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Born Queens, NY



         MFA University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

         BFA, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY

         Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York, NY

         (vocational training in sewing and weaving)


2020   Love Bites, Manic Snail, St. Joseph, MO

2019   Works on Paper, The In Art Gallery, Edwardsville, IL

2019   Elements and Principles, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO

2019   Terms of Use, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

2019   Faculty Exhibition, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

2019   Run Riot: A PLUG Project Salon, PLUG Projects, Kansas City, MO 

2019   Wish You Were Here Postcard Show 19, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY 

2018   Faculty Exhibition, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

2018   Northwest Missouri State University Faculty Invitational Exhibition, University of Nebraska,                Omaha, NE

2018   Alter E(c)o, Art and Design Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS*

2017   UP CLOSE: The Object Feels, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS

          All In Due Time, Art Emergency, Lawrence, KS

2016  Displacement, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS

         MFA Candidates Show, Art and Design Gallery University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

2014  Garden GALA Auction, Terrace on the Park, New York, NY

2013  Conscious Revisions, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY

2012  The Last Laugh, Shellzoni Studios at 35 Meadow, Brooklyn, NY

2010  Affordable Art Fair, U-Gallery, New York, NY

2008  Generations: 6, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

2007  Fragments, Sam Quinn Gallery, Philadelphia, PA*

         SALON de EXSPACE #4, AG Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2003  Push, Dolly Mass Gallery, Purchase NY*

         Selections, Purchase College, Purchase, NY


         GRANTS & AWARDS

2020  Faculty Research Grant, Northwest Missouri State UniversityMaryville, MO

2018  Hollander Family Foundation Award for Professional Development, University of Kansas,                    Lawrence, KS

2018  Ted Johnson's Interrelations of the Humanities and Arts Award, University of Kansas,                          Lawrence, KS

2018  Koch Cultural Grant, Wichita, KS

2017  School of the Arts Research Grant, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

2016  Jack and Lavon Education Award, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS

2015  Carrey Scholarship Award: Graduate Teaching Fellowship , University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

2003  Joseph Saldarelli Memorial Award for Academic Achievement, Purchase, NY


2020   Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE (contingent upon Covid-19)

2018   Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Residency, Kansas City, MO

2007  Aritst's Enclave at I-Park, East Haddam, CT


2017  Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS

2007  I-Park, East Haddam, CT

2003  Purchase College, Purchase, NY


         TEACHING EXPERIENCE (view teaching philosophy)


         Adjunct Professor: Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO 


         Instructor of Record: The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS



2015  Craig, Natalie. The University Daily Kansan: Art in Focus: Marissa Shell, A KU Graduate Student              from New Yorkhttp://www.kansan.com/arts_and_culture/art-in-focus-marissa-shell-a-ku-                  graduate-student-from/article_df39aae8-9c34-11e5-a5e3-f33cd7d555d0.html                                      graduate-student- from/ article_df39aae8-9c34-11e5-a5e3-f33cd7d555d0.html, December, 5.

2014 Sutton, Roberta Felice, and Christian Finbar Kelley. Arts in Bushwick: The Planet's Most                    Important Yard Sale: https://artsinbushwick.tumblr.com/post/86413372235/the-planets-most-           important-yard-sale

2009 Peng, Qi. EXCLUSIVE ASSASSINATION Marissa Shell, Artist Represented by                                      Ugallery: https://theartassassin2.wordpress.com/2009/11/

2007 Rice, Robin. Philadelphia City Paper. Visual Arts. http://citypaper.net/article.php?Visual-Arts-             23310,September.


2020 SANDLOT GOODS: Seamstress. Kansas City, MO

2020 GOOD WILL: Seamstress. Kansas City, MO

2019 KANSAS CITY COSTUMES: Seamstress. Kansas City, MO

2018 UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS: Costume Shop Assistant/Seamstress. Lawrence, KS

2017 UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS: Wood Shop and Digital Lab Technician. Lawrence, KS

2015 DIEU DONEÈ: Classroom Assistant and Administrative Volunteer. New York, NY

2007 A.I.R. GALLERY: Archives/Press Volunteer. New York, NY

2007 EXIT ART: Archives Volunteer. New York, NY

2003 HAZEN-KAYE ART ADVISORY: Intern. New York, NY


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