A.Martinez

A.Martinez is a poet, visual artist, mother, and community and arts organizer living in Chicago. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Writing Program and is a proud recipient of the 2019 3Arts Make a Wave Award. A.Martinez produces community and cultural events including events that center on and for mothers of color in the arts. In addition to her creative practice, A.Martinez works as an arts administrator.

A.Martinez will self-release a chapbook of poetry and drawings, Turn, in 2021-22. Her work explores identity, memory, spirituality, and the body. 

Image: A.Martinez, 500 Chains, 2018, Mixed media on paper, 15" x 15"

Artist Photo: Chelsea Ross

SPARK Microgrant

2020 - 2021,
Grant Recipient