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.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Re Cap: "The Artist Process" documentary Sept. 20th group showing

There is so much to tell, share and explore together for this past event that was held on Sunday September 20th. I wouldn't have done this without the many help that I got from real down to earth, creative, gifted, talented people that share the same passion for their ability to create and share with others. If it wasn't for their belief for my vision for this documentary, I truly can say to you now, that I wouldn't have gone this far with this vision... not at all. Without these amazing people, this art project/event wouldn't be a reality, that also have affected many other people to realize that positive people can get together and make a difference.

The list of people that have worked with me from the beginning are: Felecia Cruz. She is a person to look at, who is making changes for others over seas, with creative art projects. She has held many Fundraiser events at Club Europa, where she calls FIGHTING FOR FUTURES, that helps other unfortunates get to school or have programs in school that integrates arts, such as her passion PHOTOGRAPHY and FILM. She has helped me document the many artist that was featured in this documentary along side with Victoria Holt super cool photographer and a mother like me. Kya Bliss Productions, who is really Ana Pichardo, mega cool chica who has trooped it to many artist's home and has sacrificed financial needs to support with this art project.

Catch Me if You Can Production, has been super inspiring and supportive from the day I met this team. They have asked me to participate at their documentary of the lives of Struggling Artist in New York City, and I was one out of the many that were filmed. check them out at:

video Meres Need I say more... A dude like this one, who's hands has influenced many New York city streets, with his ideas/ light bulbs, that is recognizable even in Europe. His influence in Graffiti has lead him to have a fantastic relationship with owner of 5 Pointz, who then allowed Meres to organize New York City artist, and else where to bless those walls with street art. This place, the 5 Pointz has been up since the early 70's. And the unfortunate event that had occurred this summer, 2009, has lead the 5 Pointz to be shot down. But for Meres who is a dear friend of my, has granted me the usage of this legendary place for the film / documentary that I was organizing, a shout out to him! He dedicated this wall, even helped prime the entire wall's length, with also the help of my beloved cousin Yadira S, and CHARM an awesome cool ass graff writer, film, photo, truck driver, etc etc.. Thank you so much MERES, you rock

The list of extraordinary visual artist filed the walls with colors and joy as they proceeded to design and get down in front of known and strangers alike, and shared unity with the music as they bask in the last days of summer, while watching some cool ass break dancing from b boy 360 and his friends, and my older brother ATOMIC and his friends. But during the beginning process of getting all this together wasn't easy. I was so nervous and agitated that certain things didn't follow through, but as I physically stood back, and saw so many people smiling and having a good time, I let loose and jumped right back into place. Once my friend WHYLEE, a dude you will be hearing so much from, help place his sound system together and shared with the many MC's, who then got real, got so open, got so expressive and which made the crowd so hyped and motivated ! For real, it was that simple... so thrilling that the event is still ringing and echoing strongly in my mind as if it happened just yesterday !

Whats even cooler about Sunday September 20th, Gigi Bio and Alex Bershaw and I had a sequel to the Frida Khalo series of photoshoot that depiced my appreciation and admiration to her via a photoshoot at 5 Pointz, that was some how blended so well into the "The Artist Process" fundraiser event.

**P.S.***
Please Stay tuned for the Video Release party, and "The Artist Process part 2" coming sooner then you think...






Saturday, September 26, 2009

Painting Live: Tuesday September 29th, at the Bowery Poetry Club



Not only will I be painting live, but also selling some limited edition t-shirts. One of a kinda a not gona reproduce it until I see its in good demand.. Love you all ~Marthalicia

Another Bondfire Tuesday September 29th. 10PM Fall Is Here!

Hosted by The Bronx Über Villain & TastyKeish [Rise Up Radio on WBAI 99.5 FM}
Resident Live Artist Marthalicia
All Ages. 21 to Drink...
Admission $5 before 10:30PM $10 After...

(This show is sponsored by the audience. Let us know who you came to support! So the artists can get their fair share. There Is No Guest List... DON'T DEAD-BEAT THE ARTISTS!) Of course if you don't have you just don't have it and we'll never turn anyone away at the door.

Bondfire Concert Series Welcomes Featured Acts...

11:45 Joya Bravo - The Young Dynamo! [Emcee/Musician/Singer]

12:15 TahPhrum Duh Bush - Hiphop's Hardest Working Most Innovative Creative Showmen!

12:45 Jahmed - The Super Emcee Performance Artist!

Ridiculous dynamic talents. Great performers take the stage at every Bondfire.

10:30PM - 11:30PM Bondfire Mic Open Show

Mic Open. Sign up is at 10PM... 10-13 slots open. No call ins. No sign ins for your friends. Everyone can not rock. It's only an hour. (We're working on a weekly event so everyone will be able get on for a Open Mic Only Show).

