Mario Martinez was active/lived in California, New York, Arizona. Mario Martinez is known for abstract native American design.
Of Yaqui heritage and born near Scottsdale, Arizona. He studied art at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. He then moved to California to earn a master of fine arts degree at the San Francisco Art Institute and from that time has taught art at numerous Indian schools.
In 1998, he was artist-in-residence at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City, where he was given a retrospective in 2006.
He lives in Brooklyn, New York.