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, May 24, 2010

Painting Live SUNDAY May 30... LIBATION... 137 Ludow street, 10pm

Memorial Day Weekend Bash

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Main & 2nd floor:

Video mix by VJ Ralph Mcdaniels

Music by DJ Sucio Smash

Third Floor: Music by DJ Laylo, DJ Juice E & DJ Nire (M.O.B)
Live paintings by Marthalicia, Miopuma, Jennifer Mack, Mariela Novoa, Ingrid Alvarez & more

Hosted by Danny Castro, Voodoo Ray, Leon Freeman, Daoud Abeid, Savior Elmundo, Michael Cordero, Mayor Cruz,

Bam Bam, Mau, Soraya Lundy, Dice The God & more


137 Ludlow St.(off Rivington St.)

Doors @ 10pm

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I had a great time! The 2nd Younity Spring Market of 2010. It was held in the lower east side, at the Lady of Sorrows. Toofly and Alicia were the master mind of this great idea; to have art friends to get together and share their time to network and share their arts to the work in this market. Love the pure energy that I felt there. All the kids where had a great time, including my son, who was then break dancing with Ana Rockafella and her team.
Check out Toofly 's link of the event of the market here:

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

May .... shower brings May Flowers, such are these rejuvinated* LIVE ART Programs.

......May Mayhem.....

May 15. NYC at the LES Market

May 22. BROOKLYN, Painting Live

May 29, Painting Live at SOUTHPAW, Brooklyn

May 31, HARLEM, Painting Live

Some Fliers are being developed...

Friday, May 7, 2010

Rooftop Legends :

What a great experience.... This is my second time working on a large mural by myself with a great help from my son, who really contributed a lot on this process. Felt bit nerve racking during the first week of working on it, since I only had but ounce of paints, ( acrylic painter paint, not HOUSE paints),  as these pros schooled me on. Such legends on these tops where painting like second nature, no hesitation, no looking back, as I looked at them,and  all I can saw is WOW!!!

I bow to those that struggle and have learned a lot from the streets and have gained nothing but more wisdom. It was a great great privileged to have been a part of this, and a BIG UP to Trust Your Struggle crew: Ben BORISH Rojas, CeCe, Erin, Miguel Bouncer. Cern and other in whom I am in awe to see..

( *** P.S. because of the bare minimal paint supply, 3 colors, I was able to spread it like an eagle on to this wall, to the best of my abilities. The out come became so abstract. :) Enjoy my dearest universal spirits! )

Yellow Rat Bastard Magazine... still copies avaliable, support the art, if not mines everyone elses.. :)

I know I am a cheese ball.... But a few people didn't know it was a real thang. There are still many copies of this magazine any where you see a news stance...  A mega huge hug for Miss Fly Lady Di, who has connected me to the NYC Yellow Rat Bastard Magazine, for this season 2010 issue.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

" Beatsmiths Mobile Cipher Unit #2 " where present and have captured me and Broke MC Painting Live for a Fundraiser for 5 Pointz.

Beatsmiths Mobile Cipher Unit #2 - 5 Pointz Fund Raiser Part 4

I did curse in this flick and I am sorry... not much of a potty mouth, but the elements made me pour out such thangs..

On April 21, 2010 I  had the privilege to paint live and donate the painting for a fundraiser for 5 Pointz. I was so fortunate to have asked Broke Mc to help me finish this painting for I was on a rush to hurry to the other Live art performance birthday bash that was held that same evening, at Le Poission Rouge on Bleeckers street. Thanks to Beatsmiths....

10 minute RE CAP, by Jorge Matarrita, my little brother, The Artist Process part 1

"The Artist Process part 1" captured by Jorge Matarrita from Marthalicia (m)2 on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy Birthday TastyKeish.... a dynamic woman

TastyKeish... my other sista with great passion and big ass heart! Below is a link to her personal blog where she discusses her vision, her path and the many people she has encountered in her life time.. LOVE YA baby girl!

Painted this painting for her birthday party at Bondfire, ( Bowery Poetry Club, last Tuesday of every month). She celebrated with many of her closest friends, who loves her as much as I do ...  ** Ps, the text below under her shirt was created by DJ * HALO...

ROOFTOP Legends 2010: Saturday May 8th (presenting a new mural...)

New Design High School presents the OPENING DAY of ROOFTOP LEGENDS 2010. Come and check out all the freshest graffiti artists and muralists from NYC and beyond.

Hot 97's very own DJ Enuff of the Heavy Hitters will be spinning live from 3:00pm-8:00pm.

*Live art will be in progress - come and share in this community event on the dopest rooftop in the Lower East Side.

All admission proceeds will go to help support Rooftop Legends 2011 and urban art programs at New Design High School.

$5-20 sliding scale donations , no one will be turned away.

For any questions about the Rooftop Legends project please contact lead curator, Jesse Pais, at