MarissaEshima was born and raised in Honolulu. After taking a variety of art studios in college, she discovered a deep passion for and fascination with the printmaking process when she took intaglio as an elective course in 2009. Marissa went on to study relief, screenprinting, and lithography and received her BA in Japanese and minor in Art from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2010. She continues to study printmaking at the Honolulu Museum of Art School and is a member of the Honolulu Printmakers.
In her work, Marissa enjoys experimenting with the random juxtaposition of various shapes, colors, and textures. She allows her work to develop without a concrete plan in mind, incorporating accidents and unintentional forms in her pieces. By doing so, Marissacreates parallels between her art and reality and explores the idea that there is no such thing as a mistake, only a change in perspective. She uses these random markings to create a simple language in response to the complexities of life and the nuances of human relationships.