Bio: Mariana Parisca is an interdisciplinary artist and art educator. She is a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University Sculpture + Extended Media MFA program and received a BFA in Studio Art and Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis. Her work consist of exercises, performances, artifacts, videos, and printed matter that aim to create methods to gracefully deflate the illusions and disembodied ideologies of modernist and colonial projects. She is critically engaged in shaping art institutions and education and has worked in various administrative roles in the arts, including her role as Admissions Counselor at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and her time as Gallery Associate at William Shearburn Gallery among others. Parisca’s work has shown at institutions across the US including the New Wight Biennial in Los Angeles, CA, the Museum of History and Culture and 1708 Gallery in Richmond, VA, the Virginia MOCA, in Virginia Beach, VA, Bruno David Gallery, Sheldon Gallery, Des Lee Gallery, and the CAM in St. Louis, and New Works Gallery in Chicago, IL. She has received the Eliot Scholarship, the Paul F. Miller Scholarship. She currently teaches photography and printmaking at University of Mary Washington.
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