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Martinique Pates

Martinique Pates

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Artist Work

Free me
2018
matte acrylic
14x18"
Jazz man
2018
matte acrylic
12"x16
Summer Glo'
2018
matte acrylic
12" x 16"
Sunbathing
2018
oil paint
16x20
The Garden Room
2018
oil paint
16x20

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Phone
7084916040
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

As a woman of color, Martinique has dedicated much of her work to the healing of her community. Through poetry, narrative writing and visual art, she challenges the status quo by depicting black culture in a positive light. Most of her work is intended to humanize people of color with exhibiting vulnerability as well as authenticity.

Artist Bio

Martinique Pates is an artist as well as storyteller. In 2015, she earned her degree in Journalism at Columbia College Chicago, where she also took courses in visual culture, photo-journalism and visual journalism.  Originally, a Chicago native, she relocated to Baltimore in January 2016 for a job opportunity and has been there ever since. While trying to find her voice as a writer, she found herself exploring visual art with the usage of acrylic paint. Throughout her life, drawing has always been in the background. It wasn't until recently she decided she wanted to use not only her writing but her visual art to change the narrative for the people of color. For the past 5 months, her art has been displayed in a local gallery called, The Sand Gallery, in downtown Baltimore.