Shantell Martin Category

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Saturday 30 March, 2013

GOOD Magazine Says: Live Unchained is a Powerful Platform for Female Artists in the African Diaspora

This article originally appeared in GOOD Magazine, March 29th, 2013. Women of African descent have consistently challenged limited understandings of blackness, femininity, sexuality, and nationality. Still—too often—dominant media representations of black women across the African diaspora do not reflect the diversity of our perspectives, experiences, and even nations we come from, and languages we speak. […]


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Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Shantell Martin Says Less is More | 30 Days Unchained: Day 20

30 Days Unchained/#30Unchained | Day 20 1/29/13 | Inspiration: Shantell Martin To say Shantell Martin is breaking boundaries, not only in visual art, but in pretty much every which way, is an understatement. Shantell is a visual artist whose border-hopping takes her around the world, from London, to Tokyo, and now Brooklyn, NYC. Her artistry […]


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Thursday 01 November, 2012

Draw it Out: Shantell Martin Discusses Her Continuous Line Exhibition and Creativity Unchained [VIDEO]

If a picture could be an anthem, mine would be the one below; Shantell Martin drew it out of me. In our previous interview with the London-born, Bed-Stuy based artist, “Art is a Meditation,” we discussed Shantell Martin’s mantra, “Do less. Be More.,” and how it influences her art. This time, we did a little […]


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Monday 11 June, 2012

Art is A Meditation: How Shantell Martin Does Less to Be More

Confusion is good to me; its a reminder that my mind is limited in what it, alone, can make sense of. Whatever you want to call that unnameable part of who we are–soul, intuition, higher power–it helps us understand our experiences on a deeper level than intellect. Since London-born and Brooklyn-based digital artist, Shantell Martin, […]