Deaf Artists Spotlight
In collaboration with the American Sign Language Club at UW and UW’s D-Center, we are proud to announce our upcoming event: “Deaf Artists Spotlight”! There are 4 Deaf artists featured, and they will be having a discussion about their careers, the ways in which their identities influence their art, and highlighting some of their favorite creations!
If you have any questions, please contact Christine Lew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kellie Martin (ze/zir, they/them)
Kellie Martin is currently a graduate at Savannah College of Art and Design, studies in Creative Business Leadership specializing in the nonprofit sector. I am an Art and Design Director for the program with Deaf Spotlight for almost four years now. I am Deaf and queer artist that likes expore with varied mediums in Illustrations, Digital Art, painting, performing arts, and storytelling. I am honored to have an opportunity to collaborate with so many talented hearing and deaf artists from the local communities and across the world.
My next project to focus on is to create more my arts to bring the dialogue about depth of the mental health awareness, queerness and deafness identity, and exploring in the artistic approach within deaf community that can build a bridge within the hearing communities. I do hope to create more videos to share my thoughts, my experiences and artistic storytelling. I am also working on my applications for art in residences to continue my art studies.
Facebook: Kellie Martin
Isabel Laínez (she/her)
My name is Isabel Laínez, and I am a Latina graphic designer & Illustrator. It allows my loving mind to be creative everyday without a skeptically reservation for challenges. It encourages me to expand my skill set into more than what I am accustomed.
Brittany Castle (She/her)
Brittany Castle is a Deaf graphic artist and owner of business, 58 Creativity. provides the service and sells American Sign Language art/products. Her artworks are inspired by her Deaf culture and the use of sign language to create a visual emotional connection in her work.
Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter- @58creativity
Jessica Flores (She/her)
Jessica Flores is a Latina comedian, deaf advocate, illustrator, improviser, occasional YouTuber, “retired” graffiti artist, and more. Basically, she does like a TON of stuff and often gets confused on what to even call herself!