18 Aug 2020
Oakland-based painter Marisa Rheem’s work can be summed up as refreshing, vibrant, and full of alluring energy.
Rheem captures zoomed-in glimpses of street fashion, women in paint-splattered overalls, and slick manicures with curiosity and reverence, translating them into masterfully formed, enlivened, and colorful compositions. She received her BFA in Studio Art in 2014 from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. She has received multiple awards for her artwork, exhibited in multiple group shows, and has pieces in public and private collections. After taking a four-year hiatus from the studio, Marisa now approaches her artistry with renewed vigor and sees her current practice as one of growth and discovery. She’s been busy with several projects but took time out to talk about her work and career.
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