Art Exhibition: Tania Marmolejo’s “What Was I Thinking”


Dominican artist based in New York Tania Marmolejo (1976) will have a solo show “What Was I Thinking?” from Thursday, September 10, to Saturday, October 10, 2015 at at Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery in Piantini, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Description: The show features 16 new artworks where the artist’s intent is to “engage the viewer through a representation of strong emotions, provoked by an intense and questioning glare of the eyes, yet—at the same time—an ambivalent and unclear expression. The emotion is expressed mostly through the intensity of the stare, which hopefully produces in the viewer a mirrored reaction, and the recognition of a feeling in themselves, even though that feeling may not be clear.”

Tania Marmolejo studied Fine Arts, Graphic Design and Illustration in Norway, the Altos de Chavón School of Design (La Romana, Dominican Republic), and Parsons The New School for Design (New York). She has participated alongside Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery in PINTA New York, The Modern & Contemporary Latin American Art Fair in its 2011 and 2010 editions, as well as Context Art Miami 2012 during Art Basel. Marmolejo has also been part of collective shows such as “The Vagina Monologues” at Columbia Presbyterian (New York), “HYBRIDS: Dominican Art” at Queens Museum of Art (New York), and various editions of the Ibero-American Art Salon at Katzen Art Center (Washington DC). She lives and works in New York since 1998, currently practicing textile design, selected in 2014 to represent the Dominican Republic in the Fourth Ibero-American Design Biennial in Madrid. She has worked on animations, book illustrations and recently designed an artistic tile line for Aguayo Tiles in Dominican Republic. She is the author of three picture books.

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