As a multidisciplinary artist whose work encompasses painting, drawing, text, poetry, music and performance, I use my dreams, an ancestor’s history and ancient artifacts as initial subject matter. I translate various archives into my work through reframing existing symbolic languages into new relational forms. The physical act of mark-making and the ritual of layering various materials- creating, erasing, defacing and then recreating- compels me in my process. In perceiving my initial mark as a contour line, a musical note, a word or sentence on a page, I am interested in exploring and ultimately unifying the lyrical, fugal and visual intersections of my different mediums and compositions.
Artist Bio / CV
Marisol Limon Martinez is a visual artist, musician and writer based in New York City. She is the author of After you, dearest language (Ugly Duckling Presse) & First Space, Then Structures(Nothing Moments Press) and was co-founder/editor of the newspaper New York Nights. Marisol has been the recipient of The Pollock Krasner grant, a National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) and New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) grant for an artist's residency at Women's Studio Workshop, and a Ford Foundation grant in performing arts. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Brooklyn Museum of Art, Yale University, the University of Texas at Austin, amongst others. She received her BA in Art History from Barnard College, and studied classical piano at the Manhattan School of Music. After recording and touring internationally as a pianist with Scott Matthew, she wrote and recorded her first solo album Autoportrait under the name Marisol Limon. Marisol exhibits and performs in the U.S. and Europe, and has lectured and read at Brown, The New School (Parsons & Eugene Lang), Columbia University and Queens College. She is part-time faculty in the Department of Visual Arts at the Trinity School where she received a Faculty Travel Grant to research folk music and study Hindustani classical music in north India. Marisol's non-fiction essay "Honorary Men" will be released as a chapbook by Guillotine Press and her book Via Dissimulata (Octopus Books) is forthcoming this spring.