Marissa Molina is an interactive interdisciplinary New York based artist. She earned her BA in Departmental Art Honors and World History from University at Albany, SUNY in 2010 along with her MFA in Studio Art at The City College of New York, CUNY in 2014.
Starting off focused sternly in painting fueled by a profound interest in people, she found a passion for trying to depict people's personalities amplified by objects in garishly vibrant worlds. Growing up with a father who rose out of extreme poverty in El Salvador who came to work in various positions in the sanitation field; Marissa had an in-depth view of people's tumultuous relationship with possessions. Teamed with Marissa's extensive traveling and volunteer experiences abroad, social interaction, and multicultural interests have molded this vantage point where objects act as extensions of identity. People yearn for more yet consistently dispose of different parts of their lives, ultimately creating a symbiotic relationship which Marissa explores in her work.
With extensive teaching experience in Art and Martial Arts for the past 10 years, Marissa has dedicated her time inspiring others to create and trust in themselves. Currently, Marissa works as the Mural Program Director for Thrive Collective, a nonprofit arts organization based in New York City.