Biography of Jacques Martin
Jacques Martin was born in 1952 in Edmundston, New Brunswick. In 1974, he was a awarded a Bachelor’s degree in arts by the Université de Moncton (New Brunswick), in 1977, a Bachelor’s degree in visual arts by the Université Laval (Quebec) and in 1992, a Master’s degree in plastic arts by the Université du Québec à Montréal.
Since the late 1970s, Martin has taught drawing, painting, sculpture and art history at Saint-Louis-Maillet, Université de Moncton’s campus in Edmundston. His practice centers on sculpture, installation and drawing.
His works have been shown at the Centre national d’exposition in Jonquière and the Musée du Saguenay, in Quebec, at the Galerie d’art de l’Université de Moncton, and elsewhere in the Maritimes Provinces and Quebec.
Martin’s works are present in the collections of the New Brunswick Art Bank, the Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen of the Université de Moncton and several private collectors. A number of his monumental works are set on the Fredericton campus of the University of New Brunswick, in the New Brunswick Botanical Gardens in Saint-Jacques, and on the Moncton campus of the Université de Moncton.
Martin has been involved in several arts-related activities as a member of juries for the award of scholarships and grants by the New Brunswick Art Board and as a member of several cultural organizations. He has also attended lectures and international conferences on sculpture and on the teaching of visual arts in higher education.