Marthalicia Matarrita bio

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New York, New York, United States
Biography Marthalicia Matarrita Born and raised in Harlem, New York City. Marthalicia has many art disciplines such as drawing, sculpting, painting and creating large murals and is always expanding in new mediums. Current area of art dialogue is based on educating the harmony between animals and humans, in many unique presentations. Marthalicia early stages: Sharng "black books" graffitti art journals as well as comic books were her past time. Encouraged by faith to persue the art form, Marthalicia entered La Guardia High School of Performance and the Arts, and upon graduating high school, she enlisted in the Army National Guard. She enrolled in S.U.N.Y. New Paltz for B.F.A. in Fine Arts. Her art resume further in her new art journey "Live Art Performance" Today, Marthalicia has broaden her art experiences to many difference avenues in art venues, and oppourtunites where she builds with her community and others.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Monthly Bonfire! Every LAST Tuesdays of every month, I paint live at the Bowery Poets Cafe in New York City.

On May 26, 2009
I had a guest painter, the awesome Jay Smalls. Also Phil and Anthony accompany me with their graff skills on their black books! Such an inspiration in the atmosphere!

The Oriental lady with the umbrella is what I created within two hours spend.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Libation Art work and experience.

What a great night: I sold a painting, and had so much fun at Libation with Voodoo Ray and Danny Castro, not to mention the awesome Pesu and Yaz!

The unfortunate experience of the night: I left to clean my brushes, and I asked a young ady to see that no one touches my book bag. I was so delighted that I sold that painting, and I placed my winnings into that bag. As I returned, she mentions to me that a man crouched down, unzipped my bag and reached in, she tells him that its not yours, but his reply was; " That girl( meaning me), told me to get her something from here". I was frozen and stunned that it happened, as she then pointed to the guy who caught my eyes, as he sped right out the door....

Thursday, May 21, 2009

May and June art shows: Painting Live

Two shows in May: Libation and Bowery Poets Cafe:

June Art Shows:

June 4th
June 13
June 24



All Female Talent Collective Collaborates with World Renowned Artists to Serve as a Catalyst for Change

New York, NY (May 19, 2009) – Statistics now point to one in 150 children, or one child every 20 minutes, being diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, making it more prevalent than pediatric cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined. The exact numbers of those diagnosed are uncalculated. However, Ladies Love NYC is determined to reach each and every local individual who is living with Autism, to ensure that those affected by ASD are receiving the support and education they need to thrive.

In partnership with Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, Ladies Love NYC is hosting its First Annual Tribute to Hip-Hop and Autism Awareness Fundraiser on Thursday, June 4th, 2009 from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. at Brooklyn’s South Paw, 125 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217. Admission is $8 in advance with RSVP and $12 at the door.

“It seems that only families with high incomes get an opportunity to really help their autistic kids,” said independent recording artist, Bilal. “Resources are needed that are accessible to everyone regardless of income levels and status,” he continued.

The evening will include a high-energy b-girl and house battle/dance performance judged by Renegade (RSC) and FlyLadyDi. Guests will enjoy a DJ exhibition, and The Igmar Thomas & The Cypher featuring Bilal, US Hip-Hop Ambassador Toni Blackman, Invincible, and Nicki Guiland (Heavy) performing old school hip-hop and break classics. Art enthusiasts will have an opportunity to participate in the highly anticipated silent auction of graffiti and Hip-Hop inspired art and photography by internationally recognized talents like MarthAlicia, Mike Schreiber, and Noelle Theard. Ladies Love NYC will donate a portion of the door’s proceeds and 30% of the auction’s final bid to Autism Speaks.

“Autism Speaks NYC Walk is excited that Ladies Love NYC are promoting autism awareness in the New York City communities through music. Music of any kind; classical, hip-hop, rock, jazz can get anyone in a happy mood but for those that are on the autism spectrum, it can be a way to communicate and learn,” said Jena Greco, Autism Speaks NYC/NNJ Walk Director.

