Marisa Tesauro


Born 1976, currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Hunter’s Point South, Construction Burial Sites, Site-specific Installation and walk, Queens, NY

2014 Museum, La Specola, Miti Oggi Ruderi Domani, Solo Exhibition, Florence, Italy

2012 Catoio Add’u Padizzu, Via Roma 2, Site-specific Installation, Monasterace, Italy

2009 Eyebeam Gallery, Crystalarium, Site-specific Installation, NY, NY

2006 La Escocesa, “Deja Tú Marca Aquí”, Site-specific Installation/Performance, Barcelona, Spain

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Artspace, Invented Archeology, Group Exhibition, NY, NY (forthcoming June 2019)

2017 Stand4 Gallery, The Way We Were, Group Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY

2016 Queens Museum of Art, Chance Ecologies, Group Exhibition, Queens, NY

Dickinson Roundell, Scent, Group Exhibition, NY, NY

Radiator Gallery, Chance Ecologies, Group Exhibition, Queens, NY

2015 Bay Ridge SAW, Inclinations, Site-specific Installation, Brooklyn, NY

2014 ARTECHO, A Remix of Abundance:Constructing Sustainability, Group Exhibition, NY, NY

Galapagos Art Space, Talented Brooklyn, Group Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY

2013 John D. Calandra Italian American Institute at Queens College CUNY, 4 Artists, NY, NY


AS Studios at 526 West 26th Street, Real Time, NY, NY

2012 NARS Foundation, NARS Foundation 2nd Annual Benefit, Brooklyn, NY

Newton Art Center, Out of the Ruins: Reimagining the Romantic Tradition, Group Exhibition, Newton, MA

Hillyer Art Space, Lo Studio dei Nipoti, Group Exhibition, Washington D.C.

No Longer Empty at The Andrew Freedman Home, This Side of Paradise, Bronx, NY

2011 NARS Foundation, Sunset Rising, Group Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY

NARS Foundation, Bridges, Trees, Skulls, Pies and Other Treasure Trails, Group Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY

ARTBLOGARTBLOG, ¨If you like it take it home.¨, Group Exhibition, NY, NY

Samson Projects, Chain Letter, Group Exhibition, Boston, MA

Galapagos Art Space, Talented Brooklyn, Group Exhibition Brooklyn, NY

2010 Partners & Spade, Lawn Project, NY, NY

One Story Press, Silent Auction, Brooklyn, NY

2009 Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Specchi, Solo Exhibition, NY, NY

2008 Casaborne Gallery, Born III, Group Exhibition, Antequera, Spain

2007 Patio de la Hospedería de Monasterio de San Benito, Bienal de Escultura, Valladolid, Spain

2006 La Escocesa, “Deja Tú Marca Aquí”, Site-specific Installation/Performance, Barcelona, Spain

2004 Staygold Gallery, Threads, Associations and Implications, Group Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY

2003 4th ave., Pulpo de las Calles, Public Intervention, Brooklyn, NY

2001 Woods Gerry Hall (RISD), Pod, Providence, RI

Benson Hall (RISD), Façade, Providence, RI

2000 Apt. 3 Gallery, 6 Artists/6 Rooms, Site-specific Installation, Providence, RI

Related Projects

2017 Guest host with Catherine Grau, Contamination on -empyre-, Cornell University

2016 Artist Book, Relics in the Construction of Place. In Conjunction with Chance Ecologies at Queens Museum, NY

2014 Artist talk at the Museum La Specola in conjunction with the archeology conference, La Romanizzazione Della Citta’ dei Centri e Dei Territori Dell’Italia Ionica, Florence, Italy

2012 Artist Book, Strutture, published by Content Series, Brooklyn, NY

2011 Sculpture Edition Project, Ruminations, commissioned by Worthwhisland, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Residencies/Awards

2017 NYFA Artist As Entrepreneur Boot Camp Program

2016 Queens Museum Studio in the Park Residency, Chance Ecologies, Queens, NY

2015 Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant

Site-specific installation project, Aieta, Calabria, Italy

Bay Ridge SAW, selected artist, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

2013 Artist Pension Trust, Participating Artist

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Guest Curator Picks, Betti-Sue Hertz, Director Visual Arts, San Francisco, CA

Montclair Art Museum, Guest Curator Picks, Alexandra Schwartz, Curator Contemporary Art,, Montclair, NJ

2012 Bronx Museum of the Arts, Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program, Bronx, NY

AS Artists, Artist Registry curated by Jill Conner, NY, NY

Monasterace Artist in Residence, Monasterace, Italy

2011 Vermont Studio Center, Full Fellowship Award, Johnson, VT

2001 Yvonne Force Award

Selected Bibliography

2016 Alvarez Fernandez, Maximino, Hunters Point, January 26

2015 D’Agostino, Paul, L Rex: Art, The L Magazine, June 6

Malone, Başak, The New Collectors Book 2015

2013 Sciorra, Joseph, Il Bollettino, In Piazza, Vol. 6, Issue 1

Briscese, Rosangela, Italics, The Italian American Television, John D. Calandra Institute

2010 Cano, Jorge and Orozco, Marta, Textos Elásticos, Visualización Dínamica de Textos, La Imagen es un Texto, Centro de Arte y Creación Industríal Laboral de Gijón, February

2009 Mankin, Jen, “The Cut”, New York Magazine, February 16

2008 Robles, Ana, Se Ruega No Tocar,“La Ciudad Ideal de Marisa Tesauro”, La Fresa Contemporary Art Magazine