hope for Tomorrow, Municipal Art Gallery, Jackson, MS, USA
2018 – Smile, Anacostia Art Center, Washington, D.C., USA
2021 – Pacesetter Gallery, Jackson, MS, USA
2020 – Christmas at The Mansion, Mississippi Governor's Mansion, Jackson, MS, USA
2019 – Illustration Works Exhibition, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS, USA
2019 – JSU Young Alumni Association Exhibition, Jackson Convention Complex, Jackson, MS, USA
2018 - Intnl' Awareness Cultural Arts Fair, Jackson Medical Mall Complex, Jackson, MS, USA
2018 - This Is 30 Arts Fair, 201 Capitol, Jackson, MS, USA
2017 - Group Exhibition, Redrocks Columbia Heights, Washington, D.C, USA
2017 - Kirkland Productions, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, USA
2017 - Back 2 School Children’s Exhibit, CUMC Family Life Center- Jackson, MS, USA
2016 - City of Jackson Art Walk, Smith Park, Jackson, MS, USA
"Arrested in Mississippi's Hinds County? What You Need to Know."  The Marshall Project. Jan. 2024
Jackson Comics: 200 Years, an anthology series dedicated to showcasing Southern artists  and writers - 2022
 "Local Artist Corner: Q&A with Robin Martéa." Mississippi Museum of Art. Winter 2021 - Jan. 2022 Newsletter
"My COVID Experience: Sick and Scared Led To Renewed Motivation and Opportunity." Mississippi Free Press. Dec. 2021
"This Is Not The End: Overcoming Depression During The COVID-19 Pandemic." Mississippi Free Press. Aug. 2021
“My First Pregnancy: Living Through COVID.” Mississippi Free Press. May 2021
“I Received a Divination.” Mississippi Free Press. May 2021
“Self Is Often Forgotten.” Mississippi Free Press. February 2021
“The Hero, The Brave and The Tired.” Mississippi Free Press. February 2021
“We asked Black artists from Mississippi to design a new state flag.” CNN Style, August 2020
“Juxtaposition.” Jackson Free Press. October 2020
Canvas Rebel, USA
Ad Age, USA
Mississippi Artist to Artist Podcast, USA
Mississippi Museum of Art , USA
My Creative Life Podcast, USA
Shoutout Atlanta, USA
The Daily Leader, USA
Professional Organizations
BeyGOOD Foundation Participant

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