Mariana Parisca is an interdisciplinary artist and art educator. Her work consists of exercises, performances, artifacts, videos, and printed matter that aim to create methods to gracefully deflate the illusions and disembodied ideologies of the modernist and colonial projects. She is a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University Sculpture + Extended media MFA program. Mariana’s work has shown at institutions across the US including the New Wight Biennial in Los Angeles, CA, the Museum of History and Culture in Richmond, VA, the Virginia MOCA, in Virginia Beach, VA, Bruno David Gallery, Sheldon Gallery, Des Lee Gallery, and the CAM in St. Louis, and New Works Gallery in Chicago, IL. She has received the Eliot Scholarship, the Paul F. Miller Scholarship. She currently teaches at University of Mary Washington.