537 East Delavan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14211


Dance Everyday

Using her simple trademark linework—black ink on white surfaces—Shantell Martin transforms everything from walls to found objects, ceramics, toys, sneakers, and even the faces and bodies of participants and passersby into a signature visual narrative. This is the first time an artist working with the Albright-Knox’s Public Art Initiative has installed work simultaneously at the museum and in the community.

Supported by a grant from the University at Buffalo’s Creative Arts Initiative, the artist worked with the AK Public Art team, UB students, and East Side community representatives to identify the final location for the permanent mural. The core work from UB graduate students resulted in an actionable matrix of locations throughout Buffalo’s East Side for future public art activities.