Marisa Guillermo is a painter from San Francisco currently working in Long Beach, CA. Her paintings work with systems of synesthesia and abstraction to create visual and musical worlds. Guillermo’s current body of work is anchored in music, including contemporary alternative R&B, house, trance, mid-tempo bass techno, and heavy and melodic dubstep. Listening to music is a therapeutic tool for Guillermo. She uses expressive mark making with acrylic, ink, spray paint, graphite, and charcoal to create work that is an emotional connection to music, love, loss, darkness, and life.
One More Day. Acrylic, charcoal and paper on canvas, 24×24 inches. If I Would’ve Known. Acrylic, ink and charcoal on canvas, 24 x 36 inches. Getting Away With You. Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 inches. Out Of My Head. Acrylic, ink and spray paint on canvas, 40 x 30 inches. Dancing On Jupiter. Acrylic, ink and charcoal on canvas, 40×30 inches. Wasteland. Acrylic, ink and spray paint on canvas, 3 feet x 4 feet. Another Life. Acrylic, ink and charcoal on canvas, 24 x 36 inches.
Guillermo has worked with youth in Pacifica, teaching at art workshops and also has designed album artwork for music artists in the Bay Area hip hop community. She has also been published in College of San Mateo’s art magazine, The Labyrinth project, in 2017. In 2021 Guillermo was also published in CSU Dominguez Hills art magazine. She received an A.A. in Studio Art from College of San Mateo, and will have received her B.A. in Art from California State University Dominguez Hills in 2023.