50 x 54 Inches
Oil on linen
The Compliment by Tania Marmolejo
About the Artist:
Tania Marmolejo Andersson was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (1975). Influenced by her Scandinavian and Caribbean heritage, she studied Graphic Design and Illustration in Norway, and returned to the Dominican Republic to study Fine Arts at the Altos de Chavón School of Design.
In 1998 she received the Bluhdorn Scholarship, and continued her studies at Parsons The New School for Design in New York, graduating from Fine Arts and Illustration in 2000.
She began her artistic career as an illustrator for the fashion and lifestyle sections of Obsidiana magazine (New York). During these years she also designed characters and backgrounds for MTV, PBS, Hyperion/Disney, and Scholastic Books among others, as part of Data Motion Arts studios animation team, receiving various ASIFA and CINE awards.
In 2005 she joined the group of artists at MadArts Studios in Brooklyn, NY, and District and Co. Gallery in Santo Domingo, where she participated in several group exhibitions, focused entirely on the development of her artistic career along with the design. Since then her work has been exhibited in numerous collective national and international exhibitions, several Iberoamerican Art Salons in Washington DC, representing Dominican Republic; as well as in international art fairs such as Context Art Miami during Art Basel, and Pinta NY, represented by Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery; and SCOPE 2016, Miami Beach, represented by Azart 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 she was selected to represent the Dominican Republic with her textile designs at the Fourth Ibero-American Design Biennial, in Madrid, Spain (2014).
She is the author of the books:
Marmolejo is also the illustrator of a children book series ‘Tales of the biosphere reserve’ on the fauna and flora of Hispaniola and the national parks in the Dominican Republic: “Pedrito y el cacaotal”, “Tambor y misterio”, “Cuando el viento habla”, “¡Es la tierra más hermosa que ojos jamás hayan visto!”, y “Chicui corazón de joya”.
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