e. vincent martinez
Born in Havana, Cuba, E. Vincent Martinez came to the United States 40+ years ago. He grew up in Miami where he remained to earn his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Barry University. Later he received a fellowship to spend two years at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. He received his MFA in photography in Rochester, NY at Rochester Institute of Technology. After earning his teaching certification at Georgia State University, Martinez joined the Grady High School faculty in 2002 and was named Grady’s 2007 Teacher of the Year. In 2010, Martinez received the prestigious Atlanta Families Award for Excellence in Education, the district’s highest award.
As a former educator, "UrbanCouture," "Feed the Models" and "Doggies on the Catwalk" are all evidence of E. Vincent Martinez's creative vision and passion, as well as his dedication to giving his students unique learning opportunities.
In 2015, Vincent joined the fashion team at the Art Institute of Atlanta where he serves as a full-time professor.