Bio

Marisol Limon Martinez is a writer, composer, musician, 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 by Guillotine. She was co-founder/editor of the newspaper New York Nights (Ugly Duckling Presse and Loudmouth Collective).

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

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.

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 Brown University, The New School (Parsons & Eugene Lang), Columbia University, and Queens College. Marisol is currently working with producer Godfrey Diamond on writing and recording a new album of her songs.