Talented painter Marthalicia Matarrita was commissioned by the good folks at Champion to do some live painting at their booth at The Agenda Show NYC earlier this summer. Crazy Al Cayne got to kick it with her briefly about her painting, which by the way is a self portrait of her tagging a wall with the image of rapper Raven Sorvino.
About Marthalicia M:
Marthalicia Matarrita is a Harlem New York city native. Born and raised with her two brothers and both parents that are from the Dominican Republic and also Costa Rica. Since in the early age of 4 years old, Marthalicia did art at home with her family, especally her to brothers Tomas M. and Jorge Matarrita. Her brothers shared art lessons in an urban setting by sharng “black books” graffitti art journals as well as comic books. Encouraged by faith to persue the art form, Marthalicia entered La Guardia High School of Performance and the Arts, New York City. Upon graduating high school, Limited funds discouraged her from entering college, which then lead her in a path to enlist in the Army National Guard to help her enrolled in S.U.N.Y. New Paltz for a B.A. in Fine Arts. 2005 gave birth to her son, while in service, and building art resume to further in her new art journey Live Art Performance.