André has been a professional artist in the cultural landscape of the national capital for some thirty years. His works are regularly the subject of solo and group exhibitions in the region, in Ontario and in Quebec. He was a teacher at the Ottawa School of Art from 2004 to 2015. André was a member of Bravo-Est and of Voix Visuelle. He has also worked as a consultant and contractor with the Art Bank of Canada and with the City of Ottawa Public Art Program, the National Gallery of Canada, the Ottawa Art Gallery as well as with some artist-run centres. Although his antecedents are firmly rooted in sculpture and installation, for some time André Martel's work has turned to performance.