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About Stephan Martiniere

Stephan Martiniere is an acclaimed multi award winning science fiction and fantasy artist. In 2012 Stephan was voted one of the 50 Most Inspirational Artists by Imagine FX Magazine. In the past 30 years he has become known for his talent, versatility and imagination in every entertainment fields including feature films, animation, video games, and theme parks, editorial, commercial and book covers.

Stephan was the art director for the visually acclaimed ID Games Rage released in 2011, he was also the visual art director responsible for the games URU: Ages Beyond Myst, URU: The Path of the Shell, and Myst 5, and worked several years at Midway Games as Visual Art Director for the game Stranglehold and later as Creative Visual Director of the concept department for several other Midway games including Black Site: Area 51, Blitz, Ballers, Mortal Kombat vs. DC, Wheelman, and more.

As the director for the five animated musical adaptation shows Madeline, Stephan Martiniere received the A.C.T Award, the Parent’s Choice Award and the Humanitas Award and was nominated for an Emmy. Stephan also gained global notoriety for illustrating the Where’s Waldo Sunday comic strip for King Features, distributed to hundreds of newspapers worldwide.

Stephan Martiniere is also an accomplished concept illustrator who has worked on movies such as The Suicide SquadIndependence Day: ResurgenceTomorrowlandAvengers: Age of UltronGuardians of the Galaxy300: Rise of an EmpireTotal Recall (2012), Tron: LegacyStar TrekStar Wars: Episodes 2-3KnowingI, Robot, as well as the upcoming Ready Player OneAlita: Battle Angel One and The Solutrean. He has also worked extensively over the last 5 years with Disney Imagineering on Disneyland parks and expansions across the globe doing visual development for The Pirates of the CaribbeanAvatar and Star Wars.

Over the last fifteen years Stephan has produced over a hundred and fifty book covers and numerous comic book covers and editorial illustrations for such clients as National Geographic, Popular Science, Tor Books, Pyr, Penguin and Random House, Dark Horse and Radical Comics.  

Stephan Martiniere has received the Exposé Grand Master Award, thirteen Exposé Excellence Awards, five Exposé Master Awards, and two Chelsey Award for Best Book Cover, two silver and one gold Spectrum Award for Book Covers and Editorial, The Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist, The Ennie Award for Best Cover Art, The Bookgasm in 2009 Award for Best Cover Artist and was the Grand Prize Winner of IBA in 2012.

Stephan Martiniere is currently a visual consultant and freelance concept illustrator on various films, games and theme parks and frequently teaches workshops and presents lectures worldwide. He is an advisory board member of the CGSociety.

 

Gallery Exibitions

Art Vivant, Tokyo Japan (2014)

Chalkfarm, Santa Fe USA (2013)

Palazzo Ducale, Lucca, Italy (2013)

Art Nucleus, Los Angeles, USA (2010)

 

Lectures 

Accademia Nemo, Italy

GDC, San Jose

MIG, Montreal

The Gnomon School, Los Angeles

Industry Giants, Dallas

 

Press

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Kotaku | Exclusive: Killer Concept Art from the New Total Recall Movie, August 7, 2012 .

Inquehaus | Interview with Stephan Martiniere, May 3 2012.

Game Industry Biz | Frima Teams with Concept Artist Stephan Martiniere, April 17, 2012.

Lors Attacks! | Loris Interviews Stephan Martiniere, January 11, 2012

Deviantart | Stephan Martiniere, Renown Sci-Fi Artist, July 22, 2011.

Bethesda Blog | Interview with id Software’s Stephan Martiniere, July 1, 2011.

Schoolism | Video Interview with Stephan Martiniere, 2012

Inside Your Art | Stephan Martiniere, June 29, 2011.

Industry Giants Interviews with Stephan Martiniere, Jun 13 2011.

Teamxbox | id Software’s Stephan Martiniere Interview, August 21, 2009.

Sidebar Podcast | Stephan Martiniere – The Gentleman Artist, July 31, 2008.

io9 | Stephan Martiniere: The Future Will Be Bio-Mechanical, May 2, 2008.

3D Total | An Interview with Stephan Martiniere

SFRevu | Artist: Stephan Martiniere, April 12, 2007.

The Art Department | Thumbnails: Stephan Martiniere, December 13, 2006.

Nerd Mentality | Interview with Midway’s Stephan Martiniere, November 13, 2006.

Masters in Print Biography, 2006

Sci Fi Moviescapes | Stephan Martiniere Interview, May 5, 2005

Stainless Steel Droppings | Artist Spotlight: Stephan Martiniere, March 19, 2005.

CG Society | Stranglehold, February 24, 2005.

 

Workshops 

Behind the Iron Curtain, Romania

The Concept Art Academy, Los Angeles 

Master Class Game Connection, Paris

Awards

2014

  • Grand Prize Winner IBA Infected by Art
  • Digital/Photoshop Winner IBA Infected by Art

2012 

  • Voted one of the Top 50 Most inspirational Artists by Imagine FX Magazine.

2010

  • Bookgasm Best Cover Artist
  • The Ennie Award for Best Art Cover
  • The Expose 8 Master Award for Science Fiction
  • The Expose 8 Excellence Award for Science Fiction
  • The Expose 8 Excellence Award for Futurescapes
  • The Expose 8 Excellence Award for Transport

2009

  • Boskone, Best in Show

2008

  • The Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist
  • The Spectrum Silver Award for Book Cover
  • The Expose 6 Excellence Award for Futurescapes
  • The Expose 6 Excellence Award for Conflict
  • The Expose 6 Excellence Award for Environment
  • The Expos 6 Excellence Award for Fantasy
  • The Expos 6 Master Awards for Science Fiction

2007

  • The Chesley Award for Best Book Cover
  • The Expose 5 Excellence Award for Action
  • The Expose 5 Excellence Award for Science Fiction

2006

  • The Chesley Award for Best Book Cover
  • The Expose 4 Grand Master Award
  • The Expose 4 Excellence Award for Cityscapes
  • The Into the Pixel Award E3

2005

  • The Expose 3 Master Award for character in Action
  • The Expose 3 Excellence Award for Transport
  • The Expose 3 Excellence Award for Transport
  • The Expose 3 Excellence Award for Transport
  • The Expose 3 Excellence Award for Cityscapes
  • The Expose 3 Excellence Award for Cityscapes
  • Into the pixel Award E3

2004

  • The Exposé 2 Master Awards for Environment
  • The Exposé 2 Master Awards for Transport
  • The Exposé 2 Excellence Award for Character in Action
  • The BSFA Award for Best book Cover
  • The Seattle Show Award
  • The Spectrum Gold Award for Best Comic Book Cover.

2001

  • The Thea Award for Best Attraction

1989-2000

  • Madeline (the five animated specials); Winner of: The Children’s Hall of Fame Award, The Humanitas Award, The Parent’s Choice Award, The ACT Award and Nominated for an Emmy Award

  • The Spectrum Silver Award for Editorial.