Kyle R. Martin was born and raised in Austin, Texas. He graduated cum laude from St. Edward’s University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Writing & Rhetoric: Creative Focus. He won third prize in the Austin Chronicle’s 2011 Short Fiction Contest and went on to publish more fiction and essays with Foxing Quarterly, Fields Magazine, and Ambit Magazine (UK & Europe), among others. He first arrived at The Stark Center in September 2014 when Jan and Terry Todd hired him as a library assistant. After nearly four years, he left to start his own design firm, KRM Exhibit Design, and has worked on exhibits for The LBJ Presidential Library, The Briscoe Center for American History, and The Stark Center. In January 2020, he officially returned home to The Stark Center as the curatorial associate.