Shantell Martin — How to Find Your Way to Yay


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Shantell Martin Artist Line Drawing Portrait

British visual artist Shantell Martin has originated her work upon the foundation of these two key questions: WHO ARE YOU? And ARE YOU YOU? After moving to New York from Tokyo, she became best known for creating stream-of-consciousness drawings and light projects with childlike wonder and joy. Her artwork (— which is mainly lines and stick figures —) has appeared in the Brooklyn Museum, Museum of the Contemporary African Diaspora, well as many other well-known art venues in New York.

In this conversation, Branden and Shantell discuss how understanding who you are and asking unconventional questions are keys to keeping the wonder alive in your work.



This week’s episode is supported by the University of Helsinki.

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