Martryce Roach is a self-taught visual artist from New Brunswick, NJ, who introduced her work in 2014 at The House of Art in her hometown. Martryce incorporates elements of music, education, geometric shapes, and environment to construct surrealistic art stories that speak to human experiences and relationships, particularly as they relate to African American culture. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health and Africana Studies and a Master’s Degree in Social Work, the context for a lot of this artist’s work is shaped by her passion for helping people.
In 2022, Martryce was awarded a Fellowship Grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Martryce is currently an Artist-In-Residence for ArtCrawl Harlem on Governor's Island, NY. Every year, the artist participates in public art initiatives that transform public spaces into beautiful places where people passing by can learn about a wide array of social challenges. Currently, a mural sized digital image of the artist’s work, “Facing the Future Together” is on view at Newark Liberty International Airport in their new Terminal A. Two other pieces, “Solo Traveler” and “The Caged Bird Sings of Freedom” were recently acquired into the permanent collection of The Colored Girls Museum in Philadelphia, PA.
Martryce’s work has been exhibited at a number of galleries and museums around the United States of America. Her work was also sold at art fundraisers, where generous portions of those proceeds benefit efforts of providing financial assistance to talented Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) underrepresented in business and medicine.
Martryce Roach creates to inspire social change. She is an advocate and an artist.