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Marisa Yow

Marisa Yow


The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Master of Fine Arts                2012
Florida State University Bachelor of Fine Arts                                                 2007
Florida State University Bachelors of Arts: Art History                                  2007

Statement / Bio

Marisa was born in 1981 in Jacksonville, Florida. She currently keeps a studio at CoRK Arts District in the Riverside area of Jacksonville.

My work takes up different meanings, depending on where I'm at in the moment. However, common threads are always present, a desire to transfer my own perceptions, thoughts, and vulnerabilities with an authentic voice. I have a hope of communicating with another individual on a level that is further and farther felt, than what can be verbally communicated within seconds of a meeting.

In many of the pieces my choice of perspectives, and subject matter are my way of generating an open-ended dialog with the viewer. A dialog that would not just confirm what is observed, but rather would allow for questioning about what is not presented.
I understand the ambiguity this sometimes presents, but I prefer the way that this allows someone viewing my work to fill in the gaps on his or her own. I rather take you to a place and let you make up your mind, rather than tell you what you should be thinking and feeling while there.

Notable Collections Private and Public:

Private Collection of Lieth ter Meulen : Officer/board member MOMA New York

Private Collection of Yves Piccu : Miami Florida

Florida State University’s Permanent Collection

Florida State College of Jacksonville’s Permanent Collection

Private collections in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Florida, New York, Colombia, Barcelona, and Germany.


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