About Marischa Slusarski 2017-04-20T22:18:11+00:00

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Marischa Slusarski is an interdisciplinary-artist whose individual and collaborative projects have evolved in form and medium over the years, resulting in a body of work that challenges traditional boundaries. She has pursued a successful gallery career exhibiting paintings, sculpture, photography and digital media in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Her work is represented in museums and institutions as well as in many private and public collections. She has been written about in numerous print and online publications and her artworks have been featured in film, television, theater and rock concert set design.

 

Slusarski has worked as a performer, teacher, body painter, toy designer and curator. She has been a production designer for film, an art director for dance performances, and an art therapy counselor for at-risk youth with mental health issues. Earlier in her career, she founded “Underbelly Gallery” in London’s Shoreditch gallery district, presenting exhibitions, installations, live performances, and video and film festivals. In 2009, she started the painting program for Children Mending Hearts, an art exchange organization between homeless children in the U.S. and the Congo. In 2010, she was nominated as one of 300 artists nationwide for the USA Artists Fellowship Grant. In 2014, she was awarded an artist-in-residence program at the prestigious New Space Arts Foundation in Hue, Vietnam. And in October of 2016, she collaborated with and studied at the Volunteer Artist’s Studio of Thimphu in Bhutan which is affiliated with the New Museum in New York City.

 

Also recently, Slusarski and collaborator Britt Ehringer, founded “Namaak Collective,” an internationally renowned group of artists who seek to expose the revolutionary new ways we perceive and access art in the digital age. Recent collaborations have included shows at C-Space Gallery in Beijing, China, LAUNCH Gallery in Los Angeles, and New Space Foundation in Hue, Vietnam.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013   Atlas, Launch LA Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2009   Child’s Play, Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery, Palm Desert CA

2008   The Bruise of Human Contact, Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2007   Venice Art Walk, Victoria Studios, Venice CA

2005   On the Fringe, Victoria Studios, Los Angeles CA

2004   New Paintings, Air Space, Los Angeles CA

2003   Innies and Outies, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago IL

2001   Familiarity Breeds Contempt, Transit Space Gallery, London

2001   The Taxidermy Dioramas, Gallery 149, London

1999   The Hunter’s Dilemma, Robert Green Fine Arts, San Francisco CA

1998   Predicament of the Hunt, Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles CA

1996   Infinite Embrace, Utopia Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

1995   New Paintings, Anton Giddings Gallery, Den Haag, Netherlands

1995   Company of Benevolent Freaks, Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles CA

1993   New Paintings, B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica CA

1993   Heroes, Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles CA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017   Looking Back, 10 Years of Photography, Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2016   Group Show, Mario Romeno Wave House, Venice, California

2016   New Photographs, Marischa Slusarski, Marmol Radzner Achitecture, Venice, California

2015   Fashionistas Fight Back, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art

2015   Bunnymania, Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2015   Bunnymania, Chung King Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2014   35 Years, Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014   The Good Art, Merchant Modern, Los Angeles, CA

2014   Beijing Lollipop Show, C-Space Gallery, Beijing, China

2013   Namaak Collective, Launch LA Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2012   ArtPad SF, Robert Berman Gallery, San Francisco CA

2011   Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2011   Social Submidgets, Gagosian Junior Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011   Venice Re-naissance, 57 Market Street Gallery, Venice CA

2010   Evolution, BauRaum Galerie, Cologne, Germany

2008   The Hangover, Phantom Galleries, Los Angeles CA

2008   What’s the Matter With Mommy, Salon Oblique, Los Angeles CA

2007   Supa Store, Elizabeth Paige Smith Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2007   Family Garden, Elizabeth Paige Smith Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2004   Species, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago IL

2004   25th Anniversary Show, Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2003   The New Plastics, Gallery 825, Los Angeles

2002   A Thousand Clowns, Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2001   Pause and Play, VTO Gallery, London England

2001   Self-Serve, Five Years, London England

2000   Erotica, Consortium Gallery, Venice CA

1999   California Drawin’, Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles CA

1999   New Paintings, Half a Dozen Rose, Venice, CA

1998   Group Show, Linda Warren Gallery, Los Angeles CA

1998   Group Show, D-5 Gallery, Los Angeles CA

1997   Brain Forest Tent, Lollapalooza Concert Tour, Statewide USA.

1997   Kunst Rai, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1996   Group Show, Anton Giddings Gallery, Den Haag, Netherlands

