Selected Exhibitions (*Solo Exhibitions)

2014  Re-Tracing the Land, NARS Foundation, NY (Curator: Allison Young)

2013 Looking Forward, Safe Haven, Art Connects NY (Curator: Kimia Shahi)

2010-11 See what I mean, Taller Boricua, New York
2009 ArtExchange, CAA 97th Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Reflecting the unresolved, curator: Lisa Jans-Ladner, Zurich (as part of a Master of Advanced Studies diploma project.
2005 Ve Biennale Internationale de la Gravure d’Ile de France, Conseil General des Yvelines, Damaine de Madame Elisabeth, Versailles, France (catalogue)
2003 Triennale Mondiale D’Estampa, Musee d’art Contemporain de Chamalieres, France
2003 Muestra Nacional de las Artes Plasticas, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena, Puerto Rico
2003 En Cuerpo y Alma, Taller Boricua, New York
*2002 Mixed Media Work, Mixta Gallery, New York (Reviewed)
2001- 02 Get Mugged, a project and traveling exhibition in collaboration with the Manhattan Graphic Center, NY, University of West England, Bristol, and Academy of Fine Arts, AKI, Enschede, the Netherlands
2001 Art in Embassies Program, US Department of State, El Salvador (catalogue)
2001 A tale of two cities, Center for Book Arts New York and Off Centre Gallery,
University of West England, Bristol (Catalogue, reviewed: Art Review Magazine, UK)
2001 The Latin way of the world, Flushing town hall; curator Marisol Nieves, Dir. Americas Society, Visual Arts; Former senior curator at the Bronx Museum of the Arts,  New York (catalogue)
2001 Nurture art in Harlem, a juried group exhibition of works on paper presented by Nurture art  non- profit, at gallery M, Juror: Laurene Buckley, Director Queens Museum of Art, NY
*1999-00 Recent Work, Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning, New York (Reviewed)
1998 100 en la cien: 10 artistas ante el 98, Museum of Contemporary Art, Puerto Rico
1998 Artists in residence, Altos de Chavon Foundation,  Dominican Republic, in affiliation with Parsons School of Design in New York
1998 XII Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano, Arsenal d/l Marina, Puerto Rico (catalogue)
1997 Quatrieme triennale Mondiale D’estampa, Musee d’art contemporain de Chamalieres, Francia
*1997 Fetishes, El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera, Buffalo, New York
*1997 Mixed Media Works, Taller Boricua, New York
*1997 Symbols, Elihu Burrit Library, Central Connecticut State Univ, New Britain, Connecticut (Reviewed)
*1997 Works on Paper, Work of Art Gallery, New York
1997 Myth America, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Michigan, Curator:  Carol Jacobsen, visual artist (Reviewed)
1996 Artists in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York (catalogue)
1996 Zoo Isla Arte Actual, Museo de las Americas, Puerto Rico, (catalogue)
1993-95 Encuentro Internacional de Grabado, Galeria DEXA, University of Panama
1994 Prints, SPW gallery, Korea
*1994 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Pratt Institute, New York
1993 Encuentro de mini expresion, Galeria DEXA, University of Panama, Panama
*1992 Soraya Marcano, University of Puerto Rico Library, Humacao Campus
*1991 Soraya Marcano, Colegio de Abogados, Puerto Rico
*1991 Digo Presente, CHARAS, New York


Conferences/ Presentations/ Lectures

2012 20th Annual Women's Studies  Conference, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Ct

2010 SECAC/ MACAA Conference, Richmond, Virginia

2009 CAA 97th Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA
2001 Center for Book Arts, New York
        Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning, New York
1998 Altos de Chavon School of Design, Dominican Republic
1997 Taller Boricua, New York



2012 "Mobility and Art," Southern Connecticut State University Women's Studies Program. 26.

 2011 “Spanish Caribbean: Liquid Identities.” Island Songs: A Global Repertoire, Scarecrow Press 19-36.

