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Marissa Geoffroy moved from New York to the Bay Area in 2014. She received her MFA in Fine Art from California College of the Arts (CCA).

Marissa is a painter, photographer and sculptor. She is intrigued by spaces and architecture, and by the philosophical implications of human perception.

She is also a founding member of Borderline Art Collective, which aims to support local artists, provide a venue for discourse, and expand art appreciation in the Bay Area.

Marissa Geoffroy

San Francisco, CA

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California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

MFA in Fine Art, May 2017

New York University School Of Law, New York, NY

J.D., May 2011

Brown University, Providence, RI                                                                 

B.A. in Biomedical Ethics, Political and Ethical Philosophy, magna cum laude, May 2007       

Honors:   Phi Beta Kappa, Honors in Biomedical Ethics Major, Curt John Ducasse Premium in Metaphysics



San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

Drawing I Instructor, Spring 2019


Borderline Art Collective, San Francisco, CA

Founding Member, 2017 – Present  


826 Valencia and WRNS Studio, San Francisco, CA

Contract Artist, September 2018 – Present and


California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

Guest Lecturer for Photo Tools I, October 2017


California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

Junior Review Panelist, Spring 2016


California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Assistant Teacher for Painting I, Spring 2016


International Rescue Committee (Summer Program for Refugee Children), New York, NY                            

Lead Art Teacher, Assistant Academic Teacher, Summer 2004


Adult Basic Education, Providence, RI                             

Literacy Teacher, September 2002 - May 2003


Hope High School, Providence, RI                       

Tutor, September 2001 - May 2002


Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA

Speaker and Panelist: Art of the State Symposium, January 2020


Building an Artist’s Life: Lecture Series (CCA), San Francisco, CA

Lecturer, Fall 2018


1+1+2 Critique

Guest critic/panelist, July 18, 2018


Career Talks (CCA), San Francisco, CA

Lecture: Keeping Momentum After Graduation, April 12, 2018



Kadist Foundation, San Francisco, CA

Borderline Collective Display, October 2019-January, 2020

Kala Institute, Oakland, CA

Annual Exhibition, November-December, 2019

Slow Build, San Francisco, CA

Evolving Exhibition, July-October, 2019

SomArts, San Francisco, CA

ArtAuction19 – Coalition on Homelessness, September 12, 2019

Hubbell Street Galleries, San Francisco, CA

Alma Mater: Methods, June 15-July 26, 2019

SW Salon, New York, NY

Curated by Laura Dvorkin, Sean Mellyn, Maynard Monrow, October 2018 - January 2019

Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

Poetics of Light – Online Exhibition, October 2018

The Roll Up Project, Oakland, CA

Solo Installation, August 31 - October 4, 2018

Borderline Collective Gallery, San Francisco, CA

The After After Party: Artists of Borderline, June 2018

The Mosser Hotel, San Francisco, CA

ArtSpan Art-in-Neighborhoods, March 13 - September 10, 2018

ArtSpan Benefit Auction, San Francisco, CA

Juried Art Auction, March 24, 2018

Studio Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA

Collectors’ Choice, March 3 - March 24 2018

Sync Gallery, Denver, CO

Synchronicity, February 15- March 10 2018

Virago Gallery, Seattle, WA

Artists of Borderline Collective, February - March 2018

Borderline Collective Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Editions: Work in Multiples, December 2017

The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

Small Works, November 17, 2017 - January 6, 2018

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Commencement Exhibition, May 11 - 15, 2017

CCA Wattis Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

MFA Thesis Exhibition, March 29 - April 8, 2017

Root Division, San Francisco, CA

MFA Now, March 1 - 25, 2017

Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

Reflections and Shadows, February 17 - March 26, 2017

Upstream Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Photography Takes Over, February 2 - 26, 2017      

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland, CA

Text Tales: Narrativity in Cloth and Thread, February 2017 (Collaborator)



KALA Institute Residency

Artist in Residence, Jan – March 2019

BAART Podcast

Episodes 3, 2017

Peripheral Vision Arts

Publication Fellowship, Issue 7, Salon 2017

Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO

Partnership Program Scholarship Recipient, June 2017

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Commencement Exhibition, May 11 - 15, 2017

“Juror’s Pick” Award

Root Division Talk

4 Artists Who Are Reimagining Architecture, March 10, 2017

John Hay Library, Providence, RI

Permanent Collection

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