Marissa Jezak (b.1992) is an artist who makes sculpture, 2D works, installation, video, and sound. She explores themes of personal nostalgia and gender politics through a versatile studio practice that incorporates a wide range of materials—including many found objects, fabrics, adhesives, and organic matter. Inspired by childhood artifacts and imagery from popular culture, she creates visceral forms that seek to investigate intricacies of violence, social constructions of femininity, and the use of art as a coping mechanism.
In 2014, Jezak earned a BFA from the College for Creative Studies. She has completed residencies at Mother’s Milk and Nave Proyecto, and her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally. In addition, she has written poetry, critical essays, and exhibition reviews for publications such as the New Art Examiner, runner, and Detroit Research. She currently lives and works in Detroit, MI, USA.