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, April 26, 2010

I love my family, art, and friends and I love them in that order; with side order of fun ....

I never really celebrated my birthdays while growing up, just shared the day with family, going out for a long walks, going to the movie theaters and then eating together. that's it. I didn't have the balloons, nor the cake nor people that celebrate them with me. I feel like I am now learning about this for and with my son.

A year ago today,  have gotten to know Lexi Bella, another painter from New York city who has been developing her style as much as I have, and shared similar passion for the arts, although we are both different from our perspective and life style, we both have an understanding that art is what we are channeled to do, something to create and have a strong pulling to it.

Last year 2009, Lexi and I were sitting on the chair of an Art Battle study group and have talked about life, and discovering a bit more about each other as much as we did for the other artist there. We both came across our birhtdays, in one of these conversations, and we noticed that we shared the same month, APRIL, and we both went goo goo for the arts. What a crazy idea to have a party where paint and celebration for what we do can be shared with others, others who like us, do what we do.... Bingo, as the month progressed towards the month of April, we thought it would be a great idea to find a spot and paint while we celebrate our month. We got together and started talking about this special party with other artist and got a few who were interested. Bingo, now we we are ready and had made a great experience with our art friends and thus provided a buzz for the following year birthday expectations to do this one more time. Lexi and I thought about the details and we came off with these ideas:

 Live Art Painters, nude body art, other live artist, break dancers by Shea Butter and my older brother Tomas Manon " B-BOY ATOMIC" , DJ and Drag queen performance by two lovely dancers. And as a result the following photos captured by awesome photographers such as : Joanna Gomez ( Music Looks Like This), Selo, Kenneth Watson, Toby Klinger "Kismet Karanfil". Many many surprise guest arrived that night, such as Dee Vasquez, Conscious, Tasty Keish BONFIRE family, Trust Your struggle family BOUNCE and Erin Yoshi, and many many more artist family from different venues and circles. 


there more pics to arrive. hold tigt.... love ya'll ~martha

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