Artist Shantell Martin – known for her sprawling black-and-white drawings on everything from walls to skin to Adidas sneakers has a business model for artists that she wants to share with Northeastern on January 10, 2018.
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Shantell Martin is an artist who’s work exists outside the gallery setting in a self-made space between street art, graphic design, entrepreneurship, technology and performance art. Exploring themes of identity and experience, Martin has become a global cultural influencer. Recently collaborating with musicians such as Kendrick Lamar, developing an augmented reality drawing app with ARCore and launching drip, a new tool for creators by Kickstarter.
Shantell Martin has more than 130,000 Instagram followers, and she often uses the hashtag #AREYOUYOU as a reminder to her followers to be themselves. Martin, whom herself had a troubled childhood growing up biracial in East London, in a predominantly white, working-class area. Drawing was something she initially did as an escape, but it now is her tool to connect with and empower others as they explore their own identities.