Marisa Rheem was born in 1989 in Washington D.C., USA. She currently lives in the Bay Area and works as an art consultant at a pop art gallery in the Financial District of San Francisco, CA. She received her BFA in Studio Art in 2014 from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. Marisa has received awards for her artwork, and has had her artwork displayed in multiple juried group shows, as well as in public and private collections. In November 2019, Marisa debuted her series “Impermanent Fascination,” her first solo exhibition which premiered in Oakland, CA. Her second solo exhibition will be displayed at the International Art Museum of America in October through November 2020 with an opening reception on October 5th. Most recently, Marisa's work has been accepted into the De Young Museum for a juried group show titled, "De Young Open Exhibit." Out of 11,000 submissions Marisa was among the 8% of artists who were accepted into this show.



Washington D.C.





Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM, BFA, Studio Arts


Solo Exhibitions


(Upcoming) International Art Museum of America, San Francisco, CA , Opening Reception October 5th


Impermanent Fascination, Jackknife Gallery, Oakland, CA



Group Exhibitions 


(UpcomingThe de Young Open, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, juried show with 11,000 submissions

(Upcoming) Metamorphose, RAW San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

(Upcoming) TrapxArt Show, Oakland, CA

Jackknife Artists Group Show, Jackknife Studios/Gallery, Oakland, CA

The National Arts Drive, RAW Artists, Jackknife Studios, Oakland, CA

Until We Meet Again, Treat Gallery, New York, NY,  juried show with 400 submissions

What to Wear, Gestalt Projects and BG Gallery, juried show curated on Artsy



Industry Gallery, Gallup, NM



Bombs, Birds, & Buffaloes, Eggman & Walrus Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

New Mexico Women Artists, ART123 Gallery, Gallup, NM

Visions Came on Wings of Darkness, Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

16th Annual Contemporary Art Juried Online International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery


Real Food Nation, Santa Fe, NM


Barnes & Noble, Bethesda, MD,  juried show





Finalist, Introductions 2020 Exhibition, Root Division, San Francisco, CA, juried show with 100 submissions


Outstanding Work in Studio Arts, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Special Recognition Awards, "This Can't Be Happening",  "All At Once Without Hesitation", and  "Anywhere Else But Here", 16th Annual Contemporary Art Juried Online International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery


Model for First Place & Best of Show, Designer Sho Sho Esquiro, Santa Fe Indian Market Contemporary Fashion Show, Santa Fe, NM


$4,000 Performing Arts Award, College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM



Public Collections


Signage, Authentic Bagel Company, Oakland, CA


Business Logo, Aquarius Nation, Santa Fe, NM


Mural, Forte Supply, Boulder, CO

Business Logo, Plains Golf Club, Plains, MT

Golf Course Signage, Plains Golf Club, Plains, MT


Mural, Warehouse 21, Santa Fe, NM

Mural, Baan Rai School, Mae Sariang, Thailand



Professional Experience


(Upcoming) Artist Lecture, International Art Museum of America, San Francisco, CA, September

Virtual Painting Tutorial, International Art Museum of America, San Francisco, CA



Art Consultant, Gefen Fine Art, San Francisco, CA


Art Consultant, Maybaum Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Gallery Administrator and Marketing Associate, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Assistant Gallery Director, Mark White Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM


 © 2020 by Marisa Rheem

Jackknife Studios | 301 Jefferson St. Studio N, Oakland, CA 94607

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