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Marissa Voytenko

b.  1978 Woodland, California

lives + works in Chicago


2005      Boston University, Boston, MA.  MFA Studio Teaching

2000     Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA. BA Art with honors      

1999       Gordon College, Orvieto, Italy

1994       California State University, Fresno, CA. California State Summer School of the Arts Scholar

1-3 Person Exhibits

2023      Shain Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2022      Rituals, Walford Galleries, Wheaton College, IL     

2021       Rituals, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago

2020      Unto the Least of These, The Draewell Gallery, Judson University, Elgin, IL 

2019       Tapestry, Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2018      Oliver Art Center, Frankfurt, MI

2018      Examen, University Art Gallery, Dordt College, Sioux City, IA  

2018      Off the Grid, Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL     

2017       Boats & Bridges, Walford Galleries, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

2016       Timescapes, Delta College, University Center, MI

2015      Quiet Spaces, Acton Institute, Grand Rapids, MI

2015      Between Order and Chaos, Dow Museum of Science & Art, MI        

2015      Forest Hills Fine Art Center, Forest Hills, MI

2015      Structure, Leep Gallery, Postma Center, Grand Rapids

2012      Already Not Yet, Primus Gallery, L’viv, Ukraine

2011       Flight, Primus Gallery, L’viv, Ukraine

Select Group Exhibits

2024     We Are All Antennae, ALMA, Chicago

2023     Abel Contemporary, Stoughton, WI

2023     Summer Group Show, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2023     Art of Water, James May Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2023     Fresh, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2022     Biennial Exhibit, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

2022     Conceal/ Reveal, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI 

2022     Encaustic Show, Shain Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2021      Retrospective, Forest Hills Fine Art Center, Grand Rapids

2021      Abstract Invitational, Shain Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2020     5x5, Westmont-Ridley Tree Museum, Santa Barbara, CA

2019      North X Northwest, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT 

2019      It's All Abstract, Art Access Gallery, Columbus, OH

2019      Open Ended, LaFontsee Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2019      Shape Shifters, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2019      Pattern Play, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta, GA     

2018      Slightly Obsessive, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas, MI    

2018      Collective, La Fontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI   

2018      Women In Art, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2017      Emerging Artists, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2017      Geometric Complexions, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL         

2017      Beneath the Surface, The Art Center at Highland Park, I

2017      12th Annual Encaustic Invitational, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tuscon AZ

2017      Perception & Intention, La Fontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids

2017      Toast, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

2017      Everyone In the Pool, La Fontsee Galleries, Douglas, MI

2017      Freshly Considered, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

2016     Reinventing Ourselves, ZhouB Art Center, Chicago, IL  

2016     All In The Pool, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

2016     Boundaries, Borders and Thresholds, Kreft Gallery,Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI 

2016     Collective Alchemy, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

2016     ArtPrize, Richard App Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI  

2015     Live Coverage, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids MI

2015     The PINK, Alden B. Dow Museum of Science &  Art, Midland MI

2015     Toast, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

2015     Body & Soul, Kreft Gallery, Concordia University, Ann Arbor MI

2015     Lookie Here, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

2014     Reflexion, Calvin (106) Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2014     53rd Annual Greater Michigan Exhibit, Dow Museum of Science &  Art, Midland, MI 

2014     5 x 5 Exhibit, Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA 


Grants/ Awards/ Fellowships

2015     Artist in Residence, Forest Hills Fine Art Center, Grand Rapids MI

2014     Alden B. Dow Solo Exhibition Award, Midland, MI

2007    Grant, Northland Foundation for Arts and Education

2004    Fellowship, Boston University School of Visual Art Education

2003    Constantin Alajalov Scholarship, Boston University

2000    Agnes Carlander Scholarship Award, Westmont College

1994     California Arts Scholar, CSSSA


2024    Luxe Magazine, SCENE editorial, Jan/ Feb 2024

2022    American Psychologist, (Cover Art), May/ June 2022

2021     IMAGE Journal (online journal)

2018     Comment Magazine, (Cover Art) Sept 2018    

2018     Christianity Today, July/ August 2018     

2017     American Psychologist, (Cover art) April 2017, vol. 72 no. 3

2011      A-Z Art Magazine, Featured Artist, , June - Nov. 2011 v. 3


2017     "More Art Upstairs" (film documentary

               about ARTPRIZE),



2017     Kent County Country Club, Grand Rapids, MI

2016     The Right Place, Grand Rapids, MI

2015     Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

2016     Steelcase Inc., Grand Rapids, MI

2014     Freeze Sulkov CPAs and Associates, Dallas, TX

2009    Northland Hospitality Gallery, Longwood, FL

2009    Priority Inc., Orlando, FL

2009    Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv, Ukraine

2008    Marriott International Model Room, St. Pete, FL

2008    International Plaza Hotel, Orlando, FL

2008    Lake Shore Ranch, Florida

2008    Renaissance Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2007    Onion Creek Clubhouse, Texas

2007    Emerald Beach, Florida

2007    800 Madison Clubhouse, New Jersey

Gallery Representation

             ALMA, Chicago, IL

             Anne Irwin Gallery, Atlanta, GA

             LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids and Douglas, MI

             Shain Gallery, Charlotte, NC

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