digital photograph, 8"x12", 2020, $90
Having struggled with her identity for most of her life, Marissa Sohn uses her work as a means to explore the dichotomy of everything that defines us as individuals. Through investigating her own space as a biracial, queer, woman in America, she embraces the feeling of being grounded in an identity that is contradictory, undefined, and ever changing. Her work often takes on abstract, tactile, or interactive media as she hopes to engage the participant in life's never-ending quest for definition.
Marissa Sohn is a visual artist, enthusiast, and general obsessor living and working in the Seattle area. Her involvement in the arts is a compulsion beyond anything else, as her love for photography brought her to Cornish College of the Arts in 2011 where she began to explore the depths of analogue and alternative photographic processes. Today, her work is still photographically based, but often ventures into realms of video, sculpture, textile, mixed media, installation, and more.