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Mariella Bisson

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Let_the_river_answer_smallfile
Let The River Answer, 2009 Mixed Media Collage on Linen 60 X 40" © artist
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Fawn's Leap, Mountainsides, 2009 Mixed Media Collage on Linen 60 X 40" © artist
Palenville_summer_panorama
(Palenville) Panorama, 2009 Mixed Media on Linen 34 X 74" © artist
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The Rocks Remember the Sea, 2009 Gouache/ Watercolor on Paper 16 X 12" © artist
Palenville__new_morning__2007
(Palenville) New Morning, 2007 Mixed Media on Wood Panel 40 X 60" © artist
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Deep Woods Falls, 2015 Mixed Media on Linen 40 X 30 X 2 Inches © artist
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Drop Shadow Falls, 2015 Mixed Media on Linen 96 X 74 X 2 Inches © artist
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
St. Johnsbury, VT
Birth year
1954
Lives in
Woodstock, NY
Works in
Woodstock, NY
Schools
Bank Street College of Education, 1981, MS Museum Education
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1978, BFA Drawing/ Art Ed
Mt. Holyoke College, 1972
Representing galleries
Butters Gallery (Portland OR), Donna Heinley Fine Arts Southwest (Taos, NM), Kentler Internat Drawing Space, (Brooklyn, NY) Gallery North Star (Grafton, VT), (Stowe, VT) Concept Art Gallery (Pittsburgh, PA), Marshall , West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park
Tags
Catskills, hudson, river, american, Vermont, collage, arts-education, mixed-media, realism, landscape, modern, traditional
Mariella Bisson

Mariella Bisson

Bio

Born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, Bisson learned to draw in a one-room schoolhouse in East Burke, VT.  She moved to New York City to earn a BFA in Drawing at Pratt Institute and lived in Brooklyn until 2001.  She and her husband have recently completed the construction of a new geothermal and solar home/studio in Woodstock, NY.

Bisson’s work has won grant support from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in 1990 and again in 2014/2015; the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation; The Lenore Segan Visual Art Award from the Joyce Dutka Foundation; a fellowship from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation and one from Robert Rauschenberg’s Change Foundation. She is a winner of the 2012 NYFA Fellowship in Painting.

She has had solo exhibitions in several venues including  The Arsenal Gallery in NYC, The The Kentler International Drawing Space in Brooklyn, NY; The Feick Art Center at Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT; Elena Zang Gallery in Woodstock, NY; Gallery North Star in Grafton, VT and West Branch Gallery in Stowe, VT and the Olean Library Art Gallery, Olean, NY.

She has painted waterfall and geological sites in America, Europe and Canada while serving as Artist in Residence for programs including the Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada where she has won the Leighton Fellowship twice; The Blue Mountain Center in the Adirondacks of New York; the Town of Breckenridge Tin Shop Residency in Colorado; The Vermont Studio Colony in Johnston, Vermont; Gelsenkirchen City Museum, Germany: Byrdcliffe in Woodstock, New York and The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts in the northern mountains of Rabun Gap, Georgia.

Her works are in public collections including the Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University; Gelsenkirchen City Museum, Germany; The Evelyn Lauder Breast Center at Sloan Kettering Hospital, Philip Morris Companies Inc.; White & Case LLP; Pfizer; Dunn & Bradstreet, PNG Gas Company of Pittsburgh, Talisman Energy in Pittsburgh and Standard & Poors.

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