Michael Martinez is a conceptual artist whose work confronts identity, from the vantage of a Gay person of color. Born in San Antonio, Texas, Martinez earned their Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Intermedia, from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, in 2013. Working within performance, installation, and new media, Martinez employs an interdisciplinary approach to deconstructing false dichotomies, surrounding desire and the expression of gender. Martinez has exhibited in Portland, Oregon; Austin, Texas; San Antonio, Texas and abroad, as part of the April meetings New Media Festival, in Belgrade, Serbia. Additionally, Martinez’ artwork has been featured in publications such as HuffPost, Mitú, Glasstire, and Out In SA. Currently, Michael Martinez lives and works in San Antonio, Texas.