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Marisa Rheem is a Contemporary Figurative acrylic painter with a concentration on street fashion. Born in 1989 in Washington D.C., she currently resides in the Bay Area and works out of her studio at Jackknife Studios in Oakland, CA. In 2014, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM and since graduation has worked in fine art galleries for 8 years. Marisa has received awards for her paintings and has had her artwork displayed in multiple juried group shows, public collections, as well as, three solo shows, and two museum shows.

 

In November 2019, Marisa debuted her series “Impermanent Fascination,” her first solo exhibition which premiered at Jackknife Gallery. Her second solo exhibition in 2020, "Momentary Captivation,” was displayed at the International Art Museum of America in San Francisco. Two of her paintings were accepted into the de Young Museum for a juried group show titled, "de Young Open,” from October 2020 to January 2021. Last year she exhibited in a juried group show at the San Francisco Women Artists Gallery (SFWAG) titled, “Slice of Life,” and had a solo show titled, "Loosey Goosey," at Jackknife Gallery. She was accepted into a juried group show at the SFWAG titled, "Bold Colors'' and was awarded the Juror's Choice award for her painting, "Puff Puff Passing By."  This year, Marisa was accepted into a juried group show titled, “Capture the Moment'' at SFWAG where her paintings nearly sold out. This May, Marisa will participate in the Arts for Oakland Kids quarterly auction highlighting artist Mel Ramos.

Born

1989      

Washington D.C.

 

 

Education 

2014        

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

 

Solo Exhibitions

2021

Loosey Goosey, Jackknife Gallery, Oakland, CA

East Bay Vein Specialists, Pleasanton, CA.

 

2020       

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

 

2019

Impermanent Fascination, Jackknife Gallery, Oakland, CA

 

 

Group Exhibitions 

2022

Capture the Moment, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, juried 

Auction, Arts for Oakland Kids, Oakland, CA, auction with Mel Ramos

 

2021

Bold Colors, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, juried and juror's choice award

Slice of Life, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, juried

 

2020

de Young Open, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA,  juried

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 

 

2015

Industry Gallery, Gallup, NM

 

2014

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

2010

Real Food Nation, Santa Fe, NM

2006

Barnes & Noble, Bethesda, MD,  juried show

 

 

Awards

2021

Juror's Choice Award for painting "Puff Puff Passing By", San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA, juried show titled "Bold Colors"

2020

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

2014

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

2013

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

2008

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

 

 

Public Collections

2015

Signage, Authentic Bagel Company, Oakland, CA

2014

Business Logo, Aquarius Nation, Santa Fe, NM

2012

Mural, Forte Supply, Boulder, CO

Business Logo, Plains Golf Club, Plains, MT

Golf Course Signage, Plains Golf Club, Plains, MT

2011

Mural, Warehouse 21, Santa Fe, NM

Mural, Baan Rai School, Mae Sariang, Thailand

 

 

Professional Experience

2020

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

 

2019-22

Art Consultant, Gefen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2018

Art Consultant, Maybaum Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014-16

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

2014

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