 2010 “From depopulation, to repopulation, to mass migration: images of mobility.” Southeastern College Art Conference Abstracts 38.

1996  “Libros de Arte Latinoamericanos” Noticias de arte (February) 25.


Public Collections
Museum of Majdanek, Poland; Museum of Contemporary Art of Chamalieres, France; Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, Puerto Rico; Fundacion Centro Cultural Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic; Pratt Institute Collection, New York; The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, The New York Public Library, New York; Museo la casa del Libro, Puerto Rico; Panamanian Collection, University of Panama; George H Waterman III Library, New York; Rockefeller Library, Brown University, Rhode Island; White Colony, Costa Rica, Art Connects New York

2001 Julia and David White Colony, Costa Rica
1999 Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning, New York
1999 Brooklyn Community Access Television and the Rotunda Gallery, New York
1998 Altos de Chavon Foundation and School of Design, Dominican Republic, in affiliation with Parsons School of Design
1997 Millay Colony, New York
1992 International Encounter of Art, Universidad Automa de Mexico, Mexico


Grants/ Fellowships/ Honors
2008-09 Core Participant, Night School at the New Museum, New York, NY
2002, 03 College Art Association Fellowship (90 and 91rst Annual Conference)
2002 New York Foundation for the Arts
1999 New York Sate Council on the Arts Grant

        Workspace Artist, Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning
1999 Manhattan Graphic Center Scholarship
1997 Visions of the Future, Jamaica Art Center
1996 Artist in the marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts
1996, 94, 91 National Endowment for the arts, Visual artist Fellowship
1992- 1994 Graduate Assistantship, Printmaking Department, Pratt Institute
1992- 1994 Black Alumni of Pratt Fund Committee Grant
1993 Scholarship for foreign studies, Institute of Puerto Rican Culture


Selected Bibliography
Bobby, Kate. "JCAL hosts 1999 artist- in Residence." Q Guide. 1999.
Hill, Emma. "A Tale of Two Cities." Art Review. Vol. LII. London: Hereford House, December/ January 2002: 90.
Li, Sum. "On the Intaglio at Work." The Bridge- Leader. February 1997.

Rodriguez- Olivero Michelle. "Dar (a) luz a una isla: entrevista a Soraya Marcano." ArtUpdated. March 2010.

Torres, Tanya. "A Flote en un Cuerpo de Mujer." Siempre. 2002.

Bodman, Sarah: Editor. "A Tale of Two Cities." Bristol: Impact Press, 2001.
Bradbury, Robert C. "Twentieth Century United States Miniature Books." North Clarendom: 2000.
Fernández Zavala, Margarita. "100 en la cien: 10 artistas ante el 98." San Juan: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, 1998.


Exhibition Catalogues
"4e Triennale Mondiale d' Estampes Petit Format." Chamalieres: 1997.
"6e Triennale Mondiale d' Estampes Petit Format." Chamalieres: 2003.
"100 Anos despues..." Comite de los cien. San Juan: 1998.
"Artist in the Marketplace." THe Bronx Museum of the Arts. New York: 1996.
"Latin American Book Arts." Center for Book Arts. New York: 1995.
" Muestra Nacional de Artes Plasticas." Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena. San Juan: 2003.
"Ve Biennale International De La Gravure D' Ile- De- France." Versailles: 2005.
"XII Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano y del Caribe." 1998.
"Zoo Isla." Museo de las Americas. San Juan: 1996.


Unpublished Thesis:
Ladner, Lisa. "El Status." Diploma Thesis. School of Art and Design, Zurich. 2006.
Marcano, Soraya. "A Record of an Exhibition with a Corollary Statement." MFA Thesis. Pratt Institute. 1994.


2003 BRIO, Bronx Council on the Arts
2000 Workspace, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning


M.F.A. Pratt Institute School of Art and Design, New York
B.A. University of Puerto Rico