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Marisa S White is best known for seamlessly stitching multiple photographs together, weaving her own personal narrative through surrealistic and fantastical imagery. Having grown up in Houston, Texas with The Menil Collection and the MFAH in her backyard, Marisa was heavily influenced by the Surrealists. She incorporates these dream-like scenes to express and idea or an emotion perhaps not so easily conveyed through traditional landscapes and realistic settings. However, her images speak to concepts not so foreign or mysterious, but to touch upon our own questions of life, love, fear and the unknown.
Initially a mixed media collage artist, she received her BFA at the University of North Texas. Through her studies she fell in love with the camera and further secured the use of photography in her work after a summer in Missoula, Montana at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography. Marisa now resides in both Virginia & Florida with her husband and their four-legged child named Shelby.
Marisa grew up in a house full of scientists. With both her parents circling the medical field and her sister following suit, she often found herself alone in her room drawing or painting whatever the emotion of the day required. While attending college, at the University of North Texas, she discovered the full capabilities of the camera. The dark room became a second home from that moment on, seduced by the glowing red lights, the smell of fixer, and the ability for paper to suddenly sprout an image like a magician revealing the prestige of a magic trick. It wasn’t long before she began combining photographs to her paintings, creating mixed media collages. It was then that she found her passion with photographing, able to capture that spontaneous and real moment. A truth that is sometimes so fleeting, if only for a second.... (http://www.whitesparksphotography-blog.com/about-marisa/)