Marissa Hernandez is the recipient of the 2020-21 Drake Alumni Artist Residency at
Mainframe Studios. She recently completed murals for The Candle Bar, Slow
Down Coffee Company, Art Terrarium, and the Conmigo Early Education Center.
She graduated with a BFA degree in painting and graphic design in May 2020 during the
pandemic. Remarkably, Marissa is more active than ever and has used this time to
safely partner with Des Moines businesses and agencies to transform our city.
Marissa focuses on marginalized identities and places Black, Indigenous, and
People of Color in idealistic worlds. She uses murals and social media as tools for
accessibility and large-scale representation, and she is an extraordinary example
of someone using their creative talents to make a true impact to our community.
Watch Marissa’s Artist Talk and learn more about her ideas, inspiration, process and goals. You will be challenged and inspired!