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Marisa Andropolis is a traditionally trained painter. In 2007, she spent three months at an atelier in the south of France mastering a Northern Renaissance painting technique. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art in Two-Dimensional Studies with a Minor in Italian Renaissance Art History from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH in 2011. From this, Marisa went on to pursue her Post-Baccalaureate at Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy with an emphasis in Painting and Art Conservation/Restoration from 2012-13. In 2018, she received her Master of Fine Art in Studio Art at The University of Mississippi where she spent a year after teaching foundations as a Visiting Instructional Assistant Professor. She currently teaches Painting, Drawing, and 2D Design at Elgin Community College in Elgin, IL and is the Director of Education at One River School of Art and Design in Evanston, IL. She has exhibited her work nationally in New York, Chicago, California, Ohio, Virginia and Mississippi and internationally in Italy and France.