Fourth Place Award of Excellence
The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild
2021 Online International Summer Exhibition
July 8, 2021 through August 8, 2021
JUROR: Anita Feldman, Deputy Director for
Congratulations to our
Award of Excellence Winner
Marisa was awarded fourth place for her oil on canvas
Marisa is an Italian American visual artist from Oceanside, California. Her work has been exhibited at various galleries in the Southern California region. She is the co-founder of the nonprofit Artists in Solidarity and is a University of California, San Diego Alumni (BA in Visual Arts-Studio, 2021).
Marisa became interested in art at a young age due to encouragement from her family as most artists are, but her interest in art as a viable life path came as a result of her experiences in the Visual Arts Program at UC San Diego. Working with a diverse cohort and a slate of accomplished faculty gave her the belief that a fulfilling career in the arts is possible.
A few of her recent juried exhibits include:
UCSD Studio Honors Annual Exhibition, Adam D. Kamil Gallery, La Jolla, CA
29th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, CA
#Obsessed Art Exhibit at Ashton Gallery @ Art on 30th in San Diego, CA
About The Dress:
The Dress (2021) is an oil painting on hand-stretched canvas that measures 30” by 28.” This piece is part of a larger body of work that meditates on the gentrification in Oceanside, California. Inspired by memory, temporality, and the feeling of melancholy and powerlessness one feels navigating endangered urban spaces, I attempt to preserve moments that are disappearing and honor them. In revering these moments, I seek to also honor the working poor in the region through this work.