"I use the same stencil for every drawing and grab whatever mark-making tool I have at hand. I have piles of these drawings. You can see where a pencil smeared, the ring that’s left when I accidentally set a glass down on the paper or splashes of wine. Some of the words are taken from my thoughts on my surroundings, concepts that I want to expand upon based on linguistics, some from Skype conversations, some from eavesdropping on a nearby conversation. I used the 40 text drawings to make 40 sculptural or installation based responses." -M.T.
Marisa Tesauro lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, and Barcelona, Spain. She earned her BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions in New York at Art Blog Art Blog Gallery, Eyebeam Gallery, Galapagos Art Space, and the NARS Foundation. Exhibitions in Spain include The Sculpture Biennial, Valladolid, and Casaborne Gallery, Málaga. She has been an artist in residence in Monasterace, Italy, The Vermont Studio Center, and most recently in the AIM Program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Artist site: marisatesauro.com.