CalArts (California Institute of the Arts), 2013, MFA
MARISA WILLIAMSON is an New York area-based performance, video, and installation artist. She received her B.A. from Harvard University and her M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts. She has staged site-specific performances at and in collaboration with Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Storm King Art Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Williamson’s short film exploring Sally Hemings’ time spent in Paris, shot on location in France, has screened in Boston, Philadelphia, and New York. Her videos, performances, and objects are exhibited regularly in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. She was a participant in the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2012, the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program in 2014-2015, and attended the Shandaken Project at Storm King in 2015. She has taught at Pratt Institute, the Brooklyn Museum, and Rutgers University. She currently serves as the Ruffin Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at the University of Virginia.