The work of Shantell Martin is a meditation of lines; a language of characters, creatures and messages that invite her viewers to share a role in her creative process. Part autobiographical, and part dreamlike whimsy, Martin has created her own world that bridges fine art, commercial and the everyday experience — conversations, objects and places.
Using her simple trademark – black ink and white surfaces, Martin’s illustrations transform everything from walls, found objects, ceramics, luxury goods, sneakers, and even faces into a visual narrative. Martin’s diverse portfolio illustrates her gift of navigating many worlds. Her commissions at Asia’s ultra-high end department store Lane Crawford and Y&R’s global headquarters were met with the same amount of fanfare as her first solo museum show in the spring of 2014.
Martin recently is a visiting scholar at MIT Media Lab and is also an adjunct professor at ITP, NYU. She deeply enjoys her volunteer work with schools and organizations like Apple Arts and Manhattan Apparel Project where she teaches kids to draw using their imaginations. She moved her studio to Tribeca in the spring of 2013.
You have Found the Found home of Shantell Martin's creations and ideas. We are located in down town New York. Over time you will be able to shop here for limited edition prints, special one of a kind pieces and more.