Artist

Please join us in welcoming Paper Circle Artist-in-Residence Delita Martin.

Paper Circle is honored to have Delita as a resident artist from July 26th to the 30th.
Prints will be on display tonight to the public from 7-8 at Paper Circle. Come in and meet the artist.
Please wear mask and do not touch the art work.
 
 

Bio/About the Work

Delita Martin is an artist currently based in Huffman, Texas, She received a BFA in
drawing from Texas Southern University and a MFA in printmaking from Purdue
University. Formally a member of the fine arts faculty at the University of Arkansas at
Little Rock, Martin is currently works as a full-time artist in her studio, Black Box Press.
Working from Oral traditions, vintage and family photographs as a source of inspiration;
Martin’s work explores the power of the narrative impulse. Her process of layering
various printmaking, drawing, sewing, collaging, and painting techniques allow her to
create a portraits that fuses the real and the fantastic. In her work she combines signs and
symbols to create a visual language. By fusing this visual language with oral storytelling
she offers other identities and other narratives for women of color. Martin’s work has
been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Most recently Martin’s work was
included in the State of the Arts: Discovering American Art Now. An exhibition that
included 101 artist from around the United States. She was also included in International
Review of African American Art as one16 African American artists to watch who are
gaining national and international attention in 2015. More information about the artist
you can be found at www.blackboxpressstudio.com