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. She is also a part-time art consultant at a pop art gallery in the Financial District of San Francisco. In 2014, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. Marisa has received awards for her paintings and has had her artwork displayed in multiple juried group shows, public collections, as well as, two solo exhibitions.
In November 2019, Marisa debuted her series “Impermanent Fascination,” her first solo exhibition which premiered at Jackknife Gallery in Oakland. Her second solo exhibition, "Momentary Captivation,” was displayed at the International Art Museum of America in San Francisco from November 2 - December 28, 2020.
Two of her paintings were accepted into the de Young Museum for a juried group show titled, "de Young Open,” from October 10, 2020 - January 3, 2021. Marisa also participated in a pop-up show with Jackknife Gallery at Flax Art & Design in Oakland from October 10 - December 31, 2020. This year she will be exhibited in a juried group show at the San Francisco Women Artists Gallery titled, “Slice of Life,” from February 9 - March 5, 2021. She has a solo show titled, "Loosey Goosey," at Jackknife Gallery from August 5-31, 2021. The opening reception is on Thursday, August 5th from 5-7pm. Also in August, she was accepted into a juried group show at the San Francisco Women Artists Gallery titled, "Bold Colors." She was awarded the Juror's Choice award for her painting, "Puff Puff Passing By."
Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM, BFA, Studio Arts
Loosey Goosey, Jackknife Gallery, Oakland, CA
East Bay Vein Specialists, Pleasanton, CA.
Momentary Captivation, International Art Museum of America, San Francisco, CA, juried
Impermanent Fascination, Jackknife Gallery, Oakland, CA
Bold Colors, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, juried and juror's choice award
de Young Open, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, juried
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
Juror's Choice Award for painting "Puff Puff Passing By", San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA, juried show titled "Bold Colors"
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
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
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