1996   Holland Art Fair, Amsterdam Netherlands

1995   Art and Image ’95, Grote Kerke, Den Haag, Netherlands

1995   City of Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

1995   Santa Monica Auctions, Broadway Complex, Santa Monica CA

1995   Art and Image ’95, Grote Kerke, Den Haag, Netherlands

1995   City of Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

1995   Santa Monica Auctions, Broadway Complex, Santa Monica CA

 

Selected Corporate and Public Collections

Joie de Vivre Hotels, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, Hawaii, Chicago

City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA

United Talent Agency, Los Angeles, CA

Flinkman Realty Corporation, Santa Monica, CA

Color Ray Technology, Malibu, CA

Artepublishing Company, New York, NY

Hugh Lautner Levin Associates, Inc., New York, NY

LocalResponse, New York, NY

Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg, Belgium

Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles,  CA

Uncommon Knowledge, The Hoover Institute, Stanford, CA

Patricia Arquette, GiveLove Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

 

Selected Museum Shows and Collections

The Orange County Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Stanford University Art Museum, Palo Alto, CA

The National Museum of Animals and Society, Los Angeles, CA

 

Education and Residencies

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Colorado State University

Additional Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Additional Studies, Transit Space Photography, London

Residency, New Space Arts Foundation, Hue, Vietnam

 

Web

slusarski.net

freakography.com

namaakcollective.com

Facebook -Slusarski Studio

Facebook – Namaak-Collective

 

Instagram: @mslusarski

Instagram: @namaak collective

Twitter: @SlusarskiStudio

Twitter: @TeamNamaak

 

Print, Online, and Other Media

Shana Nys Dambrot, “Namaak Collective,” Whitehot Magazine, November 2013.

“Namaak Collective Opens First Exhibition in the US at Launch LA,” artdaily.org, July 2013.

Meagan Koester, “Namaak Collective: Atlas at LAUNCH LA,” fabrik.la, August 2013.

“Robert Berman Showcase, Marischa Slusarski,” Art LTD/West Coast Art +     Design Magazine, January 2009.12-18.

“Marischa Slusarski,” Time Warner Cable television interview, Joan Quinn Profiles, November 2008.

“Don’t Miss (Art Picks), Marischa Slusarski – The Bruise of Human Contact,”

Los Angeles Times, November 11, 2007.

Shana Nys Dambrot, “The Bruise of Human Contact, Marischa Slusarski at the Robert Berman Gallery,” Cover Design #241 and review, Flavorpill LA, November 3, 2007.

“The Bruise of Human Contact,” The Argonaut Newspaper, October 18, 2007.

“Family Garden” – Elizabeth Paige Smith Gallery, Cover Design, Flavorpill LA, May 22-28, 2007.

“Venice is Art All the Time – Marischa Slusarski, On the Fringe,” Santa Monica Mirror, May 2005.

“Marischa Slusarski – Species,” Chicago Journal, September 2004. 10.

“Marischa Slusarski and Claire Barron Dead Rabbit”, Chicago Gallery News, September – December 2003. 30.

“Hot Picks, Galleries and Museums”, Marischa Slusarski and Claire Barron, “Gidget Goes to London”, Chicago Reader, September 2003 p. 31-33

“Familiarity Breeds Contempt,” UK Edition A-N Magazine for Artists,

June-July 2001. 16.

“Familiarity Breeds Contempt,” SX Magazine United Kingdom, London Exhibitions – Night Out, July 2001. 29.

Richard Berry, “A Dying Art,” TNT Magazine London, June 11, 2001. 24-25.

Tricia Cambron, “The Hunted,” Marin Independent Journal, September 1999. 3.

Stephen Lemons, “Home Is Where The Art Is,” New Times Los Angeles

September 9-15, 1999. 28.

“The Hunter’s Dilemma,” Gallery Guide-West Coast, March 1998. 22.

“Best of The Year (1996) – Marischa Slusarski at Utopia Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand,” Bangkok Metro Magazine, January 1997. Cover and p. 6.

“Marischa Slusarski at the Utopia Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand,” Asian Art News (Hong Kong) Exhibition Reviews, July-August 1996. 83.

Claire Barron “A Ride in the Vanished Forest,” Bangkok Post, May 11, 1996. 3.

Sompong Muensuttawong, “In Memory of Deer Departed,” Bangkok Metro Magazine, April 1996. 11.

“Holland Art Fair – Marischa Slusarski, Anton Gidding Gallery,” Kunstwerk

Art Media, Amsterdam, April 1996. 44