ART CV

EDUCATION

2017- Doctor of Art & Art Education, Columbia University, Teachers College, New York

2008- Master’s in Educational Theatre for Colleges and Communities, Playwrighting Track, New York University, New York

2002- Actors Studio Drama School & Alvin Ailey School of Dance, New York

2002- Bachelor of Arts, Theatre Arts, Acting, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California

 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

2018- Current- Rubin Museum of Art, Jewelry Artisan, New York 

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SOLO SHOWS

2013- Drama with Paintings, Nouvel Organon Gallery, Paris, France

2012- Drama with Paintings, Nouvel Organon Gallery, Paris, France

2010- Paintings & Music, Dulce de Leche Bakery for HG TV, West New York, New Jersey

2005- Paintings & Music, Butterfly Gallery Studio, Long Island City Open Studios, New York

2003- Painting & Music, Caffè Vivaldi, Greenwich Village, New York

 

GROUP SHOWS

2022- HoldYou Foundation Art Heals Charity Auction, Paintings & Photography, TAG Gallery, Los Angeles

2021- HoldYou Foundation Art Heals Charity Auction, Photography, TAG Gallery, Los Angeles

2021- LICHT, Group Show, Photography, Kunsthaus RoZig, Virtual Art Gallery, Los Angeles/Germany

2019- Holidays in the Himalayas, Mala Jewelry, Rubin Museum of Art, New York

2019- Performance/Photography, Europass Teacher Academy, Florence, Italy

2017- Exploring Multimedia Group Show, "Traveler," School of Visual Arts, New York

2015- Photography, Macy Gallery, Columbia University, Teachers College, New York

2013- Mixed Media/Sculpture, Macy Gallery, Columbia University, Teachers College, New York

2010- Photography, TESOL International Film & Art Exhibit, International TEFL Training Institute, New York

2010- Mixed Media/Sculpture, Artists for Lespwa, Benefit Auction for Haiti, New Jersey

2006- Paintings, Avenue A Japanese Gallery and Restaurant, New York

2006- Acting & Painting, V-Day Union City, Vagina Monologues; Union City, New Jersey

PLAYWRITING & PRODUCTIONS

2011- Galileo the Musical, Book & Lyrics by Marisol Santana, Music by: James Behr, Planet Connections Festivity, The Robert Moss Theatre, New York

2011- Fashion the Musical, Book by Marisol Santana, Music/Lyrics by: Patrick Wickham, West Village Musical Theatre Festival, 13th Street Repertory, New York

2010- The Women of Picasso, A Jazz Musical, Book & Lyrics by Marisol Santana, Music by Anne Mironchik, Macy Gallery, Columbia University, Teachers College, New York

2010- Galileo the Musical, Book & Lyrics by Marisol Santana, Music by: James Behr, West Village Musical Theatre Festival, Wings Theatre, New York

2009- Orpheus and the Nymph, A Rock Musical, Book & Lyrics by Marisol Santana, Music by Allison Tartalia, Small Pond Productions, Musical Theatre Writing Lab Reading, Chelsea Studios, New York

2009- The Four Muses, A Jazz Musical, Book & Lyrics by Marisol Santana, Music by Anne Mironchik, Small Pond Productions, Chelsea Studios, Musical Theatre Writing Lab Reading, New York

2008- A Crackhead Said Frank Is a Liar, by Marisol Santana, _gaia Productions, Reading; Hoboken, New Jersey

2007- A River in Savannah, By Marisol Santana, Provincetown Playhouse, NYU Play production workshop reading, New York

PERFORMANCE

2017- Solo Cabaret, Don't Tell Mama, New York

2017- CC Talk, Lecture on Contemporary American Voice, Discover Melody- Live Online Singing/Lecture in China

2017- Singer, Make Music New York! Festival, New York

2017- Unrepresentable by Linda Ravenswood, Role: Molly, Players Theatre, New York

2008- BioArt Theatre Workshop Documentary, Performance Artist, Andrew Shemkin, New York

2008- First Driving Lesson, NYU Short Student Film by Jisoo Lim, Principle Role: Piano Teacher, New York

