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Shantell Martin: Words and Lines

Sep 27, 2019 - Jan 31, 2021

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Shantell Martin: Words and Lines is an interactive multimedia installation featuring the work of London-born, New York-based contemporary artist Shantell Martin.


The exhibition features Martin’s signature black and white drawings that explore intersectionality, identity, and play. It includes an interactive wall with triangular boxes that rotate, an animated video projection, and a third section focused solely on Martin’s renowned drawings. Extensions of this installation will be visible throughout the museum, adding an element of surprise and whimsy to every visit to the DAM.


An international sensation, Martin has collaborated with iconic brands and artists such as Puma, Nike, Vitra, Max Mara, Tiffany & Co, and Kendrick Lamar. Shantell’s work can be seen locally on the plaza in front of the Colorado Convention Center and all over the world, including most recently at the New York City Ballet.


Visitors can take home a souvenir from their visit to Shantell Martin: Words and Lines by visiting The Shop at the DAM. Items designed by the artist, including mugs, pins, and stickers, will be available for purchase during the run of the exhibition.