About Ladies Love NYC:

A collective of women in the arts raising awareness of issues affecting our communities and lives while creating a positive platform for other females.

Ladies Love NYC is an all female collective founded by Mary Pryor of We Fancy Agency that currently consists of: Laurie Markiewicz (Event Producer, Arise Collective), Tchaiko Omawale (My Fave Things), Meghan Stabile (Revive Da Live), DJ Brina Payne (GakCity), Lauren Lissette, Kristina Marino (Vibe), Nakia Booth (Sugatreats Radio/DMS Country) and Boyuan Gao (Beyond Race Magazine/Arise Collective).

About Autism:

Autism is a complex brain disorder that inhibits a person’s ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 150 children in the United States, affecting four times as many boys as girls. The prevalence of autism has increased tenfold in the last decade. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national public health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown.

About Autism Speaks:

Autism Speaks is the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks funds more than $30 million each year in new autism research, in addition to supporting the Autism Treatment Network, Autism Genetic Resource Exchange, Autism Clinical Trials Network, Autism Tissue Program and a range of other scientific and medical programs. Notable awareness initiatives include the establishment of the annual United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 and an award-winning, multi-year national public service advertising campaign with the Ad Council. Autism Speaks’ family services efforts include the Autism Video Glossary, a 100 Day Kit for newly-diagnosed families, a School Community Tool Kit and the distribution of community grants to local service providers. Its government relations department, through its Autism Votes initiative, has played a critical role in securing federal legislation to advance the federal government’s response to autism, and has successfully advocated for insurance reform to require insurers to cover medically necessary autism therapies. Each year, Walk Now for Autism Speaks fundraising events are held in more than 70 cities across the country, as well as Canada and the United Kingdom. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit"

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Two Art SHOWS that I am in : May 16: (3-7pm) * (7-12 midnight)

The following shows lay in May 16, 2009
Such a thrill to know that I will be apart of something so cool as a the Rooftop Legend. So many great artist has had the opportunity to BLESS these walls with so much creativity, that it has humbled me to glace at their art, even as I sit here and writing this blog.

Saturday May 16, 2009

350 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

Hot 97's own DJ ENUFF of the HEAVY HITTERS

*Fundraiser to benefit NDHS: Suggested donations at the door!

Is presented by: New Design High School

One special night were art performance art display, and music, all mesh together, to give you a taste of Brooklyn.

Irondale Center
85 South Oxford Street.
Brooklyn NY

Saturday May 16th: 7pm-12pm
Admissions: $15 at the door $10
(non-for profit: to save Brooklyn Arts!!!! good cause).
If your interested in participating or donate for the arts.

G train to FULTON Street
C train to LAFAYETTE ave.

***** Special Guests ******
DJ Rob-Tech
DJ Mike Odom

Live Painting by:
Marthalicia Matarrita
Sha Lafae

Body Graffitti by:
******* Wase *******

Art on exhibit by:
See One
Paridee K.
Elan Wonder
Ellis Gallagher

Oh and by the way: Live Coverage by Reak Deal Radio: With Support of local vendors, and

Food provided by Sidecar & Grill
Sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery and Colt 45

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Regressive Evolution: Evolution Regresiva

On Saturday September 13, 2008, I had my second showing of my paintings in a collective visual presentation at the Red Room, in Washington Heights. My older sister Margarita and her friend Will Teez help me establish this showing with their friend and family at my opening that day. Why am I bringing this up, I will break it down: My art show lasted for a month, and upon this particular month, Inti, a Colombian gentlemen asked my sister as to who created those art works on the Red Room walls, (as she was currently working at that spot). My sister replied proudly "my sister did all of those, how may I help you?" "Wow" was his reply.

