Born and raised in Northern Vermont, Mariella Bisson earned a BFA in Drawing from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY in 1978. Her work has won many awards including three years of support from the Pollock Krasner Foundation (1990 and 2014/15) and a 2012 NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) Fellowship in Painting. She has been awarded grants from the Gottlieb Foundation, Robert Rauschenberg’s CHANGE Foundation, the Artists Fellowship, The Dutka Foundation and others.
She draws and paints on site as a means of gathering visual information and cherishing the actual experience of place. Mixed media works on a large scale are made in the studio. Her travels have included more than 25 residencies. Among them are Byrdcliife, The Hambidge Center, The Banff Centre, The Vermont Studio Center, and The Santa Fe Art Institute.
Her paintings can be found in corporate collections including that of the Richemont Corporation, Philip Morris, Pfizer, White & Case LLP, Perkins & Cooie LLP, Wedge Capital Management, EKS&H - a financial services provider, Albemarle Corporation, Talisman, People’s Natural Gas, Dun and Bradstreet, Standard & Poors, and many others. Her paintings are in several hospital collections including Memorial Sloan Kettering in NYC and New Jersey, The Mayo Clinic, The North Georgia Health Service Hospital at Braselton GA, Fletcher Allen Hospital in Vermont, Orange County Regional Medical Center in NY and the Portland Oregon Fertility Clinic. Her works are in the collections of The Gelsenkirchen City Museum, Germany and in the Zimmerli Museum in New Jersey.
Her works can be found in galleries and through art consultants in all regions of America.
New York and New England:
Cheryl McGinnis, NYC
Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
Art Advice, NYC
Gallery North Star, Grafton, VT
Bayview Gallery, Brunswick, ME
Boston Art, Boston, MA
South and Mid-west
Momentum Gallery, Asheville, NC
Distinctive Art Source, Manassas, VA
Artists Circle Fine Art, Potomac Falls, MD
Ann Connelly Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
Metropolitan Gallery, Austin TX
Concept Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Northwest, Rockies, and Southwest
Marshall Gallery of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Butters Gallery, Portland, OR