Bio: Marisa Vitiello...Always a work in progress

 Marisa with Exquisite Project

Marisa with Exquisite Project

Marisa Vitiello is an artist, designer, and educational consultant. As an artist, she has collaborated with Degenerate Art Ensemble to make costumes for a performance of Philip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach, commissioned by Robert Wilson. She has also been the lead artist on projects receiving grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Science Foundation, and Environmental Justice Network in Action (a program of Seattle Public Utilities). As an educational consultant, she has overseen multiple local and international media collaborations for the Adobe Youth Voices program. She was the Instructional Designer for Pomegranate Center’s Fellow’s Program, making it possible to teach Urban Planners and Architects how to build gathering spaces with communities. She has designed three books for the Giraffe Heroes Project, an organization that honors people who stick their necks out for common good. She has also worked as an arts administrator, directing programs that engage public school students in creating public art works. Her focus is on civic engagement, art making, and getting good stuff done. 

Marisa Vitiello Artist Statement

I am interested in cracked facades, skeletal structures and the breakdown of images. I am dissatisfied with pure representation and technological aids that do too much for us. I am drawn to the accidental and the interaction between materials. I like to touch, look, make, do, and discover through art making. I work with photography, fiber, ink and digital technology, among others.