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Marisol Limon Martinez is a writer, musician, composer, and visual artist based in New York City.

She is the author of two books of poetry, Via Dissimulata (Octopus Books) and After you, dearest language (Ugly Duckling Presse), and a novella, First Space, Then Structures (Nothing Moments Publishing). Her nonfiction essay Honorary Men, based on her studies of traditional, folk, and classical Hindustani music in north India, was released as a chapbook by Guillotine. She was co-founder/editor of the newspaper New York Nights (Ugly Duckling Presse and Loudmouth Collective).

Her most recent album, Here Her Ghost (EP), produced by Godfrey Diamond, was released in May 2018. After recording and touring internationally as a pianist and back-up vocalist with singer/songwriter Scott Matthew, she wrote and recorded her first solo album Autoportrait under the name Marisol Limon. She has worked with various musicians, artists, producers, and theatre ensembles in New York in writing, arranging, recording, and performing at such venues as the Abrons Art Center, Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, and St. Ann's Warehouse, as well as the Montreux Jazz Festival and other festivals throughout Europe with Scott Matthew.

Marisol has been a grant recipient of The Pollock-Krasner Foundation and 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, where she was also completed an art writer residency. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Brooklyn Museum, the New York Public Library Print Collection, Yale University, Harvard University, amongst others.

She was born in San Antonio, Texas, received her BA in Art History, with a concentration in Visual Arts, from Barnard College, and studied classical piano at the Manhattan School of Music.

Marisol performs and exhibits in the US and Europe and has been a guest lecturer at School of Visual Arts (SVA), Brown University, The New School (Parsons & Eugene Lang), Columbia University, and Queens College.

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