MARISA YOW

oils & mixed media

CONCERT RECEPTION EXHIBIT
AMERICAN BRASS QUINTET

MAY 7, 2023

The Artist

“It was mine; it was the only place I felt I had a voice. I continued because I loved the act, creating something from nothing, and the feeling of fulfillment that I made this.” 

Working predominantly between the territories of drawing and painting, small- to large-scale, Marisa Yow produces works that create a simultaneously visually and emotionally thought-provoking atmosphere.

“Communication, the ability to evoke an emotional connection with another individual. A shared thought or feeling for the viewer to find commonality within another.” 

Her paintings mainly focus on large-scale figurative works, bear marks that are instinctual, bold, and lush. Her drawings are often smaller in scale, offering intimacy and warmth. Marisa employs unconventional compositions and implied narratives to trigger the viewer’s imagination. She is constantly creating a dialog that would not just confirm what is observed but would allow questioning about what is not presented. 

“I draw from my perspective, felt or perceived, of vulnerabilities, familiarities, memories, images, emotions, ideas, and thoughts. As my experiences expand, my thoughts evolve. I only hope to continue to create with an authentic visual voice that others find they connect with.” 

Marisa grew up in the Jacksonville Beaches area and attended Florida State University. There she received a BA in Art History and BFA in Painting. Marisa also holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

Currently, she has a private studio in Jacksonville’s CoRK Arts District and teaches small and private classes at her Beaches studio location. Marisa Yow is an Adjunct Professor at Florida State College of Jacksonville and a Committee Member of the CoRK Arts District. Marisa has been voted one of Jacksonville’s Top Nine Best Painting and Drawing Instructors for three years in a row. She has shown nationally and internationally, most recently at ACQR Art ( group show), London, United Kingdom 2020. 

Web: Marisayow.com 

Facebook: Marisa Yow- Artist

Instagram: marisa_yow 

Email: marisayowart@gmail.com

 

Daniela Liebman

In addition to its outstanding concerts and educational outreach programs, BFAS also presents an art exhibition from a regional visual artist at each home concert.

Works are showcased at the concert and at the reception following each concert. Concert attendees are able to meet the artists at the reception. The exhibition remains in place for several weeks and works are available for purchase.

VENUE

St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
465 11th Avenue N.
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

MARISA YOW

oil & mixed media

CONCERT RECEPTION EXHIBIT

 AMERICAN BRASS QUINTET

MAY 7, 2023

In addition to its outstanding concerts and educational outreach programs, BFAS also presents an art exhibition from a regional visual artist at each home concert.

Works are showcased at the concert and at the reception following each concert. Concert attendees are able to meet the artists at the reception. The exhibition remains in place for several weeks and works are available for purchase.

VENUE

465 11th Avenue North
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

The Artist

“It was mine; it was the only place I felt I had a voice. I continued because I loved the act, creating something from nothing, and the feeling of fulfillment that I made this.” 

Working predominantly between the territories of drawing and painting, small- to large-scale, Marisa Yow produces works that create a simultaneously visually and emotionally thought-provoking atmosphere.

“Communication, the ability to evoke an emotional connection with another individual. A shared thought or feeling for the viewer to find commonality within another.” 

Her paintings mainly focus on large-scale figurative works, bear marks that are instinctual, bold, and lush. Her drawings are often smaller in scale, offering intimacy and warmth. Marisa employs unconventional compositions and implied narratives to trigger the viewer’s imagination. She is constantly creating a dialog that would not just confirm what is observed but would allow questioning about what is not presented. 

“I draw from my perspective, felt or perceived, of vulnerabilities, familiarities, memories, images, emotions, ideas, and thoughts. As my experiences expand, my thoughts evolve. I only hope to continue to create with an authentic visual voice that others find they connect with.” 

Marisa grew up in the Jacksonville Beaches area and attended Florida State University. There she received a BA in Art History and BFA in Painting. Marisa also holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

Currently, she has a private studio in Jacksonville’s CoRK Arts District and teaches small and private classes at her Beaches studio location. Marisa Yow is an Adjunct Professor at Florida State College of Jacksonville and a Committee Member of the CoRK Arts District. Marisa has been voted one of Jacksonville’s Top Nine Best Painting and Drawing Instructors for three years in a row. She has shown nationally and internationally, most recently at ACQR Art ( group show), London, United Kingdom 2020. 

Web: Marisayow.com 

Facebook: Marisa Yow- Artist

Instagram: marisa_yow 

Email: marisayowart@gmail.com