ARTIST STATEMENT

Painting is a never-ending journey where there is always a challeng, a learning experience and inspiration to record. Inspiration is abundant when you are constantly painting, be it technical or spiritual. I have always been visually excited by nature and painting is my way of putting into words the connection I feel to the landscape. If I can capture that energy and make a connection with the collector on an emotional level, then I've created a successful painting. 
 

BIOGRAPHY

Marissa was born and raised in Montana where a love for the outdoors instilled an emotional connection to the landscape. She currently lives in Charleston, SC  painting the marsh, children at the beach or tractors on a construction site. Her use of thick paint and bold brush strokes brings an emotional vitality into her work. 
Marissa studied graphic design / fine art at Montana State University. She has studied under artists such as Bill Davidson and Karen Hewitt Hagan. 
 
When all is said and done, the one sole condition that makes spiritual happiness 
and preserves it is the absence of doubt”.

- Mark Twain 

PRESS
2016 - American Art Collector Magazine, October 2016
2
015 - Art Galleries and Artists of the South, 1st Quarter

2013 - Charleston Magazine: Featured Artist, July 2013

AWARDS
2018 Art Muse - 3rd Place - Abstract Category
2017 Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition - Honorable Mention
2016 Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition - 2nd Place, "Summer's Promise"

2014 Art Galleries and Artist of the South, Juried Emerging Artist - October 2014

2013 Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Juried Art Exhibition - Honorable Mention “Sunlit Tide” 24x24
2011 April - Contemporary Fine Art International, Featured Artist of the Month. 

SHOWS and EVENTS
2015 November - Founder | Executive Committee - Artists For Emanuel Fundraiser, Charleston SC
2015 October - Abandonment - Abstract Exhibit - Mitchell Hill Gallery
2015 June - Picollo Spoleto Artist's Juried Exhbition - Charleston, SC

2014 April - Two Views of One Horizon - Michael Mitchell Gallery, Charleston SC
2013 June 5th - “En Plein Air” - Michael Mitchell Gallery, Charleston, SC
2013 April 5th - “April Showers Bring May Flowers” - dk Gallery, Marietta GA

2012 Oct 18th - Opening Reception “Marissa Vogl” at Michael Mitchell Gallery - Charleston, SC
2012 August - Opening at dk Gallery, “New Artists of dk” - Marietta, GA
2011 May 6th - Reception, “Different Places” - Spencer Gallery II
2010 - Holy City Artists and Fleas: Eye Level Art - 103 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29401

2011 Spring - Girls Night Out: Belk - Mount Pleasant, SC: Featured Artist

MEMBERSHIPS
American Impressionist Society: 2013 - current Memeber
OPA - current Member