Marissa Solini

Corvallis, OR


2015    Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Cum Laude, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
2011    National Art Honor Society, West Linn High School in West Linn, OR


2016     Portland2016 Biennial Finalist with Kathleen Caprario – studio visit with curator Michelle Grabner and work exhibited in Salon: Portland2016 Biennial, The Studio Visits

2015    State of the Coast Artist of the Year, Coos Bay, OR

·       College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Senior Award, Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis, OR

·       Leadership Award, Orange Media Network, OSU, Corvallis, OR

·       Bartholomew Memorial Scholarship in Student Media, OSU Corvallis, OR

2014    Arts Engagement Award, OSU, Corvallis, OR

·       Art Department Faculty Award, OSU, Corvallis, OR

·       Yaquina Art Association Scholarship, Oregon

·       “Best Program Director” finalist, Intercollegiate Broadcasting System

·       Sponenburgh Travel Award – $3500 for art historical research in England (Women Studies/Young British Artists)

·       President’s Commission on the Status of Women, $500 award for Female Specimen exhibit

2013     Paul James Gunn Memorial Scholarship in Fine Arts, OSU, Corvallis, OR


Work Experience

2016 - Present    Office Manager and Front-of-House Manager, Department of Theatre Arts, OSU, Corvallis, OR

2015     Office Specialist, Department of Music, OSU, Corvallis, OR

·       Training and Transition Coordinator, KBVR-FM, OSU, Corvallis, OR

2014    Office Assistant, Department of Art, OSU, Corvallis, OR

·       Research Assistant to Professor Julie Green to assist with archiving, video editing and other aspects of The Last Supper, OSU, Corvallis, OR

2013    Program Director, KBVR-FM, Orange Media Network, OSU, Corvallis, OR

·       Assistant News Director, KBVR-FM, Orange Media Network, OSU, Corvallis, OR

·       Freelance reporter and photographer, The Daily Barometer, Orange Media Network, OSU, Corvallis, OR


Volunteer Experience

2016 - 2018   Co-Lead, Grant Committee, Benton County Cultural Coalition, Corvallis, OR. Coordinating Grant Writing Workshop (Oct. 2017), including schedule and task delegation. Communicating with previous grant recipients for project updates and grant reporting. Compiled slate of recommended arts, culture and heritage projects – approved unanimously by coalition.

2012-2015  Radio producer for “Mike and Mari”, weekly art, design and tech talk show, OSU, Corvallis, OR



2015    State of the Coast Conference, presented commissioned artwork and gave artist talk to attendees), Coos Bay, OR

·       "Arts Entrepreneurship" Workshop, OSU, Corvallis, OR (attendee)

2014      "Challenging Femininity and Art Practices in the British Art World: 1980s - Present", OSU, Corvallis, OR

 (Sponenburgh Scholar public lecturer)

·       "The State of the Coast" Conference, Florence, Oregon (commissioned artist/attendee)

(Selected) Group Exhibitions and Two-Person Exhibitions

2018    Patterns, Island Park Gallery, Springfield, OR (Jan. – March, 2018)

2016      bioDiversity by Kathleen Caprario, White Noise/The Peacekeeper video collaboration, Eugene, OR

·       Salon: Portland2016 Biennial, The Studio Visits, 4 minute video collaboration called White Noise/The Peacekeeper with Kathleen Caprario, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, OR

·       Patterns of Change with Kathleen Caprario, Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, OR

2015     Patterns & Places with Terrance Solini, Sunnyside Up Café, Corvallis, OR

·       10th Annual Community Art Show, The LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis, OR

·       Co-curated show, Sex, Religion & Politics, West Gallery, OSU, Corvallis, OR

·       Cascade Open Studios, OSU, Corvallis, OR

2014     Presenter, Department of Art Stewardship event, OSU, Corvallis, OR

·       Prism Art & Literary Magazine Contributor's Showcase, OSU, Corvallis, OR

Solo Exhibitions

2018    Patterns, City Hall Gallery, Springfield, OR, Invitational (Oct. 2018)

2017     The Apron Wearers, Corrine Woodman gallery, The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR (Sep. 6 – Oct. 7, 2017)

2015     Patterns, Yaquina Art Center, Newport, OR

·       The Peacekeeper, West Gallery, Fairbanks Hall, OSU, Corvallis, OR

2014     RETROSPECTIVE, West Gallery, Fairbanks Hall, OSU, Corvallis, OR

·       Female Specimen, West Gallery, Fairbanks Hall, OSU, Corvallis, OR


Publications and Reviews (selected)

2017    “The Arts Center opens exhibits in Woodman Gallery”, Gazette Times, Corvallis, OR 

·       The Peacekeeper feature in The Community College Moment, Eugene, OR

2015     “Art with no strings attached”, exhibit feature in Oregon Coast Today

·       The art of learning”, video profile and article, featured on front page of OSU website and aired at Reser Stadium during 2015 commencement ceremony

·       Students speaks on injustice through art exhibit”, interview/feature in The Daily Barometer

·       State of the Arts, Episode 3 – Marissa Solini, 9-minute artist feature, Corvallis, OR

·       SIN featured in Prism Magazine (Fall)

2014     Conquest featured in Prism Magazine (Spring)

·       Female Specimen and artist profile on "Fairbanks Gallery of Art at Oregon State University"