Antonio Martinez is a visual artist and educator working in photography and video at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. He received his B.A. in Studio Art with an emphasis in Painting in 2001 from the Creighton University. In 2005 he completed his MFA in Photography from East Carolina University’s School of Fine Art and Design. Martinez’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums, film festivals, galleries and art fairs. Martinez’s Near the Egress experimental video has been exhibited at Blue Sky Gallery, SFMOMA, Portland Museum of Art, along with being featured on Lensculture.org and in PDN magazine.