MFA Book Arts and Printmaking, University of the Arts
BA Studio Art, Colorado College
Artist and printmaker Marisha Simons has spent most of her life in places of breathtaking natural beauty, Northern California and Colorado. Her artwork borrows images of both flora and fauna from these landscapes and translates them into abstracted forms of themselves that build a theatrical scale slice of the outdoors. The presentation of her prints is non-traditional: her installations are hand-printed on silk and hang in space in layers, utilizing the transparency of the silk to create a sense of depth. Simons earned her MFA in Book Arts & Printmaking from the University of the Arts in 2003, and her BA in studio Art from Colorado College in 1995. Currently, in her business Marisha Simons Designs, she designs and prints custom interior installations for clients as well as collaborates with individual artists to produce fine art editions of their work. She teaches printmaking at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA and is a graduated fellow in the Career Development Program at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia.