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.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I am a guest speaker, one of many that will talk to the student body in NYU on Novemeber 4th 5:30 pm

(This photo was taken by: Chango Bi; at the 1 year BOND FIRE anniversary October 27h event at Bowery)

I have to say, I am still stunned that a dear friend of mine, extended her generosity to request my presence to a student body / organization in which I will discuss my art and the meaning and reason why I pursue it in today's life style.

Wednesday November 4th from 5:30-8:30. It will be held in the Kimmel Center for University Life located on 60 Washington Square South Room 802.

For the day of the event, you each have about 15-20min max minutes to show, talk about anything that you would like to share about yourselves, your work(past and present)and anything you want to educate the audience with. We want them to learn about you, the industry, how they can achieve their goals etc. Its a day to embrace the Latino art and learn more.

*You can visit our website to learn more about the group

In short we are the largest and oldest Latino based club at New York University. We strive to unify, educate and empower Latinos within NYU as well as our respective communities.Our general meetings are held bi-weekly in the Kimmel Student Center.

This is an opportunity for the NYU community to be able to learn more about the Latino art world and being able to recognize Latino artists as yourselves as prominently important as the American artists of today.

For the painters:
You can bring your artwork and we can have it for display around the room the day of the event. All I need to know is how many paintings, drawings etc. you will be bringing that day.
For the writers/poets:
You can bring copies of your books and be able to sell them the day of, if you would like. We will have time, most likely at the end of the event, to allow the students/audience to be able to buy books if they'd like.

-Jazmin Molina

Monday, October 26, 2009

Painting Live NOVEMBER 7th at PUBLIC ASSEMBLY for an album release party...

Conchita's Birthday/Album Release Party

Featuring performances by:
Conchita Campos with The Park (SF/NYC)
Dirty Boots (SF)
The Hoarsemen (NYC/NJ)

Special guests:
Taiyo Na (NYC)
Kice of Course (NJ)
Jake Lefco (Philly/BK)
Core Rhythm (BK)
3rd Party (BK)
Sonny Maze (SF)

Extra special guest Ron Verbal (NJ) will be making his BK premiere AND celebrating his birthday as well!

All links to performers' sites are listed below.

Live Painting by the TYS Collective and Marthalicia
Brought to you by A Lesser Evil

*A portion of the album sales made that night will go to the Philippine flood victims.* via

Friday, October 23, 2009

ART BATTLES THRILLER ( battle) Friday Novermber 13th at M 1-5

Join us as two teams of two artists battle with the hopes of wining an all expense paid week long getaway in the Catskills at the Solo Foundation’s new Artist Residence and Studio.

This battle will feature four veteran artists, Ben Angotti and Leif McIlwaine painting against Andre Trenier and Marthalicia Matarrita

The two teams of talented artists will have 3 hours to paint while Top DJ Anton Glam spins allowing the crowd to connect to the art, the artists and the music at this exciting art party. In the end, the crowd will vote for their favorite team of artists determining which borough dominates and who will win an all expense paid trip.

Tickets: $5 advanced/ $7 Door
Purchase Advanced Tickets:

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pieces of You, Pieces of Me, ART SHOW TOMORROW Friday October 23 @ 6pm

Pieces of You, Pieces of Me: Collaborative Mixed-Media Installations features seven AMAZING artists (and a baby)!

Opening reception is tomorrow, Friday, October 23rd from 6 to 9pm to the BROOKLYN ARTILLERY arts fair at Castle Braid, 114 Troutman St., Brooklyn, Space 30A and support great art and enjoy free drinks.

L train to Jefferson St. or JMZ to Myrtle-Broadway. Your official invitation is attached.

Exhibition is on view until October 30th, and can be viewed Saturday, October 24th and Sunday, October 25th from noon to 8pm and by appointment during the week.

I had fun.... and so did my brothers, as we started getting real busy on this real big mural that we starting working collectively together for this Friday show. We were a bit taken by the size of the wall, but the enthusiasm feeling dissipated as we realigned our creative thoughts onto the wall. My son was with us, and added his skills to the wall too. In one day bother my brothers and I created the bulk of the mural, then today being Thursday, once again I had to finish the job along side my extra energetic son, who was mostly playing out side on the mini lawn accompanied by Coren the curator of this great orchestra of visual artists. This complex has otter artist who art work are on the walls too. Please swing by and check out the art in Brooklyn and help raise the appreciation for the arts and its growing need in our society.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Castle Braid.Com I was offer to paint a large mural for this FRIDAY October 23rd in Brooklyn

A friend of a friend of a friend.... show interest of establishing a very short notice to have an artist install art onto a large wall, 25 feet by 8.5 feet for a Friday show. This is exciting!

Background information
A duplex apartment (two story) in Castle Braid exhibition that would open THIS FRIDAY and close on October 30th. Brooklyn Artillery Arts Fair, an arts fair in Bushwick has "taken over" a new apt complex, Castle Braid for 45 days of music, art and fashion. so you can get an idea of the arts fair, Brooklyn Artillery Arts Fair, being hosted at this apt complex,castle braid, here are the website links to the apt complex (the first link) and the art project happening there (second link).

Wish me luck! And once again, if it wasn't for your belief in me I wouldn't be here or have reached this far in this art world! Love you all that reads this DEARLY


Re Cap: Hope Lounge / The Art of Lyrics at The Point BX

Returning back to Brooklyn on a Saturday night for a festive event, lead me to create a piece reflecting air around me. I was located on the patio section, on this frigid cold night while few guys cooked burgers for people that came out that night. I didn't stay there that long but I did had a great time with new acquaintances I made.

And then there was light... At the Art of Lyrics at the Bronx on Hunts Point. I went back home feeling so good, so proud so inspired to have saw so many talented people come together to appreciate one another talents on the spot light floor. WOW is what I still feel about that event. This is how it started, Verse All, a mega cool guy so happened invited me to participate at his new organized open mic, hip hop throw down at The Point in the Bronx. Since I'm new to the borough I thought it would be a fantastic idea to get to know the many cool places The Bronx has to offer. I met Rhino, the really real dude kept the night fresh on point as he introduce the performers on the center stage that was surrounded by small sectioned bleachers. On one far end I was standing under a hand held clamp light.

Before everyone had the chance to get their seats, as people entered the facility a gathering young guys starting talking here and there. Was was so amazing , the traditional cyphers started by a two guys near where I was stationed at. This cypher was so heavy other mc started to gather and throw in there dimes as they free styled. The audience had other MC in the mist, who then took the opportunity to do the very same thing and MC on the spot. WOW how original and so cool is that, right before the act started.. This is HIP HOP this is NEW YORK CITY.....!

It was so much love that I got from the audience so much appreciation for the ARTS, that got me feeling so cheery as I hear each person get really open on the mic.

(Although at this moment I don't have photography to show you the event), I must say that in the next week weeks as my compute gets readjusted, you will see what I am talking about, in terms of expression and the LOVE for doing what one loves to od best... create..
Hope I didn't bore ya with this one, but I promise to give ya the images and more updates...



Friday, October 9, 2009

The GADSON GALLERY in Harlem: Showing my art on Saturday and Sunday, from 12pm-6pm and selling LIMTED EDITION M2 T-shirts

Was Very fortunate to have been invited to participate in an artist open studio tour for the public to see... Especially from around one of my old neighborhood... HOW CRAZY IS THAT!!! Not so far from there was my old YWCA that was then converted into a shelter, now no more. After some time passed, and after I was located to Brooklyn, and also returning back to my stomping grounds; I must say I am very thrilled! Never saw the possibility of GIVING BACK to my community in a way that is so genuine and awesome as this great tour. If your around please stop by the KISSED BY THE SUN HAIR SPA: 2309 between 135 / 136 street on 7th Avenue ( Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.

SAC is a week end tour of artist homes, studios and art galleries in an area of Harlem we have affectionatly named the Strivers Row Corridor. This area reaches from 130th Street to 145th street and from Lenox ave to St Nicholas Ave. The SAC tour runs concurrent with the larger HOAST (Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour) . SAC is free to the public and tour goers will receive spacial discounts to various near by eateries during the tour weekend. Scroll down to take a look at the 2009 map and a little about this years participants.

SAC is made possible in part by a grant from the Harlem Arts Alliance

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

SOCIETY HAE... Thank you Tasty Keish

Copy and past this link to your search engine... Tasty Keish has written an awesome review of "The Artist Process" event on September 20th... She rock! and love her dearly

Painting Live on October 10th, in Brooklyn HOPE LOUNGE... Thank you DARY !!!

I will be selling t-shirts to raise money for the "The Artist Process" film, edit and transform.... hope you like the t-shirts line up as well..

Monday, October 5, 2009

I was invited to participate with JAMIR the musician This Thursday...

I was invited by Jamir to be along side him as he discuss his album release at the Trump Towers on this upcoming Thursday, October 8th, 2009. He has asked me also to utilize some of my art for his music since they both have a strong influence by the message I have created in my art. In the near future you will see a link where you can down load his music and also my art. I hope you enjoy his message with his talents as much as I am. Many congrats to him in his success, as I do for all those talented people that continue to work with what GOD gives them... Blessed be all...



Celestial Arts Music Group ♫
PRINCE JAMIR Album Release

Listening/ My Offering”// Website Launch EVENT

Thursday OCTOBER 8th, 2009

845 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
At East 48th St & 1st Ave
6 train to 51 St and Lexington, Walk to 48th & over to 1st

Dress Code: Cocktail Evening Attire
From 7- 10:00 pm


Daphne Davalie
Director OF Public Relations
Celestial Arts Music Group,
m: 973-391-4002

Event Produced By: Celestial Arts & Prince JAMIR,

& Deshawn Hamilton Destiny’s Dynasty.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Re Cap: Younity FRESHER art group show... eco female friendly

So dope so fresh, the night filled with many cool people and admires of the arts. I was pretty glad to have witness so many amazing people who came together to celebrate awareness via the art and its discussion of how the artist interprets the world around us. I was also very privileged to have been asked to discuss my art to a TV show that featured legendary Graffiti writer who was hosting the program, stay tuned for the film, ( not sure where its gonna be aired, but.. hey, it was fun chatting it up)... My other friend ROCKAFELLA, famous b girl, posed with me and also got down and dirty on the dance floor too... how cool was that!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Painting Live October 16: The Art of Lyrics.. in the BRONX

Re CAP: BONDFIRE Concert Series art work created with Andre T. which was sold.. was cool

What a night! Every BONDFIRE Concert series has been getting better and more live as I participate at their monthly shows, at the Bowery Poetry Club in Manhattan. The open mic has many audience on their edge of their seats, as also Tasty Keish and Bronx Uber Villain introduces the many amazing talents on stage... Breath taken. This particular night was one of the best, and special to me, I don't know how to even word it, but it was beyond gratification, the tremendous and overwhelming feeling I had at midpoint at this show. The lights went low, as when Conscious also know as Bronx Uber Villain, talks to the audience and points to the slow lowering of the projector screen. As it was set, a footage and words that said the following: "The Artist Process"

Stunned and frozen, as I stood there, and also I was a bit confused, " The artist process hasn't been edited yet, how in the world they got this running? " The audience viewed the short filmed in complete silence, and I was nervous seeing how I was talking in this film, cuz I am not as good in the speech department, (but am training on it). The film comes to a close, and I was speechless, teary eyed and in complete surprise. The BONDFIRE Concert series family/team did a tremendous great job in the way the film was edited! So professional so well thought of, so appreciated, by me... The audience cheered and clapped, as I stood there all geedy...

What top the night away was that my friend Andre T, (an Art Battles regular), and I did a collaborative piece at the event, and an awesome guy was motivated in buying he told us that he will leave shortly and return to purchase our art work, how cool is that! Then the night was getting better and the concert was going under way with some cool chica on stage with a violin.... Hip Hop meets classical ... still in awe by the whole night...

Meet some new friends and reunite with some of my folks, what a great night! and thank you BONDFIRE family!