All types of performances welcome. Feel free to sign up on the list... Bondfire Mic Open is not a Hiphop Show. It's an everything show...

[Please be respectful of all performers. Everyone loves a good cipher but a mass exodus midway through the event because you've had your chance to rock and now you have more to say is plain ol wack. Participate and support everyone and you will be supported too].

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Antagonist Art Movement: Lisbon Dolls Art Show, exclusive Interview with Ethan

I am so excited !!! I'm participating at an October art show conducting by the the Antagonist Art Movement. check out the EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW, given at current show they often have every Thursday nights. check them out, they are so dedicated at what they do! art for artist....

From The Antagonist Art Movement Blog, the following is said:

We have given out 40 Dolls of Lisbon to artists in and around NY for the artists to use to create their own awesome art. The deadline for returning the finished Dolls of Lisbon was the end of August. At the request of some of the artists, we extended that deadline by a little bit – but now time is running out!

On October 17, as part of the larger Antagonist Artists Group Show at the Mindy Wyatt Gallery, we will be showing some of the completed Dolls of Lisbon. This will be a preview of our upcoming overseas show in Lisbon plus, once we have all the dolls turned in, we will try to do a full show here in NYC after May 2010.

Two of the dolls shown in these photos are from our artists in Baltimore. Not only did they finish all their artwork, but they also shipped them back to us by mail.



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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My son going to school

My first parental experience didn't just start when I took him to school for the very first time, nor a week ago, not when he was 2 years old nor an infant, it started when I first found out that I was carrying a brand new soul inside of me, when I was pregnant. The strength and the courage to believe that "everything from now on will be alright", was just a phrase that I build as a safety net, for my new adventure for my role as a new mother. The idea of becoming a new mother was very frightening at first, since I didn't have a real role model of my own, but the idea to construct myself a new and while molding a new person to take healthy choices in life was and still is a delight. I am very very proud to express my joy as I walk with my son to school. I know its kinda cheesy, but I don't remember much my first experience, nor did my parents talked about my early encouragement of it either.

This is it, the first day of Wesly schooling.... how thrilling, how exciting, how... (you know what I mean)... Below are two short video of the day, his day my day...
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Friday, September 11, 2009

The definition of: The Antagonist Art Movement

The Antagonist Art Movement - For Dummies from Anthony Ferraro on Vimeo.

Re Cap: Art Battle, Intermix Clothing, Rihanna awsome showdown

"Star Struck" That's how I was.... My highlight of the night was really enjoying the night and viewing so many people and the media. I was confused at first as to why where there so many people organizing others to "move right here", "stay there and I will signal you in" even BODY GUARDS...or the F.B.I. stylo. As the night progressed forward, I then put things together and realized there were gonna be "important" people entering this store. All the camera people, and photographers, looked thirsty and at the ready, as the coordinator was orchestrating the people in and also outside of Intermix clothing store. I was able to see all of this since I was standing onto a window platform, were Leif and my self was Painting Live on mannequins.

There were two major "important" people that did showed up last night, Rihanna the singer and The creator of VOGUE magazine. Although I don't know the latter, I was able to see how of an impact her appearance was as the flashing of the lights went on like fire works inside the store. What was even fascinating to me was the crowd I saw outside. The street was like a wave of many different people, viewing in, and trying to get closer to the window and inside the store and while others were moving out from the store and into the massive block of fidgety people... I felt as I was in L.A. By the way, these pictures were taken by my other awesome art pal, Andre T. . I saw Danielle M., and many other cool art appreciators and Art Battles regulars... ha ha ha , if there was such a word. I didn't win the battle, but I was so happy to be apart of something so great!
** Star Stuck ** I was viewing Rhianna, being filmed and taken photographs of, and as she turned around and talked a bit with others, she looks my way, and I took the cheesy chance to wave at her, not sure if she could see me with them big dark SUN GLASSES she was wearing, but she actually did ! I waved at her and she waved back... I felt like singing S.O.S please some one help me, its unhealthy... ha ha ha ha ha

Check out the rest of the pictures, and let me know if you like them, thank you for reading my adventures via the paint brush... you guys ROCK~






The gentle man you see in front of me, is THE OWNER OF INTERMIX... he kinda looks like a F.B.I guy...

An Artist for an artist:


more youtube.com of this event, how crazy is that... im in the back ground of a few of these pics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twkBcdmjzS8

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Painting Live on: Thursday September 10th at Intermix Clothing Store at Prince street ~

So sorry for announcing this information in a late manner, I wasn't sure if I could tell people about the Live Art at this cute little store in Lower Manhattan. I will be painting with Lief a mega cool, super skilled LIVE ART PERFORMER just like me; but his skills surpass my level, in thus I am a truly appreciative fan of his!