2007- Braided Sorrow by Marisela Treviño, Role: Socorro, National Conference on Sexual Assault; Baltimore, Maryland

2006- Suppressed Desires by Susan Glaspell, Role: Henrietta, Act 2 Productions, The Lark Theatre, New York

2006- The Orchestra by Jean Anouilh, Role: Leona, Act 2 Productions, The Lark Theatre, New York

2001- Strange Devotions, play, Solo Singer, Herbst War Memorial Theater; San Francisco, CA

2001- Verdi's La Traviata and Solo Works, Solo Singer, Pepperdine University/Mozartum Opera Program, Florence, Italy

1998- Studio Session Singer, Steve Baton Productions, United Kingdom

1995- Principle Salsa Dancer for Coors Light Commercial, L.A. Guns Productions: Los Angeles, California

1992- Los Diablos, Music Video: "Johnny Rapero," Role: Maria, Dance, BMG Music; Los Angeles, California

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2021-Current- Adjunct Professor of English, The American Musical & Dramatic Academy College of the Performing Arts; Los Angeles, California

2017-2021- Adjunct Professor of English, New Jersey City University; Jersey City, New Jersey

2011-2020- Founder of TESOL Drama International, New York; Los Angeles; Paris, France,

and Florence Italy.

 

PUBLICATIONS

2020- "A River in Savannah (In One Act)," DramaNotebook.com; Portland, Oregon 

2017- "Integrating the Arts Into Education," The Academic Forum, New Jersey City University, Vol. 19:2; Jersey City, New Jersey

2017- "Creative Planets (Modalities of Art) Collide: The Big Bang of 1960s Multimedia Art", Columbia University Dissertation, ProQuest, New York 

2012- "An evolving burlesque meets classical ballet," Contemporary Performance Network, New York

2010- "Edward Hopper: A review of an American painter icon," In the Fray Literary New Magazine, New York

2010- "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: A look at beauty in culture," In the Fray Literary Magazine, New York

2010- "Look out Van Gogh, the paintings of Charles Burchfield upstage New York City’s full harvest moon," In the Fray Literary Magazine, New York

2008- "Mar Y Sol," Equestrian Trails, Malibu, California

PRESS

2017- School of Visual Arts Continued, "Teaching artists to explore multimedia," New York

2016- ESLDramaQueen.com, "Interview- TESOL Drama founder, Marisol Santana," Switzerland

2011- Stagebuzz.com, BroadwayStars.com, "Planet Connections Interview with Marisol Tirelli [Santana] of Galileo the Musical," New York 

2011- NewsBlazecom, "Galileo the Musical an eco-friendly work in progress," New York

2011- NYTheatre.com, "Evening of One Acts," New York

2007- NYU Steinhardt Revue, "Performing my experience," New York

EDUCATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

2016- Dissertation Research Grant, Columbia University, Teachers College, New York

2016- Dean’s Grant for Student Research, Columbia University, Teachers College, New York

2015- Moser-Burton Art Education Fellowship, Columbia University, Teachers College, New York  

2006-2008- Dean’s List/Opportunity Scholarship, New York University, New York       

2000- Hispanic Scholarship Award, Hispanic College Fund, California

2000-2002- Lily Endowment for the Arts, Pepperdine University; Malibu, California

2000-2002- Ahmanson Arts Foundation Scholarship, Pepperdine University; Malibu, California

 

PROFESSIONAL GRANTS & HONORS

2022- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the California Arts Council Grant for Artists and Cultural Practitioners; San Francisco, California

2017- The Haven Foundation Grant (Founded by Stephen King for Writers), Maine.

2015- Dramatist Guild Grant for Playwrights, New York

2015- Max’s Kansas City Project Grant, New York

2011- Winner of Best Musical for Fashion the Musical, West Village Musical Theatre Festival, New York

2011- Nominated Finalist for Best Book and Composition for Galileo the Musical, Planet Connections Festivity, New York

2007-2008- Estee Lauder Companies Tuition Reimbursement Grant, New York