Shantell Martin

Words and Lines
Opens September 27, 2019

Shantell Martin © 2017. All Rights Reserved. Photo by Anton & Irene.

Shantell Martin © 2017. All Rights Reserved. Photo by Jon Paciaroni, Don’t Hide, Downtown Denver Installation.

Shantell Martin © 2017. All Rights Reserved. Photo by Anton & Irene.

September 27, 2019 – January 31, 2021
Hamilton Building - Level 2
Included in general admission
Purchase general admission tickets online.

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.

Shantell Martin: Words and Lines is organized by the Denver Art Museum. Support is provided by CultureHaus, a support group of the Denver Art Museum, the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, and The Denver Post.