With appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Gossip Girl, a shout out from French Glamour citing her as New York’s “coolest it girl” last year, and a feature on her rented Brooklyn room in The New York Times, Shantell Martin seems to be everywhere these days. This comes as no surprise to us – a true force of nature, Martin takes an otherwise stagnant, typically small-scale medium and blows it up. Her drawings explode off the paper and onto gallery walls, and she is known for her interactive performances in which she works in front of live audiences, all to the beat of music pounding in the background.
As it is an integral part in her work, we snagged Martin this week to find out what she’s currently listening to and how she discovers new music. A world traveler, most of what she has on her playlists are by artists she’s met or seen performed live. If you aren’t prone to jet setting, she graciously shared her current Top 5 in the list below. Happy listening!
- Drums of Death
- Kissey (Asplund)
- Hannah Holland
- Maral Salmassi
Read our full interview with Shantell Martin here. View all of her works here. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and her blog.
[Image credits: Drums of Death, Jahcoozi, Kissey, Hannah Holland, Maral Salmassi]