EDUCATION


2018 Pratt Institute, New York, NY: MPS, Art Therapy

2012 Wayne State University, Detroit, MI: BS, Fashion Merchandising, Fine Art

BIO

Jeremy Martin was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1988. In 2015, Jeremy started painting celebrity portraits on his iPad using the Sketches and ProCreate applications. Over the last three years, Jeremy developed his own unique technique painting over 280 portraits of celebrities who inspired him through their music, fashion, or legacy such as Prince, the Pope, Queen Elizabeth, and RuPaul, to name a few. He’s been acknowledged by celebrities such as Prince, David Bowie, Patricia Field, IMAN, Aretha Franklin, RuPaul, and Iris Apfel. In 2016, Jeremy was commissioned by supermodel IMAN to create a portrait celebrating her 60th birthday. Over the last two years, Apple has featured Jeremy’s artwork in their Today At Apple programming—his last live art show in August 2018 featured fashion icon Iris Apfel and The University of Texas, learning the basics of painting on iPad. 

EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES

2019 MOBI Fest Queer Art Group Show, White Space Gallery, New York, NY

2019 Today at Apple Live Art Event, Apple Union Square, San Francisco, CA

2018 Today at Apple Live Art Event, Apple Soho, New York, NY

2018 Today at Apple Live Art Event, Apple Soho, New York, NY

2017 Today at Apple Live Art Event, Apple Soho, New York, NY

2016 Blossoming Artist, Blossoms Midtown Gallery, Detroit, MI

FILM

2018 Featured Artist, “The Times of Bill” Documentary Directed by Mark Bozek, New York, NY

PUBLICATIONS

May 13, 2019 Prattfolio Spring/Summer 2019 Alumni Class Notes

March 18, 2019 Bushwick Daily:”Bushwick Artist Fuses Pop-Culture and Fine Art With his iPad”

November 26, 2018 Teen Vogue: “How iPad Artist Jeremy Martin Is Making Waves in the Fashion Industry”

February 7, 2018 Pride Source: “Making It: A Native Detroiter Makes His Mark in New York”

April 21, 2016 CBC Arts: “PRINCE Hated The Internet, but He Found Time for Fan Art On Instagram”

March 30, 2016 Detroit Metro Times: “Detroit Native Paints On A New Kind of Canvas”

October 5, 2015 PSFK: “See Beyoncé, Miley, and More as iPad Painted Portraits”

October 7, 2015 Cult of Mac: “Jeremy Martin Vying to be iPad Artist of The Stars”

TEACHING

2019 Portrait Art Workshop, Apple Union Square, San Francisco, CA

2018 Portrait Art Workshop, Apple Soho, New York, NY

2018 iPad Fashion Illustration Workshop, Apple Soho, New York, NY

2017 iPad Portrait Illustration Workshop, Apple Soho, New York, NY

SELECT COMMISSIONS

2019 Holiday Merchandise Illustration, Housing Works, New York, NY

2018 Fashion Illustrator NYFW Fall 2018, Prabal Gurung, New York, NY

2015 Aretha Franklin Cover Illustration, DDEAF Magazine, Detroit, MI

2015 Steven Yeun Cover Illustration, DDEAF Magazine, Detroit, MI

2015 IMAN 60th Birthday Portrait, Impala INC Beauty, New York, NY