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Marissa Falco

marissa@marissaland.com


Education

2006 Graphic Design Certificate, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

2001 BS Journalism, Boston University

 

Shows and Exhibitions

Solo Shows

2013

  • Love Letters :: Messages Received, Washington Street Art Center, Somerville, MA
  • Marissa Falco Zine Retrospective, Barnard College Zine Library, New York, NY

Selected Group Shows

2016

  • #Caution May Be Hot, Faye's Video/Long Weekend, San Francisco/Oakland, CA
  • Tiny Book Show, Creativity Caravan, traveling exhibit, USA

2015

  • Strike Away, Paxton Gate, San Francisco, CA
  • FANZINES! Festival, Marguerite Duras Public Library, Paris, France
  • Open Studios gallery show, Washington Street Gallery, Somerville, MA

2014

  • Audio/Visual, Washington Street Gallery, Somerville, MA
  • Love Shack, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA
  • Me and My Friends Make Art III, Washington Street Gallery, Somerville, MA

2013

  • Me and My Friends Make Art II, Washington Street Gallery, Somerville, MA
  • Threadbare, Washington Street Gallery, Somerville, MA

2012

  • Adventures Close to Home, Washington Street Gallery, Somerville, MA
  • Valentined, Craftland, Providence, RI
  • Boston Ladyfest Benefit, Somerville, MA
  • Zine Show, Lincoln Arts Project, Waltham, MA
  • Rum Riot Press Expo, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME
  • Me and My Friends Make Art, Washington Street Gallery, Somerville, MA

2011

  • Hey, I Know That Guy! Washington Street Gallery, Somerville, MA
  • Tangled, Washington Street Art Center, Somerville, MA
  • National Taco Day show, La Cantina Mexicana, Somerville, MA
  • Something Sweet Benefit for Somerville Homeless Coalition, Somerville, MA

2010

  • Draw Drawings Every Day, Washington Street Gallery, Somerville, MA

2009

  • Art House Co-Op Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn, NY and touring exhibit
  • Hey, I Know That Guy! Washington Street Art Center, Somerville, MA
  • 6x6, Charmingwall Gallery, New York, NY

 

Awards

  • Somerville Arts Council Artist Fellowship, Multidiscipline, 2013

Publications

  • Dreillinger, Danielle. “Wanted: pen, plain old paper, imagination” The Christian Science Monitor 14 Dec 2007.
  • Freedman, Jenna. “Revenge of Print: Retired Zinesters Return to Ink on Paper” Library-Journal.com 1 Sept 2011.

Teaching and Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, Somerville Salon Series: Zines!, June 2012
  • Artist-in-Residence and guest instructor, BEAM Camp, Strafford, NH, August 2012
  • Panelist, Papercut Zine Library Presents: MICE 2012 Comics Artists Talk, Cambridge, MA, September 2012
  • Speaker, Comics History and Process, Emerson College Comics Club, February 2013
  • Speaker, My Zine History and Mail Art Workshop, Barnard College Zine Club, March 2013
  • Pop-Up Art Stop, community art workshop at Union Square Farmer's Market, October 2013
  • Co-presenter, zine workshop at Boston Public Library main branch with Papercut Zine Library, November 2013
  • Presenter, mini-comics workshops at Boston Public Library branches, July 2015

 

Current Employment

  • Senior Art Director, Cengage Learning, Boston, MA
  • Embroidery Instructor, Gather Here, Cambridge, MA


Relevant Experience

  • Self-publisher of zines and minicomics, 1995-present
  • Auxiliary member, Washington Street Studios, Somerville, 2012-present
  • Membership committee, Washington Street Studios, Somerville, 2013-present
  • Organizer and advertising designer, Bazaar Bizarre Boston, 2008–2013
  • Participant in Somerville Open Studios, 20092014
  • Craft vendor, Bazaar Bizarre Boston, 2001-2010