Black Women of Print Speaker Series: Delita Martin

Thursday, November 12, 5 – 6 pm EST   |  Zoom webinar, free and open to the public 

Join us for our third in a series of seven online talks from the members of Black Women of Print. In November we will hear from Delita Martin of Black Box Press, based in Huffman, Texas. Martin’s process of layering printmaking, drawing, sewing, collaging, and painting techniques allows her to create portraits that fuse the real and the fantastic. She combines signs and symbols to create visual narratives, working from oral traditions, vintage and family photographs, offering alternative identities and narratives for women of color. Her newest initiative, The Black Box Press Studio - Art as Activism (BBPS – AAA) fund, provides exhibition opportunities to artists whose work is grounded in social change. Martin received a BFA in drawing from Texas Southern University and an MFA in printmaking from Perdue University. Previously, she served on the faculty of the fine arts department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  She is represented by Galerie Myrtis in Baltimore, Maryland. 

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This project is made possible with funds from the NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Delita Martin, Six Persimmons (2019), from the series “I See God in Us,” acrylic, charcoal, decorative papers, hand stitching, relief printing, 71 ½ x 51 ½ inches. © Delita Martin/Black Box Press.

Delita Martin, Sweethearts #2 (2014), relief, lithography, hand-stitching. 22 x 30 inches. © Delita Martin/Black Box Press.

Delita Martin
Delita Martin

Delita Martin, Six Persimmons (2019), from the series “I See God in Us,” acrylic, charcoal, decorative papers, hand stitching, relief printing, 71 ½ x 51 ½ inches. © Delita Martin/Black Box Press.