NEW/NOW: Shantell Martin

The NBMAA’s NEW/NOW exhibition series will present the work of Shantell Martin (b. 1980), one of the most versatile young artists working today, known for her exploration into the vast potential of the drawn line. Celebrating the span of Martin’s output, this will be the most extensive installation of the artist’s work, in both the time period and scope of media represented. The exhibition will examine the evolution of Martin’s style and techniques, as well as cross sections between her fine art, commercial collaborations, and technological innovations.

Using an ink marker, Martin creates work including small personal sketches, monumental murals, live drawings performed in music venues, and commercial collaborations with well-known fashion labels including Puma, Tiffany & Co., and Max Mara. She has served as Visiting Scholar at MIT Media Lab, a Past Fellow at The Brown Media of Innovation, Columbia University, and Adjunct Professor at NYU, and has shown at premier institutions including Brooklyn Museum, Denver Art Museum, Bata Shoe Museum, Lincoln Center, and MoMA, New York.