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Industry Arts
Occupation Painter
Location Oakland, California, United States
Introduction Marissa Arterberry is a painter, illustrator, and mixed media artist. She enjoys living life to its fullest, which has included a B.A. in Painting from San Francisco State University, travel to Costa Rica, Quebec, and Ghana, and regularly attending Afro Brasilian dance class. Marissa is a Bay Area native, and currently lives and works in Oakland, California.
Interests painting, being outdoors, Black studies, natural health, African/Brazilian dance, going to museums, gawking at/studying/experimenting with all things art
Favorite Movies Dazed and Confused, Yellow Submarine (this movie literally changed my life in that it introduced me to new ways of viewing colors and patterns when I was young), Frida, Basquiat, The Anniversary Party, Annie Hall, Husbands and Wives, Hannah and Her Sisters, Monsoon Wedding, The Namesake, Purple Rain, Under the Cherry Moon, Graffiti Bridge, This Is England, The Color Purple, Beloved
Favorite Music Prince (I'm obsessed), The Beatles (also obsessed), Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Nine Inch Nails, Phoebe Snow, Amy Winehouse, Roberta Flack, Joni Mitchell, Earth Wind and Fire, Zap Mama, Nina Simone, music from all over the world, especially from Brazil, Bali, India, Mexico and Africa.
Favorite Books Ain't I A Woman by bell hooks, Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart by Alice Walker, anything by Queen Afua, Sapphire's Grave by Hilda Gurley Highgate, anything by Toni Morrison, The Black Woman: An Anthology, anything by Octavia E. Butler

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