Scape Martinez

Program Director | scape@epacenterarts.org | 408.483.4221

Scape is an urban street artist and educator whose personal work includes abstract expressionism and graffiti art. Scape has a deep commitment to East Palo Alto, where he taught for over a decade. He most recently served as Artist in Residence with the Mural Music & Arts Project and has worked with the City of East Palo Alto and others on the production of community-based murals and installations. Scape’s pieces can be seen at EPA’s Bell Street Park and Jack Farrell Park, as well as in schools and organizations such as East Palo Alto Academy, Live in Peace, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula. Scape is also responsible for a LEED award winning public art project at San Jose’s Roosevelt Community Center, 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.