Ariana Martinez

Ariana Martinez (@MartinezAriana_) is an artist working across audio and visual media. As a member of the 2019 Conference Advisory Group, they are currently collaborating directly with Third Coast staff to envision & create Thursday Meetups: an afternoon of community-based gatherings that will kick off this year’s Conference.

They use these mediums to understand the specific geographies that have shaped them—their extended family’s past and present home of Lajas, Puerto Rico their mother’s New York City neighborhood in the Bronx, and the various towns across the U.S. where Ariana spent their childhood. In 2018, Ariana was named an AIR New Voices Scholar and received the inaugural Signal to Noise Award from UnionDocs & Gilded Audio. In 2019, they were a Third Coast | Ragdale Radio Resident.

Ariana is the sound designer and editor for Queer Public , has produced radio feature stories for BBC Radio 4's Short Cuts and has contributed to KCRW's The Organist and WFMU's The Blind Tourist . In their spare time, they dream of hybrid art forms that resist their names and mountains that go on forever.