Hailing from an exurb of Chicago, Marissa Cohen is a recent graduate of Herron School of Art and Design, where she specialized in illustration and visual-communication design. Additionally, she has independently pursued photography for the last decade.
Marissa seeks to integrate a variety of mediums in her work. This concept allows for a greater and more refined expression of narrative; each format brings its own defining characteristics that allow for a multitude of unique interpretations. She hopes this process will aid her to more deeply explore the intersectionality between these artistic mediums.
She still holds her pencil in a fist because she was "incredibly defiant" in elementary school and her mother told her teachers to “just leave her be.”