Scape Martinez

Director of Programs
East Palo Alto, California

Scape is an artist and educator whose personal work includes abstract expressionism and graffiti art. Scape is also responsible for a number of public art projects, incorporating traditional mural making techniques, elements of Graffiti Art, and digital imaging. His published writings include four highly acclaimed Graffiti Art books, the first instructional Graffiti books of their kind. Scape is committed to the principles of creative placemaking, and enjoys engaging community members in public pieces that are co-designed and co-created. As a long time advocate for art education for young adults, Scape is committed to working with youth of all backgrounds to help them explore their sense of identity and voice through art.