I am a jewelry and object maker. Inspired by comic imagery and feminist issues, I create colorful wearable and functional art laced with sarcastic humor.

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Biography

Marissa Saneholtz makes narrative based jewelry and objects using humor and sarcasm to comment on gender roles in American society.  In 2008, Marissa earned her BFA in 3-dimensional design from Bowling Green State University and her MFA in 2011 in metals and jewelry design from East Carolina University. For two and a half years after graduating she instructed metalsmithing, jewelry and enameling courses in Certaldo, Italy for East Carolina University’s Italy Intensives Study Abroad Program. From 2013 to 2015 she worked at J. Cotter Galleries and Studio in Vail, Colorado as gallery manager and assistant studio manager. She is currently Visiting Assistant Professor at Appalachian State University, in Boone, NC

She has been published in several books, including Art Jewelry Today II edited by Jeffery Snyder and Humor in Craft by Brigitte Martin. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and can be seen on display at in the Dorothy McKenzie Permanent Collection at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH as well as at the Racine Art Museum in Racine, WI.

To see more information about Marissa, please view her Resume under the “About” section on the menu bar.

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