From London to Tokyo to New York, internationally acclaimed visual artist Shantell Martin is expanding conventional definitions of drawing and animation to transform visual experience in the design, fashion, and music industries. Her dazzling light projections have been featured in iconic spots such as New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the megaclubs of Tokyo and Russia, and on the enormous screens at Shibuya and Harajuku crossings in Tokyo. Martin has quickly infiltrated popular culture stateside—she’s been cast as herself on quintessential New York show Gossip Girl, interviewed on CNN, appeared on an NBC morning show, and deemed a muse of super-hip design blog, PSFK. She was named by French Glamour as New York’s “coolest it girl” in 2011, and her hand-illustrated bedroom walls graced the cover of the New York Times home section in May 2012.Martin has collaborated with celebrity photographers and brands alike; her notable work includes a project with celebrity photographer Nigel Barker, where she created digital sets for a 10 page Tatler Asia editorial with supermodel Christina Garcia. Martin’s latest brand collaborations include transforming the New York custom denim store 3×1 into a Martin-inspired wonderland, a screening in Dell’s 2011 experiential pop up workspace, and package design for luxury fragrance brands, to name a few. In February 2012, she was one of four artists commissioned by Nike iD to make a piece of work and a limited edition shoe to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Nike Cortez. She also creates murals in a range of contexts— from the private homes of celebrities to the faces of models and friends.Courtesy of the artist Click here to read our interview with Shantell Martin about her performative drawings.