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    Kelly Wearstler x Shantell Martin

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    Dear Grandmother Collaboration

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    MIT Media Lab Fellowship

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    Brown Institute for Media Innovation

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    Drawing experiments with Code

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    ARE YOU YOU Yoga at MoCADA

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    Live drawing at NeueHouse

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    Studio visit with VOGUE Magazine

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    ARE YOU YOU Solo Show Closes

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    Lines and Words on YOU

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    Catskills Art Trip: Music Hack Lab

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    First Lady studies a wall drawing

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    Scrunched... Experiments with paper

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    THE NEW YORKER Interview

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    Saraghina in Bedsty Brooklyn

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    WHO ARE YOU Shantell Martin

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    New York Times Home Cover Story

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    Having fun.... Back at School

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MIT Media Lab

Titled “I Am Here” this drawing is a summery 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.

Dream Drawing

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


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

Drawing with code

A series of drawing experiments using code to create lines and forms.

Live digital performance

Live drawn performance to DJ's, Dancers and Musicians, both high and low tech.

Drawing on Everything

Custom objects from found bottles to childhood toys.


Experiments with large scaled scrunched papers.


The work of Shantell Martin is a meditation of black and white lines; a language of characters, creatures and messages that invite her viewers to share a role in her creative process. Her recent work includes a solo show at the MoCADA Museum and preparation for an installation in a group show at the Brooklyn Museum (Fall 2014). She has created installations and live digital drawings at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, the Museum of the Moving Image and Moma.

Her first solo gallery exhibition in the Fall of 2012 sold out -- with her work featured on the Jimmy Kimmel show. Her commissions at Asia’s ultra-high end department store Lane Crawford, Y&R’s global headquarters and a custom installation for Pulse Art Fair in 2012, and again in 2014, met with the same fanfare as her hand-illustrated bedroom walls graced the cover of the New York Times home section in May 2012. She has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, GOTHAM Magazine for the launch for The Faberge Big Egg Hunt, and was spotlighted in a short film produced by The New Yorker.

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. Martin is adjunct professor at ITP/NYU and now a fellow at the MIT Media Lab. Her studio is located in Tribeca.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Crossing Brooklyn at The Brooklyn Museum

    October 3, 2014 @ 8:00 am - January 4, 2015 @ 5:00 pm