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 administrative staff is comprised of thirteen employees with occasional help from interns and volunteers.
Vassili Shishkin has graduated Hartwick College with an Economics degree. He has experience in almost every department of the company. Currently he is the Financial Manager. His previous work experience was primarily in Internet and Computer Technology‐related fields. His other interests include cooking, making music, riding bikes and preparing for his cross‐country and cross South American motorcycle trips.
Shanon is thrilled to be working at Marquis Studios as the Program Manager. She received her Bachelors Degree from the University at Albany where her focus was both Art and Art History. She later went on to study Creative Arts Therapy and Creativity Development at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Shannon brings experience in both administration and education, and a passion for the arts and nonprofit art world. In her free time, she enjoys painting, reading, and baking cookies.
Ashley Tucker has over 10 years of experience in Arts and Cultural Administration. As the Director of Operations for Marquis Studios, she supports the Executive Director with the day-to-day operations of the organization. She has a background in the Visual Arts and holds a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design; and holds a Master’s degree in Arts and Cultural Management from Pratt Institute. As a consultant, Ashley has worked as a fundraiser, project manager and event planner across sectors. She has developed strategic recommendations ranging from systematic improvements to potential investment opportunities for nonprofit and private sector clients. Ashley is honored to serve Marquis Studios’s mission as the Director of Operations as she is committed improving equity and access to the arts for all.