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Marmolejo, Tania

TANIA MARMOLEJO

Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (1975).

Influenced by her Scandinavian and Caribbean heritage, she studies Graphic Design and Illustration in Norway and returns to the Dominican Republic to study Fine Arts at the Altos de Chavon School of Design.

In 1998 she receives the Bludhorn Scholarship, and continues her studies at Parsons The New School for Design (New York), graduating from Fine Arts and Illustration in 2000.

 

She begins her artistic career as an illustrator for the fashion and lifestyle sections of Obsidiana magazine (New York).

During these years she also designs characters and backgrounds for MTV, PBS, Hyperion / Disney and Scholastic Books among others,

as part of Data Motion Arts studios, receiving various ASIFA and CINE awards.

In 2005 Tania joins the group of artists at MadArts Studios in Brooklyn, NY where she participates in several group exhibitions.

 

Since then her work has been exhibited in numerous collective national and international exhibitions, representing The Dominican Republic in several Iberoamerican Art Salons in Washington DC; as well as in international art fairs such as Context Art Miami during Art Basel, and Pinta NY, represented by the Lyle O Reitzel Gallery.

She currently resides in New York, where she has been designing textiles for the L’Amour by Nanette Lepore line for

JC Penney, and Nicole Miller Intimates, among others, as well as an artistic tile collection for Aguayo Tiles in The Dominican Republic.

 

In 2014 Tania was selected to represent the Dominican Republic with her textile designs at the Fourth Iberoamerican Design Biennial, in Madrid,

Spain.

She is the author of several picture books: “I Doodle Therefore I Am” and “To

Doodle or Not to Doodle “and illustrator of a children’s books series:” Tales

of The Biosphere Reserve “, on the national parks in the Dominican Republic.

 

Publications:

2014: Blush Magazine Anniversary Edition. Fashion Faces from Dominican Republic. Article

2014. Casa Life Magazine (Dom. Rep). Rebecca Hughes: Tania Marmolejo: Artist, Designer and All Around Renaissance Woman.  Cover and interview.

2014. Casa Living (Dom. Rep). Stephen Kaplan: Tania Marmolejo: A Chavon Graduate Who Defines Success. Article

2013. Diario Las Americas, (Miami) 2013 Art Basel Edition. Cover.

2013. El Nuevo Herald (Miami). Joaquín Badajoz: The new poetics of Tania Marmolejo. Arts and Letters, article and cover.

2013. Irreversible Magazine (Miami). Joaquín Badajoz: Beware of Strangers of the Persuasive Kind. Article

2012. MIAMI Magazine, Art Basel Edition. Cover.

2011. El Mundo.ES. (Spain) Gonzalo Aguirregomezcorta: Three artists, three ways to illustrate. Tania Marmolejo at MoCCA. Article.

2011. Top Magazine, Latin American Art (Dominican Republic). Article.

2010. La Casa Magazine (Dom. Rep) Article.

 

Solo exhibitions:

2013 DELICIOUS TORMENT. Lyle O Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2012 THE AWAKENING, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, Texas.

2011 TOXIC LONGINGS, Sensei/ Panda Gallery, New York, NY.

 

Collective exhibitions (selection):

2014 IBERO- AMERICAN DESIGN BIENNIAL 2014, Madrid, Spain.

2012 IN CONTEXT – ART MIAMI, Lyle O Reitzel Gallery booth, Miami, FL.

2012 EXTRAORDINARY 5, Cafeina Wynwood Art Center, Miami, FL.

2011 SUPER HEAVY, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Dominican Republic.

2011 Hyperboreans, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY.

2011 ENIGMATIC VISIONS, William Bennett Gallery, Soho, New York.

2011 MoCCA / NY ARTS FESTIVAL New York, NY.

2011 PAINT ART FAIR, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, New York.

2011 SUPER HEROES (Courtesy of Lyle O Reitzel Gallery) Casita Maria Center, New York.

2010 PINTA ART FAIR, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, New York.

2011 Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2010 HYBRIDS: Dominican Art, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York.

2009 XVIII Ibero-AMERICAN ART SALON, Katzen Art Center, Washington DC.

2008 ART COLLISION, traveling exhibition, San Francisco, California.

2008 XVII Ibero -AMERICAN ART SALON, Katzen Art Center, Washington DC.

2006 The Vagina Monologues. Columbia Presbyterian, New York.

2006 MAD ARTS SPRING SHOW, MadArts Gallery, Brooklyn, New York.

2005 MAD ARTS WINTER SHOW, MadArts Gallery Brooklyn, New York.

2005 MADARTS FALL SHOW, MadArts Gallery, Brooklyn, New York.