Shantell Martin, a multifaceted artist known for her work across various disciplines, has achieved notable success in the realms of fine art, education, design, philosophy, and technology. Her journey includes collaborations with prestigious institutions such as MIT Media Lab, NYU Tisch ITP, and Columbia University’s Brown Institute, as well as choreographing for the Boston Ballet. Martin's art explores themes like intersectionality, identity, and play, and she has showcased her work in solo exhibitions at renowned galleries, including the 92Y Gallery in New York, Albright Knox Gallery, and the New Britain Museum of American Art. Her involvement in media and technology innovation, particularly at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, highlights her role in integrating visual art with storytelling and technology.

Shantell Martin's influence extends into fashion and design, collaborating with brands like Vitra, Max Mara, Tiffany & Co, and The North Face, which launched a collection featuring her designs. Her partnerships with celebrated figures such as Kendrick Lamar and Kelly Wearstler further underscore her impact in the art world. Martin's accolades include the Central Saint Martin's/UAL Honorary Award, the 92Y Extraordinary Women Award, and the Shorty Award for Best in Art, among others. Renowned for her distinctive style and meditative approach to art, Martin is not only a creator but also a mentor, teaching others to find their unique artistic paths and advocating for the benefits of creativity in enhancing mental health and personal growth.


For more details on all her awards and accolades, click here for her formal CV.


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Public Works


Branding & Design by Anton & Irene with love

Rockaway Beach
190 Beach 110th St, Rockaway Park, NY 11694


A 16,000sq foot mural at Seaside Playground, Rockaway Beach — a.k.a. the Big Yard.

New York

Shantell Martin's newest community project is in the form of a 16,000sq foot mural at Seaside Playground — a.k.a. the Big Yard — located one block from the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk’s western end, next to P.S. 225. 


In conjunction with the creation of the mural, Shantell Martin also led multiple workshops, both virtually and in-person, with local children and the students of P.S. 225 where she was able to connect with them on art, creativity, community, and the power of the Line.

The massive work can be seen in its entirety from above, by visitors to The Rockaway Hotel's rooftop and from the windows of airplanes taking off and landing from JFK. It features Martin’s swirling freestyle lines and faces alongside words and phrases like SEA, POP, and WHAT YOU BELIEVE.


“I love that right when you enter the playground there are the words YES, YOU ARE YOU,” says Martin. “It’s affirmative, unapologetic, big, bold, and positive, especially for children as they navigate who they are becoming.” - Shantell Martin