Visual artist Shantell Martin is pretty darn accomplished. The 35-year-old U.K. native is best known for her cool, crisp black and white stream of consciousness drawings commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and Brooklyn’s MoCADA, and has contributed to collaborations and installations with likes of Kelly Wearstler, Viacom, Jawbone and Suno.
Martin's also a former adjunct at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and a current visiting scholar at the MIT Media Lab’s social computing group, where you can see a large-scale example of her work on a wall by the Biomechantronics research program.
She currently lives in Manhattan, but will be heading to the Bay area in the new year for some exciting TBA projects. We snagged her for a quick chat from the west coast, where she spent the holidays.