BIOGRAPHY

b. 1985, Princeton, New Jersey, USA  / Lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

EDUCATION

2018     Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

2017     Temple University, Rome, Italy  (2016-2017)

2007     Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

2007     Rhode Island School of Design, European Honors Program, Rome, Italy

2005    Summer Studies in Painting, Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art, Pont-Aven, France

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018     MFA THESIS EXHIBITION, The Time That Never Was, Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA

2015     ORIGINS, Idyllwilde, Florence, AL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018     MFA DRAWING EXHIBITION, Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA

2018     ALL PHILLY ART SCHOOL SHOW, Stella Elkins Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2018     TINY BIENNALE, Temple Gallery of Art, Temple University, Rome, Italy

2017     215|610 CONTEMPORARY, Juried Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists. Juried by Odili Donald Odita, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA

2017     INDEPENDENT HOTEL ART SHOW, The Independent Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

2017     FESTA DI ROMA, Stella Elkins Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2017     THE BIG PAINTING EXHIBITION, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2017     MFA EXHIBITION, Temple Gallery of Art, Temple University, Rome, Italy

2017     TINY BIENNALE, Temple Gallery of Art, Temple University, Rome, Italy

2016     DASH AGAINST DARKNESS, The Native Daughter, Sausalito, CA

2011      ARTS ALIVE, Kennedy Douglass Art Center, Florence, AL

2009    HOME, Cairo Gallery, Seattle, WA

2009    MIDSUMMER SALUTATIONS, The Art Store, Charleston, WV

2008    SAUCE FOR THE GOOSE: HOLIDAY ART SALE, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Princeton, NJ

2008    THE LAND THAT FEEDS YOU, DR Greenway, Princeton, NJ

2007    NOSTRA MOSTRA: SENIOR THESIS SHOW, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2007    NOSTRA MOSTRA, Rhode Island School of Design, Palazzo Cenci, Rome, Italy

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2018     Instructor of Record, "Introduction to Visual Language: Painting", Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

2017     Instructor, "Summer Art Series: Still Life Painting with Oil", Florence Lauderdale Public Library, Florence, AL

2016     Teaching Assistant, "Advanced Painting", Temple University, Rome, Italy

AWARDS & HONORS

2017     Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

2017     Gamblin Paint Award

2017     Teaching Assistantship in Painting & Drawing, Temple University Rome

2016     Teaching Assistantship in Painting & Drawing, Temple University Rome

2007    European Honors Program, Rhode Island School of Design                                                               

2004    Professor William Carey Poland and Clara Poland Memorial Prize, Rhode Island School of Design

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017     Roy Hall and Abraham Rowe, “Artist in Residence,” No’Ala Magazine, July/August 2017

2016     “Swimming Lessons,” The Paris Review, Summer 2016, Issue 217

2016     Fresh Paint Magazine, Artist’s Blog Feature

2016     Hannah Costello and Kassie Dyes, “Artist Interview,” The Maker’s Post, Volume 2, June 22, 2016

2015     Bobby Bozeman, “Local Artist Marisa Keris Exhibiting First Solo Show,” Times Daily, July 28, 2015