Shantell Martin

Shantell Martin (born in London,1980) is a visual artist best known for her large scale, black-and-white drawings. With a meditative process defined by an uninhibited flow, her compositions embody her internal state and the impermanence of the world around her. Exploring themes such as intersectionality, identity and play, Martin is a cultural facilitator, forging new connections between fine art, education, design, philosophy and technology. She performs many of her drawings for a live audience. In late 2018, she was asked to collaborate with the New York City Ballet, where she created large scale drawings in the performance hall and foyer of the Lincoln Center for the company’s celebrated Art Series. In the summer of 2019,  Shantell participated in an innovative partnership with Ford and Essence Festival. Her artwork has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, Museum of the Contemporary African Diaspora, Bata Show Museum, Albright Knox Gallery in Buffalo, New York, and most recently, the Denver Art Museum. Martin lives and works in New York.

Available works

Shantell Martin

Why, 2014

Ink on canvas

60 x 72 inches

152.4 x 182.9 cm

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Shantell Martin

NYCB 17 – Orpheus, 2019

Ink on canvas

65 x 76 inches

165.1 x 193.04 cm

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Shantell Martin

NYCB 9 – Mozartiana, 2019

Ink on canvas

65 x 76 inches

165.1 x 193.04 cm

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Shantell Martin

Now dont hide, 2013

Ink on paper

70 1/2 x 48 inches

179.1 x 121.9 cm

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Shantell Martin

MLB, Someday, 2013

Ink on paper

60 x 77 inches

152.4 x 196.6 cm

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Shantell Martin

Some, 2013

Ink on paper

36 x 24 inches

91.4 x 61 cm

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Shantell Martin

One, 2013

Ink on paper

36 x 24 inches

91.4 x 61 cm

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Shantell Martin

Two faces, 2012

Ink on paper

18 x 24 inches

45.7 x 61 cm

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Shantell Martin

Bottle, 2020

Ink on gessoed bottle (Damiana Tequila Liqueur bottle)

8 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 3 inches

21 x 14 x 8.9 cm

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