Marquis Studios is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing arts-in‐education services to 170 New York City public schools annually. We strive to develop a strong partnership between artists and teachers by providing arts programs to supplement traditional classroom teaching techniques. Each residency or workshop focuses on a specific visual or performing arts discipline selected by school staff and administration.
Marquis Studios employs 90 professional teaching artists whom specialize in a variety of disciplines. If you are interested in becoming a Teaching Artist visit our careers page.
Hiromi is an installation artist who loves working with children. She has taught visual arts to children for 30 years in Tokyo, Japan and New York. Hiromi has taught at wide variety of art institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum, and The Children’s Museum of the Arts. Hiromi has taught visual arts at NYC Public schools in both general education and special education classes with visual impairment, Autism Spectrum, multiple disabilities students. She is a TATI graduate, where she learned new ways to reach students in the Autism Spectrum. Hiromi has been selected to participate at EASE, a federally-funded professional development program. As a New York based installation artist, Hiromi has exhibited her work both domestically and internationally at many prominent art institutions such as: The National Museum of Art in Johannesburg, South Africa, Highways Performance and Arts, Los Angels, California, Memorial Art Gallery at The University of Rochester, Rochester NY, The Clocktower Gallery in New York, La Foret Museum in Harajuku, Tokyo. Hiromi studied Painting and Art Education at Musashino Art University in Tokyo and has been a Marquis Studios teaching artist since 1998.
Iviva Olenick is a Brooklyn-born and based visual artist and educator. Her practice intersects textiles, poetry, and a reconsideration of historical texts and oral narratives specific to textile labor in relation to race, gender and socioeconomics. Iviva’s work has been exhibited at the Center for Book Arts, NYC; the Wyckoff House Museum, Brooklyn; the Old Stone House, Brooklyn; the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, NYC; the Museum of Design Atlanta, Atlanta, GA; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. Iviva’s work is in the Schwartz Art Collection of the Harvard Business School; the Center for Book Arts, NYC; Washington University Library; Newark Public Library; and the Brooklyn Museum Library.
As an educator, Iviva works with K–12 students in public and private schools in NYC; teens, adults and seniors through the New Museum and as Artist in Residence at the Wyckoff House Museum, Brooklyn. Additionally, Iviva is a faculty member of the MFA Art Practice program of the School of Visual Arts.
Iviva brings techniques from her art practice into the classroom (most recently natural dyeing and textile plant propagation). Similarly, her artwork is influenced by her students’ academic curricula and questions.