New York City Ballet (NYCB) as part of an ongoing art series has announced plans to host Shantell Martin, a British-born artist based in Brooklyn. Not unlike ballet dancers, Marin’s distinct work is created by use of a thick black marker whose flowing movement is dictated by a combination of years of working on her craft and soul-rooted instinct.
A graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Marin recently collaborated with Puma on a capsule of apparel, shoes and accessories. She’s also an adjunct professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and is a visiting scholar at the MIT Media Lab. In addition to the NYCB exhibit, she’s shown as part of groups shows at the Brooklyn Museum and Museum of the Moving Image, along with a solo exhibition at the Albright-Knox museum and MoCADA. She also performed with Kendrick Lamar in 2016 during Art Basel Miami.
The NYCB has a long history of working with visual artists. According to press, “Our aim is to cross-pollinate the disciplines of performing and visual arts, and their audiences, by annually inviting a contemporary artist to create a site specific work of art in our Lincoln Center home.” Previous collaborators have included FAILE/Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller, JR, Dustin Yellin, Marcel Dzama, Santtu Mustonen, and Jihan Zencirli.
Marin’s exhibit at NYCB will be free to view for the general public on the promenade David H. Koch Theater from February 16-24, 2019 Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. On Saturday and Sunday, the space will be open from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Below check out video providing a view on Martin’s her process.