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.
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.
Emmanuel Oni is a first generation Nigerian-American from Houston, TX currently living in Brooklyn, New York. He is an architectural designer and artist interested in using design as a catalyst for social change, and has experience in the arts as a painter and arts facilitator. He participated in international urbanism workshops in Venice, Hong Kong, and Lagos, and Parson’s Design Workshops – Sunset Park Pool Pavilion in 2014 and Riverside Park Field House Design-Build in 2015. He received a Master’s in Architecture from Parsons School of Design and a dual Bachelor’s in Biology & Psychology from the University of Houston. He is currently a freelance designer focusing on creative services for artists, non-profits, and design firms. He is also a fellow for the Design Trust for Public Space working on a community based outdoor project at NYCHA’s Lillian Wald Houses in the Lower East Side.
Ms. Pasquale is a member of the Actors Studio who trained at the London Academy of the Dramatic Arts and New York University as an Actress and Playwright. She is committed to performing, creating, and discovering theatrical works of universal merit for students ages K-12 across the curriculum. She is delighted to be part of Marquis Studios and share her love of theater with students.