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.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My brother Tomas * ATOMIC* break dance for K*Swiss

Some time during this year, my older brother enters a competion in New York City, where he dances to a great audience and media. Check out the video. I am very proud.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mom on fathers day: June 21, 2009 trip to Hedgewood

My mothers conditon: Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that makes it difficult to tell the difference between real and unreal experiences, to think logically, to have normal emotional responses, and to behave normally in social situations

There are 5 types of schizophrenia:
Undifferentiated * THIS IS WHAT MY MOM HAS.... Those that were with me during my dark times, and the high lights; those that understood where I cam from understand how important my family means to me. My mother has been currently living upstate New York since November 24 2008.

I haven't seen her since that date until this past father's day June 21, 2009. Although I know that there are other families that don't often see their parent of don't have them, I truly understand how important it is to have what you have. The Cup is not always half empty.

During this special day, I commuted with my youngest brother Jorge, my son and WEZ. All of us had a great trip viewing the scenery of New york to upstate. The place that were were heading was called HEDGE WOOD, near fishkill. I never been there, but the place look so familiar.

Upon arriving, we all entered the facility and signed in. I thought that a mental facility would be a bit harsh to witness, especially the patience that were older and on medication. But I was surprised, it wasn't at all like that. "MALTA !" was what I heard, I turned around and there she was, smiling and arms opened ready for an embrace. " MAMI ! " I shouted, as I rushed towards her and gave her a bear hug. Tears rolled, but we both kept them well inside. Everything seemed to vanished as I held her near... .
Oops I totally forgot to mention to my mom that Jorge, Wesly and WEZ was behind me... "my bad" hee hee, they weren't pissed as I would have thought, but the mood changed once everyone got their hugs in with momma dukes.

OK OK, I am a bit weird, and so is my moms, that's why we started to arm wrestle on the table. It started by me asking how was she feeling, she says "fine, in fact, she added, I feel like a wild horse". Oh yeah, prove it, as we got really goofy in the arm combat mode. My son wanted a bit of the action and started to arm wrestle my moms... I didnt know who to cheer to? And my younger brother Jorge is LAUGHING at whats he is seeing; not sure if he wanted in.. (do you think he wanted to?) Do you remember a saying, one that says, "Its the little moments, those little things that a child always remember that always reminds one that Love is there". Or the one that says, "Its those moment in your life that you will never forget because they were so sincere and honest" For some reason I adore them, and that's why I am so childlike with family and friends, because one can never forget how special they are; the people you have in your life, and the need to show them now, is so important. You might not be able to have a second chance to ever say or do anything that they will know that you care. Sorry if I am getting a bit philosophical. My moms gets excited and wants all of us to really see what she has seen here on "her place", and started to give us a tour. From the lobby to her bedroom, to the lobby again and the out doors. This place isn't bad if you like the rural way of living. Yo I'm from New York, I defiantly need to hear the sirens, the police chase, the garbage truck backing up, the arguments, dang maybe I need help, either way, its how I grew up, the environment I was in that reflects me. But me staying there, I started to calm down a bit, and feel comfort in the most strange way, as if I wanted to sleep, that's how comfy it felt there.

Now it was time to say our good- bys, Jorges shows care by plucking hair, and I take a quik photo of us. while we head to the out door for a last tour and aour LAST good by for our trip back home.

Love you mom.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Art Shows: endling of June 2009

Live Painting in HARLEM. All is welcome to show.. JUNE 24th 2009Share
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Marthalicia Matarrita, Ed Marshall, Jaclyn Roberts, Tim Fielder and more display visual arts in Harlem with book excerpt reading by Farai Chideya and musical sets by Kaneng Lolang and MuthaWit Orchestra.

"URB ALT Festival features artists that are exemplars of boundary crossing, synthesis and unification." – The Village Voice

NEW YORK, NY (June 11, 2009) - The fourth annual URB ALT Festival presents the hippest of multi-cultural music/film/visual/literary artists at New York City's Public Assembly(6/20), Harlem School of the Arts(6/24) and BAMcafe(6/26 and 6/27). URB ALT Festival 2009 is a 4 day celebration of cutting-edge arts that rolls out it's first visual arts exhibition and arts workshop on Wednesday, June 24 at the Harlem School of the Arts. The FREE event features exciting alternative artists from various forms of media including award-winning live art painter Marthalicia Matarrita; experimental graphic designer and magazine publisher YAMS; media blending photographer Jaclyn Roberts; provocative underground comic artist Everett “Zatt” Glenn; light bending alternative arts photographer Ed Marshall; and 3d/2d animator/filmmaker/conceptual designer Tim Fielder; and abstract representational photographer, Ira Merritt. The date will also feature a reading from "Kiss the Sky," the new rock music novel by author/journalist/radio host Farai Chideya, a musical performance by Nigerian folk/soul chanteuse/experimental filmmaker Kaneng Lolang and an acoustic show by the MuthaWit Orchestra.

