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, "Momentary Captivation," is displayed at the International Art Museum of America in San Francisco from November 2 - December 28, 2020.


Most recently, Marisa's work has been accepted into the de Young Museum for a juried group show titled, "de Young Open" from October 10, 2020 - January 3, 2021. 6,188 artists submitted a total of 11,514 individual works to the museum with only 762 artists selected and just 877 artworks on view. You can find both Marisa's paintings "All Gussied Up" #616 in Gallery 7 and "Hang on Guys, I Need a Quick Breather" #22 in Gallery 1. This show is a MUST see!


Marisa also has a pop up show hanging with Jackknife Gallery at Flax Art & Design in Oakland October 10 - December 31, 2020. 



Washington D.C.





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


Solo Exhibitions


(Current) Momentary Captivation, International Art Museum of America, San Francisco, CA,  juried



Impermanent Fascination, Jackknife Gallery, Oakland, CA



Group Exhibitions 


(Current) de Young Open, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA,  juried

(Current) Jackknife Gallery Pop Up Show, Flax Art & Design, Oakland, CA

Jackknife Artists Group Show, Jackknife Gallery, Oakland, CA

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

Until We Meet Again, Treat Gallery, New York, NY,  juried

What to Wear, Gestalt Projects and BG Gallery,  juried 



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





Accepted into the de Young Museum's juried exhibition the "de Young Open" with over 11,000 submissions and 6,100 applicants only 762 artists were chosen.

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

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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