Delita Martin: Between Worlds

May 2021 - May 2022

Between Worlds is a year-long installation in the large window bays extending across the front of BMAC.

Delita Martin reimagines the identities and roles of Black women in the context of collective Black culture and African history. Using symbols and patterns as a visual language, she redefines notions of beauty, strength, and connection to sacred space, and offers new narratives for women who have been historically marginalized. Martin’s process involves layering various printmaking, drawing, sewing, collaging, and painting techniques. The large prints on display here are digital reproductions of original mixed media work.

Martin received a B.F.A. in drawing from Texas Southern University and an M.F.A. in printmaking from Purdue University. A former member of the fine arts faculty at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, she currently works full time in her studio, Black Box Press, in Huffman, Texas. Martin’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in numerous portfolios and collections.