Marissa Sohn

About

Marissa Sohn is an artist, enthusiast, and general obsessor living and working in the Seattle area. Her involvement in the arts is a passion beyond anything else, nurtured and nuanced during her time at Cornish College of the Arts where she explored the depths of analogue and alternative photographic processes. Her fascination with photography was initially centered in the inherent contrast between the medium’s tangibility and simultaneous sense of displacement, and as she found her love for playing with perception her work began encroaching into different media. Currently her repertoire includes video, performance, installation and sculpture works. Her work is rooted in an exploration of identity and analyzing the dichotomy of everything that defines us as individuals. Through investigating her own experience as a biracial, queer, woman in America, she embraces the feeling of being grounded in an identity that is contradictory, undefined, and ever changing.


Portrait by Clark Rowan, 2019

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Contact


Feel free to use this form to contact me with any comments or questions.

I am available for freelance, consultation, commission, and jewelry repair work. 

Direct links for product, portrait, and event photography portfolios available on request.

You are also welcome to email me at marissasohn@gmail.com.




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CV

Select Exhibitions

2019
** Artist Feature: Marissa Sohn, Solo Exhibition, In Bloom Salon and Gallery, Seattle, WA
Motherland, Group Exhibition, Center on Contemporary Arts, Seattle, WA

2018
Flower Portraits, Solo Exhibition, Java Bean Coffeehouse, Seattle, WA
Watercolors, Solo Exhibition, In Bloom Salon and Gallery, Seattle, WA
Creativity Persists, Group Exhibition, Center on Contemporary Arts, Seattle, WA

2017
Flower Portraits, Group Exhibition, The Royal Drummer, Seattle, WA

2016
It, Solo Exhibition, In Bloom Salon and Gallery, Seattle, WA
Flower Portraits, Solo Exhibition, Saturn and Space Buildings, Seattle, WA

2015
Flower Portraits, Solo Exhibition, Cafe Senso Unico, Seattle, WA
Watercolors, Solo Exhibition, Kismet Salon, Seattle, WA
It, Solo Exhibition, Lindsey Runyon Design, Seattle, WA
** The Locals, 422 Summit Ave E, Seattle, WA
EXPO 15: Art and Design BFA Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA.
The Pancakes and Booze Art Show, Group Exhibition, El Corazon, Seattle, WA
Present with RAWartists, Group Exhibition, The Fremont Foundry, Seattle, WA.

2014
Funny but How Does It Apply, Group Exhibition, Cornish Playhouse, Seattle, WA.
We Are Watching You, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA.
Untitled (stuff), Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA.
** Fragmented, The Washington Talking Book and Braille Library, Seattle, WA.
Flower Portraits, Solo Exhibition, Victrola Coffee Roasters, Seattle, WA.
The Process of Light, Solo Exhibition, Fuel Coffee, Seattle, WA.

2013
Plahaus, Group Exhibition, Cornish Playhouse, Seattle, WA.
stop making me draw, or at least stop making me show you, The Closet Gallery, Cornish College, of the Arts, Seattle, WA.
First Thursday Art Walk, Group Exhibition, OK Gallery, Seattle, WA.

*These exhibitions are still on display.
** These exhibitions are indefinite

Vending Showcases

2019
Macabre Market, The Mercury @ Machinewekrs, Seattle, WA
The Georgetown Carnival, Seattle, WA

2018
Queen Anne Beerhall, Seattle, WA
Georgetown Trailer Park Mall, Seattle, WA
Macabre Market, The Mercury @ Machinewekrs, Seattle, WA
The Pancakes and Booze Art Show, El Corazon, Seattle, WA

2017
LIFE:FORMS by The Seattle Gem and Mineral Show, Lake City Community Center, Seattle, WA
The Georgetown Carnival, Seattle, WA

2016
Goodies: Halloween Showcase, Spooked In Seattle, Seattle, WA
Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird, Holiday Inn Hotel, Everett, WA
May Georgetown Art Attack, Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center, Seattle, WA
January Georgetown Art Attack, Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center, Seattle, WA
The Pancakes and Booze Art Show, El Corazon, Seattle, WA

Education

2015
BFA, Cornish College of the Arts

Select Employment/ Experience

Photographer
2019 - present, Venture Coffee Co, Seattle, WA
2018 - 2019, Chi Chai, Seattle, WA
2014 - 2019, How Does Your Garden Grow, Seattle, WA
2017, Damsel and Hopper Bakeshop, Seattle, WA
2017, Fusion Beads Inc, Seattle, WA
2016, Kiwi Designs, Seattle, WA

Videographer
2014 - 2016, How Does Your Garden Grow, Seattle, WA
2013, Ordinary Media, Los Angeles, CA

Membership Manager
2017 - 2018, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

Jewelry Repair
2017-present, self employed, Seattle, WA
2017, Fusion Beads Inc, Seattle, WA

Social Media Consultant
2019, Venture Coffee Co, Seattle, WA
2018, Chi Chai, Seattle, WA
2018, Java Bean Coffee House, Seattle, WA
2017, Damsel and Hopper Bakeshop, Seattle, WA
2017, Fusion Beads Inc, Seattle, WA
2015 - 2016, How Does Your Garden Grow, Seattle, WA
2013, Ordinary Media, Los Angeles, CA

Instructor (wire work and mixed media)
2019, Self Employed, Seattle, WA
2016-2017, Fusion Beads Inc, Seattle, WA

Event Coordinator
2016, Goodies: Halloween Festival, Seattle, WA
2015 - 2017, Fusion Beads Inc, Seattle, WA

Muralist
2015, Newmark Capitol Realty, Seattle, WA
2014, Washington Talking Book and Braille Library Seattle, WA


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