Marisa Mandler (day + night)

Marisa Mandler 

The Small Space Between Of and From, 2020
Neon (viewable day and night)

This project will be in a tree on the north west corner of Orange drive and San Vicente blvd.

Marisa Mandler is a multidisciplinary artist working across the mediums of drawing, sculptural installation, sound, writing and performance. Through mark making, transcription and recording, everyday events and actions become documented gestures which speak to a larger narrative about the impossible human desire for control and perfection. Culling from a multitude of imagery and reference material, Mandler finds associative meaning and draws comparisons between the personal quotidian and a larger collective experience. Repetitive processes of investigation reveal the peripheral, conceptual and emotional underpinnings of Mandler’s subject matter. It is through these revelations that the significance of this “negative space” becomes apparent.

Mandler was born in Los Angeles, CA. and is currently living and working in Los Angeles. She received a Bachelor of Science in painting from New York University and a Master of Fine Arts from University of Southern California. She has exhibited in both Europe and North America and participated in various residencies, including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Drawing in 2010 and Kunsttraject in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 2009. In 2009 and 2010 Mandler was awarded with the Willard Grant in Berlin, Germany and in 2014 and 2016, she did residencies at the Druckwerkstatt im Kulterwerk at the BBK in Berlin, Germany. Her work can be seen in various public collections, including the Kupferstichkabinett at the Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany.

Currently, Mandler is a full time professor at the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Art and Design.