Marissa Bluestone (b. Englewood, New Jersey) lives and works in Queens. Her work has been included in various group and two-person shows in New York City including Hunter College’s 205 Hudson Gallery, The New School, MoMA’s PS1, and Present Company. She was awarded a residency at Vermont Studio Center in 2014 and was a finalist for the Basil Alkazzi Award for excellence in Painting through NYFA. She is a teaching artist at The Whitney, MoMA, Bellevue Hospital, Terrance Cardinal Cooke Nursing Home, and the Healing Arts Initiative. She holds a BA from Bard College and completed an MFA at Hunter College in 2014.