Shantell Martin

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Shantell Martin (1980) – Born in London, UK ; Lives and works in Los Angeles, US.

Shantell is a public speaker, intuitive philosopher, cultural facilitator, curator, choreographer, songwriter, performer, and more. Creating new connections between fine art, education, design, philosophy, and technology, Shantell explores themes such as intersectionality, identity, and play.

A fashion and design icon in her own right, Shantell collaborated with iconic brands such as, Vitra, Max Mara, Tiffany & Co, B&B Italia, and in 2021 The North Face launched a global capsule collection featuring her drawings inspired by pieces from their Search & Rescue archive.

Shantell has also made numerous media appearances from live performances on the Main Stage at Adobe Max and performing with Kendrick Lamar at Art Basel, Miami to being profiled on CNN.

Some notable awards Shantell received are the 92Y, Extraordinary Women Award (2019), Shorty Award – Best in Art (2019), MoCADA Museum – Artist Advocacy Award (2017).

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2023

SHANTELL MARTIN X UNO

“MixTape,” Band of Vices, Los Angeles (USA)


2022

“KITES Boston Ballet,” Citizens Bank Opera House, Boston (USA)

“Shantel Martin: The Future,” Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles (USA)

“Trespassing,” Christie’s, New York, NY (USA)


2021

Martin Shantell x WHITNEY MUSEUM SHOP, 2021, New York(USA)

Martin Shantell x THE NORTH FACE

Martin Shantell x ADIDAS 

“NEW/NOW: Shantell Martin,” New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain (USA)

“Shantell Martin: Words and Lines,” Denver Art Museum, Denver, (USA) 


2020

NEW/NOW MUSEUM RETROSPECTIVE, Hartford (USA)

“Lines on Mars,” Times Square Arts, Midnight Moment,New York (USA)

“The Big Yard Mural,” Friends of Seaside Playground (FOSP), in collaboration with 7G Group

“Shantell Martin,” hpgrp Gallery, Tokyo (JPN)

“Shantell Martin: Waves,” Band of Vices Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)


2019 

THE MAY ROOM,,Governors Island, New York( USA)

THE OCULUS,World Trade Center. New York (USA)

WORDS & LINES DENVER ART MUSEUM, Denver (USA)

“Shantell Martin: Find Your Way x New York City, Ballet,” Lincoln Center, New York, NY (USA)

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