They talked for a bit and one month later I was in contact with him. We spoke on and off, and also had a brief meeting that eventually ended having my art, and my definition of art at his very cool, unique booklet / pamphlet. If you want a copy or want to know more as how to either contribute or be shown here, please contact Inti:

"The following is a description of what they stand for:
Regressive Evolution is a "Creative Marketing- Multimedia Project" unifying art with enterprises on one platform. Our "marketing Proposition" consists on the conjugation of our independent multimedia tools, using print, web, radio, video and event planning to create an alternative marketing raiding. Our Campaign begins with a magazine, which would be guided by a monthly given concept. Once the magazine is printed and distributed, the content will be configured using audio, editorial content, fashion, film, graphic design and culinary arts combined with other forms of expressions to create a "multi-expressive event. "The Magazine and the event will coincide with advertising of our affiliated companies
....." There is more to read and discover. Below is a little snip bit of my personal art definition and a painting I created at a live art show News Years eve, at Blaggards in NYC.

New Design High School. (Art / Mural Project )

What an honor! My friend Borish, (from trust your struggle:, invited not only me but also a few of my ill est female friends to really get down on them murals in this school called: The school is: New Design High School.

This school is located at: 350 Grand st. in the LES. Its in the Seward Park building 4th floor, really close to the W'Burg bridge. JMF to Delancy or Essex. You can also check out this link to help see other past murals created by either the Trust Your Struggle Movement and other kats like them here:

These few images are done during the passing or coming of a few thunderstorms that limited my speed of drying and also production. I am sharing this to give you a glimpse of whats current. Also my little boy Wesly was able to help me during these wet days. Our socks are wet, are cloth and all of what we carried wet wet wet... But I have one more week to work on it before May 16.

Most of my painting is now ruined by the rain today, Thursday May 7. Hoping that this weekend would be better! *Crossing Fingers*

Saturday, May 2, 2009

May 16th: Painting Live at IRONDALE Brooklyn

May 8th: Painting Live at SOUTHPAW

Yes Yes Yall, We don't stop!

Its going to be Amazing @ Southpaw Friday May 8th!

We Fancy, Forever Fresh Promotions, Capital Concertz, Hustlemode and End Of The Weak

Friday Night Fever!

We are honored to bring you culture lovers the Brooklyn premier of "Captured"!

This documentary has been praised by Albert Maysles and is making its way around the world, check it out May 8th!

We have The legendary Hip Hop Photographer Ricky Powell coming to do a visual presentation with Brooklyn's own Hip Hop Cultural Icon Dave Chino.

Both will be on hand signing their prestigious books in limited quantity!

Come enjoy the New Old School Art Exhibition Starring Livingroom Johnston!

Come enjoy some of New York City's Hottest Live Bands including..
"The Antidote" Starring Jah C
& AfroPunk Sensation "Sankofa"

Come and see some of the latest and greatest Music Videos from artists like...
Cool Calm Pete
Junk Science
& Homeboy Sandman

Come enjoy a Two Floor, Four dj set afterparty which includes:

Chances With Wolves (East Village Radio)
M.C. K~Swift AKA Dj Rookie (One of Afrika Bambataa's Mc's)
The Ahfficianados (Big Time Brooklyn Set)
& Dj Club Talk (Cornerstone/Minneapolis)

But NATURALLY it gets better!

We have an Open Bar for the first Hour courtesy of Bulldog Gin!

The First 50 Payed guests get a delicious dish prepared by Chef Lex which includes a course that has been mentioned in!

There will be PLENTY of free giveaways and door prizes ALL NIGHT!

We already have nearly 200 presales so advance tickets are the way to go to avoid lines!!!

Purchase them here:

This is only 12 dollars!

So please come support and enjoy a historic evening of unity, culture and great times!

Southpaw is Located on 125 5th avenue between Sterling and St. John's, Just inside of Brooklyn when you cross the bridge.

You can take the B,D,N,Q,R,2,3,4,5 to Atlantic/Pacific and walk roughly 5 short blocks.

See the Flyer for all details and more!

We'd Like to Thank Sacha Jenkins,Frank 151/The NY Kings, Bulldog Gin,, Urbanwordnyc, BLUEBABYDESIGNS and The Minority report for their contributions.
See YOU there!