Marisa Swangha is a Canadian-born visual artist. Having lived most of her life in Montreal, with a few years in London (UK), she is currently based in Ottawa.
self-taught painter, her work is heavily informed by science, northern nature, geography,
and modern life. She reinterprets them through layers, patterns, textures, and
geometric abstractions. A descendant of many generations of Black Canadians and Asian Canadians,
she considers Canada’s landscapes her visual heritage.
Mavis Pusey, Marcelle Ferron, Betty Goodwin, Louise Nevelson, Saloua Raouda Choucair, Leon Polk Smith, Paul-Émile Borduas, and Martin Puryear are immeasurable inspirations.
Marisa’s work has been exhibited at FiveMyles Gallery in New York City; the Orillia Museum of Art and History; Montreal’s City Hall; Kunstraum Kreuzberg Gallery in Berlin; the San Diego Museum of Art; and in Toronto at the Propeller Art Gallery, the O’Connor A Gallery, and The John B Aird Gallery and many more.
Corporate and private collectors of her artwork can be found in North America, the UK, Japan, Brazil, and Australia.
She is a supporter of organizations focusing on LGBTQ2S+ youth and artists, women's shelters, and food insecurity.
* Swangha is pronounced “swan” like a swan, “gha” as in gallery *