Marissa Chris Zain Neuman recently graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA and holds a BA in Art History and Journalism from Loyola University.
Human life has always existed in communities and though our dependence upon one another has always persisted, our understanding of it has not. Independence, capitalism and the all encompassing American Dream has undermined the vast network of human connection that sustains daily life. Marissa's work aims to address relationships in a way that celebrates interdependence through contemplation.
She has shown her work at For the Thundercloud Generation (Chicago), Roman Susan (Chicago), Links Hall (Chicago), the Luggage Store Gallery, (San Francisco), and Brown University’s David Winton Bell Gallery (Providence). Marissa has ardently pursued alternative educational spaces through participating in residencies at Ox-bow School of Art, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Byrdcliffe Artist Colony and ArtReach at Lillstreet Art Center.