In her work, Marissa enjoys experimenting with the random juxtaposition of various shapes, colors, and textures. She allows her work to develop without a concrete plan in mind, incorporating accidents and unintentional forms in her pieces. By doing so, Marissa creates parallels between her art and reality and explores the idea that there is no such thing as a mistake, only a change in perspective. She uses these random markings to create a simple language in response to the complexities of life and the nuances of human relationships.
Marissa Eshima was born and raised in Honolulu. After taking a variety of art studios in college, she discovered a deep passion for and fascination with the printmaking process when she took intaglio as an elective course in 2009. Marissa went on to study relief, screenprinting, and lithography and received her BA in Japanese and minor in Art from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2010. She continues to study printmaking at the Honolulu Museum of Art School and is a member of the Honolulu Printmakers.
November 2017-What Remains-In4mation, Honolulu, HI
May 2016-Everything is Not as it Seems-Brue Bar, Honolulu, HI
Selected Juried and Group Exhibitions
April 2019-Hawaii Music and Life Festival-Tokyo Midtown, Tokyo, Japan
October 2017-I ka Piko-Cedar Street Galleries, Honolulu, HI
June 2017-I ka Piko-The Ropewalk Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire, UK
March 2017-89th Annual Honolulu Printmakers Exhibition, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI (Juried)
August 2016-HJCC 38th Annual “Commitment to Excellence” Art Exhibition, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI (Juried)
November 2015-18th Mixed Media Miniature Show, Koa Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI
August 2015-HJCC 37th Annual “Commitment to Excellence” Art Exhibition, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI (Juried)