June 24, 6:00pm-10:00pm: Harlem School of the Arts
645 St. Nicholas Avenue. Harlem, NY. A, B, C or D trains to 145th Street. and St. Nicholas Avenue

3d Animation and Music Workshop 6:00pm-7:30pm.
Free to the public

Tim Fielder - 3D Animation and Concept Design Workshop by feature filmmaker

Leila Adu - Free Improvised Vocal and Workshop for Children by award-winning vocalist/composer from Italy.

Waberi Jordan - Vocal and Compositional Workshop by renowned Jazz vocalist from Los Angeles

Art Exhibit opening, Book Reading and Music 7:00pm-10:00pm
Beverages and food served.
Free to the public

Farai Chideya

Marthalicia Matarrita

Tim Fielder


Jaclyn Roberts

Ed Marshall

Everett "Zatt" Glenn

Ira Merritt

Kaneng Lolang

MuthaWit Orchestra


URB ALT is Underground Railroad Broadcasting Alternatives, a music/film series and media company founded by Boston Fielder in 1998 to serve the creator and audience seeking unfiltered entertainment and artistic expression. The URB ALT Festival, co-founded in 2006 by recording artist/television producer Shena Verrett, has a mission to cross pollinate musical and visual experiences to focus artist and audience alike on how creatively expansive and socially resonant popular culture can be.

URB ALT FESTIVAL 2009 is a joint production of BossTon Communications, GirlsOn... Productions and Odd Endeavors Productions.

URB ALT Festival 2009 sponsors are Daisy Rock Guitars, Sweatshop Rehearsal and Recording Studios, BigHead Scientists, Fusicology, GrungeCake Crisis Magazine, Harlem School of the Arts, BAM and Wyndham Hotels.

More info and promo art:,,, and and 404.313.5341

URB ALT Festival, founder
MuthaWit Orchestra, founder/conductor

WE LOVE YOU ALL. PLEASE BE ON TIME! SERIOUSLY. Presents, A Monthly Bondfire @ The BPC: It's Ladies Night!

Hosted by: TastyKeish: The Brooklyn Dütes (Rise Up Radio WBAI 95.5FM /

Music by: TBA

Live art by: Marthalicia and Demostina

Photography: Elizabeth Allen

Free before 10:30PM $10 after all night...

Door opens at 10PM (Open Mic Sign Up at 10PM. Limited list. Be on time!)
Bondfire Special All Female Mic's Open Show begins at 10:30 -11:30
Bondfire Concert Series Begins at 11:45

"Being plastered all over the cover of entertainment magazines generally has no bearing on whether or not the artists pictured, actually live up to what the articles inside them mention..."

Headliners for the evening concert series...

Karen Cardozo with Show Of Cards
TreZure the Empress
Charlotte Mishell

Mic Open Show List

1. Ayanna Gabriel
2. Jay GlowSociety
3. AtLas'
4. JKnoxx
5. Charan P.
6. Mecca Woods
7. (i am) isis
8. Abigail Ekue-Smith
9. Angel'a Thomas
10. Thiahera Nurse

Below Standby List
*11. Tiffany Denise
**12. Lesliayn
***13. Alexis Marie

Friday, June 19, 2009

Art Battles: Living Art Exhibition: I am the second artist art work on the line..

Live Art Exhibiton. An Amazing way to see how an art work is developed through the many staps and layers that an artist create. Check out the artist on the Line.

1.Ben Angotti
2.* Marthalicia Matarrita
3.Sean Bono
4.Max Brode
5.Lexi Bella
10.See One

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The New Pop, at the "WHOLE in the WALL" I was there ! footage that proves it!

It was an honor to have helped the Helenbecks twins stretch and hang some of the paintings at the WHOLE in the WALL exhibitions this past month. Here are some pics and video by the New Pop, that was there from the mid to the end.

Red Bull Space, with association with ART BATTLES: MORE ART WORK!

Every day since June 9Th, I been painting Live with son at the Red Bull Space. There will be footage and interviews of the event that past as well as I paint live once again during the OPEN HOURS for viewers and audience to see footage at the RED BULL SPACE.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Art Battle: RED BULL SPACE. June 8-19th Living Art Exhibition

I had a great time at the Opening of the Art Battles showcase of the Living Art Exhibiton kick off.

June 9th: