Martina Shenal Martina Shenal


Martina Shenal is a Professor & Chair of the Photography, Video & Imaging area at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She earned her MFA from Arizona State University and BFA from Ohio State University. At the University of Arizona, she has served as the Assistant Director of the School of Art (2005-2012), Interim Director (2014-15), and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Fine Arts (2015-2020).

For her professional work she has received grants and fellowships including a Faculty Collaboration Grant for her interdisciplinary project Space + Place from the University of Arizona Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry; Western States Art Federation/National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship in New Genres; Visual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission; two Professional Development Grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts; Contemporary Forum Artists Material Grant from the Phoenix Art Museum. Selected solo and group exhibitions of her work have been held at Place M Gallery, Tokyo JP, CICA Museum, Gimpo-si, Korea, Southeast Center for Photography, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Ft. Wayne Museum of Art, College of Southern Nevada, Whittier College, Rutgers University, and University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.