Biko Eisen-Martin

Biko's thoughts on the work:

We all have a hero inside, we also have a monster. It is my job to welcome whoever comes to play, and to always lead with love and compassion. I find great power in empathy and freedom in discipline. My discipline seeks to illuminate the beauty in struggle--to tell the truth with a curiosity and passion stronger than the day before. 

Much love, Biko

Biko Eisen-Martin

BIKO EISEN-MARTIN 

I love to paint. Here are studies of two of my favorite characters: John in "Whipping Man" and Solyony in "Three Sisters" 

Biko walks a line between nice guy with a mean streak and a  maniac with manners.  

Biko Eisen-Martin

More about Biko  

Being an artist isn't a choice, it is the only way I know how to live. As a teen I performed poetry with YouthSpeaks all across the country, and in Europe. When I was at Brown I began recording music, graduated and got a small record deal with Cotter Records. 

photo by Michael Davis 

photo by William M. Brown 

photo by Akintoye Moses

I write scripts. I wrote a cool play about Pac and Biggie that recently had a reading in Philly.  

Biko Eisen-Martin
Biko Eisen-Martin Painting
Biko Eisen-Martin
Biko Eisen-Martin

And love teaching the next generation

Biko Eisen-Martin
Biko Eisen-Martin

I've taught and worked in the community my whole life. 

Stay tuned... 

Biko Eisen-Martin Painting

photo by Miranda Bergman 

photo by Arlene Eisen 

Flyer by Laneshe White

photo by Colleen Longshaw

photo by Eric Lauritus