Jeanette Martín (she/ella/they) is a queer chicana community-based artist, cultural worker, and educator. They were born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by parents who immigrated as economic refugees. They started organizing at the young age of 16 during the push for the DREAM Act as well as stopping the passage of H.R. 4437. It was during these campaigns that they began using art as a tool to amplify stories of other youth.
They use their skills and vision to co-create cultural and dignified community spaces that use art and storytelling as a tool to bridge communities together. They are passionate about storytelling as a form of healing, amplification and resistance.
Jeanette is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2012) where they earned their BFA in Printmaking/Painting and Chicanx/Latinx Studies and the School of the Art Institute with their Masters of Arts in Art Education (2014).