Shantell Martin is a visual artist best known for her large scale, black-and-white drawings. She performs many of her drawings for a live audience. Born in Thamesmead, London, Martin lives and works in New York.
WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT I WOULD BE SURPRISED TO FIND IN YOUR SPACE?
A stage… not so long ago I hired an artist/carpenter to build a stage in my studio so that I could workshop my One Woman Show.
DESCRIBE YOUR IDEAL WORKSPACE IN THREE WORDS…
Clean, Organized, Bright
WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF IN THE SPACE?
It’s pretty organized…! Always room for improvement there though.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM PROJECT?
Would love to create a global project where in a number of countries myself and a team design and build playgrounds and reclaim space for good.
FAVOURITE SONG/BAND WHILE WORKING?
Adult Karate “radio on spotify and then just see where it takes me”
WHAT’S THE BEST ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN AND FROM WHOM?
From a good friend who said LIFE is like a wave, when its up…. ride it as high as it will go and when its down, use it as time to regroup and take time out, prepping for the next high wave