Ariana Martinez works across audio, animation, and sculptural installation to navigate the geographies that have shaped them. From their ancestral landscape of Lajas, Puerto Rico, to their mother's childhood Bronx neighborhood in New York City, and all of the many cities and towns where Ariana spent their childhood, Ariana looks to understand the reciprocal relationship between people and place. In 2017, Ariana graduated from the Brown University | Rhode Island School of Design Dual Degree Program with a B.A. in Urban Studies and a B.F.A. in Sculpture. In 2018, they were named a New Voices Scholar by the Association for Independents in Radio and received the Signal to Noise Award for experimental sound design from Gilded Audio and UnionDocs. Previously, they were an artist in residence with the New York Arts Practicum and at The Steel Yard in Providence, Rhode Island.