Marisa Kelly is an interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto, Canada. Her practice is guided by her pursuit of connecting with both people and the space around her. She describes her artistry as finding intimacy within innocuous moments. 
Marisa holds an Honours B.A. in Visual & Critical Studies from OCAD University. She is a M.A. candidate in the Photography Preservation and Collections Management Program at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson). 
Her expertise includes art history, new media histories, curating, and archive management. Her B.A. honours thesis, "Karnöffel: A Pocket-Sized Carnival" used collections of 15th century playing cards and academic writings to prove how Karnöffel cards share a connection with Mikhail Bakhtin’s Carnivalesque.
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