About the 18/19 HUB BUB Artists-in-residence



Marisa Adesman

Marisa Adesman was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She recently graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with her Masters of Fine Arts in Painting.

Through her artistic practice, Marisa examines the impact of femininity and modern culture in order to open up a conversation on gender politics with a strong emphasis on awakening the female selfhood. Through painting, video, and performance, she creates visual narratives that disrupt restrictive ideas of gender, social identity, and femininity, and she strives for an elusiveness that defies the social categories that threaten to limit women. Focusing on the kitchen and the dining room, Marisa explores how visual disorientation of the domestic space can work to unmoor and destabilize ingrained assumptions that have been historically limiting or socially constraining for women.

In 2013, she received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, where she majored in painting and psychology. Marisa graduated magna cum laude from WashU and received the Hazel H. Huntsinger Memorial Prize in Painting. She also attended Yale University’s Summer School of Art in Norfolk, Connecticut in 2012 and Columbia University’s Advanced Painting Intensive in 2013.

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Ambrin Ling

As a practitioner in the visual language of stains and traces, Ambrin Ling uses painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation to explore ideas of absence, home, and belonging.  Her work draws from her personal experiences moving across environments and as a mixed-race woman, as well as from her larger social, anthropological, and art historical research.

She received her BA from Carleton College in Minnesota and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Her work has been included in national and international exhibitions, including ARC Gallery (IL), Manifest Galleries (OH), Rhode Island Art League (RI), Ann Arbor Art Center (MI), and at the University of Helsinki, in addition to her receiving an Elizabeth Greenshield’s Award.  

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