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    MIT Media Lab

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    Scrunched... Experiments with paper

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    Unique Printed Circuit Boards

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    FLOS String Light exclusive

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    ARE YOU YOU Yoga Space

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    Kelly Wearstler x Shantell Martin

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    Drawing experiments with Code

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    Dear Grandmother Installation

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    First Lady studies a wall drawing

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    Catskills Art Trip: Music Hack Lab

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    New York Times Home Cover Story

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    ARE YOU YOU on the streets

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    VIP Opening at Brooklyn Museum

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    Always Drawing On Everything

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    Neither HERE nor THERE Bench set

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    Lines and Words on YOU

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    Having fun.... Back at School

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Artek 611 Chair

Artek teamed up with Shantell Martin to create a series of very special customized chairs which were auctioned to benefit the Museum of Arts and Design and Design Trust for Public Space.

Friends of Vitra

Vitra designers and manufacturers of beautiful contemporary furniture invited Shantell Martin by to hang out for an afternoon at the New York HQ.

Kelly Wearstler

Kelly Wearstler x Shantell Martin Collection featuring hand drawings on signature furniture, marble and home interior pieces.

Printed Circuit Boards

Collaboration with Jonathan Bobrow. Printed Circuit Boards designed for Social Computing at MIT Media Lab.

MIT Media Lab

Titled “I Am Here”, this drawing is a summary of my first week visiting MIT Media Lab.


ARE YOU YOU is a site-specific installation exploring change, flow and identity.

Dear Grandmother

“Dear Grandmother” collaboration was born over a decade ago between Shantell and Dot Martin.

Drawing My Dreams

Do you recall your dream? In this series Martin tries to capture her dreams in the form of words and lines.


Large scale drawing commissions with major brands in the US and overseas.


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 has been featured on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, and her hand-illustrated bedroom walls graced the cover of the New York Times home section in May 2012. Her work has appeared in Creative Review Magazine, and she is still honored to have been named French Glamour’s New York’s “coolest it girl” in 2011. Her latest fashion and lifestyle collaboration with Kelly Wearstler was featured on Vogue, T Magazine and 1st dibs. Martin’s recent art commissions included an interior installation at the Viacom head quarters in Times Square, New York and a custom installation for the Brown Institute for media innovation located in the Pulitzer Hall, Columbia University. She regularly creates live digital drawings at conferences, musical performances, and museums including the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Moving Image and MoMA.

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.

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