Marissa Long is an artist working in photography, sculpture and other media. Her work has been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Katzen Museum, The Arlington Arts Center, Civilian Art Projects, Transformer, and other spaces both nationally and internationally. She studied at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and is a current artist in residence at the Arlington Arts Center.
Long’s photographs, often depicting assembled still lifes and scenery, touch on themes of absurdity. Common realities are made strange and uncanny, and familiar objects like flowers, tchotchkes, candles, and candies become signifiers loaded with human emotion. Perception is also a recurring theme. Subjects are depicted in partially blocked, deleted, or otherwise obscured forms, impeding attempts at clear sight.