Marién Vélez is co-founder and Partner of 22 studio, a transdisciplinary design and art studio, where she leads philosophical interests, collaborative thinking, and detail development for all projects.
As an extension of her lighting design practice, Marién studies light and space through work in social justice endeavors, mainly as a cultural manager. She is the ambassador in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean for Light Collective's project, Women in Lighting.
She is particularly interested in an investigation of deeper introspective study and abstract understanding of subtleties found in human perception, atmospheric conditions and cycles in nature.
She has been a guest speaker at the School of Plastic Arts and Design of Puerto Rico, the University of Puerto Rico and Georgetown University. Marién gives the elective course 'Light-Space Art' at the School of Architecture at the University of Puerto Rico. She has published for the magazine of the College of Architects and Landscape Architects of Puerto Rico.