Carmen Martinez was born in 1978, and lives in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
She has attended Gateway Arts since 2000. Martinez is prolific in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, jewelry, fabric arts, weaving, drawing and painting. Her unique style is characterized by layering text and appropriated imagery of her favorite animals, comic book and video game characters, baseball players, and athletic teams. Her subject matter comes from her experiences of playing the drums, playing Nintendo games, and watching movies, WWE wrestling.
Martinez has participated in exhibitions at the Gateway Gallery, the Barneys NY Windows at Copley Place Mall, The Children’s Museum, the Arnheim Gallery at MassArt, the Elizabeth A Beland Gallery at The Essex Art Center in Lawrence, and Copacabana in New York, NY.