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Martin Lang

Program Chair

Assistant Professor of Studio Art

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Martin Lang is an artist and educator from St. Louis, Missouri. He received his Masters of Fine Arts in Transmedia Design from the University of Tennessee and his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography with Honors from Webster University. Martin is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work and research are rooted in lens-based practices and have expanded to a focus on video and new media sculpture. His work investigates themes of privilege and power, the artist as persona, design and branding, text and language, and ego and identity. Martin has exhibited nationally and internationally, with recent exhibitions including a solo show at Midlands University in Fremont, Nebraska, a group exhibition at Sharp Projects in Copenhagen, Denmark and a two-person exhibition at the University of Dallas among others. He’s received a variety of grants and awards and he has completed residencies with Arts Unfold in Toronto and with the Museumsquartier/Q21 in Vienna, Austria. Martin also has a curatorial practice and he has curated exhibitions at Arcade Contemporary Art Projects, G-CADD and Atlanta Contemporary. He also established, directs and programs the gallery My Friend Sparksburg in Columbia, South Carolina.