Marisa Aragón Ware is an author, illustrator, and fine artist.
Born and raised in Colorado, she garnered her deep appreciation of nature from a childhood spent enveloped in the forests of the Rocky Mountains. Those formative experiences heavily influence her work, and she strives to depict the beauty of the natural world to help others connect with its abundant primordial magic. Marisa’s art explores the ephemeral and impermanent nature of life as well as the cyclical nature of death and rebirth. She most often creates with pen and ink, paper sculpture, and digital mediums, but also works as a tattoo artist as well as writing and illustrating children’s books.
Her clients include Disney, Gallo Wines, Signature Select, Simon and Schuster, Sterling Brands, Tor Publishing, and Shambhala Publications.
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MFA, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA. May 2015. Traditional Illustration.
BA, University of Colorado at Boulder, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, December 2007. News-Editorial major, emphasizing in written communication.
2019 Monochromagic, Wow X Wow Gallery, Inverness, Scotland
Suggestivism, Nucleus Gallery, Portland, OR
2018 Suggestivism: Resonance, SpokeArt Gallery, New York, NY
Salut!, Nucleus Gallery, Portland, OR
Vibrant Femmes, Made Life, Boulder, CO
2016 Suggestivism, SpokeArt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Marisa Aragón Ware (solo exhibition), Elixart, Nevada City, CA
2015 Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
Flutter (solo exhibition), Carport Gallery, Sonoma, CA
2014 Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
2013 Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
Naughty or Nice, Copro Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Children's Book Juried Show, Trickster Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Tiny, STUDIO Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 Allied Forces, Modern Eden, San Francisco, CA
The Altar Project, Modern Eden, San Francisco, CA
Dark Art, Modern Eden, San Francisco, CA
Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
2011 Menagerie, Modern Eden, San Francisco, CA
Woodland, Modern Eden, San Francisco, CA
Spectrum 26: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, 2019.
Suggestivism: Resonance, 2017.