I don't have a flier, since it was kinda a hush hus event, but if your around Tomorrow THURSDAY September 10th, from 7:00pm - until - 11:00pm, on the store window, you will see me rock a mannequin... yay!

"INTERMIX
98 Prince Street (at Mercer Street)
New York, NY 10012
(212) 966-5303
www.intermixonline.com

Category:
Women's Apparel
Accessories
Designer, Ready to Wear and Sportswear Speciality:
Denim
Shoes
Purses, Bags, & Wallets
Watches & Jewelry

ADD TO ITINERARY
We will have 2 special designer hosts as well as 2 artists (from art battles) at the event that will be painting live on our mannequins in the windows and the "art" will be auctioned off and donated to the 9/11 fund. We will also have djs - Cassie and Harley Viera Newton.





Here is a link to were you can see the advertisement of the show:

http://www.fashionsnightout.com/storelisting.php?id=567

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Younity presents: FRESHER. Displaying art work on Oct. 3rd- Oct. 24th 2009




Im so excited... The art, and the artist that made them are all so cool, styled and urban.. so dope and so real. I am so honoed to be apart of this year exhibiton with YOUNITY! Thank you girls!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Re Cap of the Mistah Metro Album Relase party. Painted Live with Ibraham

"The Artist Process" Documentary shoot at 5 Pointz Queens, SEPTEMBER 20th...


Photo by Gigi Bio
My family and friends,

I am very excited to present to you all a very special event that will happen on Sunday, September 20th: A day where a handful of very successful, dynamic, inspiring New York City artist get together to create a large mural piece in a collaborative manner for the public to see. Join us as we experience "The Artist Process" documentary; one of many series; at a mural performance piece at one of the walls of legendary 5 Pointz in Queens. This event is also a fundraiser for our film coverage, Fighting for Futures production, created by Felecia Cruz, and also 5 Pointz revitalizing project.

At this event I will present also special musical guests, break dancers and very cool t-shirt vendors, with urban wear. There will also be a BBQ;

*Important: please bring some dishes from home or else where to share with others at this BBQ. Help make this event be about a friendly family community oriented event. If your planning on swinging by, e-mail me back with a dish / food / beverage of your liking. It is very welcomed and also very much appreciated.

These artist will take breaks and will need some fuel. A BBQ grill will be on post. Please swing by and enjoy a day of celebration and art excitement, as we work together to have a collective art voice at our present life time. Also if you want to MC or recite spoken word, please do so, its all about the many vessels of art.

* Get to know the artists:
Lissette Barros
Lichiban
Andre T
John Smalls
Sean Bono
Meres
Lexi Bella
Danielle M
Mistah Metro
Space Craft


**** MUSICAL GUESTS****

Broke Mc
Cav Cavski
Verse All
Wylee
Spills / Felecia Cruz
Cool Sense: Nick Florest
YC the Cynic
and more to come...

****** FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS*******
Victoria Holt
Gigi Bio
Alex Bershaw
Atiba Edwards



*** RAIN CHECK***
Sunday September 27th


More on the understanding behind the documentary:

This is a group project whose main focus is dedicated to, “The Artists
Process”. The show will run with Photographers and Film Makers meeting at each
individual artists home. The Photographer and Film Maker will solely document
the hands and feet as the artists wake up & go about their daily routine.
This visual element will create a more dynamic approach to interpreting both
visual & sound as the artist gets ready to leave their home until they
arrive at their final location, 5 Pointz, (famous graffiti landmark in Queens).
All the artist will be documented in this similar fashion. Focusing on the feet
will represent movement and daily activities of each artist.

From
the beginning of this documentary, the "natural" sounds of their
daily activity will be the only thing the viewer will hear, but once the colors
are mixed onto the artists palette, the sounds will be mixed into loops and
MC's voices as each MC will provide a hook or a "line".

Come
out and experience this expose into the lives of those who live for art and
live to perform it live. Artists included for this event: Marthalicia
Matarrita, Lexi Bella, Lissette Barros, Broke Mc, Sean Bono, John Smalls,
Spaze Craft, Lichiban, Venus Rodriguez, Mista Metro & much
more.

Catch
all the artists, MC’s & dancers LIVE at:
When: September 20th
1:00pm-6:00pm

Where: 5 Pointz, Queens New York.




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For
more information contact:
Marthalicia
Matarrita
Phone.
646-796-4457
E-mail: mtrrt@netscape.net
Site: http://marthaliciaart.blogspot.com/