Ariana Martinez is an artist of Puerto Rican descent working across sculpture, installation, narrative audio, and print media. Their practice investigates the impact of geography, architecture, and infrastructure on individual and collective experience.
Ariana makes objects, builds hybrid digital/physical environments, and tells stories to change viewers' relationships to the real-world structures from which their work originates. They work to reveal the landscape and built environments as sites of expression and experimentation while also recognizing and challenging geographic, social, and political boundaries. Ariana believes that it is possible to be in reciprocal conversation with our surroundings and to create a porous, malleable, and generous experience of the places we inhabit. Through repeated engagement with their surroundings, Ariana works toward a collaborative dialog that responds to each place’s existing qualities, systems, memory, and imagination.